Degree Programme in Construction Engineering, 240 ECTS credits

> Course structure and key learning outcomes: Building Construction: Structural Design
> Course structure and key learning outcomes: Building Construction: Production Technology


The lines of specialisation in the Degree Programme in Construction Engineering are:

- Building Construction
--- Structural Design
--- Production Technology

Qualification awarded

Bachelor of Engineering

Level of qualification

The degree programme leads to a higher education degree which is a first cycle Bachelor-level degree in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). According to the eight-level classification of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and National Qualifications Framework (NQF), the degree represents level 6.

Specific admission requirements

Please see the Applicant's Guide or the website

Applicant's Guide's instructions are written in Finnish for degree programmes taught in Finnish and in English for degree programmes taught in English. On the website, application and instructions are in Finnish language for the degree programmes taught in Finnish.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Head of the Degree Programme, Student Advisor, and when necessary, the teacher of the course in question are responsible for RPL. Their task is to inform students of the recognition and assessment process, to discuss students' Personal Study Plan and to guide students in the demonstration of prior learning.

Project studies and the final thesis are not observed in RPL.

According to the degree regulation, prior learning of a subject expires in ten years.

Assessment is course-specific, defined by the teacher in question. Assessment methods are an exam (written or oral), practical assignment, a laboratory test, a field test or equivalent.

Qualification requirements and regulations

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Pedagogical approach

The working world and expertise demand that employees have advanced skills in information acquisition and processing, problem-solving, the ability to collaborate with others and to always be open to new learning situations, as well as the ability to combine various types of information and various disciplines with practical work. This means that students must understand what they are taught. For this reason, teaching in the Degree Programme in Construction Engineering emphasises the constructivist theory of learning where the students' active role and world of experience form a significant part of the education. It is the teacher's duty to facilitate learning and coordinate studies.

A variety of teaching methods are used in the programme to support students' professional development, readiness for the working world and professional expertise. Students work in small groups, listen to lectures by experts, work in the laboratory, visit various companies, do assignments, work in projects, obtain practical experience in real work environments, and complete Project Studies that are based on tasks in the working world.

Profile of the programme

Construction is a significant part of the essential functions of society. Finland's national wealth is based on the built environment. The society needs experts in modern building construction, economics, ecology and international activities to care for buildings and the environment.

Occupational profiles

Typical job positions for engineers having completed this programme include construction planning, production, management, import operations, and marketing in the field of construction. They may also work as entrepreneurs. Job titles include structural designer, financial planner, planning director, project manager, building inspector, developer, property manager, foreman, or managing director.


It is possible to carry out studies in different kinds of international programs in the international partner institutions. In addition, job training, project studies and thesis can be done abroad.

Access to further studies

Students who have completed this programme and in addition have acquired three years' field-related experience are eligible to continue on to a university of applied sciences master's degree programme in construction engineering.

Structure of the studies

Courses in the Basic Studies introduce students to the engineering sciences and language studies and develop students' social skills.

The Professional Studies in the Line of Specialisation in Building Construction concentrate on structural design, building production, cost calculations, and business management.

The programme also includes supervised practical training (30 cr) in field-related companies, Project Studies (10 cr), elective studies (10 cr), and a final thesis (15 cr). The degree programme has strong ties with universities of applied sciences in Europe, which offers students excellent opportunities to study or work abroad.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Graduation requirements

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and instructions for graduates at Intra.

Mode of study

The younger students study full-time in the degree programme, while the students in the adult education programme study part-time through various modes of study.

Contact persons

Head of degree programme

Ms Marita Viljanmaa, tel.: +358 40 830 2192, marita.viljanmaa(at)

ECTS departmental coordinator / International coordinator

Mr Tapio Pihlajaniemi, tel.: +358 40 830 3966, tapio.pihlajaniemi(at)

Student services

+358 20 124 4903, tekniikka(at)