Novia UAS now offers a bachelor’s degree in English for future energy experts

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Students at Novia Technobothnia. Image: Nicklas Mattsson / Novia
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In 2022, Novia University of Applied Sciences offers 15 degree programmes in English. Five of the English bachelor’s and master’s level programmes are offered in Vaasa and two are fully online. A newcomer in the selection this year is the Bachelor of Engineering, Energy Technology programme, which has been created specifically for the engineer-craving Vaasa region.

Kristian Blomqvist
Kristian Blomqvist. Image: Novia

“Engineers in energy technology are in high demand, especially in the Vaasa energy cluster,” says dean Kristian Blomqvist, head of Technology and Seafaring.

By offering this degree programme in English, we hope to attract global talent to the region. Energy is a broad concept, and our programme gives students a wide background in the field. After graduating, they will have become true industry experts.

Close industry cooperation facilitates future recruitment

The application requirement for the Energy Technology programme is 120 ECTS in a related field, which will be accredited as part of the 240-ECTS bachelor’s degree. Engineers with a previous degree can therefore use the two-year programme to build up a sought-after specialisation in energy.

The studies are full-time and given on the seaside multi-university campus in Vaasa. On campus, students are trained in the top-class technological laboratories of Technobothnia, in close cooperation with the industry.

Technobotnia entrance and students
International students on campus. Image: Linus Lindholm / Novia

Novia offers a variety of new teaching and learning methods, such as project-based education. Dean Kristian Blomqvist explains:

Our project courses, in which our students solve real-life problems for companies, are especially popular among international students. Through project learning, company visits, practical in-company training periods and thesis work our students come into contact with companies at an early stage of their studies, which facilitates smoother recruitment in the future.

High-class education in a personal setting

While still being a small multi-professional university, Novia UAS also offers students an international study climate. The international students come from all corners of the world to study in Vaasa, where many companies use English as their company language. Among all Finnish universities of applied sciences, Novia UAS graduates have the highest employment rate one year after graduation.

We offer high-class education in a personal setting, with a relatively high degree of individual attention to each student. Our students can always turn to teachers for help and guidance in matters related to their studies.

English degree programmes in Vaasa in 2022:

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Bachelor’s degrees:

  • Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing
    210 ECTS / 3,5 years, full-time studies
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Energy Technology
    240 ECTS / 2 years

Master’s degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration, Digital Business and Management
    90 ECTS
  • Master of Engineering, Automation Technology, intelligent systems
    60 ECTS
  • Master of Engineering, Industrial Management and Engineering
    60 ECTS

The application period to degree programmes in English is 5‒19 January 2022.

For more information about the English degree programmes, please visit

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