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Master of Engineering, Cloud-based Software Engineering

The Master of Engineering, Information Technology, 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.

Tutkinto: Master of Engineering

Opintomuoto: Monimuotototeutus

Opintojen laajuus: 60 opintopistettä, 2 vuotta

Kampus: Talonpojankatu 2, Kokkola

Haku alkaa: 16.03.2022

Haku päättyy: 30.04.2022 klo 15:00

Koulutus alkaa syksyllä 2022

Opetuskieli: Englanti

Programme description

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.

More information on the programme

You can find the curriculum here

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 certificate after completing them. 

Optional studies 5 ECTS 

  • You can choose optional studies either from the Centria Master School supply or from 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 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. 

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 written by our students on

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. 

Student selection

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 can accumulate work experience until the end of July 2022).

Applicants are also required to have a good command of the English language.

Students are selected on the basis of points received from the entrance examination. The entrance exam is in form of an online test. The instructions, detailed content and the schedule of the online entrance exam are going to be sent to eligible applicants by email. When filling the application form, applicants are advised to double-check if the given email address is functional. A functional email address is necessary in order to be able to contact applicants with essential guidelines.

The content of the entrance examination is based on given reading material and connected assignments. Applicants’ English language skills are going to be tested as well. A functional computer with a stable internet connection is required.

More information concerning the admission criteria can be found here.

  • After all eligibilities are checked, eligible students will be informed about the next procedures via email which they submitted in their application
  • Instructions for the entrance exam will be sent to eligible applicants via email on Tuesday 24 May 2022
  • Online exam is scheduled for Tuesday 31 May 2022 between 2 – 4 pm Finnish time

The online entrance exam has two parts – an oral and a written one. In the oral part, applicants prepare a short video based on the material. In the written part applicants create an essay based on the reading material following given instructions. All necessary instructions, detailed content and the schedule of the online entrance exam are going to be sent to eligible applicants via email by 24 May 2022. Applicants’ English language skills are going to be evaluated as well. Please notice that a functional computer with a stable internet connection is required.

How to apply

The application process will take place at when the application period starts. The application process is free of charge for all applicants. Applicants can be admitted if they meet eligibility requirements, submit a valid application, attach required documents, and successfully pass the entrance exam.

You can find Centria’s degree programmes on Studyinfo by using the keyword “Centria”, as well as limiting search results with the ”application ongoing” button.

Applying during transfer application 1.-15.5.2022 and 1.-15.11.2022

It is possible to apply to Centria UAS during the transfer application period if a student wants to transfer from one field of study to another within Centria UAS or a student wants to transfer from another Finnish university of applied sciences to Centria.

Applying with open UAS studies 1.4.–31.5.2022 and 1.10.–30.11.2022

Students who have completed studies in the Open University of Applied Sciences (UAS) may use the open UAS pathway to apply for degree student status.

Applying with an incomplete degree 1.4.–31.5.2022 and 1.10.–30.11.2022

If you have studied in Centria UAS or in another university in Finland but you have not yet finished your degree, you can re-apply for the same or related degree programme to finish your degree.

Contact information

Jari Isohanni

Koulutusalapäällikkö (tieto- ja viestintätekniikka



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