Welfare Technology

Are you looking to enhance your career prospects in Welfare Technology? If you are a professional in engineering, business, hospitality management, healthcare or social services with 3 years of post-graduate working experience.

Master's Degree

Master of Engineering (60 ECTS)
Master of Health Care (90 ECTS)

Important Dates

Extra Admission II: 23 July – 6 August 2018
Entrance exam: Online entrance examination: Wednesday 8 August, 8.00 a.m. – Thursday 16 August 2018, 10 p.m. (each applicant has a limited time to complete the entrance examination after starting it)
Studies begin: Autumn 2018

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You have to fill in the application form at Studyinfo during the application period:

Master of Engineering, Welfare Technology, Pori

Master of Health Care, Welfare Technology, Pori

Entrance exam 2018

Degree Programme in Welfare Technology organizes its own entrance examination on the Internet. SAMK will send eligible applicants directions for testing the exam platform and for completing the entrance examination within two weeks of applying and presenting adequate proof of eligibility. Applicants are required to use their own computer and Internet connection.

The entrance examination consists of written part and recorded presentation. The applicant is required to have a computer, webcam and Internet connection to complete the examination.

In the entrance examination applicant is required to get at least 50 points out of the maximum 100 points to be selected as student. There is no ranking between applicants: all eligible applicants who pass the entrance examination will be selected.

Welfare Technology

Deepen your expertise

Master’s Degree in Welfare Technology provides you with specific skills in concepts, methods and knowledge of the field. As a result, you can work in tasks where you can apply these skills in professional problem situations, research and innovation tasks and in management. In addition, you are able to assess and develop your personal skills, work practice and knowledge of the field. You also develop skills in international interaction and communication.

The degree programme involves multidisciplinary and international cooperation, where expertise from different fields is combined to produce new, innovative solutions and operational models in the field of welfare technology. The master’s degree title in social services and health care depends on the previous degree.

We Offer You

  • Innovative programme in Welfare technology in multiprofessional setting with close links to working life
  • A wide range of courses with flexible study modes to fit around your needs
  • International network of experts and project partners


Study Arrangements

Tuition in the Master’s Degree Programme is organized so that studying can be combined with full-time work.


Our students find employment

After graduating from the Master’s Degree Programme in Welfare Technology, you can work in expert and management tasks or in RDI activities in enterprises, the public sector or other organizations. Most of our graduates work in different kinds of management and development tasks.

This course seeks to address the shortage of people who can operate at the interface of care service deliveries, business and technical subjects in order to develop competences required to transform service deliveries, restructure organisations and streamline service processes.

The career-enhancing is designed to build on your previous experience and education and allow you to tailor your learning to suit your individual career development, industry background and requirements of your organisation. Elective studies allow you to enhance your prospects in the fields of management, ICT or indoor environment.



The Master’s degree Programme in Welfare Technology has close connections with the following research groups at SAMK: Well-Being Enhancing Technology, Automation and Accessibility.

What will you study?

Based on your bachelor degree, Your studies consist of: Advanced Studies in Welfare Technology (20-30 ECTS), Research and Management Studies (5-25 ECTS) to meet your career prospects in management, ICT or indoor environment according, Elective Studies (5 ECTS), and Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS). Blended Learning approach with online teaching enables combining work and study with flexibility alongside working or even from abroad.

Master’s Thesis

The Master’s Thesis is a development task closely connected with the employment market. It combines the development needs of the commissioner and the student’s own career development with advanced professional studies. The thesis is planned and carried out in cooperation with a representative from the employment market. In particular, the topics and development tasks of the theses are connected with the economic life of the region, SAMK’s research groups and CoastAl projects.

@ Krista Toivonen, SAMK

Studies: Enabling life technologies course for master’s students

Course is implemented regarding future challenges and possibilities, working life cases, and activating teaching approach and blended learning. The course contents are processed by means of case studies, service design principles and ideating visualisation, productisation and commercial aspects, too. Students and teachers come from different industries and fields of practice which is seen as an innovation resource in this course. Main themes this year are user orientation, gamification and data analytics.

This course is carried out in collaboration with Tampere University of Technology university (TUT), Sataedu and working life partners: Kuori Ltd, Dyme Solutions Ltd, Evantia Ltd and Junet Ltd.


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Further Information

Student Admissions Office
(02) 623 4801

Principal Lecturer
Dr Andrew Sirkka
+358 44 710 3862

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