Master of Engineering, EQF 7
The Master’s degree (polytechnic) is intended for people who have completed the degree of Bachelor in Engineering and who have at least three years of working experience in a related field, after having completed the degree. For an applicant who has first completed a vocational or higher vocational diploma and then the applicable Bachelor’s degree, the minimum of three years of work experience may be accepted as the required work experience, provided that at lest one year has been accumulated after the completion of the Bachelor’s degree.
It is possible for students to have their prior competence recognised.
See TAMK’s credit transfer guidelines
The degree is a master-level professional higher education degree.
The degree complies with the criteria set by the Finnish national degree system as well as with the European framework for degrees and other competence.
Ministry of Education and Culture
The program target is to provide the students with the educational background to work as a specialist, developer and manager in the field of automation technology. Further target is technology, R&D, automation and project management skills to innovate, design, develop and produce technology products and services. The starting point of the program is the needs of the working life and the end customer needs.
The aggregated skills in this program vary slightly according to the student’s choice but consist of the following: Innovation knowhow, technology design and development, production automation and quality management, project management, machine automation, automation technology, electrical motor drives, standards and directives, energy efficiency.
Automation companies need engineers with Master’s degree as specialists, designers and developers and as project managers.
The master’s degree from a university of applied sciences produces the eligibility for postgraduate studies as a master’s degree from a university.
Assessment of study performances is based on TAMK’s assessment criteria
Completion of studies and achievement of competence objectives in the extent set by the curriculum.
The scope of the degree is 60 credit points and it consist of an automation technology development task (30 cr), advanced professional studies (20 cr) and the studies of own choice (10 cr). The studies of own choice can be selected from automation technology basket (5 cr) and from common basket (5cr).
In advanced professional studies the students deepen their knowledge and skills on automation technology. The studies of own choice are aimed at enhancing the skills and knowledge related to the development task or special professional needs.
The Ministry of Education and Culture’ definitions of policy and TAMK’s strategy have been considered in the curriculum.