International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech)

Science and Engineering


Head of the Degree Programme: Esa Räsänen, Jari Nurmi
Faculty Secretary: Minna Uusitalo
Study Coordinator: Tiina Riihelä

Learning Outcomes

- After completion of the programme, the students

- understand the role of mathematics, physical sciences, and information and communications technology in the modern-day society and have the competence to follow the development and societal significance of their field

- know the basics of the essential areas of mathematics and physics

- are able to apply skills in mathematical and physical modeling, computational methods and numerics to solve problems related to mathematics, physics and information and communications technology

- are able to use scientific methods to interpret information, draw conclusions and report on their findings

- have active language and intercultural communication skills and are able to communicate fluently in writing and verbally in English in the context of their field

- have the competence to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in working life and understand the demands of the Finnish working life as well as of international settings

- are prepared for professional development and lifelong learning


Common Core Studies, 80 cr

Learning Outcomes

- 1. General Studies

After completion of the General Studies the students
- are familiar with the degree structure and the career possibilities in their field.
- have the study skills and awareness required for developing their competence in their desired field.
- have the skills and confidence to study and work as a part of a multicultural group
- have the required English language skills to work in an international environment
- have the sufficient Finnish language skills to start integrating into Finnish work environment
- have the introductory knowledge in algorithms and programming
- are familiar with the foundations of business, entrepreneurship and innovation
- have elementary experience with laboratory work, measurements, simulations and data analysis

2. Basic Studies in Natural Sciences

After completion of the Basic Studies in Natural Sciences, the students have obtained basic knowledge of university-level mathematics and physics, as well as an introduction to university-level chemistry.

In mathematics, the students have learned to justify claims using mathematical methods and to present solutions orally as well as in written form. The students understand and are able to apply the concepts of the limit, derivative, and complex numbers. The students know the basics of vector and matrix algebra, differential and integral calculus, differential equations, analysis of series, multivariable calculus, probability calculus and statistics. They are able to apply these methods and tools in mathematical problem solving.

In physics, the students are able to solve problems related to the subject area by analysing them graphically, deriving appropriate equations from relevant definitions and principles, and explaining their applicability to the given situation. They are able to apply university-level mathematical techniques in physical problems, evaluate the results, and assess their reliability. The students understand the basics of classical mechanics, special relativity, electromagnetism and wave mechanics, and they are familiar with the essential concepts of quantum mechanics with readiness to study it further. Through laboratory experiments, the students are able to describe the connection between experiments and the theory presented at the lectures, to give sound qualitative descriptions of natural phenomena and technical applications, to perform guided scientific experiments, and to analyse and report the results and their reliability.

In chemistry, the students are able to discuss atomic models, to describe simple models of chemical bonding, and to compare the properties of different types of bonds and how they yield a certain type of material. The students are able to explain the concept of chemical energy and how it can be changed into other forms of energy. The students will be able to solve simple chemical problems. They are able to give examples on how chemistry affects different aspects of people's lives and different industries.

Compulsory courses

General Studies 30 cr. and Basic Studies in Natural Sciences 50 cr.

Course Credit points Class
ELT-10017   Signals and Measurements 5 cr I  
FYS-1217   Physics 1 5 cr I  
FYS-1237   Physics 2 5 cr I  
FYS-1287   Physics 3 5 cr I  
FYS-1297   Physics 4 5 cr I  
KEB-61207   Chemistry for Engineers 5 cr II  
LTT-11107   Introduction to Academic Studies 4 cr I  
LTT-22107   Career Planning 1 cr II  
MAT-01166   Mathematics 1 5 cr I  
MAT-01266   Mathematics 2 5 cr I  
MAT-01366   Mathematics 3 5 cr I  
MAT-01566   Mathematics 5 5 cr I  
MAT-02106   Multivariable Calculus 5 cr II  
TIE-02107   Programming 1: Introduction 5 cr I  
TTA-11017   Basics of Industrial Management 5 cr II  
Student must select foreign language studies (of at least CEFR level A1) 10 cr  
Total 80 cr  

Major Studies

Study block Credit points
Information and Communications Technology 30 cr
Mathematics 30 cr
Physics 30 cr

The student's major subject shall be the subject in which s/he writes the Bachelor's Thesis.

Minor Studies

Study block Credit points
Biomedical Engineering, intermediate studies as elective studies 20 cr
Communications and Networking, Intermediate Studies as Elective Studies 20 cr
Computational Biology, intermediate studies as elective studies 20 cr
Industrial Management 20 cr
Information Technology, Intermediate Studies as Elective Studies 20 cr
Materials Technology, Intermediate Studies as Elective Studies, NS/ENG 20 cr
Mathematics 25 cr
Physics 20 cr
Sales in Technology-Driven Industries, Intermediate Studies as Elective Studies 20 cr
Signal Processing and Machine Learning 30 cr

The students shall choose two minor subjects in their degree. One minor subject is a 30 credit study module chosen from among the major study modules. The other minor subject is a 20 credit study module. The 20 cr minor subject can be freely selected among the study modules available. Recommended study modules for the 20 cr minor subject are listed above.

Elective Studies, 0 cr

The student can freely select the courses which s/he wants to study. Recommended courses are for example courses complementing the student's major or minor subject studies or language courses.

The student does not have to include elective studies in her/his degree if the extent of the degree meets the minimum requirement of 180 cr without them.

Kandidaatintyö, 10 cr

Learning Outcomes

- Upon completion of the Bachelor's thesis, the students:
- are able to retrieve, analyse and apply information from different sources,
- are able to produce a coherent and analytical piece of scientific work,
- possess the skills to construct their work efficiently, and
- are able to give, receive and use constructive criticism.

Compulsory courses

Course Credit points Class
OPN-9156   Bachelor's Thesis 10 cr III  
TUT-8820   Proficiency Test for Bachelor's Thesis 0 cr III  
Total 10 cr  

The Bachelor's thesis is written as part of major subject studies in the Bachelor's degree. The student may write the thesis when s/he has taken at least 70 credits of Common Core Studies (General Studies and Basic Studies in Natural Sciences) and 20 credits in their major subject. In addition, the student must have an approved personal study plan.

The laboratories responsible for each major subject give detailed instructions on how to complete the thesis. The Bachelor's thesis includes taking the proficiency test. In addition, students completing the Bachelor's thesis are required to take part in the Bachelors Thesis Seminar.

Updated by: Riihelä Tiina, 25.02.2019