VAMK, University of Applied Sciences
Curricula

I-RJ

I-RJ

Construction, Professional Master degree programme: The objective of the degree programme is to provide with abilities to work as an expert in stuctural design, construction management and renovation projects. The engineers will be able to work in leadership level jobs in versatile building construction tasks in local or international activities or as an independent entrepreneur. Graduates have a good chance for demanding expert and leadership positions. The education enables the capability to project management, manufacturing, property management and planning tasks in the working life.

2013-2014                       General Competencies Subject Specific Competencies
Starting time 2013 autumn                       Y1


Learning competence


- is able to self-evaluate one’s competences and define his/her development and learning needs
- recognises one’s learning style orientation and is able to conduct studies independently and develop one’s learning strategies
- is capable of collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams and working communities
- is able to operate in changing environments and to recognise and utilise available learning opportunities and scopes for action
- Is able to plan, organise and develop one’s own actions
Y2


Ethical competence


- is able to apply the value systems and ethical principles of the subject field in one’s conduct and tasks
- takes responsibility of one’s own actions and works according to the jointly agreed principles and measures
- Is able to apply the principles of sustainable development in one’s actions
- is able to take other people into account in one’s actions
Y3


Communicative and social competence


- is capable of listening to others and communicating in writing, speech and visually using different communicative styles
- is able to function in the communicative and interactive situations typical of the field
- understands the principles of group and teamwork and is able to work together with others in multidiciplinary teams
- is able to utilise information and communications technology at one’s work
Y4


Development competence


- is able to retrieve and analyse information of one’s subject field, to critically evaluate it and to perceive entities in a holistic way
- knows the basic principles and methods of research and development work and is able to conduct small-scale research and development projects applying the existing knowledge of the field
- knows the principles of project work and is able to work in projects
- adopts an initiative and proactive approach to work and is capable of problem solving and decision making at one’s work
- understands the principles of profitable and customer-focused operations and possesses entrepreneurial skills
Y5


Organisational and societal competence


- knows the socio-economic interdependence of the organisations in one’s subject field
- knows the possibilities of societal influencing for the development of one’s field
- knows the basic principles of organisational management and leadership and has abilities for supervision tasks
- knows the methods of working life and is able to operate in work communities
- is able to plan and organise activities
Y6


Internationalisation competence


- possesses spoken and written communicative competence at least in one foreign language necessary for one’s work and for professional development
- understands cultural differences and is able to work together with people coming from different cultural backgrounds
- is able to use international sources of information of his/her own field
- understands the effects and opportunities of internationalisation in one’s own field
  RT1


Competence for environmental impact and life cycle assesment


- is able to make life cycle assesments
- is able to asses the impacts of construction products
- life length estimation
- is able to manage buildings and property
RT2


Structural design competence


- is able to design construction structures with different materiaks
- is able to calculate statics of structures
- is able to design structural physics and chemistry
- knows the effects of other design areas (ARCH, HEPAC, GEOT.)
RT3


CAD competence


- is able to use CAD softwares for planning BIM-modells and plans.
- knows the procedures for information transfer between designers and contractors.
RT4


Construction management competence


- is able to manage building contruction
- is able to consider the customer needs
- is able to manage production planning
- is able to manage construction works combined with HEPAC works
- is able to manage quality and safety at work
RT5


Construction cost estimation competence


- is able to evaluate and manage construction project costs
- knows the basics of business economics and company analysis
RT6


Energy efficient contruction competence


- knows the principles for energy efficiency
- knows the factors which influence energy efficiency of buildings
- knows the importance of HEPAC technology for energy efficiency of buildings
- is able to make energy efficiency estimatimations and calculations
RT7

Renovation competence


- is able to manage renovation project
- knows the meaning of historical and aesthetical values of buildings
- knows the possibities in conservation
- knows the old materials, building methods and structures
- is able to evaluate the technical condition of buildings and plan renovation alternatives
  Construction Engineering (in Finnish), 60 cr, part-time                        
Annual Theme Code--> I-RJ-1

I-RJ-2

I-RJ-3

I-RJ-4

   CR                               
Study year --> 1.  2.  3.  4.                                   
Semester --> A S A S A S A S   Tot.                              
Code Stream / Study module 15 15 15 15           60                              
IRJ0000 COMMON PROFESSIONAL STUDIES                   10                              
IRJ0103 Leadership and Management 3                   x


Learning competence


- is able to self-evaluate one’s competences and define his/her development and learning needs
- recognises one’s learning style orientation and is able to conduct studies independently and develop one’s learning strategies
- is capable of collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams and working communities
- is able to operate in changing environments and to recognise and utilise available learning opportunities and scopes for action
- Is able to plan, organise and develop one’s own actions
  x


Communicative and social competence


- is capable of listening to others and communicating in writing, speech and visually using different communicative styles
- is able to function in the communicative and interactive situations typical of the field
- understands the principles of group and teamwork and is able to work together with others in multidiciplinary teams
- is able to utilise information and communications technology at one’s work
  x


Organisational and societal competence


- knows the socio-economic interdependence of the organisations in one’s subject field
- knows the possibilities of societal influencing for the development of one’s field
- knows the basic principles of organisational management and leadership and has abilities for supervision tasks
- knows the methods of working life and is able to operate in work communities
- is able to plan and organise activities
          x


Construction management competence


- is able to manage building contruction
- is able to consider the customer needs
- is able to manage production planning
- is able to manage construction works combined with HEPAC works
- is able to manage quality and safety at work
     
IRJ0104 Building Physics   5                               x


Competence for environmental impact and life cycle assesment


- is able to make life cycle assesments
- is able to asses the impacts of construction products
- life length estimation
- is able to manage buildings and property
x


Structural design competence


- is able to design construction structures with different materiaks
- is able to calculate statics of structures
- is able to design structural physics and chemistry
- knows the effects of other design areas (ARCH, HEPAC, GEOT.)
  x


Construction management competence


- is able to manage building contruction
- is able to consider the customer needs
- is able to manage production planning
- is able to manage construction works combined with HEPAC works
- is able to manage quality and safety at work
  x


Energy efficient contruction competence


- knows the principles for energy efficiency
- knows the factors which influence energy efficiency of buildings
- knows the importance of HEPAC technology for energy efficiency of buildings
- is able to make energy efficiency estimatimations and calculations
 
IRJ0105 Research Methods and Development Activities 2                       x


Communicative and social competence


- is capable of listening to others and communicating in writing, speech and visually using different communicative styles
- is able to function in the communicative and interactive situations typical of the field
- understands the principles of group and teamwork and is able to work together with others in multidiciplinary teams
- is able to utilise information and communications technology at one’s work
x


Development competence


- is able to retrieve and analyse information of one’s subject field, to critically evaluate it and to perceive entities in a holistic way
- knows the basic principles and methods of research and development work and is able to conduct small-scale research and development projects applying the existing knowledge of the field
- knows the principles of project work and is able to work in projects
- adopts an initiative and proactive approach to work and is capable of problem solving and decision making at one’s work
- understands the principles of profitable and customer-focused operations and possesses entrepreneurial skills
x


Organisational and societal competence


- knows the socio-economic interdependence of the organisations in one’s subject field
- knows the possibilities of societal influencing for the development of one’s field
- knows the basic principles of organisational management and leadership and has abilities for supervision tasks
- knows the methods of working life and is able to operate in work communities
- is able to plan and organise activities
x


Internationalisation competence


- possesses spoken and written communicative competence at least in one foreign language necessary for one’s work and for professional development
- understands cultural differences and is able to work together with people coming from different cultural backgrounds
- is able to use international sources of information of his/her own field
- understands the effects and opportunities of internationalisation in one’s own field
  x


Competence for environmental impact and life cycle assesment


- is able to make life cycle assesments
- is able to asses the impacts of construction products
- life length estimation
- is able to manage buildings and property
         
IRJ1001 ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES                   20                              
IRJ1110 Structural Engineering 10 10                                            
IRJ1111 Structural Mechanics 6                               x


Competence for environmental impact and life cycle assesment


- is able to make life cycle assesments
- is able to asses the impacts of construction products
- life length estimation
- is able to manage buildings and property
x


Structural design competence


- is able to design construction structures with different materiaks
- is able to calculate statics of structures
- is able to design structural physics and chemistry
- knows the effects of other design areas (ARCH, HEPAC, GEOT.)
x


CAD competence


- is able to use CAD softwares for planning BIM-modells and plans.
- knows the procedures for information transfer between designers and contractors.
     
IRJ1112 Concrete Structures 4                               x


Competence for environmental impact and life cycle assesment


- is able to make life cycle assesments
- is able to asses the impacts of construction products
- life length estimation
- is able to manage buildings and property
x


Structural design competence


- is able to design construction structures with different materiaks
- is able to calculate statics of structures
- is able to design structural physics and chemistry
- knows the effects of other design areas (ARCH, HEPAC, GEOT.)
x


CAD competence


- is able to use CAD softwares for planning BIM-modells and plans.
- knows the procedures for information transfer between designers and contractors.
x


Construction management competence


- is able to manage building contruction
- is able to consider the customer needs
- is able to manage production planning
- is able to manage construction works combined with HEPAC works
- is able to manage quality and safety at work
x


Energy efficient contruction competence


- knows the principles for energy efficiency
- knows the factors which influence energy efficiency of buildings
- knows the importance of HEPAC technology for energy efficiency of buildings
- is able to make energy efficiency estimatimations and calculations
 
IRJ1113 Wood Structures   4                               x


Competence for environmental impact and life cycle assesment


- is able to make life cycle assesments
- is able to asses the impacts of construction products
- life length estimation
- is able to manage buildings and property
x


Structural design competence


- is able to design construction structures with different materiaks
- is able to calculate statics of structures
- is able to design structural physics and chemistry
- knows the effects of other design areas (ARCH, HEPAC, GEOT.)
x


CAD competence


- is able to use CAD softwares for planning BIM-modells and plans.
- knows the procedures for information transfer between designers and contractors.
x


Construction management competence


- is able to manage building contruction
- is able to consider the customer needs
- is able to manage production planning
- is able to manage construction works combined with HEPAC works
- is able to manage quality and safety at work
  x


Energy efficient contruction competence


- knows the principles for energy efficiency
- knows the factors which influence energy efficiency of buildings
- knows the importance of HEPAC technology for energy efficiency of buildings
- is able to make energy efficiency estimatimations and calculations
 
IRJ1114 Steel Structures   4                                 x


Competence for environmental impact and life cycle assesment


- is able to make life cycle assesments
- is able to asses the impacts of construction products
- life length estimation
- is able to manage buildings and property
x


Structural design competence


- is able to design construction structures with different materiaks
- is able to calculate statics of structures
- is able to design structural physics and chemistry
- knows the effects of other design areas (ARCH, HEPAC, GEOT.)
x


CAD competence


- is able to use CAD softwares for planning BIM-modells and plans.
- knows the procedures for information transfer between designers and contractors.
x


Construction management competence


- is able to manage building contruction
- is able to consider the customer needs
- is able to manage production planning
- is able to manage construction works combined with HEPAC works
- is able to manage quality and safety at work
x


Energy efficient contruction competence


- knows the principles for energy efficiency
- knows the factors which influence energy efficiency of buildings
- knows the importance of HEPAC technology for energy efficiency of buildings
- is able to make energy efficiency estimatimations and calculations
 
IRJ1115 Special Assignment in Structural Design   2                               x


Competence for environmental impact and life cycle assesment


- is able to make life cycle assesments
- is able to asses the impacts of construction products
- life length estimation
- is able to manage buildings and property
x


Structural design competence


- is able to design construction structures with different materiaks
- is able to calculate statics of structures
- is able to design structural physics and chemistry
- knows the effects of other design areas (ARCH, HEPAC, GEOT.)
x


CAD competence


- is able to use CAD softwares for planning BIM-modells and plans.
- knows the procedures for information transfer between designers and contractors.
x


Construction management competence


- is able to manage building contruction
- is able to consider the customer needs
- is able to manage production planning
- is able to manage construction works combined with HEPAC works
- is able to manage quality and safety at work
x


Energy efficient contruction competence


- knows the principles for energy efficiency
- knows the factors which influence energy efficiency of buildings
- knows the importance of HEPAC technology for energy efficiency of buildings
- is able to make energy efficiency estimatimations and calculations
 
IRJ1120 Construction Management 10 10                                            
IRJ1121 Business Skills in Building 5                           x


Organisational and societal competence


- knows the socio-economic interdependence of the organisations in one’s subject field
- knows the possibilities of societal influencing for the development of one’s field
- knows the basic principles of organisational management and leadership and has abilities for supervision tasks
- knows the methods of working life and is able to operate in work communities
- is able to plan and organise activities
    x


Competence for environmental impact and life cycle assesment


- is able to make life cycle assesments
- is able to asses the impacts of construction products
- life length estimation
- is able to manage buildings and property
    x


Construction management competence


- is able to manage building contruction
- is able to consider the customer needs
- is able to manage production planning
- is able to manage construction works combined with HEPAC works
- is able to manage quality and safety at work
x


Construction cost estimation competence


- is able to evaluate and manage construction project costs
- knows the basics of business economics and company analysis
x


Energy efficient contruction competence


- knows the principles for energy efficiency
- knows the factors which influence energy efficiency of buildings
- knows the importance of HEPAC technology for energy efficiency of buildings
- is able to make energy efficiency estimatimations and calculations
 
IRJ1122 Building Project Management 5                             x


Organisational and societal competence


- knows the socio-economic interdependence of the organisations in one’s subject field
- knows the possibilities of societal influencing for the development of one’s field
- knows the basic principles of organisational management and leadership and has abilities for supervision tasks
- knows the methods of working life and is able to operate in work communities
- is able to plan and organise activities
  x


Competence for environmental impact and life cycle assesment


- is able to make life cycle assesments
- is able to asses the impacts of construction products
- life length estimation
- is able to manage buildings and property
    x


Construction management competence


- is able to manage building contruction
- is able to consider the customer needs
- is able to manage production planning
- is able to manage construction works combined with HEPAC works
- is able to manage quality and safety at work
x


Construction cost estimation competence


- is able to evaluate and manage construction project costs
- knows the basics of business economics and company analysis
   
IRJ1123 Construction Management   5                           x


Organisational and societal competence


- knows the socio-economic interdependence of the organisations in one’s subject field
- knows the possibilities of societal influencing for the development of one’s field
- knows the basic principles of organisational management and leadership and has abilities for supervision tasks
- knows the methods of working life and is able to operate in work communities
- is able to plan and organise activities
    x


Competence for environmental impact and life cycle assesment


- is able to make life cycle assesments
- is able to asses the impacts of construction products
- life length estimation
- is able to manage buildings and property
    x


Construction management competence


- is able to manage building contruction
- is able to consider the customer needs
- is able to manage production planning
- is able to manage construction works combined with HEPAC works
- is able to manage quality and safety at work
x


Construction cost estimation competence


- is able to evaluate and manage construction project costs
- knows the basics of business economics and company analysis
x


Energy efficient contruction competence


- knows the principles for energy efficiency
- knows the factors which influence energy efficiency of buildings
- knows the importance of HEPAC technology for energy efficiency of buildings
- is able to make energy efficiency estimatimations and calculations
 
IRJ1124 Data Modelling   5                                 x


Competence for environmental impact and life cycle assesment


- is able to make life cycle assesments
- is able to asses the impacts of construction products
- life length estimation
- is able to manage buildings and property
  x


CAD competence


- is able to use CAD softwares for planning BIM-modells and plans.
- knows the procedures for information transfer between designers and contractors.
x


Construction management competence


- is able to manage building contruction
- is able to consider the customer needs
- is able to manage production planning
- is able to manage construction works combined with HEPAC works
- is able to manage quality and safety at work
x


Construction cost estimation competence


- is able to evaluate and manage construction project costs
- knows the basics of business economics and company analysis
x


Energy efficient contruction competence


- knows the principles for energy efficiency
- knows the factors which influence energy efficiency of buildings
- knows the importance of HEPAC technology for energy efficiency of buildings
- is able to make energy efficiency estimatimations and calculations
 
IRJ3000 THESIS   15 15           30                  

 

Curricula description
 
Degree program
I-RJ  Construction Engineering
Construction, Professional Master degree programme:

The objective of the degree programme is to provide with abilities to work as an expert in stuctural design, construction management and renovation projects. The engineers will be able to work in leadership level jobs in versatile building construction tasks in local or international activities or as an independent entrepreneur.



Graduates have a good chance for demanding expert and leadership positions. The education enables the capability to project management, manufacturing, property management and planning tasks in the working life.
 
Annual Themes
 
Competencies
Y1  Learning competence
- is able to self-evaluate one’s competences and define his/her development and learning needs
- recognises one’s learning style orientation and is able to conduct studies independently and develop one’s learning strategies
- is capable of collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams and working communities
- is able to operate in changing environments and to recognise and utilise available learning opportunities and scopes for action
- Is able to plan, organise and develop one’s own actions
Y2  Ethical competence
- is able to apply the value systems and ethical principles of the subject field in one’s conduct and tasks
- takes responsibility of one’s own actions and works according to the jointly agreed principles and measures
- Is able to apply the principles of sustainable development in one’s actions
- is able to take other people into account in one’s actions
Y3  Communicative and social competence
- is capable of listening to others and communicating in writing, speech and visually using different communicative styles
- is able to function in the communicative and interactive situations typical of the field
- understands the principles of group and teamwork and is able to work together with others in multidiciplinary teams
- is able to utilise information and communications technology at one’s work
Y4  Development competence
- is able to retrieve and analyse information of one’s subject field, to critically evaluate it and to perceive entities in a holistic way
- knows the basic principles and methods of research and development work and is able to conduct small-scale research and development projects applying the existing knowledge of the field
- knows the principles of project work and is able to work in projects
- adopts an initiative and proactive approach to work and is capable of problem solving and decision making at one’s work
- understands the principles of profitable and customer-focused operations and possesses entrepreneurial skills
Y5  Organisational and societal competence
- knows the socio-economic interdependence of the organisations in one’s subject field
- knows the possibilities of societal influencing for the development of one’s field
- knows the basic principles of organisational management and leadership and has abilities for supervision tasks
- knows the methods of working life and is able to operate in work communities
- is able to plan and organise activities
Y6  Internationalisation competence
- possesses spoken and written communicative competence at least in one foreign language necessary for one’s work and for professional development
- understands cultural differences and is able to work together with people coming from different cultural backgrounds
- is able to use international sources of information of his/her own field
- understands the effects and opportunities of internationalisation in one’s own field
RT1  Competence for environmental impact and life cycle assesment
- is able to make life cycle assesments
- is able to asses the impacts of construction products
- life length estimation
- is able to manage buildings and property
RT2  Structural design competence
- is able to design construction structures with different materiaks
- is able to calculate statics of structures
- is able to design structural physics and chemistry
- knows the effects of other design areas (ARCH, HEPAC, GEOT.)
RT3  CAD competence
- is able to use CAD softwares for planning BIM-modells and plans.
- knows the procedures for information transfer between designers and contractors.
RT4  Construction management competence
- is able to manage building contruction
- is able to consider the customer needs
- is able to manage production planning
- is able to manage construction works combined with HEPAC works
- is able to manage quality and safety at work
RT5  Construction cost estimation competence
- is able to evaluate and manage construction project costs
- knows the basics of business economics and company analysis
RT6  Energy efficient contruction competence
- knows the principles for energy efficiency
- knows the factors which influence energy efficiency of buildings
- knows the importance of HEPAC technology for energy efficiency of buildings
- is able to make energy efficiency estimatimations and calculations
RT7  Renovation competence
- is able to manage renovation project
- knows the meaning of historical and aesthetical values of buildings
- knows the possibities in conservation
- knows the old materials, building methods and structures
- is able to evaluate the technical condition of buildings and plan renovation alternatives

Curricula updated: 2013-09-11 16:16:10   Version: 2017-11-23 07:59:56