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WU20SP Degree Programme in Energy Engineering

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

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Curriculum responsibility: Markku Huhtinen

Basis of Education

Climate change, environmental problems and increasing energy demand are the biggest challenges of our time. Driven by international and national decisions and regulations, energy systems are undergoing strong development in both the industrial and small scale. The degree programme in Energy Technology seeks to meet these challenges and development needs by producing skilled engineers for the energy industry.

The degree programme of Energy Technology qualifies the future energy engineers for the various tasks in the field of energy technology industry. It introduces students to the full suite of alternative energy sources, advanced conversions methods and best available techniques in efficient utilization of energy and prepares them for careers in different sectors of energy industry. After graduation the duties vary within the fields of designing, engineering, business and management such as project management, supply chain management and engineering, sales engineering and operation of power plants. The future job is most probably found in a company operating with global energy technology field.

The degree programme is divided into three main areas and orientations:
- Renewable energy and circular economy
- Energy production technology
- Energy automation

The full degree programme of Energy Technology consists of 240 ECTS credits and the full-time studies take about 4 years. According to the curriculun, the work load for one academic year is 60 ECTS. Studying in the degree programme consists of, among others, contact lessons in class, distance and independent learning, e-learning, project working and practical training. R&D activities are included in the studies. Studies of Energy Technology take place on Savonia's campus in Varkaus. Finishing and graduating from the programme qualifies to apply for master degree programmes.


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