Software Engineering
and Digital Transformation

The information available at the moment was for the previous application period. 
The updated eligibility requirements plus all the other information for the next application period will be published at the end of September 2019.

Admissions Criteria and Selection

Selection process is conducted in two stages:

Final selection among the interviewed applicants is based on:

  • Total points for the preliminary selection and for the interview
     

If failing to present any information requested on your application form, the missing information will not be taken into account in the selection process. This applies also to presenting your previous studies in ECTS credits by courses and in total as requested as well as calculating your GPA as requested if not already indicated in your Transcript of Records.

Only the study attainments listed on the application form that are included on the Transcript of Records by the time of submitting the application form will be taken into account in the selection process.

The Admissions Committee for the programme has a right to decide whether the applicant's previous studies match with the requirements for the programme or not. There will be no preliminary statements given regarding to previous studies before or during the application period.

You will be asked on the application form for the specialization that you are planning on choosing:

  • Software Engineering
  • Digital Transformation
     

Minimum Requirements for the Programme

Previous Studies Related to the Programme

To possibly get admitted, you must have completed

  • a minimum of 24 ECTS credits of programme-specific studies in some of the following fields: Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Business Informatics, Information Processing or Engineering, Business System Analytics or Design, Programming, Databases or Data Science i.e. studies that would support your future studies in the programme.
    • The studies have to be completed in a University or University of Applied Sciences.
    • Final Theses and internships are not to be included.
    • Courses completed in Finland and credited in the former credit system (opintoviikko), must be converted to ECTS credits by using the factor 1.8 for university level studies and 1.5 for UAS level studies.
    • Courses completed more than 15 years ago will not be considered unless, they are included in the degree.
       

SELECTION PROCESS
 

Preliminary Selection (max. 20 points)

Application Documents

  • Study field and applicability for the previous degree for the Master's programme (max. 4 points)
  • GPA for the degree providing you with the eligibility to apply (max. 4 points)
  • Number of ECTS credits for the previous university level studies and related to the programme (max. 4 points)
  • Work experience, publications and extracurricular activities related to the programme (max. 4 points)
  • Motivation (max. 4 points)

You are responsible for converting, calculating and presenting the required and completed studies in ECTS credits on your application form listed by disciplines and courses according to the following:

  • 1 ECTS credit = workload of 26 hours (lectures, assignments etc.)
    • The studies have to be completed in a University or University of Applied Sciences.
    • Final Theses and internships are not to be included.
    • Courses completed in Finland and credited in the former credit system (opintoviikko), must be converted to ECTS credits by using the factor 1.8 for university level studies and 1.5 for UAS level studies.
    • Courses completed more than 15 years ago will not be considered unless, they are included in the degree.

You must indicate your GPA for your previous degree on your application form with two decimals or, calculate it if not indicated in the Degree Certificate or Transcript of Records. The GPA is an arithmetic average of all individual study attainments included in the degree graded with numbers, including the Final Thesis. If your previous degree was not evaluated on a 5-point scale, your GPA will be adapted to a 5-point grading scale by the Admission Committee for the programme.

NOTE: You must provide a link on your application form to verify the grading scale. If not able to do that and the grading scale not being explained in either the Degree Certificate or Transcript of Records, an additional, officially certified document issued by the degree-awarding university is required.

The Admissions Committee for the programme is responsible for either accepting or not accepting the previous studies as programme-specific studies required. Statements regarding to previous studies and whether they will be accepted or not are not given before or during the application period.
 

Interview (max. 10 points)

A certain number of applicants will be invited to an interview in the order of the highest points achieved in the preliminary selection.

Motivation, applicability for the programme together with communication skills are evaluated in the interview.

The interviews will take place on March 4-6, 2019.

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