Master of Engineering
Smart industry focuses on utilising information, technologies and networks in the creation of new business models. These include smart product and service concepts, efficient production methods, processes and operating methods as well as networked business models, service concepts and solutions. Key factors are digitalisation and robotisation, resource efficiency, and social innovations. Management studies can focus, for example, on strategic management, process and project management, or renewal of operations / innovation management. Multidisciplinary teams provide opportunities to network and generate new ideas.
The themes of professional studies include new business models and the generation thereof, future technologies and innovations, resource efficiency, and network management. Elective studies will help target management competence by providing a selection of multidisciplinary management courses from the shared offering.
The thesis is a development task, in which qualitative and quantitative research methods are applied depending on the research problem.
Professional studies 20 ECTS, elective studies 10 ECTS and a thesis 30 ECTS.
The programme consists of intensive periods and independent learning on an online platform. At the thesis stage, students will be provided with personal and group guidance and attend seminars.
Finnish and English
The thesis should be a workplace-oriented project. It can be prepared for one’s own employer or as part of a research and development project at the Lahti University of Applied Sciences. Preparing the thesis requires an ability to work independently, form a suitable theoretical basis, apply source materials with a critical approach and draw conclusions on the results.
The programme (approximately 1.5 years) leads to a Master of Engineering degree, which is equivalent of a Master’s degree at an institute of higher education.
The students of Lahti University of Applied Sciences have access to an extensive network of international partners and can make use of international exchange opportunities. English-language courses can be included in the programme in order to strengthen one’s language skills and international contacts. The thesis can be compiled in English.
When possible, the programme also invites instructors from workplaces and other institutes of higher education. Course offerings from other Master’s programmes in the Lahti University of Applied Sciences provide opportunities for establishing new networks. The FUAS federation (LAMK, HAMK and Laurea) also offers seminars, which students can include in the programme.
The degree programme is closely linked to Lahti University of Applied Sciences’ focus area of Smart industry and its research, development and innovation activities. For additional information, see www.lamk.fi/tki-toiminta.
The programme will prepare students for development and management positions requiring team and network management skills in technology companies.
A University of Applied Sciences Master’s degree holder can pursue postgraduate study opportunities at universities (may require complementary studies).