Autonomous Maritime Operations - Separate Application spring 2021


All applicants must submit a pre-task which is a preliminary research plan for a Master’s thesis in the program, no later than 2 May 2021 at 3 pm Finnish time in the online application system. Pre-tasks submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The pre-task must be approved in order for the applicant to be invited to the entrance examination (e-interview). The pre-task is evaluated on a Passed or Failed basis.

The thesis work in this master’s degree programme (30 credits) is to be realized as a research and development project related to working life. Naturally also having the adequate academic credentials, style and theoretical basis. As a pre-task you should write a preliminary research plan (approximately 2-3 A4 pages) in English for your potentially coming thesis work with the following included:

  • a preliminary title of the potential thesis
  • a description of the topic of your chosen development project
  • background and description of why the topic is important and the problem/s to be solved
  • a description of how your chosen topic is connected to working life
  • a short description of the research method to be used
  • a short overview of the theoretical basis to be used in the coming thesis

Entrance Examination

The entrance examination will be held in the form of an e-interview that is held during the time period 24-28.5.2021. The exact time of the e-interview will be included in the invitation e-mail. All eligible applicants with an approved pre-task will be invited to the e-interview.

During the e-interview your pre-task will be discussed and your preparedness and ability to carry out the studies will be evaluated. English language proficiency will be assessed in connection with the e-interview. If you do not participate in the e-interview you cannot be admitted. The pre-task and/or e-interview can give you a maximum of 100 points in total. You must obtain at least 40/100 points to have the possibility to be admitted. Both the pre-task and e-interview must be passed in order to be considered for admission.

In cases of equal admission scores, applicants will be ranked on the following grounds:

  • e-interview and/or advance assignment

If these criteria fail to produce a difference between tied applicants, a university of applied sciences may choose to admit all or none of the equally ranked applicants, or the applicants will be automatically ranked by lots drawn by a computer system.