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Byggnads- och samhällsteknik, h20, dagstudier, Vasa, Structural Design


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Year of study 1 2 3 4
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Engineering Core Studies 1
Introduction to UAS Studies 1
Functions and Equations 1 3
Geometry and Vectors 3
Basic Course in Business Economics 3
Applied Software Tools 5
Engineering Core Studies 2
Functions and Equations 2 3
Derivatives and Integrals 3  
Mechanics 5
Electricity and Magnetism 3    
Swedish for Engineers 3  
Engineering Core Studies 3
Differential Equations 3  
English for Working Life 3  
Hydromechanics and Thermal Physics 4
Finnish 2
General Energy Technology 3  
Engineering Core Studies 4
Technical English for Engineers 3    
Finnish for Working Life 4  
Technical Reporting 3    
Chemistry 3    
Building Design
Building Information 3
Building Design 3
Basics of Infrastructure Construction 4
Construction Technology 1
Geotechnics 4
Concrete Technology 1 5
Basics in Building Statics 4
Building Physics 1
Basics of Building Physics 3  
Buildning Physics 2 3  
Concrete Technology 2 3  
Concrete Structures 1 4  
Project Management 1
Surveying and the Property System 4    
Building and Environmental Law 3    
Project Management 1 3  
Production Tecnology 1 4  
Structural Design 1
Steel Structures 1 2  
Wood Structures 1 3  
Strength Theory for Construction 4  
Ground Structures 3  
Building Physics 2
Indoor Climate and Measurements in Building Physics 5    
HVAC 3    
Energy Efficient Retrofitting 5    
Project Management 2
Real Estate Economics 3    
Project Management 2 3    
BIM 3      
Profile Structural Design: Structural Design 2
Steel Structures 2 2  
Steel Structures 3 6    
Stability of Buildings and FEM 3    
BIM in Structural Design 4    
Profile Structural Design: Structural Design 3
Building Statics 2 6      
Concrete Structures 2 6      
Wood Structures 2 6    
Elective Studies
(Select 15 ECTS)
Student Internship 1 10
Student Internship 2 10  
Student Internship 3 10    
Degree Thesis 15      
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 65 63 63 34 31 34 31 32 31 32 14 20 29.4 29.4 18.7 18.7 18.7 33.8 33.8 21.7 21.7 21.7 23.2 23.2 22.3 22.3 22.3 21.4 21.4 16.3 16.3 16.3

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

Byggnads- och samhällsteknik, h20, dagstudier, Vasa


During the studies, engineers are trained for various tasks in construction and civil engineering. The primary focus is on structural design and building production (project management). One can also have studies focused on project management in infrastructure (e.g. road construction and municipal technology). Other typical tasks for construction engineers are building damage and surveys, building design, property finance and management, and duties in the state or municipality.

Education is based on applied natural sciences, but in itself the profession is often about managing people and projects. Leadership and project management play a big role. The construction engineering education has a more even gender distribution and the construction industry has a pronounced interest in working for women opportunities to work in the industry.

The program contains a large element of internship and company placement, which benefits the students' opportunities to quickly establish themselves in the professional world and be able to do what is required. A strength of the education is that you have good opportunities to get jobs in companies that need multi-lingual engineers and work with exports. Experience has shown that the training has provided good skills for starting private companies in the construction industry, and for leading them.

The studies within the program are realized through lectures and exercises. The syllabus can be flexibly adapted individually with courses from other programs and studies abroad. In general, the program contains basic studies, specialist subjects, internships and elective courses. Digital competence plays a significant role, but also mathematics and a good understanding of construction physics, as well as project management and communication in multidisciplinary collaboration. The content of the training is adapted to new requirements and needs, e.g. regarding energy efficiency, digital project management or building materials


The student learns sufficient knowledge in building and civil engineering to understand and master engineering tasks in building planning and production, development of construction, structural engineering, management of construction projects and economic thinking. The student understands his central role as an engineer in the construction industry to create a sustainable and climate-smarter society.

The student understands and masters engineering tasks both for new construction and how to improve energy efficiency and, based on circular economy, sustainably develop the already built environment throughout its life cycle using, among other things, building information models.

The student can choose either STRUCTURAL DESIGN or PROJECT MANAGEMENT as his/her specialization.

Within the field of STRUCTURAL DESIGN, the student learns to understand and master the demanding structural engineering of concrete, wood and steel structures in order to create and dimension the construction engineering solutions.

Within the specialization PROJECT MANAGEMENT, the student learns to understand and master the planning and management of construction projects and sites.