Autonomous Maritime Operations, Master

This page is version April 22, 2021 and will be updated. Please check later for the updated contents.

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

Study Start

The academic year begins week 36, September 9th, at Campus Aboa Mare, Juhana Herttuan puistokatu 21, Turku, Finland. Detailed information for the course’s schedules 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 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 later. Otherwise we carry forward the studies in a hybrid format.

You must present your original certificates, which you used in your application 2021, to the Student Affairs Office. Also bring your passport or other form of official ID. According to the regulations by the admission office this is obligatory. If you do not attend the first session in person, please make an appointment with the Student Affairs Officer to present your certificates at another time during the studies.

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

Schedule for Contact Studies

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Each course has 4 contact days starting 9AM and ending 4PM Finnish time. Lunch is at noon and we have some coffee breaks as well. The afternoons usually include thesis seminars and time for group work.

We start with the course:  Studying in the Master’s Program (1 cr) and Research and Research Methods (4 cr). Note, We start the studies September 9th, 2021 if you have been accepted to program please now book these dates: September 9th and 10th.

Autonomous vessels - Automation (5 cr).  Start at:  schedule to be updated.

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)

Four of the above six courses take place during study year 1, the other 2 during autumn 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 2022. The modules 2 and 3 we work with during study year 2, thus planned study performance is 30 cr per study year.

Contact Details

Questions regarding admission practicalities can be directed to Novia Admissions Services:

Head of Degree Programme