Degree Programme in Information Technology, MSc (Tech)
|Head of the Degree Programme:||Timo D. Hämäläinen, Pekka Verho|
|Faculty Secretary:||Anna-Maria Syrjämäki, Päivi Salo|
|Study Coordinator:||Anna-Mari Viitala|
|-||After completing the degree the student:
- has advanced prerequisites for research and development tasks in the major subject field, as well as basic prerequisites for international tasks in his/her field of expertise
- has diverse, in-depth knowledge of the major subject and knows the basics of his/her minor subjects' fields
- student is familiar with the basics of scientific information and methods and knows how to apply them in relevant, concrete tasks
- student has prerequisites for scientific post-graduate training and continuous professional development
- student has sufficient communication and co-operation skills required for work, scientific activities and public social discussion, as well as facilities to participate in public discussion on issues concerning his/her field of expertise
- student is capable of working as an expert and developer in the field of his/her major subject
Common Core Studies, 5 cr
|-||After completing the study block the student:
- learns Finnish academic study methods and basics of Finnish language
- recognize the process of preparing a master's thesis and can prepare a presentation about his/her own work to a group of peers
|KIE-10016 Suomi-startti||3 cr||IV|
|TST-01907 Master's Seminar||1 cr||IV|
|TST-41006 Introduction to Graduate Studies||1 cr||IV|
KIE-34156 Thesis Writing, 3 cr, is recommended to complete simultaneously with the thesis.
|KIE-34156 Thesis Writing||3 cr||V|
|Study block||Credit points|
|Artificial Intelligence||20 cr|
|Communication Systems and Networks||50 cr|
|Data Engineering and Machine Learning||55 cr|
|Embedded Systems||50 cr|
|Software Engineering - Web & Cloud||50 cr|
The degree includes major subject studies of 50-60 credits. Major studies in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence consist of two separate study modules: Robotics (30 cr) and Artificial Intelligence (20 cr). The topic of the master's thesis shall be chosen from the field of the students major subject.
A subject study module is not a compulsory part of the degree, but can be included in the degree. Students may select a subject study module from among the alternatives offered in English.
Elective Studies, 0 cr
|-||"Elective studies" is not a compulsory degree module as such but a label for courses, for instance, which can't be included into any other degree module, or prerequisite studies, the knowledge of which is required or recommended to have before taking a more advanced course.
If a student has graduated from a Finnish UAS (AMK), some complementary studies (usually minimum mathematics) are required to complement the competences. Complementary studies are always included to MSc degree in elective studies study module. Please contact the Academic Officer (room TD211) for further information.
The following core courses are highly recommended.
|KIE-08006 Intercultural Communication Skills||3 cr||IV|
|KIE-10110 Suomen kielen etappi 1||2 cr||IV|
|KIE-11010 Suomen kielen etappi 2||2 cr||IV|
|KIE-11110 Suomen kielen etappi 3||2 cr||IV|
|KIE-11210 Suomen kielen etappi 4||2 cr||V|
|KIE-11310 Suomen kielen etappi 5||2 cr||V|
|TTA-21016 Organisations and Leadership||4 cr||IV|
|TTA-71016 Project Management||4 cr||IV|
"Elective studies" is not a compulsory degree module as such but a label for courses, for instance, which can't be included into any other degree module, or prerequisite studies, the knowledge of which is required or recommended to have before taking a more advanced course. If a student has graduated from a Finnish UAS (AMK), some complementary studies (usually minimum mathematics) are required to complement the competences. Complementary studies are always included to MSc degree in elective studies study module. Please contact the Academic Officer (room TD211) for further information.
Diplomityö, 30 cr
|-||can analyse the operation of technical devices/systems and their suitability for various purposes, and explain the backgrounds of conclusions made with regard to their design, acquisition and maintenance|
|-||can search for information from different sources and apply it with due criticism to the technical report|
|-||is able to describe and compare technical phenomena, devices or systems, design a technical device/system, or describe or design the acquisition, testing and maintenance of a technical device/system|
|-||knows how to define the contents and scope of a relatively extensive technical document and produce scientific text|
|-||knows how to structure available information|
|OPN-9006 Diplomityö||30 cr||V|
|TUT-8930 Proficiency Test for Master's Thesis||0 cr||V|
The Master's thesis is an extensive treatise, which trains the student for independent study and research, mastery of scientific methods, the convention of references, and the scientific mode of presentation in a good literary form. Master's Thesis is written at the final stage of studies. The thesis must form a self-standing entity that can be understood by an expert of the field without any supporting material.
The thesis is conducted and written independently, yet under the supervision of a professor from the same discipline.
The thesis-writing process includes a Master's Thesis seminar, which supports the preparation of the thesis. Master's Thesis seminar is competed as determined by the department of the major subject.
In connection with the thesis, the student must write a proficiency test, which is an essay written on a topic related to the thesis. The test demonstrates the student's command of the thesis topic. Each faculty issues detailed Master's thesis instructions.