Energy Engineering

Master of Engineering

Clean Nature, Green Energy

The focus of the Master’s Degree Programme in Energy Engineering is to educate professionals in engineering and business management in the field of international energy engineering projects. The aim of the programme is to create highly skilled specialists for the following fields of expertise: managing international technology projects and supply chains, developing advanced energy production systems, intercultural communication and language skills, and specialized themes in engineering.

Curriculum of degree programme in energy engineering has been drawn up, so that 
– the degree produces the degree of competence required in work life 
– the education ensures the development of the student’s expertise
– the education enhances lifelong learning

The student
– draws up to support his/her studies an individual study plan in which earlier acquired competence is identified 
– is responsible for the progression of his/her studies.

Savonia’s teachers and other personnel facilitate and support in the defining and achieving of individual goals. The student starts the planning of the thesis in during the first semester.

The competence objective is that the student is able to evaluate and make use of national and international networks. In addition, she/he creates multiprofessional partnerships in energy technology field. She/he is able to direct and develop partnerships and brings one’s expertise in interdisciplinary networks/groups.

Study contents

Master of Energy Engineerin is 60 ECTS and the degree can be completed in 1,5 – 2 years. The curriculum consist of advanced professional studies 20 ECTS, optional studies 10 ECTS and thesis 30 ECTS.

At the beginning of the studies you will choose 30 ECTS from common and field-specific professional studies in accordance with your personal study and career plan. You will receive guidance and counselling from the responsible teacher of the programme as well as from other members of Savonia staff in view of defining and achieving your personal goals.

Autumn 2021 Joint Application


01.09.2021 – 15.09.2021


  • Joint Application 2021 starts: 1 September 2021 8:00 am
  • Joint Application 2021 ends: 15 September 2021 15:00 pm
  • Mode of teaching: part time, all studies are online
  • Study places: 30
Questions on applying? Please contact

Questions on the degree? Please contact

Olli-Pekka Kähkönen, Senior Lecturer
Tel +358 44 785 6752

Degree and work experience requirements

You can apply to Savonia UAS Master’s Degree in Energy Engineering if you have completed Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or another appropriate Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree. Also you can apply if you have completed an old vocational degree in Finland (vanhamuotoinen opistoasteen tutkinto tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto). In addition, you must have at least two years (24 months) of work experience after graduation.


Work experience

The work experience must be accumulated as from the date of award of the final Bachelor’s or Master’s degree certificate and obtained no later than 31st December 2021.

Work experience must be verified with an employment certificate provided by the employer. An employment certificate must indicate details such as the exact start and end dates of employment, the employer’s contact information, work duties, as well as working hours for part-time work. If the employment continues, the applicant should request a temporary employment certificate from the employer. Employment contracts are not accepted.

Work experience should be indicated in full months. When converting part-time work into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work. Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer.

Fulltime entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can provide a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs). In addition, a notification from the Trade Register must be submitted. The notification must show details such as the name of the company, field of the operation and the period of time the company has been valid. Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official document.

If an original employment certificate is in a language other than Finnish, Swedish or English, the applicant must submit a copy of the certificate translated into Finnish, Swedish or English by an official (authorised) translator, bearing the translator’s name, signature and stamp, along with the copy of the original certificate to the relevant admissions offices.

Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.

Please, note! Copies of Bachelor’s or Master’s degree certificates and employment certificates must be uploaded on the application form by 22 September at 3:00 pm Finnish time.

Student selection and instructions for preliminary task

Student selection of Master’s Degree Programme in Energy Engineering is based on preliminary task and interview.

The preliminary task must be uploaded to the application form in by 22 September 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time. It is not possible to submit the preliminary task after the deadline.

Maximum score of the preliminary task is 60 points. Applicant must score at least 20 points of the preliminary task. 40 applicants who get the highest score from the preliminary task will be invited to interview. Interviews are arranged during 12 and 13 October 2021. Maximun score of the interview is 40 points. Applicant must receive at least 15 points of the interview.

Structure of studies

The studies contain 60 ECTS and they can be completed in 1,5 – 2 years.

Major studies consist of the following study entities and modules:

  • Recent Development and Future Technologies of Alternative energy Sources and Green House Gas Free Energy Production
  • Industrial management in international context
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Lean and Agile Product Development

Tietokoneen näppäimistö.


At Savonia UAS your thesis work will be working- life related. This gives you a possibility to network with the experts and employers in your own field as well as in other fields during your studies. You will prove to be able to recognize, evaluate and solve working-life related challenges independently.


As Master’s degree student you may combine assignments of courses and your thesis either to development projects of your own or to some other organization. In addition there are a lot of interesting topics available in research and development projects going on at Savonia UAS.

Kannettava tietokone työpöydällä.

Study guide

Master level studies are 60 ECTS credits. The study time for Master´s studies varies because of different educational and work backgrounds as well as because of the timetable of the individual studying. A Master´s degree program of 60 ECTS could be executed in one year, however it usually takes 1.5.-2.0 years. The studies consist of advanced professional studies, optional studies and thesis.

Career opportunities

After completing the studies you will be able to work in expert and managerial positions in the large international companies with their subcontracting companies in multiprofessional workplaces. The Master’s degree at a university of applied sciences qualifies you for working in a public sector post. The qualifications are equivalent to those attained at a university.

Job Titles

  • Project Manager
  • Project Engineering Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Product Development Manager
  • Commissioning Manager
  • Energy Production Specialist
  • Senior Lecturer