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Smart and Sustainable Design

Häme University of Applied Sciences

Program description

Smart and Sustainable Design

Are you interested in sustainable and smart design in fashion, footwear or glass and ceramics? Do you want to learn how to design ecologically and ethically produced products and services? Are you fascinated by Nordic design? The contemporary world is growing ever more environmentally conscious and technology advances with huge leaps every day. It is important that you as designer understand the importance of sustainable values and the challenges of circular economy.

During your studies you will learn how to use and combine both traditional and modern techniques with design thinking and a strong creative and material-based mindset. You will study in a studio environment with modern facilities and earn deep understanding of the product and production. The studies include an active collaboration with businesses and a commercial focus in design. The staff have vast global networks which helps you to boost your own international career.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Online entrance examination: Design assignment and English exam

Target Audience

Final year high school students, High school graduates

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Program content

  • Orientation to Design
  • Design Basics
  • Conceptual Design
  • Prototyping
  • Design Process
  • Product Development
  • Manufacturing
  • Work Placement
  • Design and Business
  • Outsourcing
  • Global Design
  • Design Research/Sustainability

Scholarships & funding

HAMK’s scholarship programme is available for the nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries who are studying for a degree in HAMK’s English-taught degree programmes. The nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries are obliged to pay the annual tuition fee.

HAMK grants scholarships based on Finnish language skills. The scholarship programme awards students who gain at least the basic skills of Finnish language during their degree studies at HAMK. The aim of HAMK’s scholarship programme is to support the future employment of international degree students in Finland by encouraging students to gain good level of Finnish language during their studies.

Students can be awarded scholarships two times during their studies, based on their level of Finnish language and provided that their studies progress with 60 ECTS credits per academic year at HAMK. The Finnish language skills are evaluated by exam results.

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for local/EU students is Free of charge. The price for International/Non-EU students is 9700 EUR.

Career opportunities

There is a need for service and user experience design, where social media competence, marketing expertise and visualization expertise are combined with designer competence. In our design education you can choose your major subject in fashion, footwear or glass and ceramics design. After studies you will master all the steps from product design to manufacturing. Smart and sustainable design education enables you to work as a designer in companies in different fields and in the public sector, or act as an entrepreneur. Designers are increasingly setting up businesses and working in a diverse range of creative industries. Professional titles include for example: designer, product assistant, product developer, entrepreneur, project manager and buyer.

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About this institute

Häme University of Applied Sciences

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) welcomes you to be a part of our 7000-student community representing over 60 nationalities. HAMK has been offering the most inspiring and the most customer-oriented applied research since 1840. In addition to the competitive,...

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Why study at Häme University of Applied Sciences

Our long history dating back to 1840 has enabled us to mold into a competitive, modern university with internationally recognized teaching quality. Our over 700 international students from over 70 countries enrich HAMK´s international environment.

We offer 8 Bachelor´s Degree Programmes in English, with a focus on boosting comprehensive skills for employability, innovation and entrepreneurship. You can shape your degree programme to fit your future aspirations with cross-disciplinary learning across subjects.

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Häme University of Applied Sciences

Visamäentie 35 A
13100 Hämeenlinna

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