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- Name of the study programme: Master's Degree Programme in Energy Engineering
- Degree title: Master of Engineering
- The extent of the study programme: 60 ECTS, 1,5 - 2 years
- City: Varkaus
- Mode of teaching: Part-time
- Language: English
- Study places: 30
The focus of the Master Degree Programme in Energy Engineering is to educate professionals in engineering and business management in the field of international energy engineering projects. The aim of the programme is to create highly skilled specialists for the following fields of expertise: managing international technology projects and supply chains, developing advanced energy production systems, intercultural communication and language skills, and specialized themes in engineering.
The curriculum of the degree programme in energy engineering has been drawn up, so that
- the degree produces the degree of competence required in work life
- the education ensures the development of the student’s expertise
- the education enhances lifelong learning
- draws up to support his/her studies an individual study plan in which earlier acquired competence is identified
- is responsible for the progression of his/her studies.
Savonia’s teachers and other personnel facilitate and support in the defining and achieving of individual goals. The student starts the planning of the thesis in during the first semester.
The competence objective is that the student is able to evaluate and make use of national and international networks. In addition, she/he creates multi-professional partnerships in the energy engineering field. She/he is able to direct and develop partnerships and brings one’s expertise in interdisciplinary networks/groups.
Degree and work experience requirements
You can apply to Savonia UAS Master's Degree in Energy Engineering if you have completed a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or another appropriate Bachelor's/Master's Degree. In addition, you must have at least three years (36 months) of work experience from the field of your Bachelor's/Master's Degree.
The work experience must be accumulated as from the date of award of the final Bachelor's or Master’s degree certificate and obtained no later than 31st December 2019.
Work experience must be verified with an employment certificate provided by the employer. An employment certificate must indicate details such as the exact start and end dates of employment, the employer’s contact information, work duties, as well as working hours for part-time work. If the employment continues, the applicant should request a temporary employment certificate from the employer. Employment contracts are not accepted.
Work experience should be indicated in full months. When converting part-time work into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work. Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer.
Fulltime entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can provide a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs). In addition, a notification from the Trade Register must be submitted. The notification must show details such as the name of the company, field of the operation and the period of time the company has been valid. Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with a comparable official document.
If an original employment certificate is in a language other than Finnish, Swedish or English, the applicant must submit a copy of the certificate translated into Finnish, Swedish or English by an official (authorised) translator, bearing the translator’s name, signature and stamp, along with the copy of the original certificate to the relevant admissions offices.
Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.
Student selection and instructions for pretask
Student selection of Master's Degree Programme in Energy Engineering is based on pretask and interview.
Instructions for the pretask will be published on Savonia UAS website on 4 September 2019. The pretask must be uploaded to the application form by 25 September 2019. It is not possible to submit the pretask after the deadline.
The maximum score of the pretask is 60 points. Applicant must score at least 20 points of the pretask. 45 applicants who get the highest score from the pretask will be invited to interview. Interviews are arranged during 8 November 2019.
Choosing a main subject or field of specialisation
At the beginning of the studies, you will choose 30 ECTS from common and field-specific professional studies in accordance with your personal study and career plan. You will receive guidance and counselling from the responsible teacher of the programme as well as from other members of Savonia staff in view of defining and achieving your personal goals.
The Master’s degree at a university of applied sciences qualifies you for working in a public sector post. The qualifications equal those attained at a university.
Master level studies are 90/60 ECTS credits (one ECTS = student work 27 hours). In accordance with the curriculum of a full-time student, one year of study produces 60 ECTS credits which are equivalent to 1600 hours of student work. The study time for Master's studies varies because of different educational and work backgrounds as well as because of the timetable of the individual studying. A Master's degree program of 60 ECTS could be executed in one year; however, it usually takes 1.5.-2.0 years. Previously acquired competence and its accreditation can affect the length of the studies. The studies consist of advanced professional studies, optional studies and thesis.
Major studies consist of the following study entities and modules:
- Recent Development and Future Technologies of Alternative energy Sources and Green House Gas Free Energy Production,
- Industrial management in the international context
- Project Management,
- Supply Chain Management,
- Lean and Agile Product Manufacturing
At Savonia UAS your thesis work will be working- life-related. This gives you a possibility to network with the experts and employers in your own field as well as in other fields during your studies. You will prove to be able to recognize, evaluate and solve working-life related challenges independently.
The student starts the planning of the thesis in during the first semester. The competence objective is that the student is able to evaluate and make use of national and international networks. In addition, she/he creates multi-professional partnerships in the energy engineering field. She/he is able to direct and develop partnerships and brings one’s expertise in interdisciplinary networks/groups.
There are excellent possibilities also to carry out the Final Project in Energy Research Centre of Savonia UAS where it is going on several research works related to environmental energy production.
After completing the studies you will be able to work in the expert and managerial positions in the large international companies with their subcontracting companies in multi-professional workplaces. The Master’s degree at a university of applied sciences qualifies you for working in a public sector post. The qualifications are equivalent to those attained at a university.
- Project Manager
- Project Engineering Manager
- Quality Manager
- Product Manager
- Product Development Manager
- Commissioning Manager
- Energy Production Specialist
- Senior Lecturer
Savonia UAS is a multicultural and international community. You can also take part of your studies abroad. The student group can also attend possible international seminars, conferences and fairs.
As a Master’s degree student, you may combine assignments of courses and your thesis either to development projects of your own or to some other organization. In addition, there are a lot of interesting topics available in research and development projects going on at Savonia UAS.
Postgraduate study opportunities
The possible postgraduate studies are licentiate and doctoral studies at a university.
The research and development work in Energy Engineering field at Savonia UAS is focused on the development of environmentally friendly energy conversion processes.
More about the Language of Instruction
Language of Instruction is English.
There will be a tuition fee applicable to students who are not citizens of countries of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. The tuition fee is charged from students studying in a degree programme conducted in English. The tuition fee for Master level studies is 6000 euros / academic year in Savonia UAS and the 1st year’s tuition fee has to be fully paid by the end of July 2019. If the student fails to pay the tuition fee in time, the study place will be cancelled. In the first academic year, all students who are obligated to pay the tuition fee will automatically get the scholarship, which covers 70% of the tuition fee.