What’s the sum of a miniature sized plastics factory, an energy lab, a chemistry lab, over 280 eager engineering students and a number of innovative teachers and researchers in environmental and energy engineering and materials processing technology? Well, the answer is fairly simple: The Department of Energy and Materials Technology at Arcada.

Materials Processing Technology (2020/21)

This course list is put together for the incoming exchange students in Materials Processing Technology.

Please select the courses with special attention to the course requirements(see the pre-requisites and co-requisites for each course by following their respective link).  We recommend that you divide the courses as evenly as possible between the periods for a suitable workload. A total of 30 credits per term or 60 credits per year is recommended for Arcada students.

General Studies

Course name ECTS Semester Period
Laboratory Safety for Engineers 5 Autumn 1

Basic Studies

Course name ECTS Semester Period
Mechanics 5 Autumn 2
Engineering Chemistry 5 Spring 3

Materials Processing

Course name ECTS Semester Period
Manufacturing Processes 5 Autumn 2
Structural Composites 5 Autumn 1-2
Adhesives Joints 5 Spring 3


Course name ECTS Semester Periods
Fluid Mechanics 5 Autumn 2
Material Physics 5 Autumn 2
Surface Properties 5 Spring 4
Polymer Chemistry 5 Spring 4


Course name ECTS Semester Period
Mechanics of Materials II 5 Autumn 2
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 5 Spring 3
Mechanics of Materials 1 5 Spring 3
Finite Element Method 5 Spring 4

Advanced Materials & Design

Course name ECTS Semester Period
Project 15 Autumn or Spring 1, 2, 3

Circular Economy for Engineers

Course Name ECTS Semester Period
Suistanable Engineeering 5 Autumn 1
Life Cycle Assessment 5 Autumn 2

Thesis work

Course name ECTS Semester Period
Data Analysis (NB.: this course is also meant for students that have not yet started planning thesis work) 5 Spring 1


Course name ECTS Semester Period
Finnish for beginners I 5 Autumn 1
Finnish for beginners II 5 Autumn 2
Swedish for beginners I 5 Spring 3
Swedish for beginners II 5 Spring 4

Energy and Environmental Engineering

At the moment we are only offering courses in Swedish within Energy and Environmental Engineering.You will find the Energy and Enviromental Engineering courses in Swedish by clicking the link below.

Energi- och Miljöteknik