Master in Engineering, Printed Intelligence


Program Description

Master's degree in Engineering (MEng), Printed Intelligence

Application 8-22 January 2020

Tuition 8000€/ Academic year

Scholarship available

Printed Intelligence is growing

In Oulu the possibilities of printed electronics have been studied since the late 1990s. During the recent years, several companies, which apply printed electronics in different application areas and in production, have started their operations. Developing technologies will create new business opportunities and there is a shortage of specialists of this field all over Finland. Currently, the growing area is, especially, the printed electronics which is integrated into structures.

In the Oulu region the operators are PrintoCent, a development Cluster of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, University of Oulu, Oulu University of Applied Sciences and several companies, and the PrinLab test laboratory of Oulu University of Applied Sciences. The Degree Programme of Printed Intelligence will produce multidisciplinary experts to meet the needs of the companies, especially for product development and production. During the education, the student can participate in local training and seminars with the people working in this field.

Study contents – Blended learning

The education will proceed practically and flexibly in the online learning environment. The studies are mostly carried out as online courses. The student can do learning tasks flexibly on one’s own time. During the contact lesson week, the student will familiarize with production methods and test how their own plan work in practice. The thesis will be done company-oriented so that the student will either acquire the topic or combine the development task with one’s own work. This will enable the student to design, test and implement a development project which meets the real needs. The student will also develop oneself as an independent innovator.

After graduating, the student can work as a specialist in product development, projects and in production. The title can be e.g. product development manager, project manager or production manager.

Some parts of this Degree Programme can also be studied based on the right to study in Open University of Applied Sciences. As a student of Oulu University of Applied Sciences, the student can utilize free of charge the online courses offered by Open University of Applied Sciences or CampusOnline. Post-graduate studies are offered both by the School of Professional Teacher Education at Oulu University of Applied Sciences and the faculties of University of Oulu.

Degree Programme in Printed Intelligence 60 ECTS:

  • Advanced Generic Competences (15 ECTS):
    • Project Management 5 ECTS
    • Quality Management 5ECTS
    • Virtual Business Simulation and Management 5 ECTS
  • Advanced Professional Competences (15 ECTS):
    • Printed Electronics 5 ECTS
    • Printed Electronics Methods and Applications 5 ECTS
    • Printed Intelligence Product Development 5 ECTS
  • Master´s Thesis 30 ECTS

Tuition fee and scholarship

For Finnish and EU/EEA citizens there are no tuition fees to participate in the programme. Also international applicants with the Finnish residence permit A or P are exempt from the tuition fee.

For non-EU students, the tuition fee is 10,000 € for one academic year and 5000 € for each additional semester to complete the program. Please note that a supplemental scholarship is provided by Oamk to tuition-paying students who accomplish the studies within the set target time (1 year/60 credits, 1,5 year/90 credits). The scholarship is 2500 € for one academic year and 1250 € for one semester. The scholarship is applied and awarded retrospectively.

Application Period

The application period is 8-22 January 2020 and the studies will begin in the autumn of 2020. The applicant will be scored in the scale of 0-100 points based on the preliminary assignment written in English. The assignment consists of three parts: motivation letter, CV and preliminary plan for the development task.

  • The motivation letter (maximum 500 words) must show interest in this education, evaluate the current skills related to the curriculum of this education and express the career plans dealing with this education.
  • The CV must contain prior studies, work history and special merits.
  • The preliminary plan for the development task (maximum 1,000 words) must describe a work-related development target that can be processed during studies. This development task can also be the topic of the future Master’s thesis.

The preliminary assignment must be returned as an electronic document by 29 January 2020 at 3 pm Finnish time at the latest. The minimum admission point score is 20 points from the preliminary assignment.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

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Oamk is a strong and multidisciplinary University of Applied Sciences. We educate competent and innovative professionals and conduct active research and development. In co-operation with our partner institutions we create new vitality to the northern region. We provide bachelor and master degree programme studies, pedagogic studies at the School of Vocational Teacher Education, Open University studies as well as supplementary training. There are three Bachelor’s degree programmes leading to a higher professional degree (BSc Hons) that are taught entirely in English: BBA, Business Information Technology, BBA, International Business, BEng, Information Technology. Bachelor's degree programmes are on EQF (European Quality Framework and Other Learning) level 6 and our Master's degree programmes on level 7. Our operations are government funded, and audited by the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC). Read less