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Diploma in Digital Industrial Engineering and Management

Digital Industrial Engineering and Management (DIEM) is a unique diploma programme within the engineering discipline. DIEM combines software engineering, artificial intelligence, technology management, entrepreneurship, product development, and the understanding of the business environment. In the programme, students will learn to study and develop artifacts with all of the various disciplines in mind.  The courses included in the DIEM programme are designed to provide the students with high-quality knowledge for the new digital-AI era and are delivered via the Finnish world class pedagogical approach. Students will participate in real industrial development cases during the course of their study. This programme is the first step towards the full degree in digital industrial engineering and management.

After completion, the graduate student may have possibilities available in different industrial sectors as digitalization and artificial intelligence are the new global industrial trend or have his/her own company ready for market launch after graduation.

Further Study Opportunities

Graduates of the diploma programme who wish to continue their studies, can apply for a Bachelor's Degree in Digital Industrial Engineering and Management Degree (240 ECTS) or a Bachelor's Degree in Business Information Technology/Game Development (210 ECTS). The diploma programme will provide the first 60 ECTS for the bachelor’s program. The Bachelor's Degree in Digital Industrial Engineering and Management Degree is a new programme and it will start in autumn 2024 provided that the minimum number of students is found. 

The completed credits can also be used to continue education at another university of applied science in a similar field.

Basic Information
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Scope of studies: 60 ECTS credits
  • Planned duration: 1 year
  • Studies will start on 4 January, 2023
  • Form of teaching: Face-to-face teaching on the KAMK campus
  • Teaching time: Daytime teaching
  • Studies require attendance in Kajaani starting from 1 January 2023
  • Training fee for non-EU/EEA citizens: 7500 euros (including VAT)
  • The purpose of the training is to supplement the skills or qualification acquired by the applicant or to provide additional training for work in his/her home country.
  • All non-EU/EEA students are expected to apply for a residence permit from the Finnish Immigration Service (MIGRI) within 30 day from the notification of admission. Since these studies do not lead to a degree, you can be granted a residence permit for studies only if there are reasonable grounds for doing so. Acceptable reasons can be further studies to supplement vocational skills or degrees already acquired, further training relating to work done in the country of departure, or special training available in Finland (for example training provided within the framework of education export). Further information can be found on the KAMK website.
  • In case of a negative residence permit decision, the student can get a refund of the training fee. However, KAMK will withhold a handling fee of 250 euros from the refundable amount to cover the administrative costs. The full refund policy is published on the KAMK website.
Applying

Application period begins on 1 August 2022
Application period ends on 15 August 2022 at 4 pm GMT+2

Open the application form

 

Eligibility Criteria

The purpose of the training is to supplement the skills or qualification acquired by the applicant or to provide additional training for work in his/her home country. Work experience in the relevant field is highly recommended.

  • A foreign school-leaving certificate that provides eligibility for higher education in the country in question
  • Sufficient English language skills, no official language test certificate required
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree certificate is an advantage (not compulsory)

Applicants’ eligibility is verified as part of the application process, either before the selection or after acceptance, as the university of applied sciences decides.

Admission Criteria

KAMK will use the following student selection method:

  • Motivation letter
    The letter should tell about your interest in the diploma programme, how your background supports your admission and studies if accepted, and how the diploma will aid in your future career goals. The length can be up to 3000 characters. There is no minimum length. Points will be awarded based on language and content.
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of higher education degree certificate or copy of foreign school-leaving certificate that provides eligibility for higher education in the country in question or other degree certificate
  • Copy of CV

Interview in English, to be held online.

Admission Procedure

Admission assessment will be based upon two phases.

  • First phase – written motivational letter to be submitted with application by 15 August 2022
  • Second phase – Personal interview (oral exam) on 22 - 31 August 2022   

Both phases are used to assess the applicants’ abilities to study at the university of applied sciences.

Students will be selected on the basis of the points awarded from both the letter and the interview.

Please note that documents received after the given deadline will not be accepted.

The letter should tell about your interest in the diploma program, how your background supports your admission and studies if accepted, and how the diploma will aid in your future career goals. The length can be up to 3000 characters. There is no minimum length. Points will be awarded based on language and content.

Additional Information

Structure of Studies

The diploma studies consist of a total of 60 ECTS. The program includes course work on the topics of language and culture (15 ECTS), business basics and project work (10 ECTS), and mathematics and ICT (35 ECTS). Studies will be held on campus in Kajaani and during daytime teaching hours.

Career Opportunities

Those who finish the programme studies will be well-suited for the digitalized work environment of the future. Possible work may include e.g. positions as project managers, development engineers, account managers, ICT/ AI  programming engineers, and data analytics engineers.

Cooperation with Other Parties

All our facilities are located within a single campus area near the city center, within easy walking distance of each other. Student accommodation is available in neat, modern apartments  near campus and students can enjoy the outstanding natural surroundings for a wide range of leisure and sports activities. The advantage of a single campus area is that it promotes cooperation between students and departments. Students conduct projects in cooperation with different fields of study from their very first year of studying. 

KAMK works in close cooperation with working life partners from the region’s public and private sectors and in addition to partners here in Finland, we also cooperate with selected international partners.

For inquiries, please contact us on: degree.edu@kamk.fi