Master of Engineering, Quality Management (online)
The Quality Management programme focuses on developing the necessary abilities for planning and developing quality system processes, and continuous improvement and creative problem solving for the organization's needs in the industry and different organizations.
The Master's degree programme in Quality Management is a programme strongly connected to the world of work (60 credits), which gives students the opportunity to grow into experts in the field of quality and continuous improvement. The aim of the studies is to develop and deepen the student's professional skills and competencies in a quality framework. The studies strongly support the student’s development into demanding expert and supervisor jobs.
In the Quality Management programme, the study assignments as well as the master's thesis are related to student's work. Therefore, the employer organization will also benefit from the studies and will have a great opportunity to develop the quality management tools and methods in the organization.
Structure of the studies
The extent of the study programme is 60 ECTS. The planned length of the studies is 1.5 years. The studies are composed of:
- Compulsory core competence studies 20 ECTS
- Elective complementary competence studies 10 ECTS
- Thesis work 30 ECTS.
The advanced studies common to each master school programme include studies in research methods and in future operating environments. The rest of the compulsory studies deepen the insight specific to each professional programme. Students may further deepen or expand their competences by choosing elective courses from their degree programme or other programmes or other universities.
The Master's Degree studies at Turku UAS’ Master School are flexible and can be completed while working full-time and from anywhere in Finland or in abroad. All studies are offered in the form of virtual online teaching. Please note that virtual studies include also online lectures on average 16 hours per 5 ECTS course and teamwork outside of lecture hours.
The thesis is a central part of the studies. The thesis work starts at the beginning of the studies and is carried out as a working life-oriented development project. The thesis will not only develop the student's knowledge and skills in a certain study field and specific topic but also gives the possibility to enhance skills in leading teams and work groups.
By the time the student graduates, they will have created new knowledge and reformed the world of work with the Master's thesis work. The student's network has possibly expanded both in Finland and globally. In addition, the student has developed their expertise and acquired tools for advancing their career. They will have acquired the quality knowledge needed in expert or supervisor positions in engineering manufacturing or technology enterprises, for instance.