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Cloud-based Software Engineering
Tutkinto: Master of Engineering
Opintomuoto: Part-time studies
Opintojen laajuus:60 credits, 2 years
Kampus: Talonpojankatu 2, Kokkola
Haku alkaa: 16.3.2022
Haku päättyy: 30.4.2022

The Master of Engineering in Cloud-based Software Engineering at Centria UAS is a brand-new degree programme, and it is aimed at you who wish to broaden your expertise and possibilities in working life. If you want to take the next step towards new opportunities and get a Master’s degree, this is your chance to do so. The studies are conducted in English. The teaching is offered in a blended mode so it is possible to work full-time alongside the studies.

 

The Master of Engineering degree programme gives you skills to master cloud development and architecting in the context of intelligent industrial applications. The studies will give you advanced knowledge, especially in cloud architecting and how to leverage the cloud as a software platform. You will also study management and research & development methods and tools. With these studies, you are ready to take more responsibility in the field of digitalisation. The Master’s thesis is a large part of the degree, and you will get a chance to start planning it from the early stage of your studies. After completing the programme, you can lead companies’ cloud development to support their business growth.

In the annual national survey, our master’s level students have ranked Centria as the best university of applied sciences in Finland for two years in a row now. The degree programme has been developed to fulfil the needs of the working life.

This degree programme is organised in collaboration with Vaasa University of Applied Sciences.

 

Content and structure of studies

The scope of the studies is 60 ECTS, and the planned duration of the studies is 2 years. The studies consist of core studies, profiling studies, optional studies and the Master’s thesis. The Master’s thesis is a large part of the degree, and you will get a chance to start planning it from the early stage of your studies.

The studies are conducted in English and organized as part-time studies. Multimodal learning methods are used. The learning process consists of lectures, independent work, distance learning assignments and development projects. Furthermore, independent distance studies on the student’s own time are required.

 

Content of studies

 

Core studies 10 ECTS

  • Strategic Management and Development
  • Research and Development Methods & Tools

Profiling studies 15 ECTS

  • Modern software architectures
  • Designing and architecting of cloud solutions*
  • Intelligent cloud applications

Courses marked with * are using AWS material and students can apply for certificates after completing them.

Optional studies 5 ECTS

You can choose optional studies either from the Centria Master School supply or from Campusonline.fi portal that offers Master-level courses also in English. You may choose the courses based on your motivation and career needs.

Master’s thesis 30 ECTS

The thesis is a development project, and it is an essential part of the studies. The thesis project aims to develop your ability to find new research information and apply it in your thesis work. The thesis project helps you gain the expertise that you need in challenging expert and managerial positions. The thesis project is a combination of theory and practice. The scope of the thesis is 30 ECTS.

You can find Master’s theses made by our students in www.theseus.fi.

 

International study environment

The study environment in Centria is very international, and this will give you many possibilities to practice and improve your language skills and learn about new cultures and habits. We also provide you with the opportunity to go on a Master’s level exchange to one of our partner universities abroad. Centria offers Master’s studies in the fields of technology, business and social & health care. The studies are conducted either in Finnish or English, and you can also choose optional studies from the supply of other Master’s programmes.

 

Career opportunities

Most of our students work full-time during their studies. By completing the Master’s Degree programme, you have the possibility to proceed towards more demanding tasks. Our graduates work in different positions, e.g. project managers or directors or in other managerial positions in the field of IT. After graduation, you can also apply for PhD studies in Finland or abroad.



Eligibility criteria

You are eligible to apply for the programme if you have

  • a higher education degree in computer science or similar subject completed in one of the universities of applied sciences in Finland
  • a higher education degree in computer science or similar subject completed in one of the universities in Finland
  • a higher education degree in computer science or similar subject completed outside Finland in one of the EU/EEA-area countries.

Applicants are obliged to have at least two years of relevant work experience, gained after obtaining the Bachelor´s degree. Applicants are also required to have a good command of the English language.



Contact information

More information about studies

Mr Jari Isohanni     
tel. 040 669 0690
e-mail: jari.isohanni@centria.fi

More information about the application process

Admissions Office
tel. +358 40 808 6604
e-mail: admissions@centria.fi


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