The School of Engineering follows a two-phase degree structure. The students first complete a lower degree (Bachelor of Science in Technology) and then a higher degree (Master of Science in Technology).
The degrees consist of courses, and the extent of a course is expressed in credits. The average number of hours demanded by one academic year of studies, 1600 hours, is equivalent to 60 credits. The Bachelor’s degree consists of 180 credits. This means that it is possible to acquire the degree after three years of full-time studying. The Master’s degree (Master of Science in Technology) consists of 120 credits. This means that it is possible to acquire the degree after two years of full-time studying.
The education leading to basic degrees is planned and organized so that students graduating from the degree programmes will be able to work in areas requiring technical and scientific expertise.
Studies leading to the Master’s of Science degree shall provide the student with
The studies leading to the Master of Science degree consist of
In Master’s Programme, the modules to be completed are determined in the study programme and they are confirmed in the personal study plan (HOPS).
A Master’s programme is based on focused subject studies which for the Intermediate, Advanced and Special Modules. In the Master’s programmes of the Degree Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management, the contents of one of the Special Modules depend on the student’s background.
The student’s major subject is determined by the Master’s programme he/she studies in. There is no minor subject in the Master’s programmes.
The purpose of the Methodological Principles module is to support writing one’s Master’s thesis. Some of the courses to be included in the methodological principles module are determined beforehand, and some of them the student can choose from the methodological principles list.
Master’s thesis shall be written on a topic related to the advanced studies of the degree programme, agreed upon between the student and the professor/the teacher who is specialised in the topic of the thesis. More detailed information of Master's thesis is presented in this study guide: General Information - Master's thesis and Graduation.
Students are free to choose courses for their Elective studies module (20 cr). Elective studies module can also include practical training. Also, the language studies are included in the module.
According to the Degree Regulations a student shall demonstrate written and oral skills in at least one foreign language included in the curriculum and needed for practicing his/her profession. Language proficiency is demonstrated by passing a course or courses in the foreign language provided by the Language Center. I f a student has demonstrated his/her language proficiency by completing foreign language courses already for the Finnish B.Sc or other lower university or polytechnic degree, he/she does not need to demonstrate it again for the Master’s degree.
More information about the language courses can be found on the Language Center website