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Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction

Degree:
Bachelor of Engineering

Degree title:
Insinööri (AMK), Bachelor of Engineering

Credits:
240 ects

Objectives

There will always be need for construction and repair. In the Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction, a particular emphasis is placed on wood construction, as we also want to export know-how and products to international markets. In Europe, industrial wood construction is a rising trend.

The employment prospects for building construction engineers are therefore good. New experts are needed in areas such as construction production, various expert tasks, the construction product industry and property management and maintenance. In the construction industry, you have the opportunity to contribute to ensuring the condition of our building stock, the health and safety of housing and the vitality of our environment.

The biggest growth opportunities in wood construction are provided by apartment building construction and public construction. Prefabricated construction products and modular construction in dry factory premises challenge the traditional construction methods. Competitiveness arises from cost efficiency.

Expert, management and development tasks in the construction industry

As a civil engineer, you can be employed in expert, management and development positions in the construction industry. You understand the whole built environment and master the aspects related to its construction and maintenance. You mostly work in teams: in the office, on construction sites in management tasks, or in the industry, for example in house factories in design assignments. You know how to solve problems creatively and you have good interpersonal skills.

You have up-to-date IT skills and are able to operate in a rapidly changing environment. You can also work in an international environment.

Degree programme description

The Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction consists of core competence and complementary competence studies in construction technology, as well as common studies and a bachelor’s thesis.

* core competence studies 175 ECTS credits

* construction technology 120 ECTS credits

* common studies 40 ECTS credits

* bachelor’s thesis 15 ECTS credits

* complementary competence studies 20 ECTS credits

o wood construction

o wooden structures

o industrial wood construction

* Elective studies 15 ECTS credits

* Practical training 30 ECTS credits

The content of the programme has been prepared to meet the education and qualification requirements required of a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering. With the study options, you have the opportunity to complete theoretical studies of several different categories of qualifications.

Engineering studies also include mathematics as well as communication and language studies. These studies are usually carried out during the first and second years of study together with the professional studies.

Complementary studies take place in the third and fourth years of study, and their focus is on wood construction and structures as well as industrial wood construction.

Professional courses are mainly implemented as classroom teaching (lectures, exercises, learning assignments) or laboratory and project work teaching, utilizing electronic learning environments. Cooperation is being established with the construction technology programme on Xamk's Kotka campus.

All study units involve the development of IT skills as part of the professional skills of a civil engineer. You will also study 3D design and data modeling skills.

Implementation of studies and flexible learning tracks

You study both on Xamk's Savonlinna campus and in the premises of Kuitu 3 in Savonlinna, which houses not only modern classroom facilities but also construction technology laboratory facilities.

Genuine work-related connections and learning projects are part of your studies and professional development and are important for your future employment. In the projects, you will get to know the companies and other stakeholders in the area and the job opportunities they offer already during your studies. The courses also include excursions to companies and factory visits. The courses include visiting lecturers from the world of work, and you can also cooperate with companies or other organisations later when completing your practical training and thesis.

The scheduled week-based curriculum provides you with three-and-a-half years of contact teaching under the guidance of professional teachers. At the beginning of your studies, you will acquire the basic mathematical and natural science skills required for technical studies, while deepening your studies in building construction and structural engineering.

In addition to theoretical lectures, contact teaching includes calculation exercises, measurement and laboratory work, various group work and independent learning tasks, which are supported by various IT solutions. Group and independent learning tasks encourage you to acquire and process information independently and to work in a team in a goal-oriented way.

If you wish, you have the opportunity to speed up your graduation by including the completion of your thesis in the autumn semester of the fourth study year. Utilizing previously acquired, suitable skills in your studies can also shorten the total duration of your studies. If you are working in the field during your studies, it may be possible to complete some parts of your studies at work.

Teachers help you progress in your studies. You will succeed when you have the desire to learn and when you also practice the knowledge and skills required for your future profession. The cornerstones of your learning are participation in teaching, being active and having the ability to work independently.

The implementation methods of the studies are defined in more detail in the course descriptions (possible attendance requirements, compulsory assignments, schedules).

Possible implementation methods:

• In the scheduled track, you participate in the contact teaching and study according to the class schedule. Teaching consists of theoretical studies, assignments and laboratory work. The material is often online, and you complete the assigned tasks at home. Your goal is to graduate according to the curriculum within four years.

Independent track

If you want to accelerate your studies and enter the world of work faster, you can do this by taking courses from the selection of a group that has started the programme earlier, or by completing online studies at Xamk or other universities. The independent track is suitable for a self-directed, goal-oriented student who is able to work independently. Your Studies Coordinator (OVA) will help you plan your accelerated studies.

Career opportunities

As a civil engineer, you can work in expert, management and development positions in the construction industry. You understand the complex built environment and manage the aspects related to its construction and maintenance.

The most common areas of work for a civil engineer are structure and construction planning, production planning and work management tasks in a production plant or on a construction site, and the condition survey and design tasks of repair construction. Finnish construction know-how is also appreciated internationally.

Other typical tasks include the tasks of developer organizations and the sales and marketing tasks of construction firms or the construction products industry.

In addition, there are various expert and authority roles in the field. The studies also provide skills for teaching or entrepreneurship.

Typical job titles may be

• Expert or Consultant

• Purchasing Engineer or Manager

• Accounting Engineer or Manager

• Sales Engineer, Product Manager

• Project Engineer or Manager

• Structural Designer

• Building Inspector

• Indoor Air Specialist

• Design Engineer or Manager

• Production Engineer or Manager

• Site engineer or Manager

• Foreman

• Entrepreneur, CEO

There are several responsibilities and qualification requirements associated with work tasks in the construction industry. The engineering programme is designed to meet the primary study and qualification requirements of designers and those responsible for the field.

RDI and cooperation with world of work

The most important partners in education are the companies and municipalities involved in the construction business in the area. Work-related cooperation develops through active collaboration between the teachers and students. The main regional cooperation partners are contracting organizations, design offices, municipalities and property owners.

In addition to companies, cooperation is also developed in concrete testing, condition surveys and structural research projects through the construction and concrete laboratory. There is also close cooperation with the Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT and other similar organizations, along with vocational institutes in the area.

Learning environments

In addition to theoretical lectures, contact teaching includes calculation exercises, measurement and laboratory exercises, as well as various group work and independent learning tasks, which are supported by IT solutions.

Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies
Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies
Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies
Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

24.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Tiina Luukkainen
Responsible person

Tiina Luukkainen

Student groups
  • PRSA21SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to actively use the basic professional vocabulary of your field.
You are able to look for information in English in professional sources and apply it in different study and work related communication situations.
You are able to communicate in English in various spoken and written situations in your professional field at the European level B2.

Content

What professional vocabulary is essential in your professional field?
How to look for information in professional sources in English and how to apply this information?
How to interact in spoken communication situations in English and how to draw up texts in English for professional purposes?
How to communicate in study-related situations and work communities in English?

Materials

Material compiled by the teacher and the students in Learn

Teaching methods

Studies based on a set schedule
Alternative ways of completing the course are discussed and agreed with the teacher

Employer connections

Practical tasks based on communication situations at work

Exam schedules

Continuous assessment and exam at the end of the course. A detailed schedule will be published at the beginning of the course.

Student workload

5 credits = 135 h of student work

Content scheduling

Wood as a material
Engineered wood products, wooden boards
Basic structures in wood construction
Concrete and steel structures
Foundations
Optional topics

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B1.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B2.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level C1.

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment, learning tasks and exam. Assessment is based on The European frame of reference level B2

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in English, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 21.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Tiina Karvinen
Responsible person

Tiina Karvinen

Student groups
  • PRSA20SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to communicate in spoken and written situations in your own field.
You are familiar with the terminology of your field and able to communicate in Swedish in professional situations.

The objectives are based on the Common European Framework of Languages, level B1 and Government Decree 1129/2014.

After completing the course with the grade of 3, you are able to:
- understand clear standard and work-related speech.
- use basic structures reasonably well both in spoken and written situations.
- speak relatively fluently so that occasional mistakes in pronunciation or prosody do not lead to misunderstanding.
- describe your education and work experience for example when applying for a job.
- describe and discuss key issues of your professional field (eg. the operation, products, processes or services of companies and/or organizations).

Content

How do you use Swedish vocabulary related to education, work environment and workplace duties?
How do you use Swedish in different communicative situations of working life, for example in emails, telephoning and meetings?
How do you use the basic professional vocabulary required in your field and operational environment?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in Swedish, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Petteri Härkönen
Responsible person

Petteri Härkönen

Student groups
  • PRSA22SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the design principles of detached house premises.
You understand the structures and know how to draw the structures and connections.
You are able to identify reliable sources of information and can explain your design solutions.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Building terminology and materials
CAD drawing (CAD and Structure loadings)

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

5 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Marko Voutilainen
Responsible person

Marko Voutilainen

Student groups
  • PRSA20SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

5 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Marko Voutilainen
Responsible person

Marko Voutilainen

Student groups
  • PRSA21SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Petri Ahonen
Responsible person

Petteri Härkönen

Student groups
  • PRSA21SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You know the modeling basics.
You know how to model buildings with different materials.
You know how to model connections.
You know how to make the reinforcement of concrete structures.
You understand the benefits of modelling in project management.
You understand the other design disciplines modeling tasks.
You are able to obtain information about the data model.

Content

Core competence
How are the different parts of structures connected to each other?
What is the collision detection?
What are the components?
How is slap field modeled ?
How to make a pile-driving?
How to manage the modeling hierarchy?
What is the YTV 2012 and its purpose?


Complementary knowledge
How to make a sandwich element?
How is the reinforcement placed in concrete structures?
How to obtain a steel made automatically?

Specialist knowledge
How are connections made manually?
How is printing controlled?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Technical drawing and CAD

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Vertti Vallenius
  • Anu Kuusela
Responsible person

Anu Kuusela

Student groups
  • PRSA19SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Petteri Härkönen
Responsible person

Petteri Härkönen

Student groups
  • PRSA22SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You know the principles on Finnish geology.
You know how to determine the properties of soil layers both by touch and in the laboratory.
You know how to identify soil types.
You know how to calculate parameters of soil structure.
You know how to estimate ground frost and hydraulic properties.
You understand the basics of various map and coordinate systems.
You know the principles of calculations in geodetic surveying.
You know how to choose suitable surveying and measurement methods for projects.

Content

Core content

What is geology?
How have Finnish bedrock and soil geology developed?
What is Soil Classification?
What is subsoil ground water?
What is ground frost and frost heave?
What are the coordinate systems?
What is surveying and layout marking?
What are the basic geodetic calculations?

Complementary knowledge
What is the earth pressure and what is the strength of soil?

Specialist knowledge
What is soil mechanics?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Timo Riikilä
Responsible person

Timo Riikilä

Student groups
  • PRSA22SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to solve the basic equations between quantities and modify values from one unit to another.
You are able to do the basic calculations using vector quantities and determine quantities graphically.
You are able to use the basic concepts of solids, liquids, gas, heat, electricity and wave motion in physics and in technology to solve the problems theoretically and experimentally.

Content

How to modify values from one unit to another?
How to present vectors and use vector components?
How to evaluate quantities graphically?
What are the fundamental phenomena, quantities, units, definitions and natural laws of solids, liquids, gas, heat, electricity and wave motion?
How to solve equations between quantities of physics?
How to measure physical quantities, study natural laws and write a test report?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Timo Riikilä
Responsible person

Timo Riikilä

Student groups
  • PRSA22SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to use various types of equations and systems of equations in order to solve problems.
You know the most common real functions and their characteristics.
You know the basic properties of exponential and logarithmic functions and the nature of exponential increase.
You are able to apply the methods of geometry to solve problems related to your field of study.
You know the central properties of vectors and know how to apply them.
You use the mathematical tools appropriately.
You understand and know how to calculate the mathematical applications related to your field of study.

Content

How to investigate, model and represent the interdependencies between different things?
How can you apply the problem solving skills of different equations and systems of equations to practical problems?
How to deal with the problems related to exponential growth and decrease?
How to use the geometry and vectors in order to solve problems related to your field of study?
What mathematical tools exist and how to use them?
How to solve mathematical problems related to your field of study?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

The course "Basics of engineering mathematics" or equal skills.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 09.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Timo Riikilä
Responsible person

Timo Riikilä

Student groups
  • PRSA21SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You are familiar with the basic properties of mathematical functions and you are able to calculate limits. You use differential and integral calculus as a problem-solving tool.
You are able to form mathematical models of some of the phenomena of your professional field.
You know how to apply mathematics in your professional field.

Content

What is the limit, derivation and integration of a function? What are definition set and set of values of a function? How do you analyze the course of a function?
How can you apply differential and integral calculus in technical phenomena?
How do you solve mathematical problems of your professional field?

Materials

Lecture notes and calculations.

Teaching methods

Final exam.

Employer connections

This course does not include RDI and work-related cooperation.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

The course ”Basics of engineering mathematics” or comprehensive knowledge of its contents is required.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

5 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Marko Voutilainen
Responsible person

Marko Voutilainen

Student groups
  • PRSA21SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You know the basics of the strength of materials needed in construction design.
You know how to estimate the behaviour of a loaded structure and understand different material properties and material models.
You know how to calculate geometric properties of a cross section.
You know how to determine the load bearing capacity of a cross section.
You know how to calculate the deformations of structures.

Content

Core content
What are material properties and material models?
What is the stress-strain diagram and how is it determined?
What are the geometric properties of a beam, pile or other cross section?
What are the relationships between stresses of cross sections and internal forces of cross sections?
What does the ultimate state design mean?
What are the deformations of structures?
What does the serviceability limit state design mean?

Complementary knowledge
What are basic principles of designing steel structures?
What are stresses and reference stresses in steel structure and weld?
What is fatigue strength?

Specialist knowledge
How to configure the calculations of stresses and deformations in 3D situations and how to use FEM programs?
What is the function of composite struction?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Professional studies
Statics of structures

Further information

The course may be replaced / partially replaced by a corresponding course of the same content completed at another educational institution. In this case, the replacement requires the successful completion of the final exam of the course.

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

22.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Petteri Härkönen
Responsible person

Petteri Härkönen

Student groups
  • PRSA22SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You act responsibly as a student and a member of the university community.
You are able to set learning objectives, plan your study and career path, follow your progress in studies and assess your learning.
You are able to improve your working life competencies.
You know how to act according to the ethical principles of your field.
You are able to promote your skills and competencies.

Content

What is Xamk like as a study community and learning environment?
How do you create a personal study and career plan?
How do you identify your skills and competences?
How do you improve your general competences?
What are your profession and line of work like?
What ethical principles are relevant to your field?
How do you promote your competences and strengthen your skills with respect to applying for jobs?
How do you enhance continuous learning?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Petteri Härkönen
Responsible person

Petteri Härkönen

Student groups
  • PRSA21SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You know how to read geotechnical investigation documents
You know how to choose type of foundations for structures in different soil types
You know how to make design foundations and calculate soil bearing capacities
You know how to design the drainage and water removal of the foundation bed soil and the plot area/site
You understand the quality control of foundation works for house building and infrastructures

Content

Student at University of Applied Sciences Knowledge of basic (core content)
What are the geotechnical investigations?
What are the variations of geotechnical conditions in Finland?
What are Foundation on soil and rock surface soil and Pile foundations?
What is drainage and water removal of the foundations?
What is vertical levelling and drainage of areas?
What is earthworks of house-building and infrastructure
What is quality control of foundation works

Complementary knowledge
What is the earth pressure and what is strength of soil?
What are foundations in Infrastructures?
What is renovation of foundations?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Geotechnics

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 21.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
Student groups
  • PRSA19SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

5 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Marko Voutilainen
Responsible person

Marko Voutilainen

Student groups
  • PRSA21SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to design and dimension normal class load-bearing wooden structures in the ultimate and serviceability limit state.
You are able to apply the competence in structural entities to wood structures.
You understand the phenomena occurring in the structures and components.

Content

Core competence

What are the strength and use classes of materials?
How does the frame work and how is it dimensioned?
How is the diaphragm designed?
How are columns and beams dimensioned?
How do connections work and how are they designed?

Complementary knowledge

What kind of phenomena occur in different components?
How is the vibration of the floor dimensioned?

Specialist knowledge

What types of programs are used to determine the stress of the wood?
How does the element frame work?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Statics of structures, Strength of materials, Structure loadings and fire safety regulation

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Petteri Härkönen
Responsible person

Petteri Härkönen

Student groups
  • PRSA21SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You can estimate, by using calculations, the heat transfer and factors affecting the energy-efficiency of buildings and structures.
You can estimate the humidity loads of buildings and structures and assess the moisture transfer in structures.
You understand the basics of heat and humidity functions and design in basic structures.
You know the factors affecting indoor air quality and criteria for indoor air quality management.
You know the building-physical measurement methods.

Content

Core content
What are the heat transmission varieties?
What are the requirements for the energy-efficiency of buildings and requirements for methods of assessment?
How is the U-value calculated in structures?
How is the temperature distributed in structures?
What are the transmission varieties of moisture and humidity loads?
What are the principles of the technical design of heat and humidity?
What can be done to control the flow of air?
What are the building physics measurement methods?
What is the quality of indoor air and the factors influencing it?

Complementary knowledge
What are the 2- and 3-dimensional temperature- and humidity distributions?
What is the building physics for special facilities?

Specialist knowledge
What are the heat and humidity engineering methods?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

5 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Marko Voutilainen
Responsible person

Marko Voutilainen

Student groups
  • PRSA22SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You know how to estimate static behavior of structures.
You know how to determine the equilibrium of structures.
You know how to evaluate a calculation model for a statically determinate structure and calculate the support forces and moments.
You know how to calculate the internal forces of beams, piles, trusses and average constructions in normal situations.

Content

Core content

What are the basic laws of mechanics?
What is force and what is moment?
How to determine and calculate common loads?
How to make a calculation model for a structure?
How to determine the equilibrium of structures and how to use it in solving the task?
What are internal forces and how to picture these comprehensively for a statically determinate structure?

Complementary knowledge
What are calculation principles for statically indeterminate structures?
How to determine stresses of cross sections with statics?

Specialist knowledge
How to manage calculations for a 3-dimensional structure?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Further information

The course may be replaced / partially replaced by a corresponding course of the same content completed at another educational institution. In this case, the replacement requires the successful completion of the final exam of the course.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 30.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Miia Vilve
Student groups
  • PRSA22SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

Part I:
You understand the structure of material beginning from the atom level.
You understanding the information given by the periodic system of elements and the chemical bonding.
You understanding the chemistry of states and the gas laws.
You can draw up a reaction equation, understand stoikiometry and can apply knowledge to acid-base and to combustion reactions.
You understand the mechanism of the redox-reactions and galvanic series and can apply your knowledge to the corrosion reactions of metals.

Part II:
You understand the chemical safety and warning signs.
You understand the chemistry of construction engineering, including reactions of the concrete.

Content

Part I:
Structure of material, periodic system of elements, chemical bonding, states of matter, gas laws, reaction equations, balance and rate of the reaction, combustion reactions, electrochemistry, pH.


Part II:
Chemical safety and warning signs, the chemistry of construction engineering.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

22.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Petteri Härkönen
Responsible person

Petteri Härkönen

Student groups
  • PRSA22SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

After the course you
- understand the basic concepts of construction
- understand the characteristics and use of the main building materials
- know how to interpret simple building drawings
- know how to hand-draw the basic structure types
- are able to apply basic guidelines in calculation
- recognize the basic building systems
- have a basic knowledge of the properties of concrete mix, as well as parts of the basic concrete materials.

Content

What are the sources of information in the construction business?
What are the features and uses of building materials?
How do building materials form building structures?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Anu Kuusela
Responsible person

Anu Kuusela

Student groups
  • PRSA21SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

5 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Marko Voutilainen
  • Vertti Vallenius
Responsible person

Marko Voutilainen

Student groups
  • PRSA21SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You can both evaluate loads on structures and their combinations and determine building loads in conventional sizing cases.
You know the regulations and instructions for fire safety in construction.
You can apply regulations and instructions in the construction process.

Content

Core content
What are the criteria for the reliability of structures?
What are the usual loads of structures?
What are load combinations?

What are the fire loads?
What are the fire classes and compartments in buildings?
What are the means to limit the ignition and development of a fire?

Complementary knowledge
How are loads brought on the foundations?
How are loads divided into multi-span structures?

How to prevent the spread of fire to other buildings?
How to ensure the preservation of structures of load-bearing capacity in case of fire?
What is functional fire design?

Specialist knowledge
What are loads in an accident situation?
What are the probabilities of loads and load combinations?

How to ensure exit in the event of a fire?
How to inform the authorities in the event of a fire?
What type of fire-fighting equipment is in use?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 21.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

5 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Marko Voutilainen
Student groups
  • PRSA20SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You can solve statically indeterminate structures
You can utilize spreadsheet methods in solutions
You can use the element method in mechanical tasks
You know the principles of stiffening and total stiffening of structures
You can solve demanding statically indeterminate structures with manual calculation methods and computer programs
You know how to use energy principles in mechanical tasks
You can evaluate the collapse mechanisms of structures

Content

Basic knowledge (core subject)
What are statically indeterminate structures?
What is meant by stability, stiffening and total stiffening
What is FEM?
How to use computer calculation programs?
What are energy principles?
What are the collapse mechanisms and the ultimate load of the structure?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Statics of structures
Strength of materials
Steel structures basic course

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Petteri Järvelä
Responsible person

Petteri Härkönen

Student groups
  • PRSA21SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

31.10.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

3 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Timo Riikilä
Responsible person

Timo Riikilä

Student groups
  • PRSA22SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 21.10.2022

Credits

3 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Timo Riikilä
Responsible person

Timo Riikilä

Student groups
  • PRSA22SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

You know how to calculate using different mathematical relations.
You are able to calculate using fraction numbers and relations.
You understand the concept of a function.
You know how to solve different types of first and second degree equations.
You are able to handle the mathematical and the graphical representations of a line.
You can solve systems of linear equations in two variables.
You know how to simplify and calculate with different exponent relations.
You are able to calculate with radical expressions.
You are able to handle the mathematical and the graphical representations of a second degree polynomial function.
You know how to calculate with polynomials and how to factor them.
You know how to solve the right hand triangles.
You are familiar with the basics of calculations related to percentages.

Content

How to simplify mathematical relations?
How to calculate and simplify fraction numbers and relations?
What is the meaning of a function and its graph? What are the zeros? How to draw functions?
How to solve different linear equations?
What is the meaning of a line mathematically speaking? What are the slope and the y-intercept point?
How to solve systems of linear equations in two variables?
How to simplify exponent relations? What are the calculation rules of exponents?
How to simplify radical relations?
How to solve the second-degree polynomial equation?
How to use the information about the discriminant? How to draw the parabola?
How to calculate using polynomials? How to factor polynomials?
How to solve right hand triangles?
How to solve problems related to percentages?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Jani Pitkänen
Responsible person

Jani Pitkänen

Student groups
  • PRSA22SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You know how to use CAD program basics and can create architectural and construction drawings.

Content

Core content
What are marks of drawing?
How to use basic commands in your CAD program?
How does scale influence drawing?
How does the coordinate system facilitate drawing?
How to create dimension lines in drawings?
How do I print to scale?

Complementary knowledge
How is a CAD program utilized in making wall constructions?
How to make the facades of ground plans?

Specialist knowledge
How to use facade products in facades?
How to draw the markings for a plot plan?
How to create different printouts?
How to create construction drawings?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

22.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Petteri Paananen
Responsible person

Petteri Härkönen

Student groups
  • PRSA22SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 21.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

5 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Marko Voutilainen
Responsible person

Marko Voutilainen

Student groups
  • PRSA20SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You will be able to design and dimension a demanding class load-bearing wooden structures ultimate and serviceability limit state.

You can apply related to the functioning of the structural entities expertise wooden structures.

Content

Knowledge of basic (core content)
What are the changing cross-sectional design criteria?
How CLT-construction works and dimensioned?
How steel + dowel connection is working and is dimensioned?
How fixed the column is dimensioned?
How works of wooden building complexes bracing?
How works fire-dimensioning?

Complementary knowledge
How to wooden structures down?
How is dimensioned three-pin arc?
How to treat wood structures fire protection?
How do you treat the installation time bracing?

Specialist knowledge
Computer aided design of wooden structures
Wooden bridges

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Wood Structures 1

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction
Teachers
  • Hannele Ylönen
Responsible person

Hannele Ylönen

Student groups
  • PRSA22SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the significance of interaction as part of your professional expertise and you can act appropriately in various communication situations.
You are familiar with Xamk's instructions for written assignments.
You are able to search reliable information and use it ethically.
You can express your views justifying them based on facts and use standard Finnish appropriate in each context.
You know how to write texts that meet the standards for layout, content and style required in your studies and in your own field, and use appropriate tools and forums.
You improve your interactive communication skills and manage fluently in different cooperation situations, such as meetings and negotiations.
You develop your presentation skills for professional purposes and acquire skills in giving and receiving feedback.

Content

What interaction skills are required in your own studies and in workplaces in your field?
How do you justify your views using standard Finnish?
How do you search reliable information from different sources and use it ethically?
Which written skills (genres, styles, tools) should you master both in your studies and in work assignments in your own professional field?
How do you utilize language regulations and tools in your studies and workplace communication?
Which skills do you need in presentations, meetings and negotiations?
How do you assess your own communication skills and ease your stage fright?
How do you give constructive feedback?
How do you utilize the feedback you received?

Evaluation scale

1-5