Autonomous Maritime Operations, Master

This page was last edited on 18 March 2022. During the spring, we will be updating this page with course specific dates and information. Please check later for the updated contents.

Welcome to Master of Engineering, Autonomous Maritime Operations, part-time studies at Novia University of Applied Sciences!

Study Start

The academic year begins on 8 September 2022 (Week 36) at the Aboa Mare Campus, Juhana Herttuan Puistokatu 21, Turku, Finland. Detailed information for the course schedule will follow so please check this site again closer to the date.

We will begin with an introduction to master’s degree studies by providing useful information concerning your studies, practicing with the e-learning platform, and getting acquainted with research and research methods. Due to the current corona pandemic, physical attendance may be restricted and closer instructions, including a link to an online meeting, will be provided in due course. Otherwise, we carry on the studies in a hybrid format.

You must present your original certificates, which you used in your application 2022, to the Student Services Office. Please also bring your passport or another form of official ID with you. According to the regulations by the Admissions Office, this is mandatory. If you do not attend the first session in person, please make an appointment with the Student Services Officer to present your certificates at another time during the studies.

More detailed information is provided on the Peppi system. During the study kick-off, we will go through that, along with an introduction to the Admissions Office, Student Advisory, Library Services, and R&D Team.

The studies are arranged both on-site and online with the lecture materials, as well as the assignments to be completed, available in Moodle. Both students and teachers will use Teams for communicating in the group. Peppi is used for study administration purposes. The lectures that take place on campus will be recorded. It would be good for you to attend some sessions in person during your studies. It can also be good to meet and network with your peers and thesis supervisor in person. But, with consideration of these potential exceptions, we can say with confidence that this is an online program. Together, we will make sure that the lectures are arranged in a safe manner.

Due to the nature of the study program being online and part-time (2 years) it has been difficult, and in some cases even impossible, for non-EU students to get a residence permit from Migri. Unfortunately, these immigration issues are outside the Novia UAS scope of impact and responsibility.

Studies

Each course has four contact days starting at 9am and ending at 4pm (EEST). Lunch is at 12pm and there will also be some coffee breaks. The afternoons usually include a thesis seminars and time for group work.

We start with the courses Studying in the Master’s Program (1 ECTS) and Research and Research Methods (4 ECTS). Note, we start the studies on 8 September 2022 so, if you have been accepted to study in this programme, please book the following dates into your diary now: 8 & 9 September 2022.

Courses

  • Studying in the Master’s Program (1 cr) 
  • Research and Research Methods (4 cr)
  • Autonomous vessels - Automation (5 cr)
  • Cyber security and Connectivity (5 cr)
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human - Machine Interaction (5 cr)
  • Remote Operations (5 cr)
  • Classification, qualification and safety perspectives (5 cr)

Five of the above seven courses take place during Study Year 1, the other 2 take place during the autumn of Study Year 2.

The Thesis (30 cr) is pursued in three modules, Thesis 1, Thesis 2 and Thesis 3. We start with the Research plan (Thesis 1) during winter-spring 2023. The modules 2 and 3 we work with during study year 2, thus planned study performance is 30 cr per study year.

Contact Details

Student Service Office

Student Service offices are located at every campus. The Student Service Office can assist you with student services once you have confirmed your study place. More information about the Student Service Office. Even during vacation, you can reach one of our student Service officers at this e-mail studentservices@novia.fi

Questions regarding admission practicalities can be directed to Novia Admissions Services: admissions@novia.fi

Head of Degree Programme