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Master of Engineering, Industrial Quality Management

Master of Engineering, Industrial Quality Management

The Master's degree programme in Industrial Quality Management is a strongly working-life oriented programme which gives you the opportunity to grow into expert in the field of quality. The new degree programme is conducted fully online. The aim of the studies is to develop and deepen the students' professional skills and competences in industrial quality framework.  

The degree programme focuses on developing the necessary abilities for planning and developing quality system processes, and also continuous improvement and creative problem-solving for the organization's needs in industry. The studies support you to acquire skills for demanding expert and supervisor positions.

The Master's Degree Programme in Industrial Quality Mangement is part of Turku University of Applied Sciences (Turku UAS) Master School and its School of Professional Excellence. Turku UAS Master School brings together all Turku UAS' Masters' degree programmes in the fields of Business, Culture, Healthcare and Social Services, and Technology. It gives the students a great chance to create new networks with other experts beyond fields, both in Finland and globally.

Entry requirement to the Master's degree programme is a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience gained after a suitable higher education degree. (See the detailed eligibility criteria in Studyinfo.fi.)

Turku UAS Master School - flexible study opportunities in a multi-professional environment

At Turku UAS Master School you'll study a master's degree in a flexible way. The studies can be completed while working full-time and from anywhere in Finland or abroad. The programme is built on studies including lectures, seminars, e-learning, team-work and independent work. The degree programme in Industrial Quality Management is conducted fully online. 

Turku UAS Master School brings together all Master's students in the fields of Business, Culture, Healthcare and Social Services, and Technology. During the studies you can create new networks with other experts beyond fields of study. As a Turku UAS Master School student you'll also have access to Turku UAS' broad international network of higher education institutions that enables internationalisation during the studies as well.

Skills in Quality Management and Lean Principles

The planned duration of the Master's degree programme in Industrial Quality Management (60 ECTS) is 1.5 years. The studies are planned to be completed alongside working. The Master studies consist of compulsory core competence studies (20 ECTS), elective complementary competence studies (10 ECTS) and Master's thesis (30 ECTS).

The core competence studies include studies in research methods and future operating environments that are common to all students in the Master School. The rest of the compulsory studies deepen the insight specific to each programme. Students may further deepen or expand their competences by choosing elective courses from the other Master School programmes. 

The themes of industrial quality management studies include principles of quality management in an industry, different quality tools and lean principles in practical consideration.

A central part of the Master's studies is the Master’s thesis. The thesis work is carried out as a working life oriented development project. The thesis will not only develop your knowledge and skills in a certain study field and specific topic but also gives you the possibility to enhance your skills of leading teams and work groups.

You create the future: Master School graduates are reformers of the working life

After graduating you've created new knowledge and reformed the working life with your Master's thesis. Your networks have expanded both in Finland and globally. You've also developed your expertise and got the tools to advance in your career. 

As a graduate from the degree programme in Industrial Quality Manager you have acquired the quality knowledge needed in expert or supervisor positions in engineering manufacturing or technology enterprises, for instance.

Apply in Joint Application

Joint application means that you can apply to up to six study programmes with one application form. These six options may include degree programmes from one or several different higher education institutions in Finland. The next joint application period for this degree programme is

  • joint application in spring 7 - 20 January 2021 (application period has ended)

Applications are submitted through the national online application portal studyinfo.fi (in Finnish Opintopolku). The students are selected based on school performance, SAT test or entrance examination. Selection methods are explained in more detail on the Admission Criteria page.

Apply to Paths Studies

You can apply to Turku UAS also through open UAS. The path studies consist of the first year of studies (30 ECTS credits) of the Master’s degree, and the studies are completed in the same group with the degree students. Studying in Open UAS is subject to a charge.

The path studies don't lead to a degree but after having successfully completed the studies, you can apply as a degree student through Open Studies separate application. After that, you can continue the studies seamlessly until graduation.

Next application period for path studies is

  • application period in summer 26 July - 6 August 2021 (studies start in Autumn 2021)

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