Goal

This Master's degree programme is for those who are interested in being a part of the fourth industrial revolution in maritime technology.

This programme has a special focus concerning the digitalisation of maritime operations. The target is to achieve state of the art competence and knowledge in the area of autonomous maritime operations.

The degree programme in Autonomous Maritime Operation is comprised of 60 ECTS and the degree title is Master of Engineering, Autonomous Maritime Operations.

Qualification

Graduates should be better suited for future employments related to the digitalization in the maritime sector.

 

 

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Structure of Studies and Research Focus

The studies are optimized for flexible learning and studying, parallel with fulltime employment ashore or at sea. The studies are arranged at site and online with the lecture materials, as well as the assignments to be completed online, in the system Moodle. We use Microsoft Teams for communication in the group, both students and teachers. For study administrative things the Peppi system is used. It is recommended but not mandatory for you during the studies to attend some sessions in person at campus. It can namely also be good to meet and network with your peers and thesis supervisor. The lectures that take place on campus will be recorded. We meet on average two days a month.

It is mandatory to visit Finland to show the student Admission the original certificates used in the application and to strengthen one’s personal identity. Moving to Finland is not necessary for the studies. Moreover, such a thing would be something between Finnish Immigrations Service and the student.

The thesis work is usually realized as a research and development project related to working life.

Master of Engineering, Autonomous Maritime Operations

  • Field of study: Technology and Seafaring
  • Extent: 2 years 60 Credits
  • Location: Turku
  • Application period: 5-19 January

Previous Knowledge

You can apply for Master of Engineering, Autonomous Maritime Operations 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.

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students is 10 000 euro per academic year (Master's). Read more about scholarships.

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Thesis

Alternatives for the thesis are, for example:

·         an investigation or analysis

·         a development project or case/s

·         theoretical work

·         product development, such as a prototype, process or a model.

Continuing Education Opportunities

With a master’s degree, students are able to continue on 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.

Read more about applying to Novia UAS on the Admissions Services pages.

Career Opportunities

After completing the programme in Autonomous Maritime Operations, you will be qualified to pursue a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates should be better suited for future employment related to the digitalisation in the maritime sector.

Internationalisation

If you choose to participate in our international activities, you will gain experiences and memories for life.

Students can participate in international activity by:

  • studying as an exchange student for a semester or academic year at one of our partner schools around the world
  • completing an internship abroad
  • participating in intensive courses and projects, together with international students
  • serving as a tutor and liaison for incoming exchange students

Additionally, since the language of instruction is English, there are possibilities to work at an international scale, both during and after the studies.

For example, the thesis project can be conducted abroad or in an international business setting.

We aim at strengthening our international profile in the EU primarily in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region. Novia UAS is actively involved in various programs and builds a network of strategic partner institutions and other stakeholders in Europe.

Language of Instruction

The studies are conducted in English.

Collaboration With Other Actors

Novia UAS and Aboa Mare, the unit for maritime education, co-operate with several universities both internationally and nationally.

Cooperation takes place within RDI projects, student and/or staff exchanges, as well as within continuing education to name a few areas. International maritime actors visit Aboa Mare on a regular basis.

Aboa Mare’s location, in the same building as many representatives of maritime authorities, ensures smooth co-operation with them.

Novia UAS and Aboa Mare have a long tradition in cooperation with marine installation manufacturing companies, such as ABB, Kongsberg, and Wärtsilä, regarding training and consulting services.

Continuing Education Opportunities

With a master’s degree, students are able to continue on 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.

Read more about applying to Novia UAS on the Admissions Services pages.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Career Opportunities

After completing the programme in Autonomous Maritime Operations, you will be qualified to pursue a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates should be better suited for future employment related to the digitalisation in the maritime sector.

Head of Degree Programme
Thomas Finne

Thomas Finne

Senior Lecturer

Hertig Johans parkgata 21, 20100, ÅBO

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