Smart Automation, Bachelor’s Degree

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



A degree program in Smart Automation with specializations in cloud engineering and artificial intelligence, smart factories and robotics is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to develop, operate and manage smart systems in various fields of industry. The program offers an interdisciplinary approach, combining aspects of engineering, computer science and automation technology.


The program covers topics like

  • industrial IoT
  • control systems
  • data analysis
  • AI-driven automation.

Graduates are equipped to work in manufacturing industries, optimizing production lines and energy management, and developing cutting-edge solutions for smart factories, making them professionals in the rapidly evolving field of automation and robotics.

The studies will begin with fundamental engineering topics including electronics, programming and automation technology combined with related physics and mathematical analysis. This will equip students with the necessary tools to analyze and solve complex theoretical and practical problems.

In addition to theoretical studies, the implementation of the studies relies on practical exercises and projects, which enhance students' problem-solving skills and prepare them to work effectively with various systems and technologies.

See Smart Automation Curriculum in Studyguide

You will become familiar with intercultural aspects due to the multi-cultural study environment and student community.

Career Prospects

As a graduate of Smart Automation you may continue your career for example as a specialist in data analysis to analyze and interpret data generated by smart automation systems to improve energy efficiency, sustainability and productivity, or in the field of machine learning to develop models to enhance automation processes. Alternatively you may find yourself working in the field of robotics designing and developing autonomous robotic systems for various fields of industry or healthcare.

Smart Automation aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge for the future.

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 Smart Automation studies


Welcome to study Smart Automation! We are happy that you have decided to join our new degree in Smart Automation!

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

Tuition takes place on Metropolia Myyrmäki campus (Leiritie 1, Vantaa). Your studies will begin with fundamental engineering topics including electronics, programming and automation technology combined with related physics and mathematical analysis.

Please familiarize yourself with Smart Automation curriculum before studies begin. You study group is TXX24S1.

Commencing your studies

Your studies begin with Orientation days 14th and 15 th August at Metropolia's Myyrmäki campus in Vantaa.
We hope all new student will be able to particitipate the orientation day. You will receive essential information concerning your studies in Metropolia UAS. You will enroll in your autumn courses and get you study schedules during the orientation days. The day will also be a good opportunity for you to meet your fellow students, student tutors and mentors, and staff members.

It is absolutely essential that you contact the programme coordinator, if you are unable to attend the orientation days. If you cannot arrive in Finland before the start of studies, we can offer an alternative way to begin the studies.

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. Jenni Pöllönen
Programme Coordinator
jenni.pollonen [at] (jenni[dot]pollonen[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

The programme coordinator will be on summer vacation during 1.7.-5.8.2024