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Zero Defect Manufacture for a Circular Economy (EIT), Master of Science (Technology)

Master’s Programme in Manufacturing and its study track Zero Defect Manufacture for a Circular Economy (ZD) is an international double degree programme supported by EIT Manufacturing. The programme is a combination of studying manufacturing science including physics of equipment and processes, data analysis, including the methodology to use gained process data in the context of process quality, and process management including the flexibility enabled for smaller lot production.
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Degree:

Master of Science (Technology)

Application period:

1.11.2022 – 1.3.2023

Language of instruction:

English

Duration:

2 years, full-time

Eligibility:

Relevant Bachelor's degree

Field of study:

Technology and Engineering

Credits:

120 ECTS

Organising school:

School of Engineering

Description

Master’s Programme in Manufacturing and its study track Zero Defect Manufacture for a Circular Economy (ZD) is an international double degree programme supported by EIT Manufacturing. The programme is a combination of studying manufacturing science including physics of equipment and processes, data analysis, including the methodology to use gained process data in the context of process quality, and process management including the flexibility enabled for smaller lot production.

A student who graduates from the Zero-Defect Manufacture for a Circular Economy programme (ZD) shall:

  • be able to implement the gained engineering expertise in ZD to create new or improved methods, techniques, products, and services in the field;
  • be able to think out-of-the-box to find innovative solutions to real-world problems and to come up with new ideas;
  • be able to draw up plans and to make decisions foreseeing future consequences from a scientific, ethical, and societal perspective;
  • be able to turn innovations in the area into feasible and successful business solutions;
  • be able to profitably work in small size teams and contexts by taking into account all relevant elements and showing effective decision-making and leadership abilities.

Language of instruction

The language of instruction of the programme is English.

Tuition fees and scholarships

All sudents admitted to Master's Programme in Manufacturing are eligible for scholarships and liable for tuition fees according to EIT Manufacturing's tuition fee & scholarship scheme. Students are not liable for paying tuiton fees to Aalto University or eligible for Aalto University scholarships. EIT Manufacturing scholarship scheme is subject to annual updates. See EIT Manufacturing website https://eitmanufacturing.eu/ for more information.

Structure of studies

The programme is a double degree programme, which means that you will study at two European universities and in two different countries. Upon fulfilment of all degree requirements, students receive two degrees: one from the entry university and another one from the exit university.

The universities partners in Zero Defect Manufacture for Circular Economy (ZD) are currently:

  • Aalto University, Finland
  • Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Italy
  • University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
  • Grenoble INP, France

Please note that both entry and exit universities might be subject to changes. Kindly check before applying.

During the first year students are committed to study a total of 40-50 ECTS technical courses and 10-20 ECTS Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses (60 ECTS total) whereas in the second year studies consist of 10-20 ECTS of technical courses, 10-20 ECTS of innovation and entrepreneurship courses and 30 ECTS for the Master’s thesis (60 ECTS total).

The curriculum at Aalto University is published on the programme page in Into portal.

Specialisations

The students can select their preferred first (entry) and second (exit) year universities. Each university has a unique specialisation area, which allows students to select their own second year area of expertise. At Aalto University, students can learn manufacturing science including physics of equipment and processes, data analysis, including the methodology to use gained process data in the context of process quality, and process management including the flexibility enabled for smaller lot production.

Internationalisation

The programme is a double degree programme with integrated, mandatory geopraphical mobility.This means that you will study at two European universities and in two different countries. Upon fulfilment of all degree requirements, students receive two degrees: one from the entry university and another one from the exit university.

Further study opportunities

Graduates of the programme are awarded Master of Science (Technology) degree which gives them a great foundation for doctoral studies and post-doc positions at Aalto University or internationally. to continue to doctoral level studies at Aalto University or internationally. In addition, a similar degree is awarded by the other institution where the student completed the programme, widening the further study and career opportunities internationally.

Career opportunities

The possible future career for the graduates includes quality management, design and management of manufacturing processes, industrial installations as well as production and logistics systems, maintenance management. During the master programme experience, the students will learn the latest theoretical knowledge and know how to apply their skills in practical real-life problems and a solid background with well-founded scientific knowledge with a significant technical and application content, favouring immediate entrance to job market.

Research focus

In manufacturing science, relevant fields include main thermal and mechanical processing technologies, with special reference to new processes with growing industrial importance and applied in different sectors, including automotive, aerospace, biomedical and energy. In data analysis, relevant fields include modelling, monitoring and improvement methods to design and manage data in industrial and service scenarios. In process management, relevant fields include analysis, design, and implementation of business and industrial processes as well as their business performance.

Co-operation with other parties

Master's Programme in Manufacturing and its study track Zero Defect Manufacture for a Circular Economy (ZD) are implemented by Aalto University in cooperation with its European partner universities and EIT Manufacturing (EITM). EIT Manufacturing is supported by European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), and organ of the European Union. Education and training are at heart of EIT innovation model. The vision of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is to become a leading European initiative that empowers innovators and entrepreneurs to develop world-class solutions to societal challenges and create growth and skilled jobs.

Get to know us

Portrait of Rebecca Viloma

Rebecca Viloma considers gaining insights from two top universities in Europe as the most interesting part of a double-degree programme

Rebecca applied to EIT Manufacturing Master’s programme although she had already been accepted to another programme. The programme description made her realize that the programme was fully in line with her interests and aspirations.

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Contact information

Aino Roms

Planning Officer

[email protected]

https://into.aalto.fi/display/enmanu/Manufacturing

EIT Manufacturing Master School

[email protected]

https://eitmanufacturing.eu/activities/eit-manufacturing-master-school/

The application period is open until 1.3.2023 23:59 (UTC+2)

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