Bachelor’s Degree, Part-Time Studies ...

Degree Programme in Building Services Engineering, HVAC Systems

  • Programme
  • Curricula
  • Studies offered
head of degree programme ANtti Mäkinen
Study Affairs Coordinator Anne Kulmala

Qualification Awarded and the Level of Qualification

Bachelor of Engineering, EQF 6

Special Admission Requirements

General admission criteria, see TAMK’s websites.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It is possible for students to have their prior competence recognised.
See TAMK’s credit transfer guidelines

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Completion of curriculum studies and achievement of related competence objectives.
Further information:
See TAMK’s degree regulations

Profile of the Programme

The degree is a bachelor-level professional higher education degree.
The degree complies with the criteria set by the Finnish national degree system as well as with the European framework for degrees and other competence.
Ministry of Education and Culture

Key Learning Outcomes

In the HVAC building services programme you will gain good basic skills to manage, build, plan and implement HVAC systems. The studies are practical and versatile and you will learn about several different HVAC systems and related devices.
As a professional in HVAC building services you will create healthful and energy efficient buildings, which take into account the safe and suitable use of water and plumbing, healthful indoor air, lighting and many alternative ways of heating.
The professionals in HVAC and electrical building services cooperate in the building industry with the other professionals in construction.
The scope of the degree programme is 240 credits. The courses form 1-2 period long modules.
The structure and implementation of the studies emphasise the ”finding out” principle which is central in the field of building services engineering. Each year you will carry out design, survey and measurement tasks together with the students of electrical building services engineering and construction engineering.
For more detailed information see TAMK curriculum
1st year theme: Need: The business of building services engineering, basic engineering skills and finding out your own learning needs.
2nd year theme: Draft: Energy efficient building services in a residential building and working as a member of a team.
3rd year theme: Implementation: Energy efficient office premises, improving the learning principles behind “finding out” and working responsibly in different groups.
4th year theme: Use and maintenance: Use and maintenance of building services and managing entities.
During the third and fourth year of study you may choose a module to direct or supplement your own study path. You may also choose to take part in foreign exchange or work in company projects.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

Building services engineering is needed in both new construction and renovation projects. One of the greatest areas are the tasks in building maintenance and use. After graduation you may find work as
•building services designer
•expert or supervisor tasks in contract work
•system commissioning and maintenance tasks
•device construction and sales
•supervision and authority tasks
•real estate manager tasks.
As you gain more experience, you can progress in your career into supervision, management or demanding expert tasks. You may either concentrate on a single field or educate yourself into a versatile expert. A professional in building services engineering may be employed by a small or a large company or become an entrepreneur themselves.

Access to Further Studies

The degree gives eligibility for master’s degrees

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Assessment of study performances is based on TAMK’s assessment criteria
The detailed assessment criteria can be found in course implementation plans. The teaching and assessment methods are agreed on with students at the beginning of each course.
TAMK Degree Regulations

Graduation Requirements

Completion of studies and achievement of competence objectives in the extent set by the curriculum.

Mode of Study

full-time study

Development of the Programme

The Ministry of Education and Culture’ definitions of policy and TAMK’s strategy have been considered in the curriculum.