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Mechanical Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kuopio, Finland
The Mechanical Engineering programme from Savonia University of Applied Sciences was the first European Union accredited engineering programme in Finland in 2014. There are still just two other programmes in Finland having the same status. 
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The Mechanical Engineering programme from Savonia University of Applied Sciences ead to the title of Bachelor of Engineering (BEng, in Finnish: Insinööri (AMK)). With EUR-ACE status it qualifies students to apply for master degree programmes in the European Union. The EU qualification is recognized as a mark of quality all over the world.

The EUR-ACE evaluation is maintained by the organization called ENAEE. This is a European technology organization that evaluates programmes for engineers. The EUR-ACE status makes sure that the programme meets the quality standards of the European Union. Informally they are spoken of as European engineers. Graduates can work as chartered professional engineers throughout Europe.


As a mechanical engineer (Bachelor of Engineering), you will have a wide range of career opportunities. The studies include a diverse perspective on technology and business management which will give you a good background to work in demanding tasks. Your studies, including practical training, will help you to find your own career path and professional interests.

Mechanical engineers are often employed to positions of experts and managers who are responsible for operational planning and development, and business management duties, e.g. sales of technological products and services.

Mechanical engineers also find employment in public organizations, such as in city, state and local government positions. Third sector organizations can provide work for mechanical engineers, too.


Possible job titles for mechanical engineers are:

  • Project Engineer, Project Manager, Project Director
  • Sales Engineer, Sales Manager, Marketing Manager
  • Quality Engineer, Quality Coordinator, Quality Manager
  • Purchasing Engineer, Purchasing Manager, Warehouse Manager
  • Production Planner, Production Manager
  • Installation Supervisor, Inspection Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer, Service Engineer, Foreman
  • Development Engineer, Design Engineer, Patent Engineer
  • Business Advisor, Consultant, CEO
  • Trainer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


  • Engineers need good basic skills and knowledge in mathematics and natural sciences, as well as in product design and development and manufacturing technology. That is why these are the main content of the programme during the first and second years of the studies, and they provide a strong basis for the professional competences in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Industrial management studies provide students with a diverse knowledge of industrial processes such as business economics and supply chains. Project business management is a special emphasis in your studies. It covers the principles and methods of managing processes, projects and change. These studies you will complete during the third and fourth year of your studies.
  • Project working is an integral part of the study methods in Mechanical Engineering. Engineering skills, including working life skills, are learned via projects.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Eligibility to apply for higher education studies can be obtained with:

  • a foreign degree or qualification which gives eligibility for higher education in the awarding country (e.g. a high school diploma, an upper general certificate of education, a higher secondary school certificate).
  • Student selection of Mechanical Engineering is based on either the SAT test or the entrance exam. Savonia UAS requires a minimum score of 400 from Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and 400 from Mathematic

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Tuition fee applied to students studying in languages other than Finnish or Swedish. EU/EEA area and Swiss citizens are not subject to the charge.

Living costs for Kuopio

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


In the first academic year all students who are obligated to pay the tuition fee will automatically get the scholarship, which covers 70% of the tuition fee. In the following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee and to qualify for the scholarship Bachelor student must complete at least 55 credits by 31 July.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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