Goal

The Master’s degree programme in Automation Technology is designed for the professional engineer who wants to deepen his or her knowledge and understanding of the methods and possibilities of modern automation and intelligent systems.

The student will study automation and control both on a theoretical level and on a practical level – learning to design and use automation systems and how to apply modern techniques of data-driven decision making. A special emphasis is put on the use of machine learning methods in industrial automation and the study of intelligent systems.

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Area of Specialisation

A special emphasis is put on the use of machine learning methods in industrial automation and the study of intelligent systems.

Study Content

The degree title is Master of Engineering and the extension of the studies are 60 ECTS. Novia UAS offers a renewed curriculum, with a distinct profile in intelligent systems and machine learning techniques. The degree programme is located in Vaasa.

Studies in Automation Technology will give the student knowledge in the methods and techniques of planning, implementing and using modern systems of process control and automation. Both model-based and data-based methods are covered.

The curricula include the application of machine learning methods for industrial automation and studies of intelligent systems. Specific applications include data-driven fault detection, automatic event classification and techniques for predictive maintenance.

The Master’s degree programme in Automation Technology (60 ECTS) consists of:

  • degree specific professional studies, 30 ECTS
  • master’s thesis, 30 ECTS

The studies are designed for students who are already working. Tuition in the Master's degree programme is organized so that studying can be combined with full-time work during a period of two years. During these two years, the studies are scheduled for two days a month from September to June.

The studies consist of virtual parts and intensive course days mainly at Campus Vaasa. The studies of the programme involve not only theoretical lectures but also practical ways of learning, laboratory assignments and hands-on exercises in innovative learning environments.

The learning process is characterized by a strong integration of real working life problems and development projects. The thesis work is realized as a research and development project related to working life.

Qualification

A Master’s degree in Automation Technology corresponds to the level EQF 7 in the European Qualifications Framework for Higher Education.

Under the Finnish legislation, a person who has taken the Master’s degree is qualified for posts or positions for which the qualification requirement is a second-cycle higher education degree.

In some cases, the qualification requirement also includes the completion of studies in certain specified fields of study. The degree falls under the Article 11 of the Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications.

Master of Engineering, Automation Technology

  • Field of study: Technology and Seafaring
  • Extent: 2 years 60 Credits
  • Location: Vaasa
  • Application period: 4-18 January 2023

Previous Knowledge

You can apply for Master of Engineering, Automation Technology if you have completed

  • Bachelor's degree and/or master's degree
  • Minimum 24 months of work in a related field after completion of Bachelor's degree

 

Scholarships and Tuition Fees

The studies are free for EU citizens.

Tuition fee-paying (non EU/EEA) students can apply for a scholarship. Read more about scholarships on the Admissions Services pages.

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students is 10000 euro per academic year (Master's). Read more about scholarships on the Admissions Services pages.   

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Degree Project

The Master’s thesis comprises of 30 ECTS. In the master’s thesis work the student plans and implements a development project in and/or for real working life, typically for their employer/organisation, applying case specific research and/or development approaches

In the Master’s thesis student completes an original research and contributes to knowledge and understanding in the field of automation.

Alternatives for the thesis are for example contributing to research work in the university community at the campus, development projects for the laboratory research equipment or studies regarding solving industrial control and automation tasks with the industry or working life.

Continuing Education Opportunities

With a master´s degree, students are able to continue to university post-graduate (licentiate/doctoral) studies.

However, universities may at their own discretion have specific admission requirements for post-graduate studies that must be met in addition to a completed master’s degree.

 

Career Opportunities

The degree programme in Automation Technology provides the opportunity for a broad, interdisciplinary career.

After graduation with a special emphasis on machine learning methods and intelligent system understanding, you will be qualified to work in various expert, development, and management positions in an international industrial environment in automation and control.

The education also offers an excellent basis for a career in research or product development.

Internationalisation

The network of international partner universities of Novia UAS offers a wide range of opportunities for internationalisation.

Language of Instruction

The language of instruction is English.

Collaboration With Other Actors

The focus, study contents, and implementation of the programme are planned together with the working life interest groups. Close contact and co-operation with working life also continue in programme implementation and continuous development.

Continuing Education Opportunities

With a master´s degree, students are able to continue to university post-graduate (licentiate/doctoral) studies, However, universities may at their own discretion have specific admission requirements for post-graduate studies that must be met in addition to a completed master’s degree.

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Career Opportunities

The degree programme in Automation Technology provides the opportunity for a broad, interdisciplinary career. After graduation with a special emphasis on machine learning methods and intelligent system understanding, you will be qualified to work in various expert, development, and management positions in an international industrial environment in automation and control. The education also offers an excellent basis for a career in research or product development.

 

Head of Degree Programme
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Ray Pörn

Principal Lecturer

Wolffskavägen 33, 65200, VASA

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Apply for a Mater Degree in Automation Technology, Intelligent Systems at www.studyinfo.fi.  

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The Intelligent Systems Institute brings together and builds new competence within the research field of applied Intelligent Systems. This is achieved by combining the expertise from the Intelligent Systems research group at Novia UAS in Vaasa together with extraordinary international students with multidisciplinary backgrounds. This novel combination and cooperation creates high potential to respond to arising research and educational needs regarding intelligent and autonomous systems focusing on AI for industrial applications.

 

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