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Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering

Degree:
Bachelor of Engineering

Degree title:
Bachelor of Engineering

Credits:
240 ects

Name of the Degree Programme

Degree Programme in Construction Engineering

Field of study

Engineering, manufacturing and construction
The classification of the educational field is based on the international ISCED classification used by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Specialisations

The line of specialization in the Degree Programme in Construction Engineering is Building Construction. During the 3rd and 4th academic year you can specialize in your studies either in
Structural Design or Production Technology.

Qualification awarded

Bachelor of Engineering

Level of qualification

The degree programme leads to a higher education degree which is a first cycle Bachelor-level degree in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). According to the eight-level classification of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and National Qualifications Framework (NQF), the degree represents level 6.
The description of the level of the Degree is included in the Statute, at
http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/alkup/2017/20170120

Specific admission requirements

Eligibility for studies at a university of applied sciences is stipulated in the Universities of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014.
The selection criteria are specified in the data of the Degree Programme at www.opintopolku.fi and www.seamk.fi/haku
Applicant's Guide's instructions are written in Finnish for degree programmes taught in Finnish and in English for degree programmes taught in English. On the website, application and instructions are in Finnish language for the degree programmes taught in Finnish.

Qualification requirements and regulations (incl. graduation requirements)

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

On the websites, application and instructions are in Finnish language for the degree programmes taught in Finnish.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.
Link

Structure of the studies

In accordance with the Universities of Applied Sciences Act, the studies of a Degree Programme consist of basic studies, professional studies, practical training promoting professional skills, free elective studies, and a final project/thesis. The extent of the studies is 60 credits a year.
Courses in the Basic Studies introduce students to the engineering sciences and language studies and develop students' social skills.
The Professional Studies in the Line of Specialisation in Building Construction concentrate on structural design, building production, cost calculations, and business management.
The programme also includes supervised practical training (30 cr) in field-related companies, Project Studies (10 cr), elective studies (10 cr), and a final thesis (15 cr). The degree programme has strong ties with universities of applied sciences in Europe, which offers students excellent opportunities to study or work abroad.
The curriculum includes five seams permeating through the studies and extending over them. They are based on SeAMK’s reports, studies and strategy, as well as on the national and international recommendations and regulations related to education provided by universities of applied sciences.
- The Information Search seam strengthens the student’s professional and field-specific information search skills throughout the studies.
- The Internationalization seam secures the improvement of the student’s international competencies during their studies.
- The studies corresponding to the Entrepreneurship seam help the student understand the central and growing role of entrepreneurship in society.
- The Sustainable Development seam makes the student aware of social responsibility and helps them understand the diversity of sustainable development as a working life skill.
- The seam of Career Guidance helps the student recognise their competencies and own strengths. It also includes working life knowledge, job search skills, and lifelong learning.
Students have the opportunity to include multidisciplinary, working life-oriented project studies in their personal curricula (SeAMKPro).

Learning outcomes

What kind of society would You like to see built? The national wealth in Finland is based on built environment, and the environmental impact of building has a big social importance. Technical professionals are needed to find energy efficient solutions, to use environmentally friendly materials and to diminish the carbon footprint of construction projects and the built environment. Digitality, cooperating with different experts both in Finland and on an international level, developing and adopting new innovations, and utilizing natural resources and circular economy better in a cost-effective way open the doors to sustainable development. A comprehensive cooperation from planning to implementation guarantees buildings of better quality and a healthier built environment. Both for us and the environment.

Profile of the programme

Buildings and care for the environment is needed to house a modern building, economy and ecology skilful and implementers.

Construction Management trains the construction site production planning and managerial positions, as well as the management of construction projects or structural engineering positions. Jobs are provided by construction companies, structural engineering offices, building product industry, real estate and public sector organizations.

Generic and subject specifc competences

Competencies are extensive knowledge entities, or combinations of the individual’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes. They describe qualifications, performance potential, and the ability to cope with professional duties.
Common/general competencies are fields of know-how common to different Degree Programmes, but their special characteristics and importance may vary between professions and work assignments. General competencies form the basis for professional activities, cooperation, and the development of expertise. According to Arene’s (Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences) recommendations, general competencies include learning skills, ethical competence, cooperation skills, innovation skills, and internationalization skills. In addition to the above-mentioned competencies, entrepreneurial skills and quality management skills are emphasized in the degree studies of SeAMK as competencies common to all.
Degree programme-specific competencies form the basis for the development of the student’s professional expertise.

Pedagogical approach and learning environment

The working world and expertise demand that employees have advanced skills in information acquisition and processing, problem-solving, the ability to collaborate with others and to always be open to new learning situations, as well as the ability to combine various types of information and various disciplines with practical work. This means that students must understand what they are taught. For this reason, teaching in the Degree Programme in Construction Engineering emphasises the constructivist theory of learning where the students' active role and world of experience form a significant part of the education. It is the teacher's duty to facilitate learning and coordinate studies.
A variety of teaching methods are used in the programme to support students' professional development, readiness for the working world and professional expertise. Students work in small groups, listen to lectures by experts, work in the laboratory, visit various companies, do assignments and practical training.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (RPL)

The RPL procedure means the identification and recognition of the student’s previously acquired learning. The student has the opportunity to apply for the recognition of their competencies if the competencies correspond to the learning goals of the Degree Programme. The identification process is closely connected with the preparation of the student’s personal curriculum and is updated during personal counselling discussions.
The identification and recognition practices are presented in the RPL Instruction of SeAMK. It specifies how recognition of competencies is applied for, how the application is processed, and how the student is informed of it. The instruction lists the RPL contact persons of each Degree Programme, who counsel students on matters related to the process.
In the assessment of prior learning, for example the following evidence is used:
- certificates on training programmes with similar content and other training programmes
- testimonials and further clarifications by an employer
- interviews of the student
- written and oral exams or reports
- functional or written assignments or other evidence
- presentations, portfolios
The final project/thesis and the Maturity Test cannot be submitted to the RPL procedure.
Head of the Degree Programme, Student Advisor, and when necessary, the teacher of the course in question are responsible for RPL. Their task is to inform students of the recognition and assessment process, to discuss students' Personal Study Plan and to guide students in the demonstration of prior learning.
Project studies and the final thesis are not observed in RPL.
According to the degree regulation, prior learning of a subject expires in ten years.
Assessment is course-specific, defined by the teacher in question. Assessment methods are an exam (written or oral), practical assignment, a laboratory test, a field test or equivalent.

Work-based learning and work placements

The student’s salaried work during their studies and the competencies achieved through it can be used in order to complete a course. This is referred to as employment-integrated learning, and it can also be related to voluntary work or hobbies. It is essential that the things learnt through working contribute to the attainment of the learning goals of the course. Learning achieved through employment-integrated learning can be verified, for instance, through skills demonstrations and assignments.

Occupational profiles

Typical job positions for engineers having completed this programme include construction planning, production, management, import operations, and marketing in the field of construction. They may also work as entrepreneurs. Job titles include structural designer, financial planner, planning director, project manager, building inspector, developer, property manager or foreman.
After completing the vocational language studies the student is able to communicate in spoken and written situations related to his field of study. He can search for information and follow the development of his professional field in the target language.

Internationalization

Construction industry is developing and becoming more international fast. You can start developing international network, language skills and cooperation across borders already during your studies with a mobility period in the third year or by taking international project courses, for example. Study internationally in Seinäjoki by, for instance, taking multi-cultural courses in English or other studies related to international activities. You can also familiarize yourself with international construction projects by doing your internship or writing the thesis either entirely or partly abroad.

Access to further studies

Students who have completed this programme and in addition have acquired two years' field-related experience are eligible to continue on to a university of applied sciences master's degree programme in construction engineering.

Graduation requirements

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and instructions for graduates at Intra.

Mode of study

The younger students study full-time in the degree programme, while the students in the adult education programme study part-time through various modes of study.

Head of degree programme

Ms Marita Viljanmaa, tel.: +358 40 830 2192, marita.viljanmaa(at)seamk.fi

Student counsellor

Ms Anne Vuokila, tel.: +359 40 830 1334, anne.vuokila(at)seamk.fi

Coordination of Practical Training

Ms Marita Viljanmaa, tel.: +358 40 830 2192, marita.viljanmaa(at)seamk.fi

Coordination of international mobility

Tiina Välimäki, 040-830 4127, tiina.valimaki(at)seamk.fi, Coordinator, Outgoing student exchanges to Europe
Maria Loukola, 040-830 2240, maria.loukola(at)seamk.fi, Coordinator, Incoming and outgoing student exchanges outside Europe

Student services

Tel. +358 20 124 5055, studentservices@seamk.fi

Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering, Full-time studies

Degree Programme in Construction Engineering, Full-time studies

Degree Programme in Construction Engineering, Full-time studies

Degree Programme in Construction Engineering, Full-time studies

Degree Programme in Construction Engineering, Full-time studies

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

30.10.2023 - 28.01.2024

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Jarkko Piikkilä
Student groups
  • MRAK20TU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering
  • RAK20TU

Objective

Competence in the construction process
Students are competent in planning various schedules for the construction project with the help of project management programmes.
Students are competent in planning cost-efficient schedules.

Competence in repair construction
Students are competent in planning various schedules for repair construction projects.

Content

- schedule planning for construction projects
- types of schedules
- general, stage-specific and weekly planning and planning of schedules
- project management programmes

Materials

Material distributed by the teacher

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basics of schedule planning for a construction site and is able to make line and slash schedules. The student is able to use schedule software in schedule planning. The student knows the different timetables of the construction site and is able to make simple schedules.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the basics of schedule planning for a construction site and is able to make line and slash schedules. The student is able to use schedule software in schedule planning. The student masters the different timetables of the construction site and is also able to make more demanding schedules.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the basics of schedule planning for a construction site and is able to make line and slash schedules. The student is able to use schedule software in schedule planning. The student masters the different timetables of the construction site and is also able to make more demanding schedules, also taking the resources of the construction site into account.

Qualifications

Construction Economics.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

2 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1.5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

1 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Juhani Paananen
Student groups
  • RAK23
    Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering

Objective

Learning competence
Students are competent in basic real number calculations. They know how to calculate values of expression by means of calculation instruments. Students are familiar with exponential and polynomial rules. They are able to solve simple algebraic equations and systems of equations. They know how to do linear interpolation for table values.

Working community competence
Students are able to present the stages of algebraic problem solving orally and in writing and also via online and virtual communication. They are competent in graphical illustration of mathematical models. Students are able to function in various groups and teams and to manage teams, which seek solutions for algebraic problems.

Quality management competence
Students are able to apply both exact and approximate methods to determine the correctness of mathematical work. Students know how to estimate the inaccuracy of measurements and take it into consideration.

Content

Arithmetic:
- Representation of real numbers, calculations and order of operations
- Approximations and precision

Algebraic expressions:
- mathematical expression and its value
- Extended concept of exponentiation
- Calculation rules for exponentation and roots
- Polynomials

Algebraic equations:
- First and second degree equations and how to solve them
- Systems of linear equations and how to solve them
- Direct and inverse proportionality
- Proportional to power and root
- Linear interpolation

Function and its graph
- Graphs of first and second degree polynomial functions
- Fractional functions and their graphs

Materials

Tekniikan Kaavasto, Tammertekniikka.
Lecture material as indicated by the lecturer.

Teaching methods

Lectures, calculations and assignments

Student workload

53 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to solve simple basic first and second-degree equations and systems of equations. They know the basics of exponentiation and logarithm calculation and are able to solve simple exponential equations. The student knows the basics of linear interpolation and is able to solve an interpolation problem formulated in a simple way.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to solve also non-standard equations and systems of equations. They are able apply linear interpolation also in non-standard problems.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is masters well the steps to solve different equations. They are able apply to convert a mathematical problem into an equation on their won and solve it. They are able to independently search for information when looking for solutions to mathematical problems.

Assessment methods and criteria

Final examination, assessment 0-5

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Riikka Ala-Sankila
Student groups
  • RAK21TU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka
  • RAK21SU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka

Objective

• Students can describe technical devices, its use and features.
• Students can tell about companies.
• Students can write business letters.
• Students are able to summarize texts both orally and in writing.
• Students understand demanding, field-related texts and terminology.
• Students are able to use formal vocabulary both orally and in writing.

Content

- Reading and writing field-related texts
- Writing summaries and reports
- Using formal style
- Writing business letters
- Describing technical devices
- Presenting companies

Materials

Isaacs - Pesso - Rasimus - Rönkä: Engineer Your English. Edita. latest edition

Teaching methods

Classroom teaching

Student workload

81 h

Further information

Compulsory attendance in the lessons

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

There are many major errors in the student's written expression and problems with the fluency of text. Their text is simple but coherent and intelligible.
There are lots of mistakes and mispronunciations in the student's oral expression and the pronunciation differs from that of the target language. Despite the problems, the message is mainly intelligible. If the text is read directly from written notes or slides, the maximum grade is 1 to 2.
The student masters the basic vocabulary and key grammatical structures in a limited way.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

There are some minor errors in the student's written expression, but the message is still conveyed without problems. Their text is fluent and consistent, as well as written using basic structures correctly.
There are some mispronunciations and grammatical errors and in the student's oral expression, but they do not disturb the conveying of the message. Good, fluent basic language skills, presented relatively spontaneously, yet based to some extent on notes. Hesitation slows down the student's speech.
The student masters the basic vocabulary and field-specific vocabulary quite well. The student uses key grammatical structures quite faultlessly.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student's written expression is faultless, very fluent, and the student pays attention to stylistic matters required by professional-life communication situations. They also use complex syntactic structures in their text.
There are no mistakes in oral expression; the student's pronunciation is authentic and their speed of speech is appropriate. Overall, their speech is spontaneous, fluent narration, which the listener can easily follow. The student reacts in an adequate way in interactive situations.
The student masters a large vocabulary and uses grammatical structures fluently and in a varied way.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral and written exam

Qualifications

English studies at an upper secondary school or corresponding knowledge gained otherwise.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Martti Perälä
  • Janne Pihlajaniemi
Student groups
  • RAK21TU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka
  • RAK21SU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka

Objective

Competence in the construction process
The student will be capable of using computer programmes in the designing process.

Competence in structural engineering
Students will be competent in designing traditional concrete structures in ultimate and serviceability limit states according to the Eurocodes.

Content

- Characteristic and design strength of concrete and steel
- Elastic properties of concrete and steel
- Exposure class
- Design of beams, one-way slabs, columns, walls and footings in the ultimate limit state
- Anchorage of steel bars and laps
- Design in the serviceability limit state: cracking and deflection
- Constructional notes: reinforcement and structural parts
- Bracing of concrete structures
- Computer programmes for designing of concrete structures

Materials

Eurocodes for concrete structures and corresponding national annexes.

Betonirakenteiden suunnittelun oppikirja 2013 - Osa 1, by 211, Suomen betoniyhdistys (2013).

Betonirakenteiden suunnittelun oppikirja 2014 - Osa 2, by 211, BY-Koulutus (2014).

Betonirakenteiden suunnittelu ja mitoitus, BY 210.

Lecturer's own material.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to use the Eurocode for concrete structures in the dimensioning of a simple beam.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to use the Eurocode for concrete structures in the dimensioning of different bar structures.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to apply very well the Eurocode for concrete structures in the dimensioning of different bar structures.

Qualifications

Statics, Strength of Materials, Statically indeterminate frame structures, Concrete Technology, Framework Systems and Basics of Structural Design.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

21.08.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Arto Saariaho
Student groups
  • RAK20SU
  • MRAK20SU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering

Objective

Competence in structural engineering
Students deepen their knowledge and skills in the designing of concrete structures.

Content

- Measuring columns and pile footing, two-way slabs, column slabs, fundaments and ground slabs at the ultimate limit state
- Flow line theory of slabs
- Designing of strained concrete structures and how they behave
- Precast concrete structures
- The basics of the design of masonry structures
- Introduction of and guidance in using computer-aided programmes for structural design

Materials

- Eurocodes for designing concrete structures and masonry and national documents concerning application
- Other material provided by the teacher
- Software

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basics of the design of reinforced concrete structures and masonry. The student is able to dimension simple reinforced concrete structures. The student is able to read detail drawings of reinforced concrete structures and to understand the importance of planning in a construction project.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to dimension different reinforced concrete structures and masonry structures. The student is able to take precast concrete elements into account in planning. The student is able to make drawings related to the given assignments.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has a good command of what they have learned and is able to apply it. They can also analyze the connections between different things. The student can make diversified analyses and draw conclusions based on what they have learned.

Qualifications

Concrete structures 1

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 21.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 19.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
Teachers
  • Olli Isopahkala
  • Janne Pihlajaniemi
Scheduling groups
  • Pienryhmä 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Pienryhmä 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Student groups
  • MRKM24
    Bachelor of Construction Site Management, Multimodal implementation
Education groups
  • Small group 1
  • Small group 2

Objective

Occupational and environmental safety in construction
Students are aware of occupational hazards related to working with concrete, e.g. damage to the eyes or chemical burns, and know how to prepare for the work, using proper equipment.

Competence in the construction process
Students know the ingredients of concrete and the principles of proportioning. They are familiar with the properties of fresh concrete mass, and know how to choose suitable consistency and the necessary admixtures. They know how to meet the special requirements of winter concreting and are able to evaluate the strength of concrete in cold conditions. Students also know how to avoid the temperature raise problems connected with massive structure concreting. Concrete structures stressed on site are studied especially from the viewpoint strength development.

Competence in repair construction
Students are familiar with the carbonation in concrete, with the related steel corrosion and cracking of concrete and with the challenges caused by frost and salt, and they know how to take these phenomena into consideration in their planning and production responsibilities.

Quality management competence
Students know the strength classification of concrete, the requirements for waterproof and frost resistant concrete and the related testing procedures. Based on the results, students are able to assess the quality of concrete.

Content

- proportioning methods and recipes for preparing concrete
- properties of the concrete mass
- production and conveyance techniques
- monitoring the development of strength
- methods in quality control and the properties they test
- classification of environmental conditions and common damage caused by environmental conditions
- requirements for materials and qualifications for employees.
- laboratory work
- visit to a company

Materials

- Betonitekniikan oppikirja by201-2004 or newer edition

- Betoninormit by50-2004 or newer edition

- Excel-based calculation models

- Material distributed by the teacher

Teaching methods

Contact teaching
- Exercises and tasks
- Laboratory exercises
- Group work

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has the basic knowledge of concrete technology. Their knowledge may insufficient to some extent. The student knows the risks, their effects, the right equipment, and the work methods. The student knows the raw materials of concrete and the principles of batching. They know the properties of fresh concrete. The student knows the special requirements of winter concreting, and the carbonation of concrete.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the strength categories of concrete. The student is able to choose the right stress category for concrete and knows the different properties of concrete. The students is able to assess the development of the strength of concrete in cold and standard conditions and knows the heating problems related to the casting of massive structures. The student knows the stress caused by cold weather and salt to concrete structures and is able to take these requirements into account in planning and production.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student masters well what they have learned and can apply it. They can also analyze connections between the things they have learned. The student is able to make diversified analyses and draw conclusions based on what they have learned.

Assessment methods and criteria

Passed exam and exercises.

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 28.04.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Jarkko Piikkilä
  • Juho Lohilahti
Student groups
  • RAK22

Objective

Competence in structural engineering
The student knows how to use CAD programmes. The student knows the characteristics of and differences between "traditional" drawings and BIM and the rules governing modelling.

Competence in the construction process
The student knows how to work in a construction project based on BIM. They understand the principles of BIM in the project and know the basics of BIM programs.
The student understands the roles and tasks of people taking part in a BIM project.

Content

- Using CAD more efficiently
- The basic use of BIM tools applicable for different sized subjects; the basics of BIM
(architectural and structural models)
- Basics of model checking programs
- Applying YTV

Materials

- Manuals and instructions
- YTV2012 and annexes ARK Tilaajan ohje and RAK Tilaajan ohje
- Jäväjä, P. Lehtoviita, T. Tietomallintaminen talonrakennustyömaalla. Rakennustieto Oy. 2016

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has the basic competencies in the use and exploitation of CAD and BIM in structural engineering and at construction sites.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to use CAD and produce a BIM model and to analyze a finished model.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to produce and use CAD programmes and BIM models in a diversified way in different situations. The student is able to apply what they have learned in practical situations.

Qualifications

Building Construction, Construction Planning.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Martti Perälä
Student groups
  • RAK21SU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka

Objective

Competence in the construction process
The student knows the basics of FEM.

Competence in structural engineering
The student will be competent in making finite element models for bar structures. They will be capable of solving displacements and internal forces of a bar structure by the finite element method.

Content

• Forming finite element model
• Degrees of freedom
• Stiffness matrix and load vectors
• Equilibrium equations of nodal forces

• Second order approach
• Finite element method in stability problems

Materials

Lecturer's material.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to determine equilibrium equations of nodal forces of simple bar structures.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to apply the finite element method of bar structures to determine and solve stresses and displacements of different beams, trusses and frames. The student is able to determine the critical load of simple bar structures.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to apply the finite element method of bar structures very well to solve displacements and stresses of different beams, trusses and frames. The student is able to determine the critical load of more complex bar structures.

Qualifications

Linear Algebra, Statically Indeterminate Frame Structures

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Tero Turja
Student groups
  • RAK20SU
  • RAK20TU

Objective

Students know how to manage the installation of elements and how to prepare an installation plan, also considering occupational safety. They are also competent in planning logistics and in considering its requirements from the perspective of occupational and environmental safety.

Competence in the construction process
Students know the basics of construction site logistics. They are aware of how the planning of logistics is part of the production planning for the entire construction project.

Competence in structural engineering
Students know how to draw up an installation plan for elements.

Content

- logistics for bringing elements to the site
- planning site logistics
- lifting equipment
- planning and contents of an installation plan for elements
- Visit to a factory

Materials

Koski, H., Kiviniemi, M. Logistiikka ja yhteistoiminta rakennustyömaalla. Koulutusaineisto. Lecturer's own material.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basic concepts of construction with prefabricated units and the measures required by occupational safety. The student is able to define how the installation of prefabricated units is done and they are able to make an acceptable installation plan for a simple construction site. The student is able to describe the importance of logistics in building with prefabricated units.

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Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to use the concepts of construction with prefabricated units and find the occupational safety risks of chosen solutions and the ways to minimize them. The student is able to define how the installation of prefabricated units is done and they are able to make a good installation plan for a construction site. The student is able to exploit logistics solutions in the planning of a safe implementation of building with prefabricated units.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to apply the concepts of construction with prefabricated units to different situations, paying attention to the occupational safety risks of chosen solutions and the ways to minimize them. The student is able to plan the implementation of the installation of prefabricated units very well and to make a very good installation plan for a construction site. The student is able to compare and apply different logistics solutions in the planning of a safe implementation of a production chain of building with prefabricated units.

Qualifications

Construction economics

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 28.08.2023

Timing

21.08.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
Teachers
  • Tero Turja
Student groups
  • MRAK20SU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering
  • MRAK20TU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering

Objective

Students know how to manage the installation of elements and how to prepare an installation plan, also considering occupational safety. They are also competent in planning logistics and in considering its requirements from the perspective of occupational and environmental safety.

Competence in the construction process
Students know the basics of construction site logistics. They are aware of how the planning of logistics is part of the production planning for the entire construction project.

Competence in structural engineering
Students know how to draw up an installation plan for elements.

Content

- logistics for bringing elements to the site
- planning site logistics
- lifting equipment
- planning and contents of an installation plan for elements
- Visit to a factory

Materials

Koski, H., Kiviniemi, M. Logistiikka ja yhteistoiminta rakennustyömaalla. Koulutusaineisto. Lecturer's own material.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basic concepts of construction with prefabricated units and the measures required by occupational safety. The student is able to define how the installation of prefabricated units is done and they are able to make an acceptable installation plan for a simple construction site. The student is able to describe the importance of logistics in building with prefabricated units.

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Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to use the concepts of construction with prefabricated units and find the occupational safety risks of chosen solutions and the ways to minimize them. The student is able to define how the installation of prefabricated units is done and they are able to make a good installation plan for a construction site. The student is able to exploit logistics solutions in the planning of a safe implementation of building with prefabricated units.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to apply the concepts of construction with prefabricated units to different situations, paying attention to the occupational safety risks of chosen solutions and the ways to minimize them. The student is able to plan the implementation of the installation of prefabricated units very well and to make a very good installation plan for a construction site. The student is able to compare and apply different logistics solutions in the planning of a safe implementation of a production chain of building with prefabricated units.

Qualifications

Construction economics

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Arto Saariaho
  • Janne Pihlajaniemi
Scheduling groups
  • Pienryhmä 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Pienryhmä 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Student groups
  • RAK22
Education groups
  • Small group 1
  • Small group 2

Objective

Competence in the construction process
Students understand the role of geotechnics as part of a construction project, and take into consideration their effect on the total cost of the project.

Competence in structural engineering
Students have basic knowledge of the formation of the soil and bedrock, of the composition of the various types of soil and of their suitability as a foundation for construction. They have basic knowledge of foundations built on soil and rock and of the relevant work methods. Students know how to seek information independently to develop their quality management competence.

Content

- Finnish soil and bedrock
- Types of soil
- Soil properties
- Load capacity and the stability of subsoil structural design
- Ground pressure
- Regulations and instructions
- Laboratory work

Materials

Jääskeläinen R. Geotekniikan perusteet

Building Information Foundation index (partly), lecturer? own material.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basic things about the formation of the soil and bedrock as well as the composition of soil. The student knows the applicability of different types of soil as a building ground and understands its importance in a construction project.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the bearing strength, stability and contraction of soil and understands its importance in construction. The student is able to pay attention to soil pressure and its requirements.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has a good command of what they have learned and is able to apply it. They can also analyze the connections between different things. The student can make diversified analyses and draw conclusions based on what they have learned.

Qualifications

Structural Mechanics, Basics of structural design.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

21.08.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Tero Turja
Student groups
  • MRAK20TU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering
  • RAK20TU

Objective

Occupational and environmental safety in construction
Students are competent in regarding the effects of agreements from the perspective of occupational and environmental safety.

Competence in the construction process
- The student is familiar with the most commonly used terms and conditions of building construction and their special features.
- The student is familiar with the modes of action of legislation and of terms of contract to contractual relations.
- The student knows the basics of contract management and understands the responsibilities and obligations of contracting parties. The student understands how the responsibilities and obligations are formed.
-The student knows the basics of planning and supervising on-site procurement.
- The student knows the main stages of procurement planning.
-The student knows the practices and processes of construction case laws
- The student understands the use of design contracts and contract works on site as tools for controlling a construction project
-Students become familiar with the application of KSE2018 contract terms in consultancy, interpretation of contract terms in case of conflict
-Students become familiar with the application of YSE 1998 contract terms in main and subcontracting, interpretation of contract terms in case of conflict
-Students become familiar with the application of RYHT2000 contract terms in procurement, interpretation of contract terms in case of conflict
-The student knows the content of contract negotiations and how they work
- The student is able to draw up a contract.
- The student knows the basics of consulting and contracting
-The student can distinguish between modifications and additional work and knows the special measures required in the contract

Content

- Legislation
- Responsibilities and obligations of contracting parties of a building contract
- Contract negotiations and basics of creating a contract
- General terms and conditions of works for YSE 1998
- General Terms and Conditions of Consulting Services KSE 2013
- General Terms and Conditions for Purchase and Delivery of Construction Products RYHT 2000
- Legal interpretations of disputes in construction
- Additional and modification work
- Retaining the right to speak during a building contract
- Preparation of the contract
- The effect of legislation on the meetings of a building project
- Purchase types
- Project procurement planning and management
- Procurement mission planning
- Individual procurement planning and implementation
- Client’s responsibility law
- Contract management

Materials

Junnonen, J-M. 2010. Talonrakennushankkeen tuotannonhallinta. Tampere: Tammerprint Oy.

Rakennusalan yleiset sopimusehdot (YSE).

Konsulttitoiminnan yleiset sopimusehdot (KSE 2013).

Rakennustuotteiden yleiset hankinta- ja toimitusehdot (RYHT 2000).

Lecturer's own material

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The students have performed the given tasks. The students can define the basic terms in the conditions of contracts of procurements, consultancy and contracting. They know the fundaments of the stipulations KSE 2018, YSE 1998 and RYHT2000. They know the main principles of the mode of operation in legal praxis in construction. The students can draw up simple contracts based on the conditions of contract.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The students have performed the given tasks well and participated in the course actively. The students can define the terms in the conditions of contracts of procurements, consultancy and contracting. They know the main points of the stipulations KSE 2018, YSE 1998 and RYHT2000. They know the mode of operation in legal praxis in construction. The students can draw up contracts based on the conditions of contract. The students can apply their knowledge to different situations and challenges in construction projects.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The students have performed the given tasks well and participated in the course actively and constructively. The students can define the terms in the conditions of contracts of procurements, consultancy and contracting precisely. They know well the contents of the stipulations KSE 2018, YSE 1998 and RYHT2000. They know well the mode of operation in legal praxis in construction. The students can draw up good contracts based on the conditions of contract. The students can apply their knowledge well to different situations and challenges in construction projects.

Qualifications

Site technology

Enrollment

03.04.2023 - 31.05.2023

Timing

01.05.2024 - 31.07.2024

Credits

10 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Olli Isopahkala
Student groups
  • RAK22

Objective

The overall aim of the practical training is to familiarize students with essential work tasks in the field of construction and to provide them with an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in practice. Another aim is to integrate theoretical knowledge and practice and to give a realistic overview of the requirements and practices in the construction field.

Content

Familiarization with work tasks, construction techniques, occupational safety and various workplace practices in the field of construction. Students draw up a report of their practical training period. Students also regularly write learning diaries throughout the practical training period.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

The student gives in the report, diary and testimonial to the supervisor.

Further information

During the first and second years of study, students may undertake a maximum of 15 cr of practical training.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

19.02.2024 - 31.12.2024

Credits

20 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Arto Saariaho
Student groups
  • RAK21TU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka
  • RAK21SU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka

Objective

Students are familiar with the junior professional's work duties and their requirements.

Content

Familiarisation with work duties, construction techniques, occupational safety and various workplace practices in the field of construction. During this practical training period, students assist senior construction management professionals and engineers in construction management in real work places. Students draw up a report for their practical training period. Students also regularly write diaries throughout the practical training period.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

The student gives in the report, diary and testimonial to the supervisor.

Further information

During the first and second year of study, students may undertake a maximum of 15 cr of practical training.

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 24.09.2023

Timing

25.09.2023 - 01.10.2023

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Library and Information Services
  • Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Food and Hospitality
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, SME Business Management
  • Bachelor of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Automation Engineering
  • Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Cultural Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Food Processing and Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Health Care, Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Social Services and Health Care, Applied Gerontology
Teachers
  • Jussi Kareinen
  • Jaana Liukkonen
Student groups
  • KUTU23
    Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Cultural Management

Objective

The student can:
- solve real working-life development tasks (companies, organisations, associations) in small groups, consisting of students of different fields
- conduct a customer survey and, based on it, develop and test different solutions to the commissioner’s problem
- consider the business aspects while choosing their solution
- present the solution, or concept, chosen by the group to the commissioner in a professional way
- apply design thinking and its process in future in development tasks in their own field

Content

In the daytime implementation, the course is implemented as a one-week intensive course during SeAMK Innovation Week. During that time, the students do not attend any other courses at SeAMK.
In the multimodal implementation, the course is implemented online, following a separate timetable.
- Preliminary assignment on the concepts and processes of the course (design thinking, service design, groupwork)
- Analysis of the problem of the development task
- Collection of customer information with different methods
- Brainstorming of solution options with different methods
- Testing of solution options and their development based on the testing
- Presentation of a solution, or concept
- Teamwork skills and daily reporting on one’s work

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

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Assessment criteria, approved/failed

- By completing the preliminary assignment successfully, the student shows their command of the stages and concepts of the customer-focused development project
- The student shows their command of the customer-focused development process by actively participating in the solving of the development task in the group
- The student can collect customer information using different methods and apply information to solve the development task
- The student has participated in the presentation of the group’s results to the commissioner

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Tero Turja
  • Ilkka Loukola
Student groups
  • RAK21TU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka
  • RAK21SU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka

Objective

Occupational and environmental safety in construction
Students know the relevant labour legislation and understand the collective labour agreement for the construction field.

Competence in the construction process
Students are familiar with organizational models and management styles, know how to apply creative methods and know the basics of human resources management. Students know the relevant labour legislation and understand the collective labour agreement for the construction field.

Content

- organizations
- management competence and activities
- management models
- basics of work psychology and human resources management
- the student's own manager profile and creativity
- employment Contracts Act
- Working Hours Act
- Annual Holidays Act and collective agreement for the house construction field

Materials

Students will be informed during the lectures, Collective Agreement for the House Construction field.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basics of management. The student knows the basics of the labour law and is able to search for information in a collective agreement.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the principal matters about management. They are able to apply different methods and modify their own activities in different working-life situations and when working with different people. The student knows the basics of the labour law and is able to search for information in a collective agreement.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the principal matters about management very well. They are able to fluently apply different methods and modify their own activities in different working-life situations and when working with different people, adjusting their management to match each situation and the needs of the subordinates. The student knows the basics of the labour legislation well and is able to search for information in a collective agreement as well as to apply the labour law and the collective agreement in practical problems of working life.

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Timing

04.03.2024 - 26.04.2024

Credits

0 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Petra Syri
Student groups
  • RAK22

Evaluation scale

1-5

Timing

04.03.2024 - 26.04.2024

Credits

0 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Petra Syri
Student groups
  • RAK22

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 25.02.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Paula Pihlaja
Student groups
  • RAK23
    Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering

Objective

Competence in the construction process.
The student knows the main features of the zoning process in Finland. The student understands the basic principles of land use planning and the possibilities of the society to guide construction through urban planning.
The student knows the different levels of urban planning in Finland and the steps of planning. The student is familiar with the fundaments of the legislation on urban planning.
The student is able to interpret plans and zoning ordinances from the perspective of construction. The student understands the possibilities of zoning ordinances to influence the site practices, finances and quality of construction.

Content

- land use planning and national direction system
- regional plan, master plan and town plan
- symbols on different plans
- zoning process and legislative definitions guiding it
- the possibilities of urban planning to guide construction
- land acquisition, site layout plan, street plans
- acknowledging sustainable development in urban planning

Materials

Land Use Planning and Building Law and Act in part, plan symbols and planning ordinance.
Lecturer´s own material.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the different levels of urban planning and the basics of zoning process. The student is able to find information in a town plan for a construction process. The student is familiar with the basic principles of the distinctive features of urban planning and land use planning and their effect on construction projects.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the different levels of urban planning and the zoning process. The student is able to find information in a town plan and apply it in different situations in working life and different construction projects. The student understands the effect of urban planning on the implementation of construction projects. The student knows the main features of the consequences of zoning ordinances in a construction project.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the different levels of urban planning and the zoning process comprehensively. The student is able to find information on different plans, interpret plans and apply information from them in demanding situations in working life and construction projects. The student understands the effect of urban planning on the implementation of construction projects. The student knows the consequences of zoning ordinances in a construction project.

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 25.02.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Olli Isopahkala
Student groups
  • RAK21TU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka
  • RAK21SU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka

Objective

Occupational and environmental safety in construction
Students appreciate the existing body of buildings and the built environment.

Competence in repair construction
Students are able to determine why repair is needed and to list typical deficiencies in and damages of buildings from different eras. Students are competent in preparing a condition assessment report on a repair construction target chosen by themselves. They also know how to read old drawings and repair drawings.

Content

- the role of repair construction in national economy
- reasons for the need to repair buildings
- basic concepts in repair construction
- damage in various materials
- building styles, techniques and materials from different eras, structural deficiencies, typical damages and repair techniques
- clearing for repair construction
- study of old drawings
- drawing up repair drawings
- condition assessment, contents and how to prepare one

Materials

- Lecturer's own material
- Building Information Index RT and RATU (assigned parts)

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has the basic knowledge of repair construction, yet possibly with some minor imperfections. The student knows the damage of the key structural components and the repair methods as well as the different methods of construction of different epochs.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has the basic knowledge of repair construction and knows the key working methods as well as the different methods of construction and structures of different epochs. The student masters the most common stress factors, types of damage, and the repair methods .The student knows the changing effects of conditions on structures and the risks caused by them. The student is able to make commonly-used analyses and draw conclusions based on basic information.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has a good command of what they have learned and is able to apply it. They can also analyze connections between things they have learned. The student is able to make diversified analyses and draw conclusions based on what they have learned.

Qualifications

Construction materials. Building Construction. Occupational safety.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 10.12.2023

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Marita Viljanmaa
  • Anu Latva-Reinikka
  • Tiina Välimäki
  • Helena Myllymäki
  • Anne Vuokila
Student groups
  • RAK23
    Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering

Objective

Learning goals
The student knows how to
- Act at the university of applied sciences
- Develop their learning and study skills
- Exploit different learning environments in diverse ways
- Become familiar with their field of study and its job opportunities (incl. abroad)
- Plan their studies from the perspective of their career aspirations

Content

Academic studies:
- The structure of the studies and the different opportunities to complete the studies (incl. internationalisation)
- The regulations guiding academic studies, the student’s rights and responsibilities, SeAMK’s operating principles and rules
- The activities and services of the Student Association
- Study and learning skills and self-knowledge, and their development
- The welfare services at SeAMK

Career planning:
- Job opportunities in the student’s field, familiarisation with the interest groups, the international operational environment of the field
- Opportunities for further studies and career planning

Materials

- website and intranet of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences: http://www.seamk.fi
- curricula of degree programmes: ops.seamk.fi
- material provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

Contact teaching: lectures and assignments, presentations

Student workload

53 hours, which consists of contact teaching, assignments and exercises

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Pass
• Is able to recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is able to use the key electronic tools of SeAMK and find information useful for their studies in the Intranet. Recognises their personal learning style and finds ways to develop it. Recognises job opportunities in their field.
• Knows their curriculum and can interpret it while planning their studies

Fail
• Does not recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is not able to use SeAMK’s electronic tools and Intranet as support to their studies. Does not recognise their personal learning style and find ways to develop it. Is not able to define the career opportunities in their field.
• Does not know their curriculum.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

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Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass
• Is able to recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is able to use the key electronic tools of SeAMK and find information useful for their studies in the Intranet. Recognises their personal learning style and finds ways to develop it. Recognises job opportunities in their field.
• Knows their curriculum and can interpret it while planning their studies

Fail
• Does not recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is not able to use SeAMK’s electronic tools and Intranet as support to their studies. Does not recognise their personal learning style and find ways to develop it. Is not able to define the career opportunities in their field.
• Does not know their curriculum.

Assessment methods and criteria

Participating in the classes, by completing the required course assignments

Timing

30.09.2023 - 15.04.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Library and Information Services
  • Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Food and Hospitality
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, SME Business Management
  • Bachelor of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Automation Engineering
  • Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Cultural Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Food Processing and Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Health Care, Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Social Services and Health Care, Applied Gerontology
Teachers
  • Tiina Hietala

Objective

Learning goals
The student knows how to
- Act at the university of applied sciences
- Develop their learning and study skills
- Exploit different learning environments in diverse ways
- Become familiar with their field of study and its job opportunities (incl. abroad)
- Plan their studies from the perspective of their career aspirations

Content

Academic studies:
- The structure of the studies and the different opportunities to complete the studies (incl. internationalisation)
- The regulations guiding academic studies, the student’s rights and responsibilities, SeAMK’s operating principles and rules
- The activities and services of the Student Association
- Study and learning skills and self-knowledge, and their development
- The welfare services at SeAMK

Career planning:
- Job opportunities in the student’s field, familiarisation with the interest groups, the international operational environment of the field
- Opportunities for further studies and career planning

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

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Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass
• Is able to recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is able to use the key electronic tools of SeAMK and find information useful for their studies in the Intranet. Recognises their personal learning style and finds ways to develop it. Recognises job opportunities in their field.
• Knows their curriculum and can interpret it while planning their studies

Fail
• Does not recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is not able to use SeAMK’s electronic tools and Intranet as support to their studies. Does not recognise their personal learning style and find ways to develop it. Is not able to define the career opportunities in their field.
• Does not know their curriculum.

Enrollment

15.12.2023 - 21.04.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 31.05.2024

Credits

2 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Library and Information Services
  • Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Food and Hospitality
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, SME Business Management
  • Bachelor of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Automation Engineering
  • Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Cultural Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Food Processing and Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Health Care, Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Social Services and Health Care, Applied Gerontology
Teachers
  • Johanna Koivula

Objective

Learning goals
The student knows how to
- Act at the university of applied sciences
- Develop their learning and study skills
- Exploit different learning environments in diverse ways
- Become familiar with their field of study and its job opportunities (incl. abroad)
- Plan their studies from the perspective of their career aspirations

Content

Academic studies:
- The structure of the studies and the different opportunities to complete the studies (incl. internationalisation)
- The regulations guiding academic studies, the student’s rights and responsibilities, SeAMK’s operating principles and rules
- The activities and services of the Student Association
- Study and learning skills and self-knowledge, and their development
- The welfare services at SeAMK

Career planning:
- Job opportunities in the student’s field, familiarisation with the interest groups, the international operational environment of the field
- Opportunities for further studies and career planning

Materials

Material provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

Online course. Tasks to be performed independently in moodle

Student workload

Total 54 h of independent work

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Pass
• Is able to recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is able to use the key electronic tools of SeAMK and find information useful for their studies in the Intranet. Recognises their personal learning style and finds ways to develop it. Recognises job opportunities in their field.
• Knows their curriculum and can interpret it while planning their studies

Fail
• Does not recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is not able to use SeAMK’s electronic tools and Intranet as support to their studies. Does not recognise their personal learning style and find ways to develop it. Is not able to define the career opportunities in their field.
• Does not know their curriculum.

Further information

The teacher sends a start-up message of the course, where the details of the MOODLE to SeAMK's e-mail once a week for new entrants.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

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Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass
• Is able to recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is able to use the key electronic tools of SeAMK and find information useful for their studies in the Intranet. Recognises their personal learning style and finds ways to develop it. Recognises job opportunities in their field.
• Knows their curriculum and can interpret it while planning their studies

Fail
• Does not recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is not able to use SeAMK’s electronic tools and Intranet as support to their studies. Does not recognise their personal learning style and find ways to develop it. Is not able to define the career opportunities in their field.
• Does not know their curriculum.

Assessment methods and criteria

Restoration of all exercises according to the assessment criteria.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Ilkka Loukola
Student groups
  • RAK20SU
  • RAK20TU

Objective

Competence in Construction Process
Students are capable of controlling project costs.

Competense in Construction Economics
Students are competent in calculating the target price for a project and the extent of a project and in estimating the need for building components.

Content

- Calculating the target price and extent of a project
- Estimating the need for building components
- Use of TAKU software
- Cost control

Materials

Lecturer’s own material

Teaching methods

Lectures, assignments

Student workload

Total work load of the course: 80 h, lectures 10 h, assignment 70 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to calculate the target price of a project. Based on the plans, the student can make a building component assessment for a project. The student is able to develop a project.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to calculate the target price of a more demanding project. Based on the plans, the student can make a building component assessment for a more demanding project and to develop the project based on their calculations.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to calculate the target price of a very demanding project. Based on the plans, the student can make a building component assessment for a very demanding project and to develop the project based on their calculations.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assignment, scale is 1-5.

Qualifications

Construction Economics, Tender Calculation.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 28.08.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Ilkka Loukola
Student groups
  • MRAK20SU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering
  • MRAK20TU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering

Objective

Competence in Construction Process
Students are capable of controlling project costs.

Competense in Construction Economics
Students are competent in calculating the target price for a project and the extent of a project and in estimating the need for building components.

Content

- Calculating the target price and extent of a project
- Estimating the need for building components
- Use of TAKU software
- Cost control

Materials

Lecturer’s own material

Teaching methods

Lectures, assignments

Student workload

Total work load of the course: 80 h, lectures 10 h, assignment 70 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to calculate the target price of a project. Based on the plans, the student can make a building component assessment for a project. The student is able to develop a project.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to calculate the target price of a more demanding project. Based on the plans, the student can make a building component assessment for a more demanding project and to develop the project based on their calculations.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to calculate the target price of a very demanding project. Based on the plans, the student can make a building component assessment for a very demanding project and to develop the project based on their calculations.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assignment, scale is 1-5.

Qualifications

Construction Economics, Tender Calculation.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

30.10.2023 - 28.01.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Rak Nimeämätön
Student groups
  • MRAK20TU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering
  • RAK20TU

Objective

Occupational and environmental safety in construction
Students are competent in preparing site quality management plans and task-specific quality management plans, also regarding occupational safety.

Competence in the construction process
Students are familiar with quality management systems and know how to apply them in construction projects. Students know the contents of the quality management system selected and are able to draw up quality management plans for construction sites.

Content

- ISO 9000 quality standards
- quality management systems in industry and in construction companies
- quality management plans for sites and specific tasks
- the construction company's quality management system
- CE marking in construction

Materials

Rakennustöiden laatu. Lecturer's own material

Teaching methods

Distance learning

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the quality concepts and the basics of quality management. The student knows the basics of the quality management of a company and construction site. The student is able to make a simple quality plan and an acceptable task plan for a single task.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the quality concepts and the key matters of quality management well. The student knows the key aspects of the quality management of a company and construction site. The student is able to make a high-quality quality plan and a task plan for the construction site.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the quality concepts and the key matters of quality management very well. The student knows the key aspects of the quality management of a company and construction site. The student is able to make a high-quality quality plan and a task plan for the construction site in a comprehensive way. The student is able to manage and develop the quality functions of a company/construction site.

Qualifications

Construction economics

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

27.11.2023 - 11.02.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Martti Perälä
Student groups
  • RAK20SU
  • MRAK20SU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering

Objective

Competence in the construction process
The student knows different composite structures and where they are typically used. The student also understands the function of composite structures.

Competence in structural engineering
The student will be competent in designing reinforced concrete composite structures according to the Eurocodes.

Content

- Designing bent reinforced concrete composite structures (beams and plates) in ultimate and serviceability limit states according to the Eurocodes
- Designing composite columns according to the Eurocodes

Materials

Eurocodes pertaining to composite structures and corresponding national annexes.

Liittorakenteiden suunnittelu- ja mitoitus Eurocode 4 -oppikirja BY 58, Suomen betoniyhdistys ry, Teräsrakenneyhdistys ry.


Lecturer's material.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to use the Eurocode of composite structures in the design of a simple bent structure.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to use the Eurocode of composite structures in the design of different bar structures, such as a bar and a pillar .

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to use the Eurocode of composite structures very well in the design of different bar structures, such as a bar and a pillar .

Qualifications

Concrete Structures 1, Steel Structures 1.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Martti Perälä
Student groups
  • RAK22

Objective

Competence in the construction process
The student can apply the basic concepts to common stress cases.

Competence in structural engineering
Students will understand the basic concepts associated with the strength of materials. They will be competent in determining axial, bending, shearing and torsional stresses for simple bar structures. Students will be able to determinate the amount of strains and displacements in various cases. Students will be able to solve simple buckling problems and utilize the theory of plasticity for simple bar structures. Students will be able to calculate principal stresses.

Content

- Stress and strains
- Material constants
- Material laws, Hooke's law
- Temperature effects
- Bending stress
- Geometric quantities of cross section
- Shear stress
- Torsion
- Statically indeterminate bar
- Deflection
- Buckling
- Basics of plasticity

Materials

Outinen, Koski, Salmi: Lujuusopin perusteet, Pressus Oy, Tampere.

Karhunen, Lassila, Pyy, Ranta, Räsänen, Saikkonen & Suosara: Lujuusoppi, Otatieto.

F. P. Beer, E.R. Johnston: Mechanics of Materials. (Metric Edition), McGraw-Hill.

Lecturer's own material.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to apply the principles of strength of materials to solve simple problems in a satisfactory way.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to apply the principles of strength of materials to solve different bar structures.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to apply the principles of strength of materials to solve the stress strain states of different bar structures.

Qualifications

Statics, Mathematical Analysis.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 25.02.2024

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
Teachers
  • Arto Saariaho
  • Olli Isopahkala
Student groups
  • RAK21TU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka
  • RAK21SU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka

Objective

Occupational and environmental safety in construction
Students are aware of the impact of site preparation (e.g. clearing, excavation, quarrying) on occupational and environmental safety.

Competence in the construction process
Students understand the role of geotechnics and foundation construction as part of a construction project, and take into consideration their effect on the total cost of the project.

Competence in structural engineering
Students know the important building properties of various types of soil and the impact the soil and the working conditions have on the earthwork. Students know the work stages and methods in earthwork. They know how to choose the necessary machinery and equipment. They know the concepts related to volume and mass coefficients in earthwork.

Content

- Construction properties of soil
- Appropriate machinery for earthwork
- Execution of the earthwork project.
- Important stages of earthwork (e.g. clearing, excavation, quarrying, piling, filling and compaction, plumbing, yard structures and preparing the area)
- Compatibility of the loading and transport machinery
- Concepts of volume and mass coefficients
- Effect of contaminated soil on construction

Materials

Building Information Index RATU (partly), lecturer's own material.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basic things about geotechnics and foundation engineering. The student knows the work phases and work methods of earthwork.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Based on source material, the student is able to calculate the dimensions of a building and building lot and, based on that, to place the building in the lot. The student is able to apply mass coefficients and volume concepts based on given assignments.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student masters well what they have learned and is able to apply it. The are also to analyze connections between different things. Teh student can make diversified analyses and draw conclusions based on what they have learned.

Qualifications

Basics of Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering (Construction Site Management)
Geotechnics. Foundation Engineering. (Construction Engineering)

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 23.02.2024

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
Teachers
  • Arto Saariaho
  • Olli Isopahkala
Student groups
  • RAK20SU
  • RAK20TU

Objective

Occupational and environmental safety in construction
Students are aware of the impact of site preparation (e.g. clearing, excavation, quarrying) on occupational and environmental safety.

Competence in the construction process
Students understand the role of geotechnics and foundation construction as part of a construction project, and take into consideration their effect on the total cost of the project.

Competence in structural engineering
Students know the important building properties of various types of soil and the impact the soil and the working conditions have on the earthwork. Students know the work stages and methods in earthwork. They know how to choose the necessary machinery and equipment. They know the concepts related to volume and mass coefficients in earthwork.

Content

- Construction properties of soil
- Appropriate machinery for earthwork
- Execution of the earthwork project.
- Important stages of earthwork (e.g. clearing, excavation, quarrying, piling, filling and compaction, plumbing, yard structures and preparing the area)
- Compatibility of the loading and transport machinery
- Concepts of volume and mass coefficients
- Effect of contaminated soil on construction

Materials

Building Information Index RATU (partly), lecturer's own material.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basic things about geotechnics and foundation engineering. The student knows the work phases and work methods of earthwork.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Based on source material, the student is able to calculate the dimensions of a building and building lot and, based on that, to place the building in the lot. The student is able to apply mass coefficients and volume concepts based on given assignments.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student masters well what they have learned and is able to apply it. The are also to analyze connections between different things. Teh student can make diversified analyses and draw conclusions based on what they have learned.

Qualifications

Basics of Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering (Construction Site Management)
Geotechnics. Foundation Engineering. (Construction Engineering)

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 21.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 28.04.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
Teachers
  • Petri Koistinen
Student groups
  • RKM22

Objective

Competence in the construction process
The student knows the principles of massive timber production processes. The student knows the repair methods of a log building.

Competence in structural engineering
The student understands the special characteristics of massive timber as construction material. The student understands the leading principles of planning and dimensioning of log and CLT structures.

Content

- Log and CLT as construction material
- Common solid timber production and working methods
- Other structures associated with log structures
- Basic principles of log building design, structural functions and erection
- Basics of repair methods of log buildings
- Basics of dimensioning of solid timber structures

Materials

To be announced during lectures.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to name the key concepts of log and CLT construction and explain their meaning.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

In addition to the abilities above, the student is able to apply the basic concepts of log and CLT construction in different tasks and to give reasons for their solutions.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

In addition to the abilities above, the student has a comprehensive idea of log and CLT construction. They are able to apply their knowledge in specific problems of solid timber construction and to give reasons for their solutions in a logical manner.

Qualifications

Timber Structures / Timber Structures 1

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
Teachers
  • Petri Koistinen
Student groups
  • RAK20SU
  • RAK20TU

Objective

Competence in the construction process
The student knows the principles of massive timber production processes. The student knows the repair methods of a log building.

Competence in structural engineering
The student understands the special characteristics of massive timber as construction material. The student understands the leading principles of planning and dimensioning of log and CLT structures.

Content

- Log and CLT as construction material
- Common solid timber production and working methods
- Other structures associated with log structures
- Basic principles of log building design, structural functions and erection
- Basics of repair methods of log buildings
- Basics of dimensioning of solid timber structures

Materials

To be announced during lectures.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to name the key concepts of log and CLT construction and explain their meaning.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

In addition to the abilities above, the student is able to apply the basic concepts of log and CLT construction in different tasks and to give reasons for their solutions.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

In addition to the abilities above, the student has a comprehensive idea of log and CLT construction. They are able to apply their knowledge in specific problems of solid timber construction and to give reasons for their solutions in a logical manner.

Qualifications

Timber Structures / Timber Structures 1

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

09.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
Teachers
  • Petri Koistinen
Student groups
  • MRAK20SU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering
  • MRAK20TU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering

Objective

Competence in the construction process
The student knows the principles of massive timber production processes. The student knows the repair methods of a log building.

Competence in structural engineering
The student understands the special characteristics of massive timber as construction material. The student understands the leading principles of planning and dimensioning of log and CLT structures.

Content

- Log and CLT as construction material
- Common solid timber production and working methods
- Other structures associated with log structures
- Basic principles of log building design, structural functions and erection
- Basics of repair methods of log buildings
- Basics of dimensioning of solid timber structures

Materials

To be announced during lectures.

Teaching methods

On-line course, 2 hours lecture at the beginning.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to name the key concepts of log and CLT construction and explain their meaning.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

In addition to the abilities above, the student is able to apply the basic concepts of log and CLT construction in different tasks and to give reasons for their solutions.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

In addition to the abilities above, the student has a comprehensive idea of log and CLT construction. They are able to apply their knowledge in specific problems of solid timber construction and to give reasons for their solutions in a logical manner.

Qualifications

Timber Structures / Timber Structures 1

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

1 - 35

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Juhani Paananen
Student groups
  • RAK22

Objective

Learning outcomes of the course
Students will be competent in using mathematical programs (Excel, Mathcad, Matlab) to solve practical mathematical problems.

Working community competence
Students are able to present the stages of mathematical problem solving orally and in writing and also via online and virtual communication. Students are able to function in various groups and teams and to manage teams, which seek solutions for mathematical problems.

Quality management competence
Students are able to apply both exact and approximate methods to determine the correctness of mathematical work.

Content

Basics of the mathematical programs (Excel, Mathcad, Matlab) and their use in the solution of mathematical problems

Materials

Lecture material as indicated by the lecturer.

Teaching methods

Lectures, calculations and assignments

Student workload

80 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows and understands to a satisfactory extent the basic concepts and methods of mathematical programs (Excel, Mathcad, Matlab) and is able to apply them to usual problems.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is familiar with the concepts and methods of mathematical programs (Excel, Mathcad, Matlab), and is able to apply them to different types of problems. The student is able to combine the accumulated knowledge and skills with previous experiences in the subject.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is familiar with the concepts and methods of mathematical programs (Excel, Mathcad, Matlab), and is able to apply them to a variety of different problems. The student has demonstrated creativity and innovation, and is able to find new meanings when applying what they have learned.

Assessment methods and criteria

Final examination, assessment 0-5

Qualifications

Algebra, Geometry in Construction Engineering

Enrollment

01.08.2023 - 05.05.2024

Timing

07.08.2023 - 07.06.2024

Credits

3 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
  • Free Choice Studies
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Juhani Paananen

Objective

Students will be competent in utilising the mathematical methods in problems concerning basic level mathematics, physics and chemistry.

Content

- Mathematics (expressions, equations, right-angled triangle, percent calculations, areas, volumes)
- Physics (basics of kinematics, thermodynamics and electrostatics)
- Chemistry (reaction equations, amount of substance)
- Logic (logical reasoning)

Teaching methods

Teaching and learning support via distance education

Student workload

Autonomous studies: 80 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to reduce and modify simple algebraic expressions. They are able to solve a standard linear equation. They are able to carry out simple conversions of physical units. They are able to calculate the mole mass of simple chemical compound.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to handle algebraic expressions fluently. They are able to solve a non-standard linear equation. They are able to solve simple equations concerning dynamics, thermodynamics and electrostatics. They are able to balance a simple chemical equation.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student masters the handling stages of algebraic expressions fluently. They are able to solve random linear equations. They are able to solve simple pair of equations. They are able to solve simple application problems concerning geometry of rectangles, right-angled triangles and circles. They master basic applications of dynamics, thermodynamics and electrostatics. They are able to solve basic applications of chemical calculations concerning amount of substance, concentration and pH.

Assessment methods and criteria

Project works (0...100 points), assessment 0-5.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

1 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Juhani Paananen
Student groups
  • RAK23
    Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering

Objective

Students will be competent in utilizing the mathematical methods described in the course contents. Students are able to present the stages of mathematical problem solving orally and in writing and also via online and virtual communication.

Content

Simplifying algebraic expressions, solving first order equations, right-angled triangle

Materials

To be announced at the beginning of the course.

Teaching methods

Lectures, exercises and independent study

Student workload

80 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to reduce and modify simple algebraic expressions. They are able to solve a standard linear equation. They are able to carry out simple conversions of physical units.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to handle algebraic expressions fluently. They are able to solve a non-standard linear equation. They are able to carry out relatively complex conversions of physical units.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student masters the handling stages of algebraic expressions fluently. They are able to solve random linear equations. They are able to carry out complex conversions of physical units. The student is able to find information by themselves and to apply things they learned during the course in practical situations.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written course-end examination

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Pekka Sahimaa
Student groups
  • RAK23
    Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering

Objective

Learning competence
The student is able to utilize the necessary concepts and units that are used in modeling mechanical phenomena. The student is able to build and solve physical models that describe different mechanical phenomena. The student is able to analyze the motion of solid bodies and fluids, and to understand the empirical nature of the physical science. The student is able to evaluate his/her skills on mechanics and apply his/her expertise in the subsequent advanced studies.

Innovation competence
The student is able to interpret a physical model as an approximate description of the real world phenomenon.

Content

- Kinematics
- Newton's laws
- Work, power, energy, impulse
- Linear momentum
- Rotary movement
- Mechanics of solids and fluids

Materials

Material in Moodle
Lecture notes

Teaching methods

Lectures, exercises and independent study.

Employer connections

None

Student workload

Total work load of the course: 80 h
- of which scheduled studies: 40 h
- of which autonomous studies: 40 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows and understands to a satisfactory extent the mechanical basic concepts and methods, and is able to apply them to usual problems.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is familiar with the concepts and methods of mechanics, and is able to apply them to different types of problems. The student is able to combine the accumulated knowledge and skills with previous experiences in the subject.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is familiar with the concepts and methods of mechanics, and is able to apply them to a variety of different problems. The student has demonstrated creativity and innovation, and is able to find new meanings when applying what they have learned.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written course-end examination

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 31.07.2024

Credits

15 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Arto Saariaho
  • Anna Vierula
  • Marita Viljanmaa
  • Jorma Tuomisto
  • Paula Pihlaja
  • Jarkko Piikkilä
  • Olli Isopahkala
  • Veli Autio
  • Martti Perälä
  • Petri Koistinen
  • Ilkka Loukola
Student groups
  • RAK20SU
  • RAK20TU

Objective

The thesis prepares students for their future profession. It enables students to apply the knowledge they have learned during their studies in practice and to find new knowledge to solve problems. More detailed information about the thesis is available in the Guidelines for Writing a Thesis.

Content

- Planning, producing and reporting of a thesis
- Presentation of the topic
- Presentation of the results
- Maturity Test

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

More detailed information about evaluation: Seinäjoki UAS's Instructions for Writing a Thesis

Assessment criteria, good (3)

More detailed information about evaluation: Seinäjoki UAS's Instructions for Writing a Thesis

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

More detailed information about evaluation: Seinäjoki UAS's Instructions for Writing a Thesis

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 31.07.2024

Credits

15 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Arto Saariaho
  • Anna Vierula
  • Marita Viljanmaa
  • Jorma Tuomisto
  • Paula Pihlaja
  • Jarkko Piikkilä
  • Olli Isopahkala
  • Veli Autio
  • Martti Perälä
  • Petri Koistinen
  • Ilkka Loukola
Student groups
  • MRAK20SU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering
  • MRAK20TU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering

Objective

The thesis prepares students for their future profession. It enables students to apply the knowledge they have learned during their studies in practice and to find new knowledge to solve problems. More detailed information about the thesis is available in the Guidelines for Writing a Thesis.

Content

- Planning, producing and reporting of a thesis
- Presentation of the topic
- Presentation of the results
- Maturity Test

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

More detailed information about evaluation: Seinäjoki UAS's Instructions for Writing a Thesis

Assessment criteria, good (3)

More detailed information about evaluation: Seinäjoki UAS's Instructions for Writing a Thesis

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

More detailed information about evaluation: Seinäjoki UAS's Instructions for Writing a Thesis

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Veli Autio
  • Martti Perälä
Student groups
  • RAK21SU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka

Objective

Competence in the construction process
Students can use computer programmes in the dimensioning of wooden structures.

Competence in structural engineering
Upon completion of the course, students are able to design independently joints in wooden structures that are assembled with mechanic fasteners. They understand the principles behind the dimensioning of heavy-duty wooden structures. The course is part of the theoretical training required of A-level structural designers.

Content

- Joints in wooden structures
- Joints assembled with mechanical couplers: connections with nails, screws, bolts, and dowels
- Dimensioning punched metal plate fastener joints
- Heavy-duty wooden structures
- Bracing of timber structures
- Utilising software in dimensioning joints
- Laboratory work

Materials

Eurocodes for designing wooden structures and national documents for applying the Eurocodes as applies

RIL 205-1-2009

Other material as indicated by teacher

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to solve problems related to the basic content of the course, which are similar to the assignments dealt with during the course.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

In addition, the student is able to use the basic content of the course and apply it in different assignments, as well as give reasons for their solutions.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

In addition, the student has a comprehensive understanding of the content of the course. They are able to choose the right methods to solve problems related to the course content and to give reason for their solutions in a logical way.

Qualifications

Timber Structures 1

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Arto Saariaho
  • Jarkko Piikkilä
Student groups
  • RAK21SU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka

Objective

Competence in structural engineering
The student learns to connect theory and practice.
The student draws up structural design documents of a one-family house.

Content

Structural design of a one-family house
- loads
- stresses
- designing and bracing of the load-bearing structures
- structural design documents using CAD

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Fail:
The criteria for the grade Pass are not met.
Pass:
The student is able to design the structure of a timber-framed one-family house and to make a construction drawing based on that.

Qualifications

- Construction planning
- framework systems and basics of structural design
- timber structures 1
- building physics 1

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Arto Saariaho
  • Jarkko Piikkilä
Student groups
  • RAK21TU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka

Objective

Competence in structural engineering
The student learns to connect theory and practice.
The student draws up structural design documents of a one-family house.

Content

Structural design of a one-family house
- loads
- stresses
- designing and bracing of the load-bearing structures
- structural design documents using CAD

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Fail:
The criteria for the grade Pass are not met.
Pass:
The student is able to design the structure of a timber-framed one-family house and to make a construction drawing based on that.

Qualifications

- Construction planning
- framework systems and basics of structural design
- timber structures 1
- building physics 1

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

02.10.2023 - 11.02.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Arto Saariaho
  • Petri Koistinen
Student groups
  • RAK20SU
  • MRAK20SU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering

Objective

Competence in structural engineering
The student draws up structural design documents of a big building. Reporting. The student knows how to connect theory and practice. Reporting.

Content

- loads
- stresses
- designing and bracing of load-bearing structures
- inspection of connections
- structural design documents using CAD
- reporting

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Fail:
The criteria for the grade Pass are not met.
Pass:
The student knows the structure of a structural design project and is able to take part in different phases of design in larger projects as well.

Qualifications

- construction planning
- framework systems and basics of structural design
- timber structures 1
- building physics 1
- concrete structures 1
- steel structures 1
- timber structures 2
- concrete structures 2
- geotechnics and foundation engineering

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Jarkko Piikkilä
Student groups
  • RAK23
    Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering

Objective

Competence in the construction process
The student is able to read construction and structural drawings.
The student is able to calculate the basic areas and volumes of a construction project.

Content

- symbols of construction and structural drawings
- calculation methods of basic areas and volumes
- ability to read construction and structural drawings

Materials

Lecturer's own material.

The Building Information Foundation's index (partly).

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basics of the drawings in construction. The student knows the standard symbols and the importance of planning in construction projects..

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to read construction and structural drawings of new and repair construction. The student is able to calculate quantities in CAD drawings.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student masters well what they have learned and is able to apply it. They can also analyze connections between things. The student can make diversified analyses and draw conclusions based on what they have learned.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 25.02.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

16 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Anna Vierula
Student groups
  • RAK22

Objective

Student
- Masters key communication and interaction skills in the construction industry
- Understands the importance of internal communication in company’s operations
- Knows how to influence and convince the recipient
- Can speak and perform in key working life communication situations
- Knows how to act in everyday communication situations at work
- Knows how to shape the interaction according to the situation
- Knows how to write key documents of construction communication
- Knows how to act in meetings and negotiations
- Knows how to lead and participate in meetings of the construction industry
- Understands the importance of customer experience and knows how to act in a customer-oriented manner

Content

- Worklife Communication Skills
- Internal communication in the construction sector
- Influencing and convincing
- Speech and performance skills
- Daily communication in worklife
- Documents of the construction industry
- Meetings and negotiations
- Customer experience and customer orientation

Materials

Kauppinen, A., Nummi, J. & Savola, T. 2010. Tekniikan viestintä: Kirjoittamisen ja puhumisen käsikirja. Helsinki: Edita
Additional material provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

Lectures, work in groups, spoken exercises, written assignments

Completion alternatives

Demonstrations of competencies

Student workload

Lectures
Assigments
Self study

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Communication is sender orientated; student is not able to take the objective, recipient or the situation into account sufficiently. The structure of the academic texts is disconnected and illogical. Argumentation is biased and scant. The student is not able to illustrate required parts of the texts sufficiently. Student is able to assess communication only from the viewpoint of the sender of the message.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Student is able to take the objective, recipient and the situation into account in most parts. Student is able to uphold interaction and is able to recognize some cultural aspects of communication. The structure of the academic texts is mainly consistent and coherent. Argumentation is versatile and convincing. Student is able to illustrate required parts of the texts sufficiently. Student is able to assess his/her communication skills for the most part

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Student is very good at taking the objective, recipient and the situation into account. Student is able to perform in accordance with the agreed upon method. Interaction in communication situations is very skilled. The student recognizes the cultural aspects of communication. The structure of the academic texts complies with the given instructions, and is logical and cohesive. Argumentation is versatile and convincing and takes different viewpoints into account. The student is able to illustrate required parts of the texts effectively and in a considered way. Student is able to assess his/her communication skills with regard to professional field.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in the lessons, Approved oral exercises and written assignments, self-assessment, peer review

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Veli Autio
  • Petri Koistinen
Scheduling groups
  • Pienryhmä 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Pienryhmä 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Student groups
  • RAK22
Education groups
  • Small group 1
  • Small group 2

Objective

Competence in the construction process
The student can take account of the circumstances on construction site and run the insulation work to achieve a good result.

Competence in structural engineering
Students will be competent in calculating the U-value and the temperature distribution of a structure. They will also be competent in interpreting the effect of moisture on structures and understand the principles of diffusion and convection calculations. Students will understand the basics of the physical function of buildings and structures and the basic measurement methods. They will be competent in utilising software to model phenomena related to building physics.

Content

- Basic concepts of building physics
- Air pressure and air flow in buildings
- Calculation of diffusion, convection and U-values
- Heat and moisture transfer, drying of structures
- Planning heat and moisture insulation and the associated structural solutions
- Software used in building physics
- Measurements

Materials

- RakMK as applies

- RIL 255-2014

- Other material as indicated by the teacher

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to solve problems related to the basic content of the course that are similar to the assignments dealt with during the course.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

In addition, the student is able to use the basic content of the course and apply them in different assignments, as well as give reasons for their solutions.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

In addition, the student has a comprehensive understanding of the content of the course. They are able to choose the right methods to solve problems related to the course content and to give reason for their solutions in a logical way.

Qualifications

Mechanics. Building Construction.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 25.02.2024

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Arto Saariaho
  • Marita Viljanmaa
Scheduling groups
  • Pienryhmä 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Pienryhmä 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Student groups
  • RAK23
    Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Education groups
  • Small group 1
  • Small group 2

Objective

Competence in structural engineering
Students are competent in reading structural drawings.

Competence in the construction process
Students are competent in reading and combining construction drawings and structural drawings. Students know construction permit process.

Competence in repair construction
Students know how to read and combine construction drawings and structural drawings pertaining to repair construction.

Content

- Applying of the drawing symbols
- Primary, workshop and detail drawings
- Required drawings for construction permit and obtaining a construction permit
- Learning to use CAD

Materials

Lecturer's own material.
The Building Information Foundation's index (partly).
CAD handbooks.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basics of construction planning. The student knows the standard symbols and the importance of planning in construction projects. The student knows the basics of drawing by means of CAD.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to read structural drawings and construction drawings. The student is able to make CAD drawings related to the given assignments.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student masters well what they have learned and is able to apply it. They can also analyze connections between things. The student can make diversified analyses and draw conclusions based on what they have learned.

Qualifications

Drawings in Construction

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 23.02.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Paula Pihlaja
Student groups
  • RAK21TU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka
  • RAK21SU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka

Objective

Occupational and environmental safety in construction
Students are aware of the responsibilities of the actors involved in a house building project

Competence in the construction process
Students are aware of the significance of construction in society and they know the actors involved and the stages and progress of a construction project. They are able to seek information independently to develop their communication and interaction skills. Students are also introduced to how to choose a planner and make a planning contract.

Students will be competent in making a project plan and the documents pertaining to construction.

Content

- Parties involved in a construction project
- Scheduling
- General conditions for consulting
- Preliminary planning and planning of a project
- Building design
- Preparing for building
- Construction stage
- Contracts for the various stages in a construction project

Materials

Lecturer's own material
Jouko Kankainen: Rakennuttaminen, Rakennustieto Oy 2017, 5. painos

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basics of construction project management. The student is able to describe how a construction project is developed and at what stages the properties of the project must be influenced, and how. The student is able to make a simple project plan acceptably.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the key aspects of construction project management. The student is able to develop a construction project and to influence the properties of the project at its different stages. The student is able to make a project plan for a project.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the key aspects of construction project management very well. The student is able to develop different construction projects and to influence the properties of the project at its different stages. The student is able to make a project plan for a complex project.

Qualifications

Basics of construction project

Enrollment

01.05.2023 - 31.10.2023

Timing

02.10.2023 - 31.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
Teachers
  • Tero Turja
Student groups
  • MRAK20SU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering
  • MRAK20TU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering

Objective

Occupational and environmental safety in construction
Students are aware of the responsibilities of the actors involved in a house building project

Competence in the construction process
Students are aware of the significance of construction in society and they know the actors involved and the stages and progress of a construction project. They are able to seek information independently to develop their communication and interaction skills. Students are also introduced to how to choose a planner and make a planning contract.

Students will be competent in making a project plan and the documents pertaining to construction.

Content

- Parties involved in a construction project
- Scheduling
- General conditions for consulting
- Preliminary planning and planning of a project
- Building design
- Preparing for building
- Construction stage
- Contracts for the various stages in a construction project

Materials

Lecturer's own material
Jouko Kankainen: Rakennuttaminen, Rakennustieto Oy 2017, 5. painos

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basics of construction project management. The student is able to describe how a construction project is developed and at what stages the properties of the project must be influenced, and how. The student is able to make a simple project plan acceptably.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the key aspects of construction project management. The student is able to develop a construction project and to influence the properties of the project at its different stages. The student is able to make a project plan for a project.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the key aspects of construction project management very well. The student is able to develop different construction projects and to influence the properties of the project at its different stages. The student is able to make a project plan for a complex project.

Qualifications

Basics of construction project

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Ilkka Loukola
Student groups
  • RAK22

Objective

Competence in the construction process
Students will be competent in making basic tender calculations and learn the basics of construction production and area planning.

Competence in construction economics
Students will be competent in making basic tender calculations.

Content

- Nomenclature systems
- quantity calculations and pricing
- costs of construction services
- tender calculations
- production planning
- schedules
- general planning of a construction site
- materials deliveries
- financial planning
- monitoring and control

Materials

Lecturer’s own material

Teaching methods

Lectures, assignments

Student workload

Total work load of the course: 133 h, lectures 20 h, exercises 36 h, students own work 77 h.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the nomenclature systems used in housing construction. The student is able to make quantity and cost calculations close to the basic level. The student also knows the basics of the planning of construction sites and time-use planning.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the nomenclature systems used in housing construction. The student is able to make quantity and cost calculations. The student also knows the basics of the planning of construction sites and time-use planning.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the nomenclature systems used in housing construction. The student is able to make complicated quantity and cost calculations. The student also knows the basics of the planning of construction sites and time-use planning.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assignments and examination, the assessment scale is 1-5.

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Petri Koistinen
Student groups
  • RAK22

Objective

Competence in the construction process
The student knows the principles of the standards concerning structural design

Competence in the structural engineering
The student understands framed systems, how they work and the criteria for choosing an appropriate framed system for a building. They learn about the duties of structural designers and how to determine the basic loads of structures.

Content

- Framed systems
- Requirements set for building frames
- Bracing frames
- Criteria for choosing an appropriate frame
- Loads on structures and load combinations
- Making calculations for structural design

Materials

Eurocodes for the basis of structural design and actions of structures. National documents for applying the Eurocodes as applies.

RIL 201-1-2011

Other material as indicated by the teacher

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to solve assignments related to the basics, which are similar to the assignments dealt with during the course.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

In addition to the above-mentioned, the student is able to use the basics included in the course and to apply them in different assignments, and to give reasons for their solutions.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

In addition to the above-mentioned, the student has a comprehensive understanding of the things included in the course. They are able to choose the right methods to problems related to the topicis dealt with during the course and give reasons for their solutions in a logical way.

Qualifications

Statics. Building Construction.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 21.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 26.04.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Petra Syri
Student groups
  • RAK22

Objective

The students can communicate in Swedish both orally and in writing in working life situations. They are able to discuss field related topics in Swedish. They are able to develop their expertise using literature as well as other sources in Swedish.

Students:
- can tell about themselves, their education and work experience
- can write a cv and a job application and can handle job interviews
- can write work relevant messages (e.g. e-mails) and manage work related telephone conversations, company presentations and other spoken communication situations
- can use polite phrases
- know the basic terminology of the field

Content

- Telling about oneself and one´s studies
- Job application, cv, job interview
- Polite phrases and small talk
- Basic written messages and spoken work life communication (e.g. company presentations, e-mails)
- texts on field specific topics

Materials

Material for the course on Moodle.
The material will be provided by the teacher.

Also used: Pietilä: Kontakt - Teknisk svenska. Edita.

Teaching methods

- contact lessons, spoken and written exercises, group and pair work

- independent learning

Exam schedules

Written exam in virtual Exam-room at the end of the course. Oral exam face-to-face.

A failed exam can be retaken twice.

Student workload

81 h. Contact lessons + independent studying and training.

Further information

Compulsory attendance in lessons. Minimum attendance 80 %.

Skills demonstration not possible.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

There are lots of major errors in the student's written expression and problems with the fluency of text. Their text is simple but coherent and intelligible.
There are lots of mistakes and mispronunciations in the student's oral expression and the pronunciation differs from that of the target language. Despite the problems, the message is mainly intelligible. If the text is read directly from written notes or slides, the maximum grade is 1 to 2.
The student masters the basic vocabulary and key grammatical structures in a limited way.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

There are some minor errors in the student's written expression, but the message is still conveyed without problems. Their text is fluent and consistent, as well as written using basic structures correctly.
There are some mispronunciations and grammatical errors and in the student's oral expression, but they do not disturb the conveying of the message. Good, fluent basic language skills, presented relatively spontaneously, yet based to some extent on notes. Hesitation slows down the student's speech.
The student masters the basic vocabulary and field-specific vocabulary quite well. The student uses key grammatical structures quite faultlessly.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student's written expression is faultless, very fluent, and the student pays attention to stylistic matters required by professional-life communication situations. They also use complex syntactic structures in their text.
There are no mistakes in oral expression; the student's pronunciation is authentic and their speed of speech is appropriate. Overall, their speech is spontaneous, fluent narration, which the listener can easily follow. The student reacts in an adequate way in interactive situations.
The student masters a large vocabulary and uses grammatical structures fluently and in a varied way.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam, oral exam, exercises and attendance at contact lessons.

Students have to attend lessons, pass the exams and exercises.

Qualifications

Swedish studies at an upper secondary school or corresponding knowledge gained otherwise.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 21.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 28.04.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
Teachers
  • Olli Isopahkala
Student groups
  • RKM22

Objective

Occupational and environmental safety in constrution
Students understand the impacts dust, moisture, mould, fibres and gas, which may occur during the various construction phases of a building, have on the health and well-being of humans. They learn to avoid the adverse impacts and dangers of being in buildings during the demolition and consruction phases. They are competent in selecting clean materials and supplies.

Competence in the construction process
Students also learn how to determine the condition of the indoor climate and how to fix problems associated with indoor air.

Content

- Desired values for indoor climate
- Controlling moisture in construction
- Damage caused by moisture and microbes
- Vaporizing organic compounds, dust, asbestos, radon
- Emissions classifications for construction materials and classification of cleanliness for ventilation products
- Clean construction and classification of cleanlines,s defining cleanliness and cleaning, cleaning HVAC systems, surveying the cleanliness of indoor air
- Measuring the amount of moisture and drying techniques
- Eliminating odours
- Impacts of tearing down old constructions on one's health and protecting oneself
- Building for people prone to allergies

Materials

- RT 07-10946 Sisäilmastoluokitus 2008

- Asumisterveysopas, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 2008

- RT 07-10805 & RT 07-10832
- Criteria and guidelines for building facilities and homes
- Other material distributed by the lecturer

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has the basic knowledge of indoor air climate and understands the adverse effects of dust, humidity, mold, fibres and gases, occurring at the different stages of construction, on people's health and comfort. The student is familiar with the principles of clean construction and is able to avoid risks during the construction work and the use and demolition of a building, as well as is able to choose clean materials and supplies. They may not fully know the basics.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student also knows methods to survey indoor air and different methods to tackle indoor air problems. The student knows the cleanliness categories for indoor air and their effects on working methods.
The student is able to conduct common analyses and draw conclusions based on their basic knowledge.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student masters well and is able to apply what they have learned. They can also analyze the connections between different things. The student can make diversified analyses and draw conclusions based on what they have learned.

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 15.12.2023

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Olli Isopahkala
Student groups
  • RAK21TU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka
  • RAK21SU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka

Objective

Occupational and environmental safety in constrution
Students understand the impacts dust, moisture, mould, fibres and gas, which may occur during the various construction phases of a building, have on the health and well-being of humans. They learn to avoid the adverse impacts and dangers of being in buildings during the demolition and consruction phases. They are competent in selecting clean materials and supplies.

Competence in the construction process
Students also learn how to determine the condition of the indoor climate and how to fix problems associated with indoor air.

Content

- Desired values for indoor climate
- Controlling moisture in construction
- Damage caused by moisture and microbes
- Vaporizing organic compounds, dust, asbestos, radon
- Emissions classifications for construction materials and classification of cleanliness for ventilation products
- Clean construction and classification of cleanlines,s defining cleanliness and cleaning, cleaning HVAC systems, surveying the cleanliness of indoor air
- Measuring the amount of moisture and drying techniques
- Eliminating odours
- Impacts of tearing down old constructions on one's health and protecting oneself
- Building for people prone to allergies

Materials

- RT 07-10946 Sisäilmastoluokitus 2008

- Asumisterveysopas, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 2008

- RT 07-10805 & RT 07-10832
- Criteria and guidelines for building facilities and homes
- Other material distributed by the lecturer

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has the basic knowledge of indoor air climate and understands the adverse effects of dust, humidity, mold, fibres and gases, occurring at the different stages of construction, on people's health and comfort. The student is familiar with the principles of clean construction and is able to avoid risks during the construction work and the use and demolition of a building, as well as is able to choose clean materials and supplies. They may not fully know the basics.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student also knows methods to survey indoor air and different methods to tackle indoor air problems. The student knows the cleanliness categories for indoor air and their effects on working methods.
The student is able to conduct common analyses and draw conclusions based on their basic knowledge.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student masters well and is able to apply what they have learned. They can also analyze the connections between different things. The student can make diversified analyses and draw conclusions based on what they have learned.

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Anu Latva-Reinikka
  • Olli Isopahkala
Student groups
  • RAK23
    Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering

Objective

Occupational and environmental safety in construction
Students understand and consider occupational safety on construction site.

Competence in the construction process
Students are competent in starting a construction project, they know common frame structures, the related practices and quality requirements. Students know how structural members of frames and custom structures are constructed. They are familiar with supplementary structures and their quality requirements. Students have knowledge of surface treatments and materials, they know the working conditions and the quality technology of a finished building.

Competence in structural engineering
Students are familiar with the regulations on fire resistance, sound insulation and heat insulation.

Content

- Fire resistance of buildings and building materials
- Heat and sound insulation requirements
- Foundations
- Base floor structures
- Frame structures: wood, concrete, masonry, steel
- Supplementary structures: non-load-bearing structures, windows, doors, fixtures, roofs and facades
- Custom structures
- Site visits

Materials

Building Information Index (assigned parts) Suomen rakentamismääräyskokoelma RakMK,
Other material as indicated by the lecturer

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has the basic knowledge of building construction, yet possibly with some minor imperfections. The student knows the risks in building construction, their effects, the right outfit, and the work methods. The student knows the starting assignments at the building site and the common foundation and frame structure solutions, work assignments and quality requirements. The student knows the building regulations concerning fire safety categories, sound insulation, and thermal insulation. The student knows the machinery and equipment used.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the basics and key working methods of building construction. The student masters the modes of implementation and the solutions of structures based on usual foundations, framework, and roof covering. The student knows the completing elements of a building and their quality requirements. The student knows surface materials, the right working conditions, and their effects on the quality of building. The student knows the classification of an emergency center.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has a good command of what they have learned and is able to apply it. They are also able to analyze connections between the things they have learned. The student is able to make diversified analyses and draw conclusions based on what they have learned.

Enrollment

09.08.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 25.02.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Juhani Paananen
Student groups
  • RAK22

Objective

Learning competence
Students are competent in basic percentage calculation. They know how to calculate simple and compound interests. They apply various investment calculation methods to evaluate profitability of investments. Students are able to interpret indexes and to apply them to monetary value calculation. They are familiar with the more common statistical indicators and their use in the analysis of measurement results. Students are competent in the basic use of the more common mathematical calculation software.

Working community competence
Students are able to present the stages of business mathematical and statistical problem solving orally and in writing and also via online and virtual communication. Students are competent in graphical illustration of business mathematical and statistical research results and able to apply indicators to summarise data. Students are able to make economic decisions based on business mathematical and statistical observations. They are able to function in various groups and teams and to manage teams, which seek solutions for business mathematical and statistical problems.

Quality management competence
Students are able to apply both exact and approximate methods to determine the correctness of mathematical work. Students know how to estimate the inaccuracy of measurements and take it into consideration.

Content

Business mathematics:
- Basic percentage calculations
- Percentage changes
- Simple and compound interest
- Discount
- Methods for evaluating the profitability of investments
- Indexes

Statistics:
- Common statistical key figures
- Concepts and applications related to average, dispersion, correlation and regression
- Common statistical distributions
- Statistical research: planning, implementation, analysis of the results and reporting
- Measurement errors and their management

Mathematical software
- Microsoft Excel

Materials

Tekniikan Kaavasto, Tammertekniikka.

Lecture material as indicated by the lecturer

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basics of simple calculation of interest and compound interest. They are able to calculate indicators needed in statistical analysis from measuring data.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to use methods of calculation of interest to solve practical problems. They are able to use statistical analysis methods needed in the processing of measuring data.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student masters calculation of interest well and is able to use investment calculation methods in investment profitability calculations. They are able to search for information about statistical analysis methods to solve practical problems of different types.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Jarkko Piikkilä
Student groups
  • RAK21TU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka

Objective

Competence in the construction process
The student is competent in making cost estimates.

Competence in construction economics
The student is competent in counting cost estimates.

Content

- Calculations pertaining to the construction job using the nomenclature system
- Quantity calculations and pricing
- Costs for construction management duties and jobs around a construction site
- Writing up an tender

Materials

Material distributed by the lecturer

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to calculate quantities for a construction site and the expenses of their implementation. The student is able to calculate the operating and joint costs of a construction site.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to make more demanding quantity and cost calculations for a construction site. The student is able to plan functions of the site and, based on that, calculate the operating and joint costs of a construction site for the project.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to make very demanding quantity and cost calculations for a construction site. The student is able to plan functions of the site and, based on that, calculate the operating and joint costs of a construction site for the project.

Qualifications

Construction Economics.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 25.02.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Veli Autio
  • Martti Perälä
Student groups
  • RAK21TU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka
  • RAK21SU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka

Objective

Competence in the construction process
The student will make use of computer programmes in the designing process of steel structures.

Competence in structural engineering
Students will be competent in designing steel structures in ultimate and serviceability limit states according to the eurocodes. Students will be competent in designing joints for steel structures according to eurocodes.

Content

- Steel as building material
- Strength and elastic properties of structural steel
- Steel grades
- Cross-section classes
- Resistance of cross-section under tension, compression, bending, shearing and torsion
- Resistance of cross-section under combination of internal forces
- Designing for deflection
- Resistance in case of stability phenomena as buckling and lateral torsional buckling
- Basics of designing bolted connections
- Basics of designing welded connections
- Bracing of steel structures
- Using computer programmes in the designing of steel structures
- Laboratory work

Materials

Eurocodes and corresponding national annexes for steel structures.

Lecturer's material.

Hitsatut profiilit EN 1993 -käsikirja, Ruukki.

Rakenneputket EN 1993 -käsikirja, Ruukki.

Teräsrakenteiden suunnittelu- ja mitoitus Eurocode 3 -oppikirja, TRY.

N.S. Trahair, M.A. Bradford, D.A. Nethercot, L. Gardner: The Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures to EC3, Taylor and Francis.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to use the Eurocode for steel structures in a simple basic dimensioning situation. The student is able to define the cross-section class.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to use the Eurocode for steel structures in the dimensioning of different bar structures.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to apply the Eurocode for steel structures very well in the dimensioning of different bar structures, paying attention to the stability of the structures.

Qualifications

Statics, Strength of Materials, Statically indeterminate frame structures, Framework Systems and Basics of Structural Design.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

30.10.2023 - 11.02.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Martti Perälä
Student groups
  • RAK20SU
  • MRAK20SU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering

Objective

Competence in the construction process
The student will make use of computer programmes in the designing process of steel structures.

Competence in structural engineering
Students will be competent in designing more demanding design cases. Students will be competent in designing more complicated joints for steel structures according to Eurocodes. They will also be competent in making use of plasticity in the designing process.

Content

- Resistance of steel member under combination of internal forces when stability phenomena are critical
- Resistance in local buckling
- Design of bracings in steel structures
- Designing steel connections (continuation for basics)
- Basics of fire design for steel structures
- Using computer programmes in the designing of steel structures

Materials

Eurocodes and corresponding national annexes for steel structures.

Lecturer's material.

Hitsatut profiilit EN 1993 -käsikirja, Ruukki.

Rakenneputket EN 1993 -käsikirja, Ruukki.

Teräsrakenteiden suunnittelu- ja mitoitus Eurocode 3 -oppikirja, TRY.

N.S. Trahair, M.A. Bradford, D.A. Nethercot, L. Gardner: The Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures to EC3, Taylor and Francis..

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to use the Eurocode of steel structures in basic bar design situations and in the design of simple joints.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to use the Eurocode of steel structures in basic bar design situations, the design of joints, and fire protection design.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to apply the Eurocode of steel structures very well in the design of different bar structures, the design of joints, fire protection design, and in design in the presence of combined stress factors, paying attention to the stability of the structures.

Qualifications

Steel Structures 1, Strength of Materials, Basics of FEM.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Pekka Sahimaa
Student groups
  • RAK23
    Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering

Objective

- The student is able to use office software, various online services and online learning environment, taking into account data protection and copyright issues.
- The student will be able to apply basic IT skills in new hardware and software environments

Content

Introduction to office software
Word processing
- settings according to the instructions for written work
- document standard
Spreadsheet
- calculation models
- diagrams
Presentation graphics
- presentation content and structure
- presentation settings
Use of online services
Cloud computing
- web conferencing as a working tool
Data protection
Copyright

Materials

- Field-related publications
- Lecturer's material

Teaching methods

Lectures, exercises and independent work.

Student workload

Total work load of the course: 108 h
- of which scheduled studies: 45 h
- of which autonomous studies: 63 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students will identify the most common office software and online services. The student will be able to use simple basic office software and understand the importance of data protection and copyright.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student will be able to identify the use of office software and online services and understand how they work and how they can be used as tools for personal work. The student is able to use office software in a variety of situations, taking into account data protection and copyright.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student will identify office software and online services and understand how they can be used. The student is able to apply office software and online services independently and in a variety of ways, taking into account data protection and copyright issues in different situations.

Assessment methods and criteria

An examination and trainings:

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Anna Vierula
  • Anu Latva-Reinikka
Student groups
  • RAK20SU
  • RAK20TU

Objective

The student is able to
- identify differences in scientific and everyday thinking
- define different approaches to research and basics concepts of research
- present the stages of a research process and reporting (structure)
- explain the importance of critical thinking in research and development work
- give examples of the meaning of research ethics

Content

- scientific and everyday thinking
- general research ethics
- central research methods
- basic concepts and structure of research
- states of research process and report
- research&development approach to work

Materials

- Hirsjärvi, S., Remes, P. & Sajavaara, P. 2009. Tutki ja kirjoita. 15th edition. Helsinki: Tammi.
- material provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

- lectures
- reading and analysing research reports and articles in the student's own field
- independent work
- groupwork

Student workload

54 h

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

x

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

- Pass/fail
Pass:
The student demonstrates the competencies defined as the learning goals of the course and acceptably carries out the possible assignments related to the course.
Fail:
The student does not achieve the learning goals of the course and is not able to demonstrate their competencies.

Assessment methods and criteria

- written learning assignments
- active participation

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 28.08.2023

Timing

14.08.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Anna Vierula
  • Anu Latva-Reinikka
Student groups
  • MRAK20SU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering
  • MRAK20TU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering

Objective

The student is able to
- identify differences in scientific and everyday thinking
- define different approaches to research and basics concepts of research
- present the stages of a research process and reporting (structure)
- explain the importance of critical thinking in research and development work
- give examples of the meaning of research ethics

Content

- scientific and everyday thinking
- general research ethics
- central research methods
- basic concepts and structure of research
- states of research process and report
- research&development approach to work

Materials

- Hirsjärvi, S., Remes, P. & Sajavaara, P. 2009. Tutki ja kirjoita. 15th edition. Helsinki: Tammi.
- material provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

- lectures
- reading and analysing research reports and articles in the student's own field
- independent work
- groupwork

Student workload

54 h

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

x

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

- Pass/fail
Pass:
The student demonstrates the competencies defined as the learning goals of the course and acceptably carries out the possible assignments related to the course.
Fail:
The student does not achieve the learning goals of the course and is not able to demonstrate their competencies.

Assessment methods and criteria

- written learning assignments
- active participation

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Anne Vuokila
Student groups
  • RAK23
    Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering

Objective

- The students can describe their own education both orally and in writing.
- The students are familiar with the job application process and the related vocabulary.
- The students recognize the different levels of formality and are able to use formal style in professional communication.
- The students can communicate politely and professionally both on the phone and when writing emails.
- The students are familiar with the vocabulary related to meetings and negotiations.
- The students are able to give presentations on field related topics.
- The students know the most central vocabulary of their field of education and are able to use it both orally and in writing

Content

- effective communication
- education and work
- meetings and negotiations
- customer contacts
- presentations
- field-related terminology

Materials

- Isaacs, Pesso, Rasimus, Rönkä: Engineer Your English. Edita. Latest edition or the electronic version.
- Other material provided in Moodle.

Teaching methods

Classroom teaching: oral and written exercices and task by working individually, in pairs and in small groups.

Exam schedules

Exam during the last lesson. A failed exam can be retaken twice within a year after the course has ended.

Completion alternatives

Competence test

Student workload

Classroom teaching and independent studying all in all 81 work hours.

Further information

Upper secondary school Eglish studies or corresponding skills as a starting point for the course.
Attendance in classroom teaching required.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

1
Comprehensibility
Expressing thoughts by separate comprehensible sentences which do not always form a logical whole. Incoherence, insufficiency and/or defectiveness of the text disturb.
Vocabulary
Satisfactorily using the basic vocabulary of the field of expertise and occupational environment although often only with verbal aids. Usually communicating in a comprehensible manner although defects and ambiguity occur.
Structures
Satisfactorily using structures and using basic structures rather well although the influence of other languages may be clearly detectable. Despite mistakes, message is conveyed.
Speech
Giving a short, simple, and rehearsed presentation. Usually pronouncing in a comprehensible manner despite errors.
If oral presentation is read directly from notes or slides the maximum grade will be 2.

2
Comprehensibility
Text is predominantly clear, coherent, and stylistically proper, although it does not meet in all respects the demands of the communication situation.
Vocabulary
Satisfactorily using the basic vocabulary of the field of expertise and occupational environment although often only with verbal aids. Lapses do not disturb understanding.
Structures
Command of grammatical structures relatively good. Lapses do not cause misunderstandings.
Speech
Speaking in a consistent manner – frequent pauses or corrections may occur. Pronouncing in a comprehensible manner although with a clear foreign accent.
If oral presentation is read directly from notes or slides the maximum grade will be 2.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

3
Comprehensibility
Text is predominantly clear, coherent, and stylistically proper with systematic development of argument. Text is mainly comprehensible.
Vocabulary
Using wide field specific vocabulary, but inaccuracy may occur in the choice of words. Paraphrasing so that it helps deliver the message.
Structures
Usually using structures properly although lapses may occur in sentence structures, but this usually does not cause misunderstanding.
Speech
Describing various subjects in his/her own words in an uninterrupted, detailed, and clear manner although with some occasional hesitation. Pronouncing in a clear and natural manner.

4
Comprehensibility
Text is clear, precise, and well structured. Various professional topics are handled fluently. The used style has been chosen according to the communication situation and recipient.
Vocabulary
Skillfully using a wide range of vocabulary in relation to the field of expertise and occupational environment
using idiomatic expressions or finding alternative expressions although small occasional lapses in vocabulary may occur.
Structures
Skillfully using varied structures although occasional lapses occur in more demanding structures.
Speech
Expressing oneself in a rather effortless manner using appropriate verbal expressions. Pronouncing in a very rich and natural manner using natural and varying rhythm and stress to indicate different shades of meaning.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Comprehensibility:
Text is very clear, precise, and well structured. Various and demanding professional topics are handled fluently. The used style has been chosen according to the communication situation and recipient.
Vocabulary:
Text is written using a very wide range of vocabulary in relation to the field of expertise and occupational environment. Idiomatic expressions are used correctly and effortlessly.
Structures:
Varied structures are used very well and precisely.
Speech:
Thoughts are expressed spontaneously, very fluently and precisely. Pronouncing is very fluent and natural. Natural and varying intonation and stress are used to indicate different shades of meaning.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam, oral presentation and active participation in the lessons.

Qualifications

English studies at an upper secondary school or corresponding knowledge gained otherwise.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

01.08.2023 - 31.05.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Tero Turja
Student groups
  • MRAK20TU
    Degree Programme in Construction Engineering

Objective

Competence in the construction process
The aim is to improve the skills to work at construction site as a manager and to be able to connect theory and practice.

Content

The project at construction site
- for example a project connected to work safety, scheduling, construction site planning or procurements
- reporting

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Approved assignment must be carried out completely and must be documented.

Qualifications

work safety

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Olli Isopahkala
Student groups
  • RAK21TU
    Insinööri (AMK), Rakennustekniikka

Objective

Occupational and environmental safety in construction
Students are competent in the issues pertaining to managing construction sites. They know how to draw up a site plan.

Competence in the construction process
Students are competent in the issues pertaining to managing construction sites. They know how to draw up construction site, target and work technique plans.

Competence in repair construction
Students are competent in the issues pertaining to managing repair construction sites. They know how to draw up construction site, target and work technique plans for repair construction.

Content

- planning site technology
- site plan
- target planning
- planning techniques to be used
- HVAC, plumbing, automation and electricity
- schedule and financial planning

Materials

Rakentamisen tuotantotekniikka

Lecturer's own material

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has the basic knowledge of site engineering, yet possibly with minor imperfections. The student is able to make a construction site plan and knows seasonal variation.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to make a construction site plan and do project and method planning. The student knows the basics of site engineering and seasonal variation, its effects on building, and the properties of a repair construction site. The student is able to pay attention to factors with effects on the quality of building and to common problems. The student is able to pay attention to dangers and risks caused by the work stages and working methods.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has a good command of what they have learned and is able to apply it. They can also analyze the connections between different things. The student can make diversified analyses and draw conclusions based on what they have learned.

Qualifications

Construction economics

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 28.04.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Paula Pihlaja
  • Olli Isopahkala
Student groups
  • RAK23
    Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering

Objective

Competence in the Construction Process
Students are competent in duties on sites as defined by labour protection and occupational safety regulations.

Competence in Repair Construction
Students are competent in duties on repair construction sites as defined by labour protection and occupational safety regulations.

Content

- Occupational Safety and Health Act
- Government decision on the safety of construction work
- Occupational Safety Card

Materials

Occupational Safety and Health Act, Government documents VNp 629/94 and VNa 426/04 - rakennustyön turvallisuus, STMp 156/98 - telineiden ja kaiteiden käyttö rakennustyössä, VNp 578/03 - elementtirakentamisen työturvallisuus

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basics of occupational safety on a construction site and is able to act safely on a site. The student knows the responsibilities and obligations of the parties to a construction project in occupational safety. The student has participated in the safety level measurement at a construction site and knows how measurement is done on a simple construction site. The student has an occupational safety card.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the key matters related to occupational safety on a construction site. The student is able to act safely on a site and shows good safety thinking in their action. The student knows the responsibilities and obligations of the parties to a construction project in occupational safety. The student has participated in the safety level measurement on a construction site and is able to do a measurement on a construction site. The student has an occupational safety card.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the key matters related to occupational safety on a construction site in a comprehensive way. The student is able to act safely on a site and shows good safety thinking in their action. The student knows the responsibilities and obligations of the parties to a construction project in occupational safety. The student has participated in the safety level measurement on a construction site and is able to do a measurement even on a challenging construction site. The student is able to develop occupational safety and related functions. The student has an occupational safety card.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
Teachers
  • Anne Vuokila
Student groups
  • RAK23
    Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • RKM23
    Bachelor of Construction Site Management

Objective

The student knows the basic grammatical structures and the most central daily vocabulary.
The student is able to find information on the language.

Content

- the most central grammatical structures
- the most central daily vocabulary

Materials

Material on Moodle

Teaching methods

Lectures and exercises

Student workload

54 h
Necessary amount of Independent studying and training in addition to the contact lessons

Further information

Minimum attendance 50 %.
Skills demonstration not possible.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has a one-sided command of the basic vocabulary and grammar.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has a fairly good command of the vocabulary of standard language. The student uses basic structures of the language almost without mistakes.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has a good command of vocabulary and uses structures fluently

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam at the end of the course.

Qualifications

Not needed

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • roo.sv
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
Teachers
  • Petra Syri
Student groups
  • RKM22
  • RAK22

Objective

The student knows the basic grammatical structures and essential daily vocabulary.
The student is able to find information on the language.

Content

- the most essential grammatical structures
- key daily vocabulary

Materials

Material for the course on Moodle.
The material will be provided by the teacher.

Teaching methods

- contact lessons, spoken and written exercises, group and pair work

- independent learning

Exam schedules

Written exam in virtual Exam-room at the end of the course.
A failed exam can be retaken twice.

Student workload

54 h.
Necessary amount of Independent studying and training in addition to the contact lessons.

Further information

Skills demonstration not possible.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has a one-sided command of the basic vocabulary and grammar.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has a fairly good command of the vocabulary of standard language. The student uses basic structures of the language almost without mistakes.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has a good command of vocabulary and uses structures fluently.

Assessment methods and criteria

The course is assessed pass/fail.

Written exam and exercises.
Students have to pass the exam and exercises.

Enrollment

24.08.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

20.11.2023 - 25.02.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

16 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Marita Viljanmaa
  • Tiina Välimäki
  • Noora Kivimäki
Student groups
  • RAK22

Objective

Students are able to
- plan their studies in accordance with their own career plans
- develop their job seeking skills in different ways
- identify their own career opportunities
- anticipate the changing needs of working life
- identify the effects of multiculturalism and globalisation on working life and interaction
- function in an international operational environment and make use of international networks
- plan their personal internationalisation in studies and working life

Content

- rules of working life and working life skills
- anticipating the needs of future working life
- career planning and job seeking skills
- goal-oriented planning of studies from the viewpoint of the student’s own career plans
- personal internationalisation planning
- opportunities of study and training abroad
- international operational environment and multiculturalism
- international networks

Materials

Online material will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Teaching methods

Contact lessons, lectures
Independent study: exercises
Written and spoken assignments

Student workload

54 h

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

x

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass: The student participates in the classes of the course and shows the knowledge and skills listed in the learning outcomes in class and/or by completing the required course assignments.

Fail: The student does not reach the learning outcomes of the course and is not able to show required knowledge and skills

Assessment methods and criteria

- active participation in lessons
- written and spoken Moodle assignments and tests

Qualifications

Course: Studying in an University of Applied Sciences
Recommended optional programme components:
The student advisor will recommend optional programme components for each student based on their individual study plan.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 15.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

16 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
Teachers
  • Anna Vierula
Student groups
  • RAK23
    Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering

Objective

The student can
- act adequately in different public presentation and group communication situations
- act in interactive situations in digital environments, too
- analyse and assess communication skills as part of professional growth
- produce formal style text and apply SeAMK’s Instructions for Written Work

Content

- Communication style analysis
- Public presentation skills and interaction
- Group communication skills (e.g., meetings and negotiations, incl. online)
- Principles of a digital environment and interaction
- Production of formal style texts
- SeAMK’s Instructions for Written Work

Materials

- Material provided by the teacher
- Juholin, E. (2022). Communicare! Ota viestinnän ilmiöt ja strategiat haltuun (8. uud. p.). Infor / Management Institute of Finland MIF.
- SeAMK's Instructions for Written Work https://seamk.libguides.com/KirjallistenToidenOhje
- Kielitoimiston ohjepankki (Kotus) http://www.kielitoimistonohjepankki.fi/
- Kielijelppi http://www.kielijelppi.fi/
- Opintokeskus Sivis https://www.kokouskaytannot.fi/

Teaching methods

Contact lessons
Independent study: data acquisition and exercises
Written and spoken individual and group assignments
Online exams

Completion alternatives

Demonstrations of competencies

Student workload

108 h, including 26 h contact learning

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student can communicate in a sender-focused manner: they cannot pay sufficient attention to the goal, receiver, or situation. Text structure is incoherent and illogical, and argumentation is biased and scarce. Illustration is limited and irrelevant. The student can only assess their communication from the perspective of the sender of the message. They recognise the principles of digital communication only partially.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

In their communication, the student can only partially pay attention to the goal, situation, and the receiver of the message. Can maintain interaction in communication. Recognises to some extent the cultural-specific character of communication. Can take the principles of digital communication into account. Text structure is mainly clear and consistent, and argumentation is varied and trustworthy. Illustration is adequate. The student can assess their communication to some extent and partly in a realistic way.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

In their communication, the student can pay attention to the goal, situation, and the receiver of the message in a commendable and convincing manner, they can act responsibly and according to the agreed principles. Interaction in communication is very skilful. Can recognise the cultural-specific character of communication. Masters the policies of digital communication and can apply them. Text structure is typical of the genre, text is logical, clear, coherent, and argumentation is varied, unbiased, and convincing. consistent, and argumentation is varied and trustworthy. Illustration is adequate, efficient, and thought-out. The student can assess their own communication in a varied and realistic way from the perspective of the goal, purpose, receiver, and their own professional field.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and spoken assignments
Online exams
Active participation in the assignments and submitting the assignments on time
Self assessment
Peer assessment

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

4 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

4 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
  • Degree Programme in Food and Hospitality
  • Bachelor of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Automation Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Food Processing and Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Health Care, Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Social Services and Health Care, Applied Gerontology
Teachers
  • Saija Råtts
Student groups
  • MPK24
    Bachelor of Business Administration, SME Business Management

Objective

The student can
- act adequately in different public presentation and group communication situations
- act in interactive situations in digital environments, too
- analyse and assess communication skills as part of professional growth
- produce formal style text and apply SeAMK’s Instructions for Written Work

Content

- Communication style analysis
- Public presentation skills and interaction
- Group communication skills (e.g., meetings and negotiations, incl. online)
- Principles of a digital environment and interaction
- Production of formal style texts
- SeAMK’s Instructions for Written Work

Materials

Other materials provided by lecturer and
- Verkkomateriaali esim. Kirjoittajan ABC (http://webcgi.oulu.fi/oykk/abc/)
- Kielijelppi (http://www.kielijelppi.fi/),
- Kielikompassi https://kielikompassi.jyu.fi/opetus/kirjoitus/kirjoituskurssi/index.shtml https://kielikompassi.jyu.fi/uploads/document_userfiles/kokoustekn/
- SeAMKin kirjallisten töiden APA -ohje
- Juholin, E. (2022). Communicare: Ota viestinnän strategia ja ilmiöt haltuun. MIF / Infor.

Teaching methods

Online learning, includes timebased online sessions. Flipped learning.

Student workload

4 ects, totally 108 h
Lectures and online materials ca 20 h
Independent study and assignments ca 50 h
Exams and materials ca 20 h
Other materials ca 20 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student can communicate in a sender-focused manner: they cannot pay sufficient attention to the goal, receiver, or situation. Text structure is incoherent and illogical, and argumentation is biased and scarce. Illustration is limited and irrelevant. The student can only assess their communication from the perspective of the sender of the message. They recognise the principles of digital communication only partially.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

In their communication, the student can only partially pay attention to the goal, situation, and the receiver of the message. Can maintain interaction in communication. Recognises to some extent the cultural-specific character of communication. Can take the principles of digital communication into account. Text structure is mainly clear and consistent, and argumentation is varied and trustworthy. Illustration is adequate. The student can assess their communication to some extent and partly in a realistic way.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

In their communication, the student can pay attention to the goal, situation, and the receiver of the message in a commendable and convincing manner, they can act responsibly and according to the agreed principles. Interaction in communication is very skilful. Can recognise the cultural-specific character of communication. Masters the policies of digital communication and can apply them. Text structure is typical of the genre, text is logical, clear, coherent, and argumentation is varied, unbiased, and convincing. consistent, and argumentation is varied and trustworthy. Illustration is adequate, efficient, and thought-out. The student can assess their own communication in a varied and realistic way from the perspective of the goal, purpose, receiver, and their own professional field.

Assessment methods and criteria

Online exams
Spoken and written assignments.