Curricula 2015–

D = full-time studies
F = part-time studies

Degree Programme in Construction Engineering, Raasepori (240 cr)

English translation, degree programme conducted in swedish.
Degree: Bachelor of Engineering
Qualification title: Bachelor of Engineering
Duration of studies: 4 years
Study type: Full-timeFull-time
CodeNameCr/year/total
Realization plans
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Gru

Core studies

45 cr
BYE14SK3363 15 cr
RB14SV01

Swedish



The student
* can communicate coherently and in a professional manner both orally and in writing, in a work context
* demonstrates appropriate knowledge of the process of academic writing and a correct use of references
* can use different channels to retrieve information and compile reports according to the standard form and layout
1
3    3 cr
RB14FI01

Finnish



The student
* demonstrates ability to communicate in a natural and professional manner, in speaking as well as writing, in a work context, including customer service.
* demonstrates proficiency in the terminology of the field and is able to benefit from research and literature in his/her professional development
* shows such skills in the Finnish language as are in accordance with the Act on the Knowledge of Languages Required of Personnel in Public Bodies (424/2003). This means that the student must show satisfactory (grade 1, 2 or 3) or good (grade 4 or 5) skills in speaking and writing Finnish. Written and oral skills are assessed separately.
1
 3   3 cr
RB14EN01

English



The student
* shows the ability to communicate in a professional manner in a work context in speaking as well as writing
* is familiar with essential terminology within his/her field and is able to benefit from professional literature
* has a positive attitude to developing his/her receptive and productive language skills and is familiar with the relevant tools
* is aware of cultural differences in international contexts
1
  3  3 cr
BYE14FM01

Research Methodology



The student is expected to know that there are different approaches to knowledge and be familiar with the most common research methods used in a few different fields of science. The student is expected to be able to develop and specify problems and embed them in an engineer’s frame of reference involving earlier practical and theoretical knowledge within the student’s field of competence. Furthermore, the student must be able to make a plan for his/her own research or development work and assess the quality of such work as well as research reports.
1
  3  3 cr
BYE14SK01

Statistical Methods, Documentation and Writing



The student is able to:
* document in a written form own research, development and analysis of data within the field of construction
* understand the meaning of statistics, statistical methods and probability
* perform basic statistical calculations including unreliability based on measured and calculated data and present the material graphically
1
   3 3 cr
BYE14BP12 3  15 cr
RB14IN01

Introduction to Academic Studies



The student
* is familiar with his/her UAS and Campus
* is aware of the gain of activating methods of learning
* can reflect on his/her studies and future plans and is aware of his/her individual learning style
* can plan and follow up his/her studies
* can generate new knowledge and create personal learning environments and share knowledge with others
* can reflect on life-long learning within the profession
* can retrieve and critically view information
1
3    3 cr
BYE14IK01

ICT



The student has a good command of
* the IT services of the own institution as well as the utilities needed in work and studies for compiling written assignments, analysing data and reporting projects
* file handling
* the word processing programs used for creating and handling standard documents, official letters and reports
* the word processing programs used for creating and handling long documents including e.g. a list of contents and a reference list
* spreadsheet programs needed to handle calculations including formulae, functions and charts
* programs for presentation graphics used for making presentations.
1
3    3 cr
BYE14BP01

Project Building Wooden Structures



The student:
* can plan, implement and evaluate a project of building a wooden structure
* is familiar with the professional field of construction
* can use tools applicable in project planning and project management
* is familiar with teambuilding and -development
* can work in groups and teams with individuals regardless of their background
* is familiar with the role and the responsibilities of a team leader
* is familiar with the most common construction and frame materials used in Finland and has experience of work in construction engineering as well as methods used for simple wooden structures
* understands how the choice of materials affects the design of the construction.
1
6    6 cr
BYE14BP02

Starting och Running Your Own Business



The student:
* is expected to have sufficient basic knowledge of business administration and understanding of the field of construction to be able to establish and run his/her own business including administration and a conscious risk management.
1
  3  3 cr
BYE14MA96   15 cr
BYE14MA01

Functions and Equations 1



The student
* knows how to use the four fundamental rules of arithmetic for the calculation and simplification of basic mathematical expressions and is able to solve simple first and second grade equations
* is able to solve linear systems of equations algebraically and graphically
* knows first and second grade equations and their characteristics
* knows the basics of MathCad
1
3    3 cr
BYE14MA02

Geometry and Vectors



The student
* knows how to solve basic geometric problems
* knows how to use the trigonometry of triangles
* knows how to perform basic vector operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication using scalars, scalar products and cross products)
* knows the trigonometric functions and is able to solve similar simple equations
* is able to formulate and solve more complicated problems mathematically
* knows how to use the mathematical tools dealt with on the course in an innovative manner when solving problems in new situations
1
3    3 cr
BYE14MA03

Functions and equations 2



The student
* is able to solve first and second grade inequalities
* is able to solve higher grade equations and is familiar with their characteristics
* is familiar with the characteristics of the most common nonlinear functions and is able to solve simple equations of this type
* is familiar with equations of conic section
* is able to formulate and solve more complicated problems mathematically
* knows how to use the mathematical tools dealt with on the course in an innovative manner when solving problems in new situations
1
3    3 cr
BYE14MA04

Applied differential and integral calculus



The student

* knows how to differentiate elementary functions and apply them to standard problems
* Knows how to integrate elementary functions and apply them to standard problems
* is able to formulate and solve more complicated problems mathematically
* knows how to use the mathematical tools dealt with on the course in an innovative manner in solving problems in new situations
1
 3   3 cr
BYE14MA05

Linear Algebra



The student
* knows how to perform basic matrix operations and calculate determinants
* knows basic linear transformations
* is able to calculate a linear regression model based on given data.
1
 3   3 cr
Yrk

Professional studies

81 cr
BYE14BT24    24 cr
BYE14BT01

Soil Mechanics and Foundations



The student:
* understands the importance of geotechnology in all construction work
* is aware of how the substructure is made and how it behaves when the foundation is laid
* understands the importance of making a geotechnical survey in order to be able to choose a sustainable, environmentally sound and economical foundation laying method.
1
3    3 cr
BYE14BT02

Concrete Technology



The student:
* has an understanding of the importance of concrete technology from the point of view of construction planning
* is familiar with the fields and methods of application as well as construction types
* is familiar with the properties of concrete and knows the basic concepts largely used in concrete technology
* knows in broad outline the rules and regulations concerning concrete construction
* demonstrates an understanding of the importance of concrete technology from a technical and financial perspective.
1
6    6 cr
BYE14BT03

Building Materials and Techniques



The student:
* understands the prospects and limitations of different building materials and is familiar with the most common building materials used in Finland
* understands how the choice of materials affects the design of a building
1
6    6 cr
BYE14BT04

Introduction to Structural Design



The student:
* is familiar with and can apply the basics of structural design for buildings.
1
3    3 cr
BYE14BT05

Introductory Work Safety and Construction Law



The student
* has a basic knowledge of the laws of construction and work safety
* knows how to apply laws, acts and regulations regarding planning, granting building and other permits and the performing of construction work.
1
3    3 cr
BYE14BT06

Basic Physics for Construction



The student:
* can use SI units and convert units
* understands what the characteristics of saturated vapour, relative humidity critical pressure and temperature and of triple point mean and their effect on buildings
* understands the meaning of and is able to perform simple calculations with reference to the thermal elongation of rigid bodies
* understands the meaning of thermal insulation and heat transfer
* is able to perform basic calculations on the thermal insulation capacity of a construction
1
3    3 cr
BYE14BH 30   30 cr
BYE14BH01

Building Physics in Housing Production



The student:
* is aware of and understands requirements related to building physics on building structures and entire buildings, and which aspects are particularly important to take into account in construction work.
* understands the characteristics of different forms and sources of energy
1
 3   3 cr
BYE14BH02

Building Design



The student:
* possesses knowledge of the measurements for residential facilities
* knows how to deal with building permit documents and draw both by hand and by using AutoCAD
* knows how a project should be presented and what information the main drawings should contain.
1
 6   6 cr
BYE14BH03

AutoCAD Drawing



The student:
* knows the basic commands in AutoCAD
* knows how to plan and visualise with the help of AutoCAD by making more simple drawings of buildings and structures for detached houses.
1
 3   3 cr
BYE14BH04

Foundation Engineering



The student:
* possesses a deeper understanding of the interaction between the foundation and the substructure
* has adequate knowledge of laying foundations for the dimensioning of structures.
1
 3   3 cr
BYE14BH05

Concrete and Masonry Structures 1



The student:
* has adequate knowledge of dimensioning and calculating smaller concrete and masonry structures in order to be able to choose a sustainable, environmentally sound and economical construction alternative for a residential building.
1
 6   6 cr
BYE14BH06

Wooden Structures 1



The student:
* is familiar with the most common options of wooden building and wooden frames used in Finland
* knows how the choice of materials affects the design of the structures
* knows how to apply the knowledge of structural design with the help of AutoCAD in order to choose a sustainable, environmentally sound and economical construction alternative.
1
 3   3 cr
BYE14BH07

Steel Structures 1



The student:
* has an idea of the importance of steel as a construction material in buildings
* is familiar with the fields and methods of using steel as well as its types of structure
* is familiar with the properties of steel and knows the basic concepts used in steel technology on a general basis
* is on a general basis familiar with the regulations regarding steel structures and dimensioning in accordance with Eurocode 3.
1
 3   3 cr
BYE14BH08

Cost Calculation



The student:
* has an overall picture of how and in which stage the costs of a building project accumulate and what cost calculations consist of
* knows how to estimate the costs of a smaller building project of a simple outbuilding or part of a residential building.
1
 3   3 cr
BYE14BM 9   9 cr
BYE14BM01

Structural Statics



The student:
* has a good command of the basics of dimensioning and adequate previous knowledge for the following course in structural mechanics
* knows how to calculate force magnitudes with the emphasis on the balance principle.
1
 3   3 cr
BYE14BM02

Structural Mechanics 1



The student:
* understands the problems related to structural mechanics
* acquires a good command of the primary elements in structural mechanics as tools for future courses and work tasks.
1
 3   3 cr
BYE14BM03

Mechanics of Materials 1



The student:
* has a good command of the basics of the mechanics of materials
* knows how to do simple dimensioning calculations for typical frame units used in buildings
* knows how to identify the risks connected with strength in different bearing structures.
1
 3   3 cr
BYE14BR  18  18 cr
BYE14BR01

Building Surveying and Plan for Maintenance



The student
* understands the meaning of the built environment for man and society as well as the importance of building conservation in the management of the built environment
* has deepened his/her knowledge of the principal building materials and construction solutions as well as the cost structure of a renovation project
* knows how to survey old properties and plan complementary building parts.
1
  3  3 cr
BYE14BR02

Investment Calculation



The student:
* knows how to make investment calculations including life cycle analyses for construction engineering work and renovations as well as entire building projects.
1
  3  3 cr
BYE14BR03

Technical and Physical Measurements in Buildings



The student
- knows and can perform common building physical and technical tests
- can write a report from the building investigation and retrieve relevant comparison values from literature
- can find conclusions from the measurements and comparison values and knows how the accurateness in the measuring influences reliability of the result
1
  3  3 cr
BYE14BR04

Indoor Climate and HEPAC



The student:
* is familiar with the principles of the function and placing of installation and automation technology in order to take them into account in structural design, building and work management.
1
  3  3 cr
BYE14BR05

Construction Chemistry



The student:
* is familiar with the health risks caused by asbestos and mould growth in connection with reconstruction work
* is aware of various ways of finding information and is able to use them
* knows which surveys should be conducted before a specific work phase commences
* is able to recognize harmful chemicals used in construction work
* knows which harmful dust particles occur in the air when reconstruction is done
* is able to quickly map out the presence of asbestos and mould in connection with reconstruction and to take swift measures to protect himself/herself and the employees.
1
  3  3 cr
BYE14BR06

Concrete Work



The student:
* is familiar with the most common methods used when planning and managing concrete work and understands why laboratory experiments with concrete are done
* knows how to do laboratory experiments with concrete and write lab reports.
1
  3  3 cr

Professional Studies: Structural Engineering

59 cr
BYE14PK  3020 50 cr
BYE14BA03

Project Management and Quality Assurance



The student:
* is familiar with the contract law in the organisation of a construction project
* is familiar with the quality criteria and the occupational safety requirements in the building sector and knows how to apply them
* knows how to organise and perform project management and quality assurance of commissions in structural engineering and construction projects using contracting documents.
1
  3  3 cr
BYE14BA02

Building Information Modeling



The student:
* has a basic knowledge of and is able to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D modelling of ordinary buildings
* is able to work in teams using BIM to enhance efficiency, both in structural and site planning and production, of building projects
1
  3  3 cr
BYE14PK01

Environmental Engineering and Soil Mechanics



The student:
* has a deeper understanding of the interaction between constructions - separate buildings as well as municipal engineering - and substructure
* has knowledge of different methods for the laying of foundations, ground and soil reinforcement and geotechnical calculations of bearing strength of the ground, consolidation and pressure
1
  3  3 cr
BYE14PK02

Foundations



The student:
* has a deeper understanding of the interaction between constructions and substructure
* has sufficient knowledge of the laying of foundations, ground and soil for the dimensioning of basements and more demanding foundation structures.
1
  6  6 cr
BYE14PK03

Concrete Structures 2



The student:
* is able to work in a structural design team for the planning of concrete structures as well as foundations of ordinary and more demanding buildings according to Eurocode 2 and according to the national Land Use and Building Act § 120 d and e (17.1.2014/41) normal and difficult tasks
* is also able to use building information modelling (BIM) techniques in the design phase.
1
  6  6 cr
BYE14PK04

Wooden Structures 2



The student:
* is able to work in a structural design team for the planning of ordinary and more demanding wooden structures according to Eurocode 5 and according to the national Land Use and Building Act § 120 d and e (17.1.2014/41) normal and difficult tasks
* is also able to use building information modeling (BIM) techniques in the design phase.
1
   6 6 cr
BYE14PK05

Steel Structures 2



The student:
* knows how steel structures are planned, realised and maintained
* possesses adequate knowledge of the properties and use of structural steel and has a good command of dimensioning according to Eurocode 3 and according to the national Land Use and Building Act § 120 d and e (17.1.2014/41) normal and difficult tasks
* is also able to use building information modeling (BIM) techniques in the design phase.
1
   6 6 cr
BYE14PK06

Community Development and Infrastructure



The student:
* is familiar with the meaning of the concepts infrastructure and road and street construction, community development and municipal engineering as well as their importance in society and connection with environmental issues
* is familiar with the basic functioning and planning principles related to traffic infrastructure
* has elementary skills in planning simple constructions related to community development, municipal environmental engineering (e.g. small sewage treatment works for rural areas) taking sustainability, environmental aspects and economical factors into account.
* possesses elementary skills required for participating in the realisation of road and street construction projects taking sustainability, environmental aspects and economic factors into account
1
   3 3 cr
BYE14PK07

International Construction Engineering



The student
* is familiar at an international level with the professional field of construction and civil engineering, tasks and categories of employers and companies
* is able to work independently and take responsibility as a team member in the workplace community at an international company in the field of construction and civil engineering
* has ability to solve problems and find alternative solutions
1
   5 5 cr
BYE14PK08

Structural Engineering at an Engineering Office



The student:
* has a realistic understanding of the scope of construction engineering of buildings and construction projects based on basic theoretical knowledge and practical individual own experience of the tasks from a larger engineering office
* knows how to schedule construction engineering tasks and understands its importance with reference to the final outcome and overall economy
* knows how to implement proper work safety on a larger building site
* is able to work independently and take responsibility as a team member in the workplace community
* has the ability to solve problems and find alternative solutions
1
  9  9 cr
BYE14MF  63 9 cr
BYE14MF01

Mechanics of Materials 2



The student:
* possesses adequate knowledge of the mechanics of materials in order to perform construction planning of bearing structures which comply with normal requirements in construction class 2 (degree of difficulty 2) as expressed in the National Building Code of Finland (part A2) and Eurocode and according to the national Land Use and Building Act § 120 d and e (17.1.2014/41) normal and difficult tasks
* can solve standard problems of mechanics of materials with numerical methods
* can solve equations, differentiate and integrate numerically using mathematical tools and software
1
  3  3 cr
BYE14MF02

Building Physics in Structural Design



The student:
* is expected to be able to work in a structural design team for the planning of buildings exposed to somewhat more demanding physical stresses than usual.
1
  3  3 cr
BYE14MF03

Structural Mechanics 2



The student:
* possesses adequate knowledge of structural mechanics in order to perform construction planning of bearing constructions which comply with normal requirements in construction class 2 (degree of difficulty 2) as expressed in the National Building Code of Finland (part A2) and Eurocode and according to the national Land Use and Building Act § 120 d and e (17.1.2014/41) normal and difficult tasks
* can solve standard problems in structural mechanics with numerical methods
* can solve equations, differentiate and integrate numerically using mathematical tools and software
1
   3 3 cr
Pra

Work placement

30 cr
BYE14PR1515   30 cr
BYE14PR01

General Internship 1



The student
* is familiar with the professional field of construction, tasks and categories of employers
* is able to work independently and has experience of versatile operations in a real work environment and is aware of the purpose of work safety
* is able to use proper terminology of the field
* is able to systematically report and reflect in standard form and layout over work experience, learning and the organization in which the internship is carried out
1
3    3 cr
BYE14PR02

General Internship 2



The student
* is able to work independently and take responsibility as a team member in the workplace community
* is able to show accuracy and reliability in his/her tasks as well as working hours
* has experience of versatile operations in a real work environment using safe and proper working methods, and is aware of the purpose of work safety
* has experience of the operation of building organisations, the allocation of work as well as social conditions
* is able to use proper terminology of the field (tools, machines, measuring instruments, professional titles, etc.) providing a basis for understanding the professional studies.
1
12    12 cr
BYE14PR03

Professional Internship 1



The student
* is familiar in detail with the professional field of construction, tasks and categories of employers
* is able to describe the importance of planning in the field of construction and the importance of productivity, profitability and company competitiveness
* is able to describe proper procedures for and the importance of proper work safety
* is able to use proper advanced terminology of the field
* is able to systematically report and reflect in standard form and layout over work experience, learning and the organization in which the internship is carried out
1
 3   3 cr
BYE14PR04

Professional Internship 2



The student
* understands the importance of productivity, profitability and company competitiveness
* realizes the importance of planning in in the field of construction
* has a wide experience of the working methods, machinery, devices and software as well as the versatile operations in a real work environment using appropriate working methods
* understands the mutual dependency of different operations
* has experience of different types of managerial and leadership skills and realizes the effect of performed work on development and society in a wider perspective
* develops his/her ability to solve problems and find alternative solutions.
1
 12   12 cr
Val

Elective Studies

10 cr
Lär

Degree Thesis

15 cr


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