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Master's Degree Programme in Professional Project Management

Master of Engineering

Degree title:
Master of Engineering
Master of Engineering
Master of Engineering
Master of Engineering
Master of Engineering
Master of Engineering

60 ects

Key learning outcomes

As a graduate of the Degree Programme in Professional Project Management, you have extensive knowledge of project management and can effectively utilise various project management methods and tools. You understand the critical role of individuals in the success of a project and can lead teams in various capacities, including as a supervisor, project manager, or project portfolio manager, considering the company's strategy. You can apply your acquired skills in diverse roles within multidisciplinary projects and adapt to changing operating environments.

The development, leadership, and interaction skills acquired during your studies create the capacity to work in diverse networks and multidisciplinary teams. The programme provides a good foundation for project management certifications. In addition, you will gain the ability for continuous learning and communicate effectively as part of a multinational student group.

As a graduate, you possess the skills to engage in continuous learning, creative problem-solving, and career development. You operate in an ethical manner, supporting sustainable development.

Concerning sustainability, the aim is to develop and lead sustainable and responsible practices in your work and promote sustainability change in your work community and society.

Education content and professional growth and know-how

The studies consist of common courses at Jamk Master School of Management, expert studies of the degree programme and complementary studies that support your learning and career.

Your professional growth is carried out with a tutoring process that starts at the beginning of your studies and continues until graduation. In this process, you complete your personal learning plan and discuss your needs for developing your target competences with your career tutor. The 60 ECTS programme is designed as obligatory core studies and optional studies. The discussions with the teacher tutor will lead to selecting appropriate courses in your optional studies. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) will also be considered.

Flexible studies

The studies are carried out as contact or online studies, and you can choose the option that suits you best. Both options include, for example, independent and team-based studies, lectures, presentations, and seminars.

You can choose your alternative or elective studies from EduFutura partner institutions (University of Jyväskylä and Gradia) and international studies from European EUDRES higher education institutions. You can also choose from Finnish and foreign partner universities, such as other universities of applied sciences and universities. You can apply for accreditation of higher education studies that you have completed elsewhere.

Working life oriented learning

The learning tasks included in the courses can and are recommended to be adapted to your work community. Many work community development activities can also be brought as learning exercises and projects to be designed, refined, and solved during the studies. Students continuously reflect on their learning in the light of their current and previous experiences at their work experience placement.

Open educational resources are used when appropriate. Guest lecturing by external professionals and international specialists further enhances the working life contact and multicultural cooperation.

The thesis focuses on research and development supporting working life. It also demonstrates your readiness and ability for independent, demanding expert work.

Career opportunities and employment

The Degree Programme in Project Management is intended for individuals in a variety of fields who wish to broaden their capabilities in project planning, management and leadership roles. The aim of the studies is to deepen your knowledge in different areas of project management. As a graduate, you can work as a professional project developer in demanding expert and managerial positions like project manager, project portfolio manager or director.

Developing as a project management expert opens new and challenging positions, and an opportunity to get your career under way. You will deepen your leadership and communication skills as well as networking skills in different roles in projects and various roles within the organisation.

During the studies, you can network with experts from different fields and organisations.


Studies provide a good foundation for project management certifications.

Further studies

You may, after graduating, apply for postgraduate studies at universities or studies at the School of Professional Teacher Education. You can also continue your studies by applying for corresponding further education programmes in foreign higher education institutions, such as EUDRES higher education institutions. The university of applied sciences offers opportunities for competence development in various institutes, such as the open university of applied sciences, specialisation training and work-oriented continuing education.

Education planning

The planning phase of the degree programme has involved working life representatives and experts from various fields and industries as well as lectures, experts, alumni and students at Jamk. The planning of the goals and content of the degree programme are based on knowledge of current and future know-how and skills through research and working life. The development proposals and course feedback submitted by the students of the degree programme have been considered in the development of the curriculum. The Jamk Institute of New Industry department’s advisory boards, which include a group of experts and managers from different companies, regularly participate in the planning process. Education is developed on the basis of continuous feedback from students and graduates.

Contact Information

Matti Siistonen
Senior Lecturer
School of Technolgy

Master's Degree Programme in Professional Project Management
Master's Degree Programme in Professional Project Management
Master's Degree Programme in Professional Project Management
Master's Degree Programme in Professional Project Management
Master's Degree Programme in Professional Project Management

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