To be considered for admission, the applicant must fulfil the minimum requirements for the studies leading to a M.Sc. degree in Technology. The minimum requirements include good academic performance and previous studies compatible with the degree studies.
The following are used as criteria for academic evaluation:
- University or Higher Education Institution
- Degree and relevance of studies
- Academic study performance
- Motivation and commitment to the Programme
- Professional experience
The applicants are evaluated and ranked based on the criteria below based on the submitted application documents.
1. University or Higher Education Institution
The applicant’s background will be evaluated based on the international recognition and academic quality of the previous university and degree programme.
2. Degree and relevance of studies
Applicant should hold a B.Sc. or equivalent degree in a relevant field. The compatibility and relevance of previous studies is evaluated in relation to the desired engineering specialization area as stated in the letter of motivation. Required previous knowledge:
To be considered for admission, the applicants should have completed a high-quality Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or related fields.
Relevant degrees are e.g. in the following fields
- Chemistry or chemical engineering including process systems engineering and polymer engineering
- Oil and gas engineering, energy technology
- Biotechnology, bioengineering life sciences, bioinformatics, biomaterials, food science/technology/engineering, biomedical
- Polymer science/engineering, fibre science/engineering, pulp and paper technology/engineering
- Materials science and engineering, physics, nanotechnology and metallurgy
- Process and chemical engineering, minerals engineering.
To be considered for admission, the applicants should have completed a high-quality Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field (excellent candidates with degrees in other fields such as natural sciences, mathematics, or computer science will be considered).
To be considered for admission, the applicants should have completed a high-quality Bachelor’s degree that includes:
- basic studies in mathematics and natural sciences, and
- a minor subject or a comparable study entity based on the aforementioned basic studies from a technical field or from a field clearly related to mathematics or natural sciences.
The applicant's degree certificate must clearly state both of these study entities.
To be considered for admission, the applicants should have completed a high-quality Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas:
- computer science, information technology or a related field
- physics, materials science or a related field
- mathematics, operations research, statistics or a related field
3. Academic study performance
In addition to compatible previous studies, the applicants are expected to have very good previous study success (GPA and results in key courses).
The cumulative grade point average is calculated from the bachelor’s degree (or the degree giving the eligibility). Applicant’s grades from other completed studies of which the applicant has provided the appropriate documents by the end of the application period will also be evaluated.
4. Motivation and commitment to the Programme
Applicant must show his/her motivation for studying in the IDBM programme by providing a motivation letter. The letter is written in English into the electronic application system and the maximum length of the letter is 4000 characters (including space characters). The motivation letter should answer at least the following questions:
- Why I am applying for admission to the IDBM Master's Studies Programme?
- What I am expecting to learn or gain by participating in the IDBM Programme?
- What specialisation area studies would I choose and why?
- What can I contribute to fellow students and to the continued success of the IDBM Programme?
5. Professional Experience
Applicant’s professional experience is looked at broadly and is considered to include work experience relevant to the IDBM programme as well as experience in scientific and artistic work, entrepreneurship and /or other relevant civic activity. Professional experience will be evaluated based on the CV.
Based on the above evaluation criteria, the best applicants are invited for an interview. The maximum number of applicants invited to the interview is double the amount of the quota. The applicants’ practical skills and ability to communicate in English are evaluated and the applicants are required to give a short oral presentation in English on a subject given when invited to the interview. The applicants are asked a series of questions regarding their motivation, abilities, and attitudes. Interviews can be conducted by phone or Skype, if necessary.
The final acceptance of applicants will be made based on the interviews. The student can be admitted only to one Master’s Degree Programme in International Design Business Management.