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The Bachelor's degree programme in

Materials Processing Technology

Degree

Bachelor of Engineering

Level

Bachelor

Duration

4 years

Extent

240 ECTS

Language profile

English

The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Materials Processing Technology is taught in English.

Please note that applicants from countries outside the European Union/EEA-area are required to pay tuition fees. The cost is 6,000 euros/academic year for bachelor’s degree studies in English.

Scholarship is available for this degree programme (only for applicants that are required to pay tuition fees). Read more about tuition fees and scholarships here.

Curriculum

You can familiarize yourself with the current curriculum and courses below, but keep in mind that changes might be made for the next academic year.

More detailed information about the degree programme can also be found at Arcada’s digital study guide start.arcada.fi.

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?

The degree programme in Materials Processing Technology at Arcada has a clear focus – functional materials and engineering design. 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. During your studies modern polymer technology and processes are combined with sustainable development and design, and you become an expert in product innovation based on functional materials. 

Our degree programme opens the doors to a booming field where engineers are in constant demand. Material and engineering specialists are needed in practically every business field, from the manufacturing industry to their supply chains, as well as in the public sector.

Apply to this programme

Apply to the bachelor's degree programme

Application period 9.1-1.2.2018

30 study places!

Application opens 9 January 2018

Transfer to this programme

Application period 1-15 November 2017

Application opens 1.11.2017

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Open Path Studies

Application period 3 April - 12 May 2017

Application is closed

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In short

What you will learn

  • Polymer technology and processes
  • Designing products and components
  • Modern engineering IT softwares, such as AutoCAD, Mastercam and SolidWorks
  • Modern methods of manufacturing, e.g. 3D printing
  • Choosing functional and cost-effective materials
  • Sustainable development within materials technology

Examples of future positions

  • Process Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Laboratory Engineer
  • Material Engineer
  • Sales Engineer

High Quality, Hands-on Education

We need to save energy and fresh water

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. 

An international approach

The increasingly international focus of today's labour market is clearly reflected in the degree programmes Arcada offers. The degree programme in Materials Processing Technology is for example closely tied to its parallel programme in Swedish (Process- och materialteknik). The idea is to utilise structural networks and learning experiences from the counterpart programme, and also to familiarise international students with the Finnish labour market in a genuinely multicultural environment.

A modern and safe study environment

Arcada’s plastics engineers put their skills to work in a machine laboratory that simulates a plastics factory in miniature. Students learn to master the entire process, from understanding the properties of various materials to product design and the manufacturing of plastic products. The Plastics Laboratory is equipped with all key machinery used in the plastics industry. 

The Department of Energy and Materials Technology 

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.

At our department we believe in students and researchers working side by side in projects that aim to develop everyday practical products and finding hands-on solutions to problems that our world is facing. We co-operate with e.g. Helsingin Energia, The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, Chalmers University of Technology, Umeå University, Dalarna University and The Finnish Real Estate Federation.

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Mirja Andersson, PhD

Degree Programme Director, Principal Lecturer

+358 (0)207 699 570

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Mikael Paronen, PhD

Head of Department

+358 (0)207 699 451