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Master's Degree Programme in Automation in Smart Industry

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Teacher in charge:
Anne Cumini,

Study Affairs Coordinator:
Satu Kelhä,

Qualification Awarded and the Level of Qualification

Master's Degree Programme in Automation in Smart Industry

Special Admission Requirements

Master’s degree is intended for people who have completed Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science (Technology) or Bachelor of Science (Technology) degree, vocational college diploma in engineering or an equivalent foreign degree, and who have at least two years of work experience in a relevant field after graduation.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It is possible for students to have their prior competence recognised.
See TAMK’s credit transfer guidelines:
TAMKin yleiset AHOT-ohjeet

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Completion of curriculum studies and achievement of related competence objectives.
Further information:
TAMK Degree Regulations
Ammattikorkeakoululaki ja asetus ammattikorkeakoulusta

Profile of the Programme

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.

See Ammattikorkeakoululaki ja asetus ammattikorkeakoulusta

Key Learning Outcomes

Master's Degree Programme in Automation in Smart Industry
is a new multidisciplinary master’s degree programme in the field of technology. It was developed to respond to technology industry’s competence needs and changing working life requirements.

The studies develop technology, product development, automation, team and project management skills and deepen competence in innovation of intelligent industry products and services, technical design, development of automation solutions and sustainable production. The studies expand students’ competence in automation and mechanical engineering as well as information technology.

The education produces the following competences
• innovation competence
• project and team competence
• sustainable technology design and development competence
• production automation and quality assurance competence
• mechanical automation competence
• robotics competence
• machine learning and data analytics competence

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

Companies and organizations need engineers with Master’s degree to the demanding specialist, designing, developing and leadership tasks. Job titles can include a project manager, a product development engineer, or an automation engineer.

Access to Further Studies

The master’s degree from a university of applied sciences produces the eligibility for postgraduate studies as a master’s degree from a university.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Assessment of study performances is based on TAMK’s assessment criteria
The detailed assessment criteria can be found in course implementation plans. The teaching and assessment methods are agreed on with students at the beginning of each course.

TAMK Degree Regulations

Graduation Requirements

Completion of studies and achievement of competence objectives in the extent set by the curriculum.

Mode of Study

The scope of the degree is 60 credit points and it consist of a 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 the automation in smart industry basket (5 cr) and from the basket of alternative advanced studies (5cr).

In advanced professional studies the students deepen their knowledge and skills on technologies in smart industry. The studies of own choice are aimed at enhancing the skills and knowledge related to the development task or special professional needs.

The study consists of independent study, distance and contact teaching and laboratory exercises. The studies utilize the latest digital learning environments and the modern FieldLab - Industry 4.0 testing and development laboratory at Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

Development of the Programme

The Ministry of Education and Culture’ definitions of policy and TAMK’s strategy have been considered in the curriculum.

The curriculum is developed in cooperation with TAMK’s other master’s degree programmes. Working life cooperation is implemented through thesises and projects as well as network cooperation and advisory councils. Student feedback is collected annually in connection with courses. Alumni feedback is collected regularly through online surveys.