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Master's Degree Programme in Construction

Degree:
Master of Engineering

Degree title:
Master of Engineering

Credits:
60 ects

Name of the Degree Programme

Master's Degree Programme in Construction

Specialisations

- Construction Engineering, Production

Qualification awarded

Degree: Master of Engineering.

The Master’s Degree Programme in Conctruction is a university of applied sciences degree with close ties to the working life. The programme grants graduates the same qualifications for job positions in the public sector as a master’s in an academic university.

Level of qualification

The degree programme leads to a higher education degree which is a second cycle Master-level degree in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). According to the eight-level classification of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) the degree represents level 7.

Specific admission requirements

Please see the websites www.opintopolku.fi and www.seamk.fi/haku.

On the websites, 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.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

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

Structure of the studies

Studies in structural design provide graduates with required competence based on theoretical studies. Teaching concentrates on designing according the Eurocode system (timber, steel and concrete structures), Structural Mechanics and Building Physics.

Studies in production provide graduates with competence in Project Management, Contracting, Business Economics and BIM.

Profile of the programme

The purpose of the programme is to enhance the expertise of professionals with adequete theoretical knowledge and to answer to the needs of the working life. The studies provide graduates with readiness to obtain the certification required by the authorities. The degree deepens and expands student’s knowledge of their profession and it is closely intertwined with the working life.

Pedagogical approach and learning environment

Socio constructivism.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (RPL)

The arrangements are based on the general RPL guidelines established at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences. Please see the website http://intra.seamk.fi/loader.aspx?id=0ef1a173-a85c-49b9-8329-bc89ce7d27ab.

Occupational profiles

The aim of the degree programme is to provide graduates with readiness to work in demanding duties in the field of construction.

Access to further studies

Eligible for doctoral studies.

Graduation requirements

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

Mode of study

This programme is a part of our adult education. Students attend part-time and teaching takes place through various modes on weekends (Fri. –Sat.). Part of the lessons will be held in distance learning.

Head of degree programme

Anne-Maria Aho
e-mail: anne-maria.aho(a)seamk.fi
Phone: +358 (0)40 830 4173

Petteri Mäkelä
email: petteri.makela(a)seamk.fi
Phone: +358(0)408302351

Student counsellor

Essi Hauta
e-mail: essi.hauta(a)seamk.fi
Phone: +358 (0)40 830 1262

Student services

Frami Campus. Tel.: +358 (0)20 124 5055, studentservices@seamk.fi

Master's Degree Programme in Construction

Master's Degree Programme in Construction

Enrollment

14.11.2022 - 15.01.2023

Timing

16.02.2023 - 13.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Master's Degree Programme in Construction
  • Master's Degree Programme in Technology Competence Management
Teachers
  • Tuulia Potka-Soininen
Student groups
  • YTOJ22
  • YRAK22

Objective

Students can evaluate the methods of financial management and can manage financial data in decision-making and control. Students will utilize financial planning and control methods in demanding management and consulting duties.

Content

- Financial planning and control
- Financial and strategic performance measurement
- Cost management
- Strategic accounting

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Student knows basics of the project management and project business. Student understands different goals of the project and can actively operate as a member of the project group to gain the goals.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

In addition to the previous, Student can apply project management skills and business in various situations. Student can operate so that the goals of the project will be taken into consideration both in planning and running project. Students understands meaning of the certain project for company´s business. Student can estimate and develop operation in project level.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

In addition to the previous; Student can widely take into consideration various goals of the project and can in demanding conditions choose relevant methods. Student can estimate and develop project operations also in company level.

Qualifications

No prerequisites.

Enrollment

16.04.2022 - 07.09.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 18.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Master's Degree Programme in Construction
Teachers
  • Petri Koistinen
Student groups
  • YRAK22

Objective

The student deepens the knowledge on the physical functions of structures concerning heat, moisture and sound and knows how to design complicated structures accordingly. The student knows how to model the physical functions in buildings using computer applications. The student also knows how to use various measuring techniques and devices. The student can control the design of the buildings that present a challenge from the point of view of building physics.

Content

Thermal and moisture flow in 2- and 3-dimensional space. Study of unstationary situations. The moisture behavior of materials and the impact of moisture on the properties of materials. Acoustics and vibration. Building physical measurements. Computer applications.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the physical functions of structures concerning heat, moisture and sound. The student knows how to model the physical functions in buildings using computer applications. The student also knows how to use various measuring techniques and devices.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student deepens the knowledge on the physical functions of structures concerning heat, moisture and sound and knows how to design structures accordingly. The student knows how to model the physical functions in buildings using computer applications. The student also knows how to use various measuring techniques and devices. The student can control the design of the buildings that present a challenge from the point of view of building physics.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student deepens the knowledge on the physical functions of structures concerning heat, moisture and sound and knows how to design demanding structures accordingly. The student knows how to model the physical functions in buildings using computer applications. The student masters the various measuring techniques and devices and can utilize them. The student can control the design of the buildings that present a challenge from the point of view of building physics.

Qualifications

-

Further information

-

Enrollment

16.04.2022 - 07.09.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 18.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Master's Degree Programme in Construction
Teachers
  • Timo Kuoppala
Student groups
  • YRAK22

Objective

The student is familiar with the basic principles of building project management and knows the prerequisites for a successful project. The student can draw up production plans related to the project management.

Content

Work safety, development of safety planning at a building site and follow-up systems for safety level. Quality management, integrated management system, quality plan for the site and task planning. Schedule management and development of schedule planning and schedule control. Coordination of work at the site, so-operation and commitment of project parties.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The Student knows the basics of the course.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the contents of the course well.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the contents of the course well and can apply his/her knowledge in practice.

Qualifications

-

Further information

-

Enrollment

16.04.2022 - 07.09.2022

Timing

29.10.2022 - 18.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Master's Degree Programme in Construction
Teachers
  • Paula Pihlaja
Student groups
  • YRAK22

Objective

The student knows the principles of contracting and objectives in building contracts. The student knows the principles of project development.

Content

Land acqusition and planning, models of financing and real estate investing, management of planning in project development. Design contract, piecework contracts and life cycle contract models. Responsibility of designers and head designer.

Materials

Kankainen, J. 2013. Rakennuttaminen. Rakennustieto Oy.

Talonrakennushankkeen kulku. RT 10-10387.

Rakennusurakan yleiset sopimusehdot. YSE 1998. RT 16-10660.

Liuksiala, A. 2013. Rakennussopimukset. Rakennustieto Oy.

Teaching methods

Blended learning, lectures and assignment.

Employer connections

-

Student workload

The student´s total work load is 135 h of which scheduled 30 h.

Further information

-

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The Student knows the basics of the course.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the contents of the course well.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the contents of the course well and can apply his/her knowledge in practice.

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam and written assignment.

Qualifications

-

Further information

-

Enrollment

16.04.2022 - 07.09.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 30.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Master's Degree Programme in Construction
Teachers
  • Pia-Mari Riihilahti
  • Petteri Mäkelä
  • Pasi Junell
Student groups
  • YRAK22

Objective

The student is able to distinguish and explain the similarities and differences of everyday/lay and scientific thinking. S/he is able to recognise and define targets for development, improvement and research in working life. S/he knows how to plan and implement a justified process of developing or researching.

Content

Similarities and differences in scientific and everyday/lay thinking.
Ctirical thinking and argumentation.
Critical observation of practical activities.
Making suitable questions for development and research.
Designing developmend and research processes that meet practical demands.
Theories of knowledge.
At least two different methods for development work, for example development as a process, research-based developmend, action research, evaluation research.

Materials

Material provided by the teacher
Hirsjärvi, S., Remes, P. & Sajavaara, P. 2016. Tutki ja kirjoita (earlier editions are ok)
Kananen, J. 2012. Kehittämistutkimus opinnäytetyönä : kehittämistutkimuksen kirjoittamisen käytännön opas

Teaching methods

Lectures, independent and group learning assignments

Student workload

5 cr = about 135 h hours of studying (includes contact time and independent work)

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has read all the materials used and accomplished the tasks according to instructions. S/he is able to name the basic principles of development and research and can explain the differences and similarities between development and research.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has thoroughly read all the materials used and studiously accomplished the tasks according to instructions. S/he is able to name the basic principles of development and research and shows ability in pointing out and evaluating different objects for development and research in everyday practices. Additionally s/he
can plan and implement development and research processes including reporting.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has thoroughly read all the materials used and studiously accomplished the tasks according to instructions. S/he is able to name the basic principles of development and research and knows what kind of development and research methods are suitable for different kind of topics. S/he shows ability in pointing out and evaluating different objects for development and research in everyday practices. Additionally s/he can plan and implement development and research processes including reporting, which is done logically and clearly so that a reader is able to follow and evaluate the process and results.

Assessment methods and criteria

Learning assignments, active participation online and during the lecture days

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The assignments have not been completed successfully.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The assignments have been completed, but the student has not understood the terminology.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The assignments have been completed successfully and the student has understood the terminology.

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

The assignments have been completed successfully and show excellent knowledge of the subject and terminolgy