"My time at the university was an unforgettable experience. Situated on a beautiful island, the university has a wide range of facilities and very friendly staff members. It's a shame my time here was too short!"
- Jordan, UK
Åland University of Applied Sciences offers seven degree programmes in swedish.
The Business Administration Programme provides students with business and management skills with a focus on financial control and logistics. Acquiring a degree in Business Administration will prove useful in gaining employment, or in succeeding as an entrepreneur. Twenty weeks of practicaltraining are a mandatory part of the programme. The degree programme lasts 3.5 years and awards an equivalent of 210 ECTS credits.
Students obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.
The Electro-technical Engineering Programme trains future electro-technical engineers, with a special focus on electrical and automation systems in a marine environment. The initial foundation courses are in mathematics, physics, languages and computer programming. More specific professional courses are taught later on, such as electro-technology, automation, control engineering and computer technology. The ship automation degree also includes courses in mechanical and ship engineering as well as engine room simulator training. The programme is carried out in accordance with IMO's international STCW standards. Practical training is mandatory. The degree programme lasts four years and awards the equivalent of 240 ECTS credits.
Degree and Qualification
Students obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and are qualified to work as electro-technical officers.
Health and Caring Sciences
The Health and Caring Sciences Programme aims to provide high-quality theoretical and practical nursing competence. It emphasizes a caring, quality-conscious and professional approach to the practice of nursing. The programme leads to a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, which qualifies you to work as a nurse in Finland or within the European Union. Practical training, which makes up one-third of the programme, is carried out in various healthcare environments each semester and provides both a deep understanding and a broad overview of the different possibilities that a career in nursing offers. The practical training can be carried out in Åland or in a Nordic or European country. The degree programme lasts 3.5 years and awards the equivalent of 210 ECTS credits.
Students obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
The Hospitality Management Programme educates future tourism and hospitality managers. It focuses on three key areas: high-quality practical and theoretical competence, outstanding service, and the potential for self-development. As part of the programme, practical training is carried out in different occupational, and preferably international, restaurant and hotel environments. The degree programme lasts 3.5 years and awards the equivalent of 210 ECTS credits.
Students obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management.
The Information Technology Programme provides a solid foundation for a career in a wide range of business areas related to IT. The programme is divided into three parallel specializations: studies in software engineering, software engineering and economics, and computer science. The degree programme lasts for either 3.5 or four years and awards the equivalent of 210 or 240 ECTS credits, respectively.
Students obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and Business Administration, or a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.
The Marine Engineering degree programme specializes in energy and ship engineering. The programme focuses on skills in mathematics, physics, chemistry andcomputer technology, although professional subjects such as ship engines, ship technology, automation and electronics are also necessary to become a qualified marine engineer. Practical training is mandatory. Students have the opportunity to train in modern, life-sized engine room simulators. The programme is based on IMO's international STCW standards. The degree programme lasts for four years and awards the equivalent of 270 ECTS credits.
Degree & Qualification
Students obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and are qualified to work as engineer officersat the management or operational level.
This programme focuses on four main areas: navigation, marine transport and technology, seafaring skills, and management. The programme is carried out in accordance with IMO's international STCW standards. Practical training is mandatory. Students also have the opportunity to train in modern, life-sized bridge simulators. During the course of the programme, students acquire both the practical and theoretical proficiency required of professional seafarers. The degree programme lasts 4.5 years and awards the equivalent of 270 ECTS credits.
Degree & Qualification
Students obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Nautical Science. The Finnish Maritime Authority on the basis of the studies and the professional training issues the certificates required for working aboard vessels. Students obtain competence as Officer in charge of a navigational watch. Upon completion of the studies and working experience as officers, students obtain a certificate of competence as Chief Officer and Master Mariner.