Degree Programme in Construction Site Management
Bachelor of Engineering, 210 ECTS

Bachelor of Construction Management

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Name of the Degree Programme

Degree Programme in Construction Site Management


Building Construction

Qualification awarded

Bachelor of Construction Management

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

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 and
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.

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.

The arrangements are based on the general RPL guidelines established at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Qualification requirements and regulations (incl. graduation requirements)

Please see the websites and

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

Pedagogical approach and learning environment

Work and require the expertise of a worker more and more data acquisition and data processing skills, teamwork skills, problem solving skills, continuous learning and the ability to combine different types of knowledge in practical work. Construction Site Management training emphasizes a constructivist view of learning in which students play an active role and a private world of experience is an important part of education. The teacher's task is to serve as a director of learning and study coordinator.

The course utilizes a variety of learning strategies to support the student's professional development and working life skills and vocational skills. Study includes group work, expert lectures, laboratory exercises, company visits, assignments and practical training.

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. Jobs are provided by construction companies, building product industry, real estate and public sector organizations. Employment in the construction is excellent, especially since the work of the leaders are in short supply.

Occupational profiles

Degree Programme in Construction Management aim is to provide the capability to construction work management. The training emphasize in labor management and site engineering.

Tasks consists of all kinds of construction work management and production planning functions. This requires a building production professional, technical and financial expertise.

Construction Site Manager works in cooperation with other parties in the construction project and is able to plan and manage new and existing construction execution drawings and specifications on the basis of taking into account the needs of the customer. He can also operate in other positions, as well as the construction of the property's maintenance expert. Foreman, he leads various phases of the construction site and is responsible for ensuring that the work is carried out in accordance with the provisions. The job also includes work safety, schedule, quality and cost issues, as well as construction of environmental issues.

Building the Master can become a foreman in charge, the building administrator, building inspector or site manager. Construction managers have also established many significant construction companies.

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


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

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.

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).

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

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

Graduation requirements

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

Mode of study

Full time studies except in the adult education group where studies are multiform (part-time).

Head of degree programme

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

Student counsellor

Marita Viljanmaa, 040 830 2192, marita.viljanmaa(at)

Coordination of international mobility

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

Student services

Tel. +358 20 124 5055, studentservices(at)

Coordination of Practical Training

Marita Viljanmaa, 040 830 2192, marita.viljanmaa(at)

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.

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.

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.

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.