Degree level and field of study

Master’s degree (EQF 7), Technology

Starting group code

​YTJ19S1

Forms of study

Part-time studies. Please, see the further information below.

Structure of studies

Individual courses

Intended competence

Contact information

Korpivaara Päivi

Korpivaara Päivi

Projekti-insinööri, Project Engineer
Teollisuustekniikka, Industrial Engineering
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358406216673
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Description

The degree programme is targeted at experts, who are looking for career development, more responsibility and increased skills in technological competence management in an increasingly international and challenging operating environment. The students can also deepen their technological and entrepreneurship competence. The programme provides capabilities to act as an active, systematic developer of new competence and management in their work community. The students can deepen and strengthen their professional competencies across traditional professional boundaries. The job market value of graduates of the degree programme is increased through career planning and self-development.

Key learning outcomes

Management
The students can function in managerial, leadership and development positions in a multicultural work environment. They master the tools for business management in internationally networked organisations and are capable of utilising management accounting elements in managerial work.

Technological competence and management
The students have mastered the management methods, practices and technologies of the fields of business they have selected (production / product development / service management).

Competencies in support of personal learning objectives and career development
Studies that support the development of the student’s own professional expertise and career objectives can be included in the studies in accordance with the student’s personal learning objectives. The students can also choose these studies from the offerings of JAMK’s other master's degree programmes or the offerings of other universities or universities of applied science.

Master’s thesis
In the Master’s thesis, the student demonstrates the ability to apply national and international research in their own field, and use selected methods to analyse and solve problems arising in working life. The completion of the Master’s thesis calls for capability for independent and demanding specialist work. The thesis is a research or development project serving working life with a clear practical-application nature and a mission to support the student’s career development.

Professional growth and know-how

The studies consist of JAMK's shared Master’s degree courses, the specialist studies offered by the degree programme, and complementary studies that support the student’s learning and career objectives. The specialist studies focus on the completion of the Master’s thesis or working life development assignment. The structure of the studies (60 credits) is as follows:

Shared master competence (5 cr):

  • Research-based Development (5op)

Expert core competence (50 cr):

  • Leadership dynamics (5 cr)
  • Managerial accounting (5 cr)
  • International technology business (5 cr)
  • optionally, one of the following courses (5 cr)
    • Management of product development (5 cr)
    • Production management (5 cr)
    • Industrial service management (5 cr)
  • Master's thesis (30 cr)

Complementary competence (5 cr):

  • Can be freely selected from the other courses included in the Technological Competence and Management module of the degree programme, from the courses of JAMK’s other Master’s degree programmes, or studies completed in other universities or universities of applied science.

Forms of study

The programme will be provided in the form of part-time studies that include seminar days, online studies, group work and independent work. Courses that are fully implemented online and courses in English will also be offered.

The seminar days will usually be held on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. Classroom teaching is mainly open discussion to share experiences and solve challenges. Many find networking with the other participants and the new perspectives on things the best part of the education that helps them develop their own practices and those of their work community.

The optimal completion time for the studies is two academic years. The majority of the courses included in the degree are competed during the first academic year. During the second academic year, the students will focus on the their Master’s thesis that supports their personal career development. The degree can also be completed during one academic year.

Working life cooperation and learning

The learning tasks included in the courses can, and are recommended to, be completed in the student’s own work community. Many work community development tasks can also be taken up to be planned, refined and resolved as learning tasks.

It is possible to build a personal study path for the studies through studification of work and a wide utilisation of the courses offered by JAMK’s Master’s degree programmes.

In the field of technology, the Master's thesis is often a working life development assignment.

Accreditation

Prior learning recognition procedures are described in the Degree Regulations and in the Study Guide. Students also have alternative study options available to them at partner universities (e.g. other universities of applied sciences and universities as well as EduFutura) and in free-access online portals (CampusOnline).

Graduation

To be awarded a Master’s degree certificate, the student must complete the studies of the degree programme within his/her study period in accordance with his/her Personal Learning Plan. Further information in the Degree Regulations.

Degree-related qualifications

There are no specific degree-related or statutory qualification requirements in the field.

Professional profiles of graduates

Those applying for the programme have engineering degrees from a wide range of fields, such as mechanical engineering, energy, construction and civil engineering, information and communication technology, environmental engineering, logistics, electrical automation and industrial engineering, and various kinds of rescue and fire officer qualifications. Consequently, the job titles vary to a considerable extent.

Graduates from the Degree Programme in Technological Competence Management work in industry and businesses, as entrepreneurs and in public administration.

Those pursuing the degree are usually at the early stage of their career, but there are also ‘grey panthers’ among them, i.e. those who already have a long career behind them. They all share as a connecting factor the desire to learn to lead and develop in the field of technology.

The diversity of participants is reflected in the broad range of their job titles:

  • Production development engineer, production manager
  • Product engineer, product manager, product development engineer, planning engineer, design manager
  • Maintenance engineer, maintenance manager, installation supervisor
  • Customer relationship manager, account manager, service manager
  • Team leader, team manager
  • Sales engineer, sales manager, sales director, regional manager
  • Quality engineer, quality manager
  • Human resources coordinator, human resources consultant, human resources manager
  • Executive fire officer, rescue chief, emergency measures officer, fire inspector
  • Plant engineer, real estate manager, supervisor, construction manager
  • Technical manager, head of department, trainer
  • ICT specialist, system designer
  • Project manager, project engineer, project designer, project manager
  • Controller, purchasing officer, logistics master
  • Plant manager, managing director
  • Consultant, energy expert, environmental engineer.

Further studies

A Master’s degree from a university of applied sciences is a higher post-secondary degree. The graduate may apply to continue on to postgraduate studies in science or arts at universities (Act 558/2009, Section 37). Studies can be continued by applying for corresponding post-degree education at universities abroad, for example. A university of applied sciences also provides opportunities for continuing education in the form of specialisation studies, open studies, online study portal (CampusOnline) and working life-based continuing education.

Planning

​The degree programme and its contents have been planned in close cooperation with the representatives of the technology industry who work in managerial and expert positions, making the most of their views. The Advisory Board for the Degree Programmes in Mechanical Engineering and Technological Competence Management has been involved in the preparation of the learning objectives and the curriculum.

Feedback and an assessment of the programme, its implementation and the courses included in it will be collected from all degree programme graduates. The programme is developed on an annual basis based on the feedback received.

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