The bachelor's degree programme Mechanical and Sustainable Engineering at Arcada has a clear focus – sustainable materials and engineering design. In this programme, engineering, sustainability and digitalisation have been merged together to benefit our modern-day society.
Nowadays, the choice of sustainable materials is inevitable in product design and development. A sustainable way of thinking is needed to enhance our ecosystem, conserve natural resources and fight climate change. One of the main goals of the programme is to strengthen your multidisciplinary competencies to develop smart solutions. The world needs innovative engineering that tackle global challenges imposed by traditional approaches in engineering. As an engineering student at Arcada, you can make a difference.
Our degree programme opens doors to a booming field where engineers are in constant demand. Material and design engineers are needed in every business field, from the manufacturing industry to their supply chains, as well as in the public sector. If you are curious, innovative and eager to develop new approaches in engineering that can change the world for the better, then do not hesitate to apply to this programme!
What you will learn
- Different material classes and sustainability
- Sustainable development in materials technology
- Circular economy related to sustainable product development
- Theoretical knowledge of engineering analysis
- CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) using different solid modelling software
- Machining, CNC mill and Lathe
- Conventional and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies
- Computer programming in relevance to data analyses in engineering
- To design products and components
- 3D modelling and Finite Element Analyses
- To select sustainable and cost-effective materials in design processes
Examples of future positions
- Mechanical Engineer
- Sustainability Engineer
- Design Engineer
- Production Engineer
- Product Development/Product Engineer
- Laboratory Engineer
- Process Engineer
Preparing for your future – an international focus, social skills and strong ties to working-life
The increasingly international focus of today's labour market is clearly reflected in the degree programmes Arcada offers, with Mechanical and Sustainable Engineering being no exception. As the programme is closely tied to its parallel programme in Swedish, students from both programmes can network and share learning experiences from day one. The idea is also to familiarise international students with the Finnish labour market in a genuinely multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.
Our programme is also connected to departmental projects, including both in-house and external partners, which actively involve students. Our ties to the industry are continuing to grow. As a result, during your studies at Arcada you will benefit tremendously through hands-on research, company excursions, internship possibilities and company thesis projects.
A modern and safe study environment
Arcada’s engineers put their skills to work in the production laboratory, a hub for design and development where students can fully utilize our equipment for innovations. You will develop competencies on the overall processes, starting from characterizing the material properties to developing products using both conventional and state-of-of the art manufacturing technologies, with the ethics of safety as a cornerstone of your studies.
At Arcada we also take pride in our teaching culture – the contact between teachers and students is very informal. Here you will get personal guidance from your teachers, which is something our students and alumni keep highlighting as one of the top advantages of studying at Arcada.
How to apply
Please visit the Application pages for all the information on how to apply.
Tuition fees and scholarships
Please note that applicants from countries outside the European Union/EEA are required to pay tuition fees. The cost is 8 500 euros/academic year.
We offer scholarships for Bachelor's level studies (NB: only for applicants that are required to pay tuition fees). The scholarship covers a maximum of 50 percent of the tuition fee. Based on your study achievements, you can be granted a scholarship starting from your second year onwards. To be eligible for a scholarship, you need to complete 60 ECTS credits during the academic year.
You can familiarize yourself with the current curriculum on Arcada's digital study guide Start (External link), but be aware that changes to the content may occur for the next academic year.
Contact us about the programme
We answer anything related to admissions. Contact us by email or Unibuddy below (click Staff). For other questions, please contact the degree programme director or our student ambassadors.