Automotive Electrics, Bachelor's Degree

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Bachelor of Engineering
240 ects credits
4 years
Mode of studies
Tuition fees might apply


Metropolia’s Automotive Electrics study program educates students in the multidisciplinary field of new automotive technology with an emphasis on the electrics and electronics of the automotive world.

The study program is developed to offer a broad systems-level engineering knowledge to accommodate the wide spectrum of the automotive electrics field of work.​

What will you study?

Studies consist of

  • Core studies 60 ects
  • Automotive Technology and Engineering 60 ects
  • Automotive electrics 30​ ects
  • Electronics 20 ects
  • Innovation project and elective studies 25 ects
  • Work placement 30 ects
  • Bachelor thesis 15 ects

The students can apply for a short or long- term exchange in partner universities. The work placement period which is included in the degree can be completed in part or in total abroad.

See Automotive Electrics curriculum in Studyguide.

What lies ahead after graduation?

After completing the study programme in Automotive Electrics, the graduates can apply for university master programmes related to Automotive Engineering.​

Automotive electrics engineering graduates have a broad scope of engineering tasks in automotive world where they can participate.

Our alumni work

  • in automotive electrics engineering,
  • in technical trade,
  • as technical specialists in training positions and
  • in automotive aftermarket.

Scholarships and tuition fees

Annual tuition fee for non-EU/EEA applicants 11 000 €.

This fee applies only to non-EU/EEA degree students.

Read more on tuition fees and scholarships

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Starting studies

How to start your studies in Metropolia

Welcome to study for a degree at Metropolia!

Congratulations! You have been admitted to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and we are delighted to have you as a new member of our vibrant community of more than 16 000 students!

You have made an excellent choice - Metropolia offers you unique multidisciplinary opportunities throughout your studies with its strong connections to working life and active role in innovations built around socially significant phenomena.

We are happy to have you with us and help you with any questions you might have. Welcome to Metropolia!

The below information applies to students who have been accepted to study for a full degree at Metropolia. Make sure to complete all the steps in order to secure your study place.

Starting Automotive Electrics studies


Welcome to study Automotive Electrics! You have made a great choice and we are happy to have you join our degree.

As a new student, you are bound to have questions. Please read carefully all the information on Information for new students page in order to make the beginning of your studies as smooth as possible. Many of your questions will be answered at the beginning of your studies at the orientation day and during the orientation course.

The information on this website will be updated during spring 2024.

The extent of the Degree programme in Automotive Electrics is 240 ECTS credit points (4 years). After completing all the required studies, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering.

Automotive Electrics tuition takes place on Metropolia Myyrmäki campus (Leiritie 1, Vantaa). Your studies will include studies in natural sciences, automotive engineering, electrics and electronics and machine technology.

Please familiarize yourself with Automotive Electrics curriculum before studies begin. You study group is TXT24S1.

Commencing your studies

Your studies begin with Orientation day in August (week 33) at Metropolia's Myyrmäki campus in Vantaa.

All new students will take part in the Orientation day. You will receive essential information and advice concerning your studies in Metropolia. You will enroll in your autumn courses and get you study schedules during the orientation day. The day will also be a good opportunity for you to meet your fellow students, student tutors and staff members.

If you are unable to take part in the orientation day, make sure to contact the programme coordinator beforehand.

Study schedule

Tuition will start according to the schedules on Monday 19 August 2024.

Please make sure that you will be able to join the study group in August. If you are required to apply for a residence permit, make sure to start for the application process as soon as possible. Studies are arranged at Metropolia UAS Myyrmäki campus require attendance from Monday to Friday. If you won't be able to arrive in Finland before your studies begin, make sure to contact the programme coordinator.

Arrangements before studies

Please start all the necessary arrangements (such as residence permit, housing, insurance etc.) as soon as possible after receiving the acceptance letter, so that you are able to commence your studies in August 2024.

Further information

If you have any questions concerning commencing your studies, please do not hesitate to contact:

Ms. Iina Rautasalo
Programme Coordinator
Degree programme in Automotive Electrics
iina.rautasalo [at] (iina[dot]rautasalo[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

Mr. Pasi Kovanen
Senior Lecturer, Head of Degree Programme
Degree programme in Automotive Electrics
pasi.kovanen [at] (pasi[dot]kovanen[at]metropolia[dot]fi)