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Smart and Sustainable Design

Häme University of Applied Sciences
24 August 2020
Application deadline: 17 May 2020
9,700 EUR

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. 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.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Portfolio and online 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

Tuition fees

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

Scholarships & funding

HAMK’s scholarship program is  Available for the nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries who  Are studying for  A degree in HAMK’s Englishh-taught degree programs. The nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries are obliged to pay the annual tuition fee.  

From 1.1.2020 onwards, HAMK grants scholarships based on Finnish language skills. The scholarship program awards students who gain at least the basic skills of Finnish language during their degree studies at HAMK. The aim of HAMK’s scholarship program 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 with a 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. The Finnish language skills are evaluated by exam results or HAMK’s Finnish language teacher’s written certificate.

For more information about scholarships, please visit the website.

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

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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Häme University of Applied Sciences

Visamäentie 35 A
13100 Hämeenlinna

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