Welcome to Xamk

Xamk is a higher education institution offering studies in English in many different study fields. We have campuses in the towns of Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna, located in the beautiful region of South-Eastern Finland. Students from partner institutions of Xamk are welcome to apply for the exchange and double degree studies in Building services engineering.


If you wish to have more information about the content of the programme or courses available, please ask more!

Ulla Vuorinen, ulla.vuorinen(at)xamk.fi

Content of studies

Building services engineering guarantees safe, healthy and pleasant indoor air in buildings, dependable water supply services and functional lighting, electrical and communication systems. Energy efficiency, building automation systems and information technology applications are essential parts of modern building services engineering. The starting point in the programme is sustainable development, energy efficiency and economic profitability, as well as entrepreneurship and international thinking.


You will learn to understand natural scientific phenomena and to apply knowledge in solving problems at work and in development tasks. Students will explore new energy technologies, life-cycle thinking and the environmental effects of building services engineering and learn to understand how indoor air affects people’s health. In addition, the programme includes studies in other fields of building services engineering, such as construction engineering, electrical engineering, automation engineering and safety engineering.

Modes of mobility

Exchange studies

Studies are focused on HVAC engineering (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and it is possible to complete 25 ECTS credits/semester. Language of instruction is English.

Double degree studies

The aim of the programme is to provide you with versatile abilities to work in different tasks of HVAC engineering (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). You will study in Mikkeli for one calendar year. Only the students of the partner institutions, with who we have a valid double degree agreement, can participate in double degree studies. If you are interested in the double degree studies, but you come from a university which is not listed among our double degree partner institutions, please, contact the responsible coordinator

List of double degree partner institutions:

  • Industrial University of Tyumen
  • Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
  • Samara State Technical University
  • St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Ufa State Petroleum Technological University
  • Ural Federal University
  • Wroclaw University of Science & Technology
  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  • Volga State University of Technology

Course list for exchange students 2022

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Study plan for double degree students 2022

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Erasmus+ Applicants


Creating your OLA (Online Learning Agreement)

As an applicant you need to prepare the Online Learning Agreement (OLA) according to your home institution’s guidelines.
If your home institution is not using OLA,  please upload the fully signed Erasmus+ Learning agreement as PDF to SoleMOVE
when creating the application.

In addition to OLA you need to fill in your course wishes to the Proposed Study Plan section in SoleMOVE when creating the application.

Non Erasmus+ Applicants

Please upload the fully signed Study Plan as PDF to SoleMOVE when creating the application. 
In addition to the signed Study Plan you need to fill in your course wishes to the Proposed Study Plan section in SoleMOVE when creating the application.

Study Plan Template

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Information about Xamk and Finland

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Proceed to application

Two application periods: 1.4.-15.5. and 15.9.-1.11.

Apply now!