Novia University of Applied Sciences
Master of Engineering in Autonomous Maritime Operations
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The Master's degree programme in Autonomous Maritime Operation is for you whoís interested in being a part of the fourth industrial revolution in maritime technology. The programme has a special focus concerning the digitalization of maritime operations. The goal is to achieve state of the art competence and knowledge in the area of autonomous maritime operations.
The Masterís degree programme in Autonomous Maritime Operations (60 ECTS) consists of degree specific professional studies (30 ECTS) and a Masterís thesis (30 ECTS). The programme has a special focus concerning the management and business administration in maritime operations.
The degree specific professional studies include 6 courses of relevant subjects each of an extent of 5 credits. Following subjects are covered:
- Studying in the Masterís programme and Introduction to Research and Research Methods
- Autonomous Vessels-automation
- Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human-Machine Interaction
- Remote Operations
- Cyber Security and Connectivity
- Classification, Qualification and Safety Perspectives
The part-time studies are optimized for flexible learning and studying, parallel with fulltime employment ashore or at sea. The studies are arranged at campus and online with the lecture materials, as well as the assignments to be completed online. It is recommended but not mandatory for you to attend sessions in person at campus.
Moving to Finland is not necessary for the studies. However, it is mandatory to visit Finland to show the Admission Service the original certificates used in the application and to strengthen oneís personal identity.
We meet on average two days a month. The meetings are used for lecturing, working with assignments, problem solving and keeping presentations. The thesis work is usually realized as a research and development project related to working life.
The Master's thesis is a demanding development project or research work combining theory, praxis and creation of new knowledge. The thesis subject and aim are based on requirements and needs of the maritime field. The theme of the thesis (30 ECTS) must be related to the fields studied, preferably agreed upon with an industry representative.
The thesis thus works as a bridge between study and work and gives students the opportunity to apply theoretical thinking to practical problems. Constructing a thesis subject and the potential collaboration with an organization is at the responsibility of the student.
Apply online here at Studyinfo.fi
Application begins: January 3, 2024 at 08:00 AM UTC+2.
Application ends: January 17, 2024 at 03:00 PM UTC+2.
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Cost / Fees
The studies at Novia UAS are free for EU citizens. Non-EU/EEA students are liable to pay tuition fees. Information about tuition fees for students that commence their studies in the fall of 2024 will be published here
on Novia's webpage in October 2023.
More information about tuition fees can be found in the Am I required to pay tuition fees?
section at Studyinfo.
Student grants / Financial assistance
Information about the scholarships criteria for students that commence their studies in the fall of 2024 will be published here
on Novia's webpage in October 2023.
Other courses offered by Novia University of Applied Sciences
MEng in Intelligent Systems
MEng / M.Sc. in Maritime Management
About Novia University of Applied Sciences
Novia University of Applied Sciences is the largest Swedish-speaking UAS in Finland with over 4 750 students. With traditions dating back to 1813, Novia UAS offers multidisciplinary higher education with a practical orientation. We train students to become experts and developers based on the requirements of working life and has a close working relationship with the business community as well as an active alumni network. High quality degree programs provide students with a proper platform for their future careers.
Novia's area of activity is located along the Finnish coast and the University of Applied Sciences operates in Vaasa, Turku, Raasepori, and Pietarsaari. We offer higher education at both Bachelor's and Master's levels as well as further education in Swedish and English within the following fields:
- Technology and Seafaring
- Health and Welfare
- Arts and Humanities
The Master's degree programme in Autonomous Maritime Operation is located at Campus Turku, Aboa Mare. Turku, located in the region of Southwest Finland, is one of Finland's biggest cities. The versatile livelihood structure, top class selection of education, culture, and services, as well as the beautiful archipelago, form a magnetic combination in Turku. In Turku there is everything, but still Turku is small enough that you can go almost everywhere by foot or bike.