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Master's Degree

Master of Engineering, Research Group Studies

Spring 2018

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ADVANCED STUDIES 25                        
Management Studies
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Production Quality Management 5                        
Research and Development Methods
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Systems Analysis and Development Methods 5                        
Research Design and Methodology 5                        
Studies in Research Group
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OPTIONAL STUDIES 5                        
Design for Manufacturability 5                        
Project Management 5                        
Process and Quality Management 5                        
Technology Management 5                        
MASTER'S THESIS 30                        
Master's Thesis 30                        
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

Programme description

Master of Engineering studies can be accomplished in the following research (RDI)-groups: ICT, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, and Health Care Technology. The studies are tailored in the personal ISP according to the needs of the student and of the RDI-group's research topics.

Competence objectives

The student works during his/her studies as a member of the resaech (RDI)-group in which the student has been accepted to accomplish the Master of Engineering degree. The student's role can be either a specialist or e.g. a research project or team leader. The more detailed content of the work and studies depends on the goals and funding of the research group.

Pedagogic approaches

The studies are realised as multiform learning, and there are primarily two days of contact teaching per month. The studies have been planned to be conducted alongside work, and their duration is about 1,5 years, but flexible solutions also support faster completion. In the early stages of studying, the student drafts a personal ISP and a thesis realisation plan.


The objectives for skill levels in a Master’s Degree are based on the legislation concerning universities of applied sciences and the European Qualification Framework (EQF). The level corresponding to a Master’s Degree is level 7. The assessment criteria for each course are described in its implementation plan. Performance requirements vary depending on objectives, content and method of implementation.

The courses and the thesis are assessed on a scale of 0 to 5. Assessment focuses on competence and its development. The course assessment methods vary according to the objectives of the study module. Assessment may focus on the outcome (for instance, a report or a seminar presentation), on the process (the student’s own activity and actions during the course) or on both. Students receive regular feedback on their performance from their teachers. Peer- and self-assessment as well as commissioner feedback on performance are also utilized. The degree assessment framework is used as the basis for the assessment.

The Degree Programme will be developed according to the principles of continuous improvement. In the development work, feedback from the students and working life as well as their initiatives have a key role. Feedback is collected with, for instance, student questionnaires and group-specific development discussions.