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Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

ES20SP Degree Programme in Electrical and Automation Engineering

This curriculum is a translation of the curriculum of the Finnish degree program.

Competence Standards

The production, distribution and use of electrical energy are a prerequisite for the functioning and well-being of society. New ways of producing and using electricity are constantly being developed for industry and private households.

The tasks of electrical engineers are central to the maintenance and development of electrical systems. They are responsible for the generation, distribution, operation and design and construction of electricity systems in both real estate and industry.

Engineers graduating from the degree program work in companies in the field, e.g. in design, product development, management and sales positions, and in training positions.

The student can focus on:
building services and electricity distribution or
electrical drives and automation.

The studies include familiarization and participation in the electrical safety degree. The degree of electrical engineer, completed degree in electrical safety and work experience after graduation provide an opportunity to apply for an electrical qualification, which is a prerequisite for e.g. for the duties of electrical manager or operations manager in companies. The content of the training also meets the requirements of a building services electrical designer.

Studies in electrical and automation engineering include a strong mathematical and natural science foundation, language and cultural studies, studies in production economics, basic and professional studies in electrical engineering, as well as supervised internships and a thesis. Some of the studies are carried out close to working life, utilizing co-operation projects in research and development and paid services. The degree program enables exchange studies at partner universities.

The employment situation for graduating engineers is very good. They are located mainly in industrial companies, design offices in both the public and private service sectors.

Key Courses

Building Services and Electricity Distribution, Orientation Overview

The studies of electronic building technology introduce the student to the design and use of electrotechnical systems in residential, commercial and service properties. During the study, electrical installations, building automation and building control systems as well as modern design software will become familiar. The studies include intelligent building automation, ie intelligent building technology, which means the control, guidance and measurement of electrical network equipment using information systems, such as the control and use of electric heaters, lighting or air conditioning. The aim of e-building technology training is to train system designers, builders and project managers, users of building electrical systems and operation supervisors, as well as service and maintenance professionals.

A modern electricity distribution system, a functioning electricity network and versatile automation systems ensure a reliable electricity supply to the customer. Studies in electricity distribution technology introduce students to the technical and economic design, dimensioning, operation and construction of electricity distribution networks.

In this context, electricity distribution refers to both the electricity networks of buildings and the distribution systems managed by network companies. The tasks of network companies include the distribution of electrical energy reliably, safely and economically. Network construction companies agree with network companies on network operation, maintenance, monitoring, construction and emergency services. Electricity distribution companies (network companies) and builders need various electrical engineers - e.g. electricity network developers, administrators, builders, technical experts, project experts, vendors and automation experts. Knowledge of the legislation has become even more strongly included in the content of education.

Electrical Drives and Automation, Orientation Overview

Electric drives include electric motors with control and connection devices that can be used, for example, to operate a water pump or connect a wind turbine to the public electricity grid. In industry and energy production, control of electric motors and automation of functions are needed. Industrial processes are controlled by automation devices designed for this purpose, e.g. programmable logics.

Our in-depth focus provides comprehensive information and hands-on exercises on industrial electrical systems, power electronics applications and electric motors for electric drives, automation equipment, and application programming for automation equipment.

The development of electric drives has been strong and has contributed in particular to the efficiency of industrial systems and thus to significant energy savings. Engineers graduating from the field of education are also familiar with renewable energy production technologies and related electrical systems.

Electrical drives and automation employs electrical engineers in product development, equipment design, system design, and service and maintenance. Often the tasks of an electrical engineer are procurement and maintenance projects as well as sales tasks.

The engineering education is of level 6 according to the Finnish and European Qualification Framework.


We reserve the right to make changes to the curriculum due to the need to update the content being studied.