Because the Vaasa region has extremely strong expertise in energy technology, the University of Vaasa’s Faculty of Technology is there to meet its needs. Future Masters of Science in Technology are given a strong understanding of working life, for example, in cooperation with international industrial enterprises. After finishing their studies, they are ready to face any challenges their careers as experts may bring them. They will also have first-rate opportunities for finding work in local technology companies.
“We have a strong footing in the region’s energy cluster. In particular, we specialise in smart power generation, and also decentralised production and distribution of electricity,” says Erkki Antila, Dean of the Faculty of Technology.
The University of Vaasa focuses selectively on research of the whole energy chain and education within it, collaborating with all the faculties. The Faculty of Technology’s top know-how includes everything from fuels to energy consumption – for example, flexible energy production, electrical networks of the future and consumer behaviour within the energy sector.
“We provide top global expertise especially in simulation know-how and protection technology. The training laboratory Technobothnia offers excellent opportunities to learn about these and other technologies in a concrete way. The new research laboratory, Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Center, will further strengthen our expertise in the energy sector,” Antila says.
The University of Vaasa’s Faculty of Technology has about 1,200 students and about 100 lecturers and researchers. It offers studies in both technology and economic science in separate bachelor’s and master’s programmes and postgraduate degrees in the doctoral programme for technical sciences.
“It’s rare in Europe for a university to offer studies in a Department of Production that lead to a qualification in industrial economics, like we do. A new master’s degree programme to be offered at the university soon will focus on industrial engineering and management,” Antila says.
The university’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Energy Technology provides a degree programme where students can specialise in automation technology, energy technology or electrical engineering. If you find software or telecommunications technology more interesting, these can be studied in the degree programme for information technology.
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