Master's Degree Programme in Machine Automation
Challenging world of Machine Automation
- are you ready for it?
The Master's Degree Programme in Machine Automation is interdisciplinary and unique. It provides students with expertise in accomplished factory automation and the application of the latest ICT technologies, or in the application of mechatronics. Students will acquire comprehensive knowledge of the scientific and professional concepts of the specialized focus areas, basic knowledge of the minor subject, and professional expertise in the discipline. They will develop the necesary skills to apply scientific methods to topical and concrete problems and to participate in societal debate in the discipline.
The multidiciplinary programme is jointly coordinated by four departments at TUT. The departments have complementary expertise areas that are utilized in the implementation of the programme:
- Automation Science and Engineering
- Intelligent Hydraulics and Automation
- Mechanical Engineering
- Production Engineering
The two-year programme is designed for motivated and ambitious students who hold a BSc degree and have a strong background in engineering.
Robotics and mechatronic systems
Extensive basic studies in fundamendal engineering such as mathematics and physics are the bases for understanding complex mechatronic or manufacturing systems. Common studies that are mandatroy to all students include, for example, an introduction to control, robotics and automation. After completing the basic studies, students can focus on one of two focus areas: Factory Automation or Mechatronics and Micromachines. The focus areas provide students with a thorough understanding of robotics and the design and control of automation systems and the capability to apply the design methods of mechatronic machines and put them into practise.
The programme offers qualified students an international study environment and prepares them for flexible professional career opportunities that require an excellent command of the English language. The programme leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology. Upon completion of the programme, students are eligible to directly apply for admission to doctoral degree programmes.
Laboratory work and innovative excercises
Studies in the programme involve not only conventional lectures but also more practical ways of learning - different labratory assignments, hands-on exercises, practical learning and the use of machines and devices in innovative learning environments. The programme is implemented so as to give students an opportunity to pursue their own research interests and gain both theoretical and prcatical competence in the field of the programme.
Degree that offers diverse opportunities
After completing the programme, graduates are qualified to pursue a wide range of career opportunities in the field of mechatronics, microsystems, control and factory automation. Students will have the required competence to conduct doctoral studies or seek an R&D career in industry or they can expect to work for different stakeholders of the added-value chain of industrial automation, including not only manufacturers but also automation suppliers, machine builders and system integrators.
Here are some examples of where our graduates have landed over the years:
- service engineer
- control and robotics engineer
- CAD consultant
- R&D engineer
Two focus areas:
- Factory Automation
- Mechatronics and
Degree: Master of Science
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration: 2 years (full time)
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" The best part in my study in Machine Automation Programme is that we have to do a lot of practical work more than the theoretical one, the thing that gives us a good understanding of the subjects we are studying."
Read more what Omer from Sudan and others say about studying in TUT.
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