Overview

Machine science is one of the oldest and most traditional of the engineering sciences, characterized by a strong desire to think differently and effect change in the world.

The high-level civilization in the world is based strongly on welded metal structures, which keep constructions in shape and machines running. Their design and production are one of the most fascinating engineering tasks.

In this Master’s program you will acquire the newest and most purposeful knowledge and expertise for the design and manufacturing of innovative, sustainable, competitive and safe welded metal structures for demanding applications, especially for dynamic loading or arctic conditions.

Semester starts

August

Degree info

  • Master of Science in Technology
  • 2 academic years / 120 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 11 000€ / academic year

Edunation application period

Objectives

In this Master’s program you will acquire knowledge and expertise for carrying out lifetime and reliability calculations and tests for different types of mechanical structures, especially for welded metal constructions under various types of loading conditions, including harsh environmental loads (e.g. wind, ice, seawater etc.) and dynamic loading cases.

You will also acquire good understanding about strength and ductility properties of metallic materials and their behavior under long-term loading cases together with their weldability aspects.

These outcomes will give you good know-how to design different types of metal structures such as machine bodies, bridges, buildings, structural components and bodies for vehicles or supporting structures for different types of engineering applications.

Structure

The program includes core studies and specialization studies.

Core studies include topics on research methods, structural materials, industrial manufacturing processes, reliability engineering design, management and leadership skills.

Specialization studies include studies on integrated design and fabrication of welded structures, structural design, fatigue design, advanced welding processes, sustainable welding production, welding metallurgy, laser processing and 3D-printing.

The Master’s Thesis and Seminar are part of specialization studies.

Career opportunities

Welded metal structures currently play a key role in the Finnish economy and especially in the export industry, laying a foundation for the future prosperity of the Finnish society.

This wide field of demanding applications will undoubtedly need new experts in Finland, but it will also open doors for you globally. You can find employment as a designer, strength analyzer, welding coordinator, laser system integrator, workshop manager, R & D expert, teacher, or entrepreneur. The education will also give you the readiness to continue your studies towards a doctoral degree.

In this discipline you will learn to combine theories and practice, and after graduation your possible employers will include market-leader companies such as Konecranes, Andritz, Wärtsilä, Metso, Timberjack, Mantsinen, Ponsse, Cargotec, Technip, BHM, Sandvik, Meyer, SSAB, Outotec, Pemamek, Kemppi and Rofin or their international counterparts.

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