The professors of the programme have prepared ready-made study paths, i.e. suggestions for how to select a meaningful set of courses for a certain specialisation. Please note that the study paths are only recommendations. Students are also free to create their own individual study path (for the structure of the programme, see Curriculum 2018-2020). Some of the study paths are designed to meet certain professional qualifications and in these cases the recommendations should be more strictly followed. Please note that the study paths generally cover both advanced and elective studies of your degree.


 Aging Management of Structures

Aging Management of Structures is a multidisciplinary field that concentrates on concrete technology, design of structures, building physics, and indoor environment technology. For Building Technology -students interested in an Aging Management of Structures career, we recommend the following path of studies.

Common studies (30 cr)

Advanced studies (30 cr)
                CIV-E2020 - Concrete Technology
                CIV-E2040 - Maintenance and Repair of Structures
                CIV-E4040 - Reinforced Concrete Structures
                CIV-E4050 - Prestressed and Composite Concrete Structures
                CIV-E3010 - Applied Building Physics and Design
                + One of the following:
                CIV-E2030 - Experimental Methods in Building Materials
                CIV-E3030 - Indoor Air Quality

Elective studies (30 cr)
Choose six courses from the list
                CIV-E2010 - Building Information Modelling in Construction
                CIV-E2050 - Operations Management in Construction
                CIV-E2060 - Production Technology of Concrete Structures
                CIV-E2070 - Strategic Management of Construction
                CIV-E3020 - Design of Energy Efficient Buildings
                CIV-E3040 - Indoor Environment Technology
                CIV-E4030 - Engineering Design Exercises
                CIV-E4060 - Steel Structures
                CIV-E4100 - Stability of Structures
                CIV-E4110 - Timber Engineering

Master’s Thesis (30 cr)

Start planning a thesis topic during your first year of studies.

Career possibilities

The suggested collection of courses provides sufficient contents for applying the Finnish Maintenance and repair of concrete structures designer qualification [1, 2], or Condition survey of concrete structures scientist qualification [3]. Note that completing these courses will not automatically lead to any formal recognition of Aging Management of Structures in your Master’s certificate.

Pre-requisites

You should preferably include the following topics already in your Bachelor degree

  1. RAK-C3003 - Tietoyhdennetty rakentaminen
  2. RAK-C3004 - Rakentamisen tekniikat

References:

  1. FISE Qualification of Professionals in Building, HVAC and Real Estate Sector in Finland. http://fise.fi/patevyyspalvelu/hae-patevyytta/suunnittelijat/betonirakenteiden-korjaussuunnittelija-materiaalitekninen-korjaus/ (cited in August 2, 2016).
  2. Ministry of Environment: Guide for the eligibility of designers of buildings. https://www.edilex.fi/data/rakentamismaaraykset/ym_ohje_2_601_2015.pdf (cited in August 3, 2016).
  3. FISE Qualification of Professionals in Building, HVAC and Real Estate Sector in Finland. http://fise.fi/patevyyspalvelu/hae-patevyytta/energia-ja-kuntoasiantuntijat/betonirakenteiden-kuntotutkija/(cited in August 2, 2016).
 Analysis and Simulation in Civil Engineering

Analysis and simulation is an area which is both classical and rapidly growing in the field of civil engineering, touching practically each subfield of building technology. Hand calculations and experimental test are nowadays mostly replaced by computer-aided engineering analysis and simulation tools which require solid understanding of mathematics and physics combined with engineering design and analysis principles as well as software skills.

Career prospects

Following the suggested course collections provides various career paths in different types of companies and institutes all over the world: from a structural designer and structural analysts to a simulation specialist within research and development in industries, institutes and academia.

Prerequisities

One should preferably include some of the following topics already in the Bachelor degree, although corresponding studies can be also included in MSc level elective studies:
MS-C1340 Lineaarialgebra ja differentiaaliyhtälöt (linear algebra and differential equations)
MS-C1650 Numeerinen analyysi (numerical analysis)
MS-C1350 Osittaisdifferentiaaliyhtälöt (partial differential equations)
CS-A1141 Data Structures and Algorithms
BSc Minor in Computation and Modelling in Engineering

Common studies (30 cr)

Advanced studies (30 cr)
CIV-E4090 Mechanics of plate and shell structures
CIV-E4010 Finite element methods in civil engineering
CIV-E4100 Stability of structures
CIV-E4080 Material modeling in civil engineering

+ two of the following courses:
CIV-E3050 Fire dynamics and simulation
CIV-E4040 Reinforced concrete structures
CIV-E4060 Steel structures
CIV-E4120 Timber structures

Elective studies (30 cr)
Six courses from the following:
CIV-E3050 Fire dynamics and simulation
CIV-E4040 Reinforced concrete structures
CIV-E4050 Prestressed and composite concrete structures
CIV-E4060 Steel structures
CIV-E4020 Design of bridges
CIV-E4120 Timber structures
CIV-E3010 Applied building physics and design
CIV-E4070 Composite steel structures
CIV-E4030 Engineering design exercises
CIV-E Special Assignment or Project Work (on a topic related to your Master’s Thesis)
MEC-E1040 Dynamics of structures
MEC-E1020 Fluid dynamics
EEN-E2001 Computational fluid dynamics
MS-E1653 Finite element method

Master’s Thesis (30 cr)

 Building Physics

The study path covers a range of multidisciplinary topics connected to building physics. The objective is to acquire new knowledge and design methods for sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy built environment with a focus on physical performance in buildings. The study path, together with other offered courses, fulfills the needs for qualified competence: academic researchers and professional designers with relevant experience e.g.
http://www.ym.fi/fi-FI/Maankaytto_ja_rakentaminen/Lainsaadanto_ja_ohjeet/Rakentamismaarayskokoelma

http://fise.fi/patevyyspalvelu/hae-patevyytta/suunnittelijat/rakennusfysiikan-suunnittelija/

The following courses are recommended in the study path:

Common studies (30 cr)

Advanced studies (30 cr)

CIV-E2040 Maintenance and repair of structures
CIV-E3010 Applied building physics and design
CIV-E3020 Design of energy efficient buildings
CIV-E3040 Indoor environment technology
CIV-E3050 Fire dynamics and simulation
CIV-E4080 Material modelling in civil engineering

Elective studies (30 cr, select 6 courses below)       

Computer, Communication and Information Sciences
CS-E5510 Room acoustics
CS-E5500 Acoustical measurements

Automation and Electrical Engineering
ELEC-E8700 Principles and fundamentals of lighting
ELEC-E8701 Lighting technology and applications

Building technology
CIV-E2010 Building information modelling in construction
CIV-E4040 Reinforced Concrete Structures
CIV-E4060 Steel structures
CIV-E4110 Timber engineering

Energy Technology
MEC-E1020 Fluid dynamics
EEN-E2004 Mass transfer
EEN-E4003 Ventilation and air conditioning systems
EEN-E4007 Building energy optimization
EEN-E4005 Sustainable building energy systems

Architecture
ARK-E3505 Sustainable Building Design

Applied Physics
PHYS-E6570 Solar energy engineering

Master’s Thesis (30 cr)

Start planning your thesis topic during your first year of studies.

 Construction management

Construction management is a practice-oriented field that integrates the building technology with social sciences, such as operations management, economics, and strategic management. In Finland, construction management experts are needed in various positions among clients and developers, construction agency organizations, and construction companies.  

The content of the study path is related to official requirements of construction managers (see more at: http://www.ril.fi/fi/patevyydet/rakennuttajat-rap-ja-raps.html)

Common studies (30 cr)

Advanced studies (30 cr)
CIV-E2050 Operations Management in Construction
CIV-E2070 Strategic Management in Construction
CIV-E2010 Building Information Modelling in Construction
CIV-E2060 Production Technology of Concrete Structures
CIV-E3020 Design of Energy Efficient Buildings
CIV-E3040 Indoor Environment Technology

Elective studies (30 cr) 
Choose six courses from the list:

CIV-E3020 Design of Energy Efficient Buildings
CIV-E3040 Indoor Environment Technology
TU-E2040 Management of External Resources
TU-E6110 Management of Networked Business Processes
TU-E2030 Advanced Project-based Management
TU-E2020 Advanced Operations Management
TU-E2120 Project Business
TU-E2010 Industrial Service Operations
CIV-5000 Special Assignment in Building Technology

Real Estate Economics courses
(if pre-requirements are met. Please note also possible quotas.)
REC-E1010 Real Estate Economics
REC-E1030 Facility and Property Management
REC-E1050 Commercial Real Estate Markets and Analysis
REC-E3030 Property Development

Master’s Thesis (30 cr)

Start planning a thesis topic during your first study year.

Pre-requisites

You should preferably include the following topics already in your Bachelor degree

  1. TU-A1100 - Tuotantotalous 1
  2. TU-C3010 - Projektien suunnittelu ja ohjaus
 Design of Concrete Structures

The Design of Concrete Structures -study path offers students a comprehensive learning opportunity for engineering practices in concrete structures and also to get a theoretical competence required in Finland for designing exceptionally demanding concrete structures. The study path includes structural mechanics, concrete as a construction material, general principles of structural design including topics   related particularly to concrete structures, and representing the outcome of the design as drawings.  This study path also gives students possibility for learning to use contemporary design software.

Career opportunities
Upon successful completion of this study path, a student will be ready to perform design of concrete structures in practice and to pursue high level of academic degrees in the field of structural engineering. After the graduation and required professional experience, the courses listed can be used for applying for the certificate to design concrete structures in Finland (1).

Pre-requisites
You should preferably include the following topics already in your Bachelor degree

  1. KIR-C2004 Materiaalitekniikka, Materials Science and Engineering
  2. KJR-C2001 Kiinteän aineen mekaniikan perusteet, Foundations of Solid Mechanics
  3. ENG-A1001 Tietokoneavusteiset työkalut insinööritieteissä, Computer-aided tools in engineering
  4. KJR-C1001 Statiikka ja dynamiikka, Statics and Dynamics
  5. KJR-C2001 Kontinuumimekaniikan perusteet, Foundations of Solid Mechanics

List of courses
The courses bolded in the table are necessary for the competence. The formal requirement of FISE /1/ is that studies should include 45 credit points of courses supporting the design of concrete structures. Of these 45 credit points 20 credit points are to be directed structural mechanics and 25 credit points of the courses shall be taken from the field of structural design of concrete structures and concrete material technology.

Common studies (30 cr)

CIV-E1010 Building materials
CIV-E1020 Mechanics of Beam and Frame Structures
CIV-E1030 Fundamentals of Structural Design
CIV-E1040 Construction Management
CIV-E1050 Heat and Mass Transfer in Buildings
CIV-E1060 Engineering Computation and Simulation

Advanced studies (30 cr)

CIV-E4090  Mechanics of Plate and Shell Structures
CIV-E4100  Stability of Structures
CIV-E4010  Finite Element Methods in Civil Engineering
CIV-E4040  Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
CIV-E4050  Prestressed and Precast Concrete Structures
CIV-E4030  Engineering Design Exercises

Elective studies (30 cr)

CIV-E2020 Concrete Technology
CIV-E2060 Production Technology of Concrete Structures

In addition four courses may be taken from the list below but other choices are also possible

CIV-E2030 Experimental Methods in Building Materials
CIV-E2040 Maintenance and Repair of Structures
CIV-E4080 Materials Modelling in Civil Engineering
CIV-E4020 Design of Bridges
GEO-E2080 Foundation Engineering and Ground Improvement
CIV-E4060 Steel Structures
CIV-E4070 Composite Steel Structures
CIV-E4110  Timber Engineering
CIV-E4120  Timber Structures

Master’s Thesis (30 cr)

Start planning a thesis topic during your first year of studies.

References

  1. FISE Qualification of Professionals in Building, HVAC and Real Estate Sector in Finland.
    http://fise.fi/patevyyspalvelu/hae-patevyytta/suunnittelijat/betonirakenteiden-suunnittelija/
    (cited in August 2, 2016).
 Design of Steel Structures

The study path offers students a comprehensive learning opportunity for engineering practice in steel structures. It covers structural mechanics, construction materials manufacturing and modelling, structural design principles particularly related to steel structures, and detailing of steel constructions. This study path also trains students with design project experience in steel structures and application of contemporary design software. Upon successful completion of this study path, a student will be ready to perform design of steel structures in a working environment and to pursue high level of academic degrees in the related field.

Career opportunities
Upon successful completion of this study path, a student will be ready to perform design of steel structures in a working environment and to pursue high level of academic degrees in the related field. Although taking the courses does not lead to any formal qualification, the enlisted courses can be used, after the graduation, to apply for the steel structures designer’s certificate (1).

Pre-requisites
You should preferably include the following topics already in your Bachelor degree

  1. KIR-C2004 Materiaalitekniikka
  2. KJR-C2001 Kiinteän aineen mekaniikan perusteet
  3. ENG-A1001 Tietokoneavusteiset työkalut insinööritieteissä
  4. KJR-C1001 Statiikka ja dynamiikka (Statics and Dynamics)
  5. KJR-C2001 Kontinuumimekaniikan perusteet, (Fundamentals of Solid Mechanics)

List of courses

Common studies (30 cr)

Advanced studies (30 cr)
CIV-E4060 Steel Structures
CIV-E4070 Composite Steel Structures
CIV-E4030 Engineering Design Exercises
CIV-E4100 Stability of Structures
CIV-E4090 Mechanics of Plates and Shells
CIV-E4010 Finite Element Methods in Civil Engineering

Elective studies (30 cr)

MEC-E6002 Welding Technology and Design
MEC-E7002 Manufacturing Methods

Choose four courses from the list:
CIV-E3050  Fire Dynamics and Simulation
CIV-E2010  Building Information Modelling in Construction
CIV-E4080  Material Modelling in Civil Engineering
CIV-E4090  Mechanics of Plates and Shells
CIV-E4040  Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
CIV-E4050  Prestressed and Precast Concrete Structures
CIV-E4110  Timber Engineering
CIV-E4120  Timber Structures
CIV-E4020  Design of Bridges
CIV-E2040  Maintenance and Repair of Structures
GEO-E2080 Foundation Engineering and Ground Improvement

Master’s Thesis (30 cr)

Start planning a thesis topic during your first year of studies.

References

  1. FISE Qualification of Professionals in Building, HVAC and Real Estate Sector in Finland: http://fise.fi/patevyyspalvelu/hae-patevyytta/suunnittelijat/terasrakenteiden-suunnittelija/ (cited in August 2, 2016).

More information: Senior University Lecturer Lu Wei

 Design of Wooden Structures

The Design of Wooden Structures (Timber Structures) study path offers students a comprehensive learning opportunity for engineering practice in timber structures. It covers structural mechanics, engineered wood products and other construction materials and structural design principles particularly related to timber structures. This study path also trains students with a design project in timber structures.

Career opportunities
Upon successful completion of this study path, the student will be ready to perform design of wooden structures in a working environment and to pursue high level of academic degrees in the related field. Although taking the courses does not lead to any formal qualification, the enlisted courses can be used, after the graduation, to apply for the wooden structures designer’s certificate (1).

List of courses
The formal requirement of FISE qualification is that studies should include 45 credit points of courses supporting the design of wooden structures. Of these 45 credit points 20 credit points is to be directed structural mechanics and 25 credit points of the courses shall be taken from the field of structural design of wooden structures and wooden material technology.

Common studies (30 cr)

Advanced studies (30 cr)

CIV-E4090  Mechanics of Plate and Shell Structures
CIV-E4100  Stability of Structures
CIV-E4010  Finite Element Methods in Civil Engineering
CIV-E4110  Timber Engineering
CIV-E4120  Timber Structures
CIV-E4030  Engineering Design Exercises

Elective studies (30 cr)

CHEM-E2105 Wood and Wood Products
CHEM-E2115 Wood Products: Application and performance

In addition four courses may be taken from the list below but other choices are also possible

CIV-E2010 Building Information Modelling in Construction
CIV-E3010 Applied building physics and design
CIV-E3020 Design of Energy Efficient Buildings
CIV-E3050 Fire Dynamics and Simulation
CIV-E3060 Fire and evacuation risk analysis
CIV-E4010 Finite Element Methods in Civil Engineering
CIV-E4020 Design of Bridges
CIV-E4040 Reinforced Concrete Structures
CIV-E4050 Prestressed and Precast Concrete Structures
CIV-E4060 Steel Structures
CIV-E4070 Composite steel structures
CIV-E4080 Material Modelling in Civil Engineering
CIV-E4090 Mechanics of Plates and Shells
CIV-E4100 Stability of Structures
ARK-E4000 Wood in Architecture and Construction

Master’s Thesis (30 cr)

Start planning a thesis topic during your first year of studies.

References

  1. FISE Qualification of Professionals in Building, HVAC and Real Estate Sector in Finland.
    http://fise.fi/patevyyspalvelu/hae-patevyytta/suunnittelijat/puurakenteiden-suunnittelija/
    (cited in August 2, 2016).
 Fire Safety Engineering

Fire safety engineering is a multidisciplinary field that integrates the building technology with fundamental sciences, such as mathematics and physics, and professional skills for e.g. fluid dynamics and behavioral sciences. In Finland, new experts are needed in the companies designing structures and fire safety systems, as well as among the authorities.

Career possibilities
The suggested collection of courses provides sufficient contents for applying the Finnish Fire safety designer qualification (Paloturvallisuussuunnittelija) [1]. Note that completing these courses will not lead to any formal recognition of Fire Safety Engineering in your Master’s certificate.

Common studies (30 cr)

Advanced studies (30 cr)
CIV-E3050 Fire dynamics and simulation
CIV-E3060 Fire and evacuation risk analysis
CIV-E4060 Steel structures
CIV-E4110 Timber engineering
+ Two of the following:
CIV-E3040 Indoor Environment Technology
CIV-E3010 Applied building physics and design
CIV-E4070 Composite steel structures
CIV-E4040 Reinforced Concrete Structures
CIV-E4120 Timber structures
CIV-E3020 Design of Energy Efficient Buildings

Elective studies (30 cr) 
Choose six courses from the list
MEC-E1020 Fluid Dynamics
EEN-E2003 Combustion
EEN-E2001 Computational Fluid Dynamics (includes tailored content for fire safety)
EEN-E4003 Ventilation and air-conditioning systems
MS-E2117 Riskianalyysi (Risk analysis)
MS-E2134 Decision making and problem solving
TU-E3150 Safety Management in Complex Sociotechnical Systems
MEC-E2009 Marine safety and risk
CHEM-E2105 Wood and wood products

Master’s Thesis (30 cr)
Start planning a thesis topic during your first year of studies.

Pre-requisites
You should preferably include the following topics already in your Bachelor degree

  1. MS-A0504 - First course in probability and statistics
  2. MS-A0501 - Todennäköisyyslaskennan ja tilastotieteen peruskurssi

References:

  1. FISE Qualification of Professionals in Building, HVAC and Real Estate Sector in Finland. http://fise.fi/patevyyspalvelu/hae-patevyytta/suunnittelijat/paloturvallisuussuunnittelija/ (cited in August 2, 2016).

More information: Professor Simo Hostikka

 Indoor Environment

The study path covers a range of multidisciplinary topics connected to indoor environment quality. The objective is to acquire new knowledge and design methods for sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy built environment with a focus on different indoor environment factors, such as on indoor air quality in buildings.

For Building Technology students interested in Indoor Environment quality we recommend the following path of studies. The courses have been selected to provide you with deeper understanding of e.g. indoor air quality, building physics, design of energy efficient buildings, indoor environment technology and maintenance and repair of structures. Note that completing these courses will not automatically lead to any formal recognition of Indoor environment/Indoor air quality in your Master’s certificate, but it offers courses you may include for different qualifications (e.g. RTA Rakennusterveysasiantuntija). E.g.:

http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/alkup/2015/20150545#Pidp3725360
http://www.ym.fi/fi-FI/Maankaytto_ja_rakentaminen/Lainsaadanto_ja_ohjeet/Rakentamismaarayskokoelma

http://fise.fi/patevyyspalvelu/hae-patevyytta/suunnittelijat/rakennusfysiikan-suunnittelija/

Common studies (30 cr)

Advanced studies (30 cr)
CIV-E3010 Applied building physics and design
CIV-E3020 Design of energy efficient buildings
CIV-E3030 Indoor air quality
CIV-E3040 Indoor environment technology
CIV-E2040 Maintenance and repair of structures
CIV-E2050 Operations management in construction

Elective studies (30 cr, select 6 courses below)

Energy Technology
EEN-E4002 Heating and cooling systems
EEN-E4003 Ventilation and air conditioning systems
EEN-E4001 Comfortable and healthy indoor environments

Computer, Communication and Information Sciences
CS-E5510 Room Acoustics
CS-E5500 Acoustical Measurements

Automation and Electrical Engineering
ELEC-E8700 Principles and fundamentals of lighting
ELEC-E8701 Lighting technology and applications
ELEC-E8702 Electrical installations in buildings
ELEC-E5640 Noise Control

School of Chemical Technology
CHEM-E2105, Wood and Wood Products

Master’s Thesis (30 cr)

Start planning a thesis topic during your first year of studies