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Master of Engineering

Autonomous Maritime Operations


This Master’s degree programme is for those who are interested in being a part of the fourth industrial revolution in maritime technology.

This programme has a special focus concerning the digitalisation of maritime operations. The target is to achieve state of the art competence and knowledge in the area of autonomous maritime operations.

The degree programme in Autonomous Maritime Operation is comprised of 60 ECTS and the degree title is Master of Engineering, Autonomous Maritime Operations.

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Field of study

Technology and Seafaring


2 years 60 Credits



Application period

4–18 January 2023

Study Content

The programme in Autonomous Maritime Operations has a special focus concerning the management and business administration in maritime operations. The studies include 6 courses of relevant subjects each of an extent of 5 credits.

Following subjects are covered:

  • Studying in the Master’s Programme and Introduction to Research and Research Methods
  • Autonomous Vessels-automation
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human-Machine Interaction
  • Remote Operations
  • Cyber Security and Connectivity
  • Classification, Qualification and Safety Perspectives
  • Thesis, 30 ECTS

The studies are optimized for flexible learning and studying, parallel with fulltime employment ashore or at sea. The studies are arranged on-site and online with the lecture materials, as well as the assignments to be completed online, in the system Moodle. We use Microsoft Teams for communication in the group, both students and teachers. For study administrative things the Peppi system is used. It is recommended but not mandatory for you during the studies to attend some sessions in person at campus. It can namely also be good to meet and network with your peers and thesis supervisor. The lectures that take place on campus will be recorded. We meet on average two days a month.

It is mandatory to visit Finland to show the student Admission the original certificates used in the application and to strengthen one’s personal identity. Moving to Finland is not necessary for the studies. Moreover, such a thing would be something between Finnish Immigrations Service (Migri) and the student.

The thesis work is usually realized as a research and development project related to working life.


Under the Finnish legislation, a person who has completed a Master’s degree is qualified for posts or positions for which the qualification requirement is a second-cycle higher education degree. In some cases, the qualification requirement also includes the completion of studies in certain specified fields of study. The degree falls under the Article 11 of the Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications, level e.

Career Opportunities

After completing the programme in Autonomous Maritime Operations, you will be qualified to pursue a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates should be better suited for future employments related to the digitalization in the maritime sector.


Contact person

Thomas Finne

Head of Degree Programme

+358 44 762 3217

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