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Automation Technology

Novia University of Applied Sciences

24 months
9000 EUR/year
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The degree title is Master of Engineering and the extension of the studies are 60 ECTS. Novia University of Applied Sciences offers a renewed curriculum, with a distinct profile in intelligent systems and machine learning techniques. The Automation Technology degree programme is located in Vaasa.


Study objective

The Master’s degree programme in Automation Technology at Novia University of Applied Sciences is designed for the professional engineer who wants to deepen his or her knowledge and understanding of the methods and possibilities of modern automation and intelligent systems. The student will study automation and control both on a theoretical level and on a practical level – learning to design and use automation systems and how to apply modern techniques of data-driven decision making. A special emphasis is put on the use of machine learning methods in industrial automation and the study of intelligent systems.

Study content

Studies in Automation Technology will give the student knowledge in the methods and techniques of planning, implementing and using modern systems of process control and automation. Both model-based and data-based methods are covered. The curricula include the application of machine learning methods for industrial automation and studies of intelligent systems. Specific applications include data-driven fault detection, automatic event classification and techniques for predictive maintenance.


The Master’s degree programme in Automation Technology (60 ECTS) consists of degree specific professional studies (30 ECTS) and a Master’s thesis (30 ECTS).

The studies are designed for students who are already working. Tuition in the Master's degree programme is organized so that studying can be combined with full-time work during a period of two years. During these two years, the studies are scheduled for two days a month from September to June. The studies consist of virtual parts and intensive course days mainly at Campus Vaasa. The studies of the programme involve not only theoretical lectures but also practical ways of learning, laboratory assignments and hands-on exercises in innovative learning environments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research methods and scientific writing
  • Dynamic systems - modeling, simulation and control
  • Machine learning methods in automation
  • Development of modern automation systems
  • Intelligent systems
  • Project course in automation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You need a Bachelor degree certificate (undergraduate degree EQF 6, or equivalent document). Upon request, you must also submit a transcript of records (a record of completed courses and grades). 
  • If your Bachelor degree certificate is not issued in English, Swedish or Finnish you need an authorised translation of the document into English, Swedish or Finnish.
  • You need at least two years (24 months) of work experience obtained after your Bachelor degree  that can be verified by employment certificates issued by your employer. 
  • You need to have good English language skills.  Your language skills will be tested in the entrance examination(s). A separate language test is not necessary in the application. In order to be successful in your studies, your English language skills should be at least level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Vaasa

680 - 990 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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