Qualification awarded: Yrkeshögskoleexamen i teknik, Ingenjör (YH), equivalent to Bachelor of Engineering
Level of qualification: 1st cycle
Scope: 240 ECTS credits
Duration: 4 years
Mode of study: full-time
Language of tuition: Swedish
Programme director: Mirja Andersson
The degree programme in Materials Processing Technology at Arcada has a clear focus – functional materials and design.
Are you curious about product innovation? Would you like to learn how to develop and design smart and sustainable products by using just the right, functional materials? Do you appreciate a dynamic and research-oriented atmosphere? You may already have heard about products with smart or functional properties. In many cases the smartness actually lies in the materials. Polymers often offer the perfect combination of properties – the light weight, mechanical strength, elasticity and low costs of processing are just a few benefits of polymer-based material solutions.
In our degree programme you will study material science and technology and become an expert in a booming field where engineers are in constant demand.
Sustainable material choices are needed all around us in our daily lives. Our society needs to save energy and fresh water, as well as minimize waste from consumption and the production of daily products. During your studies you will learn about bio-based polymers as sustainable material choices, and the efficient and cost-effective use of materials in general. You will also become familiar with current product applications for conserving energy and fresh water resources.
Contents of Degree Programme
Your studies will include modern polymer technology and processing, as well as sustainable product development and design. You will learn about new product innovations and about the functional materials involved. As a student in the Materials Processing Technology Programme you will gain knowledge on modern, sustainable materials as well as on their properties and applications. You will learn to select suitable materials for different products and manufacturing processes.
As for the specific competencies you will learn how polymer based materials are processed with different methods. You will also learn to use engineering software such as AutoCAD, Mastercam and SolidWorks in the design process.
Study environment and study language
The Degree Programme in Materials Processing Technology (Process- och materialteknik) is taught in Swedish. However, be aware that many of the courses are held in English together with the English-language sister programme Materials Processing Technology.
The international study environment at Arcada, as well as your study and work practice opportunities in Finland and abroad prepare you for an international career.
Your own responsibility and activity in organizing and completing your studies is essential for your studies at Arcada. This is supported by both individual and group counselling throughout your studies. The planning of your studies is made through regular contact with your programme director, teacher tutor and the amanuensis.
Not only do we welcome the world to Arcada, we also encourage our students to travel and study abroad. We are part of a wide range of international exchange and co-operation networks, and our students take courses, participate in projects and sign up for exchange studies all over the world. The exchange studies are a valuable opportunity that can enrich your life both personally and professionally.
For more information: http://start.arcada.fi/en/studies-abroad
As a student in the Department of Energy- and Materials Technology you have the chance to participate in the active research and current projects. The Department of Energy and Materials Technology focuses its applied research on functional materials and energy efficiency, considering the needs of the community and the business world. In co-operation with our students our researchers are developing everyday products in order to find practical and sustainable solutions to the challenges our world is facing. Within the priority area of functional materials Arcada has research cooperation between several departments and provides smart solutions for health care, social and energy services.
Co-operation (working life and other institutions)
At Arcada University of Applied Sciences we believe in, and actively pursue, close co-operation with organizations, companies as well as the public sector. Taking part in academic networks, exchanging knowledge with over 90 universities from all corners of the world, a comprehensive network of contacts within various industries and intensive research projects all work together to guarantee that our expertise is extensive and up to date. Research within the programme is conducted in close collaboration with business partners and the public sector ensure significant results and that Arcada’s competences benefit society as a whole.
Through work placements, traineeships and joint projects you gain invaluable work experience already during your student years. This is a key to achieving an excellent study results and leaving Arcada as a competitive professional. In many courses you work within projects in co-operation with national and international companies and you can also choose to write your thesis in an external organisation.