Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor's Degree

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


Why choose Mechanical Engineering?

Obviously because Mechanical Engineering is the best choice. The Mechanical Engineering is based on high technology and know-how, while respecting environmental values. As a mechanical engineering student, you will be at the cutting edge of developing more environmentally friendly technical solutions. You will learn about the green transition. You will also be equipped to develop your skills to build a sustainable economy and growth of the future in an ecological, fossil-free, and resource-efficient way.

What will you study?

The studies combine strong mathematical and scientific skills with a practical approach and learning by doing. At the beginning of your studies, you will focus on building strong scientific and technical skills. In the third year, you choose your orientation, after which you delve deeper into the specialized knowledge of your chosen profession.

Studies consist of

  • Common studies in Technology 60 ECTS
  • Common Metropolia UAS studies 10 ECTS
  • Professional studies 60 ECTS
  • Specialization studies (Machine Design / Aircraft Engineering) 45 ECTS
  • Project studies 10 ECTS
  • Elective studies 10 ECTS
  • Work Placement 30 ECTS
  • 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.

Major options

We offer two (2) majors:

  • Machine Design
  • Aircraft Engineering

Please note

  • Students need to enroll to major option selection.
  • Major option selection will be held once a year, in spring term.
  • Major studies start once a year, in August.
  • Starting studies in major option require that student has followed the curriculum as planned and has completed 120 credits, i.e. two years of studies.
  • Student does not automatically get a study place in his/her preference major.
  • We have limited study places in each major option.
  • The major option will be offered if a sufficient number of students will choose the major option.
  • If the number of students applying for a major exceeds the number of study places, the selection criteria will be based on study success and other criteria defined by the degree program.

Major option will give you an in-depth insight into the subject areas that are relevant and up to date in each major option. You can also extend your knowledge in any other major options by taking it as a minor option in your engineering studies. Major options and course offerings in Major Options are subject to change.

Machine design

The Machine Design option trains engineers who can take customer needs into account and design innovative, user-friendly, easy-to-manufacture and environmentally friendly products, and lead product development projects.

The studies focus on product development, materials and manufacturing engineering, engineering mechanics, computer-aided design (CAD) and simulation.

The training provides a solid foundation in various aspects of engineering business, such as design, computer-aided simulation, and sales.

Machine design engineering involves solving design problems, which requires creativity, initiative, and cooperation, as well as an in-depth knowledge of specific aspects of mechanical engineering.

Aircraft Engineering

Studies in Aircraft Engineering include: aeronautical engineering, aeromechanics, structural solutions, avionics and aircraft engines and systems and drones. Aircraft engineering is taught in cooperation with other educational organisations.

Career Prospects

You can have many different career and further study paths after your graduation. As a Mechanical Engineer, you will have good employment prospects in a wide range of engineering jobs. The Mechanical Engineering degree programme will equip you to work in a wide range of industries in Mechanics and Aviation.

Many of our graduates also pursue for further studies in various Master-level studies in prestigious universities both in Finland and abroad.

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

Head of Degree Programme

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!

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