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Master's Degree Programme in Technology Competence Management
Master of Engineering, 60 ECTS


Master of Engineering

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Name of the Degree Programme

Master's Degree Programme in Technology Competence Management, 60 etcts

Specialisations

There are no lines of specialization in this degree programme.

Qualification awarded

The Master's Degree Programme in Technology Competence Management is a university of applied sciences degree with close ties to the working life. The Programme grants graduates the same qualifications for job positions in the public sector as a master's in an academic university.

Degree: Master of Engineering

Level of qualification

The degree programme leads to a higher education degree which is a second cycle Master-level degree in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). According to the eight-level classification of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) the degree represents level 7.

The description of the level of the Degree is included in the Statute, at
http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/alkup/2017/20170120

Specific admission requirements

Please see the websites www.opintopolku.fi and www.seamk.fi/haku.

On the websites, application and instructions are in Finnish language for the degree programmes taught in Finnish.
Eligibility for studies at a university of applied sciences is stipulated in the Universities of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014.

The selection criteria are specified in the data of the Degree Programme at www.opintopolku.fi and www.seamk.fi/haku

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (RPL)

The RPL procedure means the identification and recognition of the student’s previously acquired learning. The student has the opportunity to apply for the recognition of their competencies if the competencies correspond to the learning goals of the Degree Programme. The identification process is closely connected with the preparation of the student’s personal curriculum and is updated during personal counselling discussions.

The identification and recognition practices are presented in the RPL Instruction of SeAMK. It specifies how recognition of competencies is applied for, how the application is processed, and how the student is informed of it. The instruction lists the RPL contact persons of each Degree Programme, who counsel students on matters related to the process.

In the assessment of prior learning, for example the following evidence is used:

– certificates on training programmes with similar content and other training programmes
– testimonials and further clarifications by an employer
– interviews of the student
– written and oral exams or reports
– functional or written assignments or other evidence
– presentations, portfolios

The final project/thesis and the Maturity Test cannot be submitted to the RPL procedure.

The Head of Degree Programme, Student counsellor, and when necessary, the teacher of the course in question are responsible for RPL. Their task is to inform students of the recognition and assessment process, to discuss students' Personal Study Plan and to guide students in the demonstration of prior learning.

Project studies and the final thesis are not observed in RPL.

Assessment is course-specific, defined by the teacher in question. Assessment methods are an exam (written or oral), practical assignment, a laboratory test, a field test or equivalent. Please see the website http://intra.seamk.fi/loader.aspx?id=0ef1a173-a85c-49b9-8329-bc89ce7d27ab.

Qualification requirements and regulations (incl. graduation requirements)

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Pedagogical approach and learning environment

Socio constructivism

Profile of the programme

The purpose of the programme is to enhance students' professional expertise with adequate theoretical knowledge and to combine the development of training and the working life. The programme grants students the same qualifications for job positions in the public sector as a master's in an academic university.

The programme is intended for engineers working in technology companies and organisations who wish to develop their skills in leadership and expertise and who aim to advance in their career. The purpose of the programme is also to expand and enhance the readiness of engineers to manage and develop expert organisations and to manage and carry out demanding development projects.

Occupational profiles

The graduates of the degree programme are prepared to manage and develop expert organizations and to manage and carry out demanding development projects.

Internationalization

There are some course books and other learning materials in English.

Access to further studies

Eligible for doctoral studies.

Structure of the studies

In accordance with the Universities of Applied Sciences Act, the studies of a Degree Programme consist of advanced professional studies, free elective studies, and a final project/thesis. The extent of the studies is 60 credits.

Advanced studies 30 ects
? Compulsory studies 25ects
o Development and research 5 ects
o Competence management 5 ects
o Strategic management 5 ects
o Advanced management accounting 5 ects
o Project management 5 ects
? Optional studies 5 ects
o Industrial internet 5 ects
o Management of product development 5 ects
o Customer relation management 5 ects
o Leadership skills of the future 5 ects
Master’s thesis 30 ects

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.
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Graduation requirements

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and instructions for graduates at Intra.

Mode of study

This programme is a part of our adult education. Students attend part-time and teaching takes place through various modes on weekends (Fri.-Sat.). Intensive study weeks in august/september and in may/june are possible

Head of degree programme

Technology Director Mr Pauli Huhtamäki, tel.:+358 (0)40 830 4151,
pauli.huhtamaki(at)seamki.fi

Student counsellor

Coordination of international mobility

Tiina Välimäki, 040-830 4127, tiina.valimaki(at)seamk.fi, Coordinator, Outgoing student exchanges to Europe
Maria Loukola, 040-830 2240, maria.loukola(at)seamk.fi, Coordinator, Incoming and outgoing student exchanges outside Europe

Student services

Frami Campus. Tel.: +358 (0)20 124 5055, studentservices(at)seamk.fi

Field of study

Engineering, manufacturing and construction

The classification of the educational field is based on the international ISCED classification used by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Learning outcomes

Generic and subject specifc competences

Competencies are extensive knowledge entities, or combinations of the individual’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes. They describe qualifications, performance potential, and the ability to cope with professional duties.

Common/general competencies are fields of know-how common to different Degree Programmes, but their special characteristics and importance may vary between professions and work assignments. General competencies form the basis for professional activities, cooperation, and the development of expertise. According to Arene’s (Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences) recommendations, general competencies include learning skills, ethical competence, cooperation skills, innovation skills, and internationalization skills. In addition to the above-mentioned competencies, entrepreneurial skills and quality management skills are emphasized in the degree studies of SeAMK as competencies common to all.

Degree programme-specific competencies form the basis for the development of the student’s professional expertise.

Work-based learning and work placements

The Degree Programme doesn’t include practical training.

Coordination of Practical Training

The Degree Programme doesn’t include practical training.