Technology, Organization and People perspectives (TOP)
The ASIIN accredited Master's Programme in Industrial Systems Analytics (ISA) provides content, models, and methods to design, develop, implement and operate complex processes and systems in the energy sector organizations. Energy systems are complex systems that require a holistic understanding and thus multiple perspectives of research and education. Energy systems can be seen as socio-technical systems, and the ISA programme is built from Technology, Organization and People perspectives (TOP). Systems dynamics and systems thinking are the connecting elements necessary for the programme. It is important to understand how technology and people are organized to achieve the goals.
The ASIIN quality seal provides assurance that subject specific quality standards of the academic discipline and of the profession for which that programme prepares are met at high level. It confirms that a suitable framework for good teaching and successful learning is provided. The award of the seal complies with the European Qualifications Framework and the European Standards and Guidelines.
Close ties with businesses
The topics taught in this programme include Data science and analytics, Quality engineering, Systems engineering, Decision support, Project management and Industrial project work. The programme prepares the students to develop and manage product and service innovation for industrial energy systems, delivery, and use. The courses consist of lectures, teamwork assignments, projects, presentations and final exams.
Vaasa is the largest energy technology hub in the Nordic countries with 140 companies and 11,000 employees in the energy industry. The employment rate in Vaasa is the best in Finland. We have close ties with the businesses of the region and use actual case studies in our teaching combining theoretical knowledge with practical examples.
The programme leads to a Master of Science in Technology degree and it can be completed in two years. Annually, 20 students with the best credentials are admitted to the Master's Programme in Industrial Systems Analytics. The application period is around December - January annually.
There are no entrance examinations for the international Master's programmes at the University of Vaasa. Admission decisions are made on the basis of the required documents, evaluating each complete application individually and selecting those with the best qualifications. The tuition fee for the Master's Programme in Industrial Systems Analytics is 10 000 euros annually. In addition to the tuition fee students are required to pay the Student Union membership fee of approximately 140 euro per academic year. The University of Vaasa has scholarships available for students who are required to pay tuition fees in the Master's Degree Programmes.
About the School
The University of Vaasa is a multidisciplinary University with more than 5000 students, and it offers degrees at all academic levels from Bachelor to Master and Doctor.