Full-time studies

  • study places 20
  • location Mikkeli
  • duration of studies 4 years
  • next application period 9.-24.1.2018


Environmental health and safety, green and clean technologies

Are you interested in our living environment and environmental safety, clean technologies for improving environmental conditions and sustainable development?

Environmental Engineering (EE) program gives you a wide approach to environmental field as profession. You will learn causes, consequences and prevention of environmental problems. To safeguard good living environment, internationally competent professionals of environmental technology and management are needed.


The growing need to safeguard clean environment needs more and more environmental technology and management experts. The environmental engineering field is expanding and developing rapidly around the world.

In the program the engineering knowledge and management skills are integrated as this gives the best conditions to get employed in the companies.

Furthermore, the environmental engineering is expanding to the new sectors e.g. event management, supply chain management and, as a horizontal operation, environmental engineering is more and more combined with ICT applications, material technology and process and energy technologies.

Structure of studies

The programme consists of two main topics:

  • Sustainable Environmental Technologies
  • Environmental Management.

Both topics are elementary parts of studies.

During your studies you will get familiar with e.g.:

  • environmental protection
  • environmental safety
  • measuring and monitoring techniques
  • environmental sampling
  • environmental management

The study language is English. Teaching, assignments, exams and thesis are conducted in English.

In Finland clean technologies (cleantech) has been chosen as a new growing business area in the development policies of the ministry of Trade and Industry. Amount of cleantech start-up companies and investments into them have remarkably increased during the last years. All these development trends have been taken into the consideration in the conduction of EE studies.

BRIDGE: from Bachelor to Master

BRIDGE project is a new unique way of collaboration between South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), and Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in terms of building a new education path for the students.

Through BRIGDE you can first earn a Bachelor’s degree from Xamk and then continue to LUT to earn a Master’s degree. In 2016 – 2017 BRIGDE will involve the Bachelor’s degree programmes in Information Technology and Environmental Engineering (Xamk). The students of these degree programmes will have a chance to meet LUT lecturers at the latter stage and will have an access to the LUT Summer School courses, which will help them to fulfil the admission requirements to LUT. Read more.

Description of profession

The environmental field has traditionally been focused on the administration and legislation, but research, development and innovation (RDI), business, advisory, consultation and conservation have become as an important part of it.

In Finland clean technologies (cleantech) has become a priority area of the national economic strategy

Furthermore, the demand for environmental knowledge and know-how has been increasing in new areas like event management and production and management of supply chains.

After graduation you can work in different types of environmental research, supervising, planning and management duties. The employers will be private companies, development agencies, foundations and associations as well as research and development organisations.

Career positions:

  • quality manager
  • environmental manager
  • project engineer
  • planning, research or development engineer
  • environmental protection assistant
  • environmental planning officer
  • environmental supervisor
  • environmental advisor
  • environmental specialist
  • consultant
  • trainer

Mikkeli Campus

Welcome to Mikkeli Campus

Study Guide

Study contents

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Admission and entrance exams

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Student story

Diego Munoz

"There are differences between studying in Spain and here in Finland. In Spain it’s like the old traditional university style. You have to study a lot and take exams. But here in Finland it is totally different.

You have to study, for sure, but it is more practical. You are learning by doing things. Almost every day you are in the lab or write reports that complete lectures."

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Environmental engineering laboratory

Further information on studies

Arto Sormunen
tel. +358 50 312 5055

Further information on applying

Admission office
tel +358 44 702 8891 or +358 40 585 6610

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