Metropolia has decided to discontinue the English-language Sustainable Building Engineering degree programme and to convert the Environmental Engineering degree programme into a Finnish-language programme.
“Our current students in these degree programmes – including those who started in autumn 2015 – will still be able to complete their studies at Metropolia with high quality and efficieny,” says Riitta Konkola, Managing Director, President of Metropolia UAS.
The Sustainable Building Engineering degree programme will be discontinued due to its small groups being financially unfeasible, its weak attractiveness and the low need for it in the labour market.
Similar competence is offered in the Civil and Building Services Engineering and in the Energy and Environmental Engineering degree programmes. Both degree programme also offer a module of 30 credit points taught in English in order to ensure students receive an international education.
As the amount of teaching in the discontinued degree programme decreases, the degree programmes' staff will start teaching in other degree programmes.
Metropolia has offered studies leading to an Environmental Engineering degree since 2008 and studies leading to a Sustainable Building Engineering degree since 2011.
80–90 per cent of students are from outside Finland
The student intake for the Environmental Engineering degree was 40 students annually from 2008 to 2012 and 30 students since 2013. The intake for the Sustainable Building Engineering degree programme has been 30 students annually.
By November 2015, 52 students had completed an Environmental Engineering degree, and one student had graduated with a Sustainable Building Engineering degree, which usually takes four years to complete.
The attractiveness of the Environmental Engineering degree programme in the 2015 joint application was 3.9, which was also the average for English-language degree programmes, and the attractiveness of the Sustainable Building Engineering degree programme was 3.2. The attractiveness figure refers to the number of primary applicants per study place.
A total of 80–90 per cent of the degree programmes' students are foreigners. The study places set for the degree programmes have not always been filled due to, among other reasons, selected applicants having problems with obtaining a visa.
Besides Metropolia, English-language studies leading to a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and Building Services have been offered only at Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK).
English-language studies leading to a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering have been offered at Metropolia, Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences (MAMK), Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) and Centria University of Applied Sciences.
Director Riitta Lehtinen, tel. +358 40 569 2705, email@example.com
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