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Programme syllabus:

Master's Programme in Digital Fabrication and Innovation, 120 Credits

Swedish name: Masterprogrammet i digital fabrikation och innovation

This programme syllabus is valid: HT18 and until further notice

Programme code: SADIM

Credit points: 120

Registration number: FS 3.1.3-882-17

Responsible faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Established by: Faculty Board of Social Sciences, 2016-06-08

Revised by: Faculty Board of Social Sciences, 2017-06-07

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor´s Degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS ) from an internationally recognised university including 90 ECTS in one of the following subjects; Engineering, Design, Architecture, Informatics, Business Administration or equivalent studies. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Degree

After completing the program, 60 credits, students may, on application, obtain a Filosofie Magisterexamen in accordance with the Local Qalifications Ordinance approved by the Vice Chancellor, see
http://www.student.umu.se/english/getting-your-degree/degree-requirements/?languageId=1
Filosofie Magisterexamen translates in English to Degree of Master of Science 60 credits. The degree is awarded in the main field study of Informatics with emphasis on Digital Fabrication and Innovation.
The name of the specialisation is proposed but not estblished yet.

After completing the program, 120 credits, students may, on application, obtain a Filosofie Masterexamen in accordance with the Local Qalifications Ordinance approved by the Vice Chancellor, see
http://www.student.umu.se/english/getting-your-degree/degree-requirements/?languageId=1
Filosofie Masterexamen translates in English to Degree of Master of Science 120 credits. The degree is awarded in the main field of study Informatics with emphasis on Digital Fabrication and Innovation.
The name of the specialisation is proposed but not estblished yet.

 

Description of the education for current education cycle

Description of the education for current education cycle
Second cycle educations should build substantially upon knowledge the students retained during first cycle studies or the equivalent.
Second cycle education shall involve a deepening of knowledge, skills and abilities relative to first cycle education and, in addition to what applies to first cycle education
- further develop students' ability to independently integrate and use knowledge,
- develop students' ability to deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, and
- develop students' potential for professional activities that demand considerable independence or for research and development.
Higher Education Act 1 cpt 9 § (Högskolelagen 1 kap 9 §)
 

National goals for current degree

Degree of Master of Science 60 credits
Knowledge and Understanding
For Degree of Master of Science 60 credits, the students should be able to
- show knowledge and understanding in their main field of study, including both an overview of the field and deeper knowledge of certain parts of the field and insight into current research and development, and
- demonstrate deeper methodological knowledge in their main field of study.

Skills and Abilities
For Degree of Master of Science 60 credits, the students should be able to
- demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge and to analyze, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information,
- demonstrate the ability to independently identify and formulate questions to address and to plan and use appropriate methods to carry out advanced tasks within specified time limits;
- demonstrate the ability to verbally and in writing present and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments behind them, in dialogue with different types of groups, and
- demonstrate the skills required to participate in research and development or to work in other advanced contexts.

Ability to Evaluate and Approach
For Degree of Master of Science 60 credits, the student should be able to
- demonstrate the ability within the main field of study to make judgments with regard to relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects, and demonstrate an awareness of ethical aspects of research and development,
- show insight into the possibilities and limitations of science, its role in society and the human responsibility for its use, and
- demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and to take responsibility for the personal competence development.

Degree of Master of Science 120 credits
Knowledge and Understanding
For Degree of Master of Science 120 credits, the students should be able to
- show knowledge and understanding in their main field of study, including both a broad knowledge of the field and deeper insight into certain parts of the field and insight into current research and development, and
- demonstrate deeper methodological knowledge in their main field of study.

Skills and Abilities
For Degree of Master of Science 120 credits, the students should be able to
- demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyze, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information,
- demonstrate the ability to critically, independently and creatively  identify and formulate questions to address, to plan and to use appropriate methods to carry out advanced tasks within specified time limits and by so doing add to the knowledge development and to evaluate this work.
- demonstrate the ability in both national and international contexts, to verbally and in writing present and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments behind them, in dialogue with different types of  groups, and
- demonstrate the skills required to participate in research and development or to work independently in other advanced contexts.

Ability to Evaluate and Approach
For Degree of Master of Science 120 credits s, the student should be able to
- demonstrate the ability within the main field of study to make judgments with regards to relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects, and demonstrate an awareness of ethical aspects of research and development,
- show insight into the possibilities and limitations of science, its role in society and the human responsibility for its use, and
- demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and to take responsibility for the personal competence development.


Higher Education Ordinance, Appendix 2 - System of Qualifications (Högskoleförordningen, Bilaga 2 – examensordningen)

 

Local goals for current degree

Degree of Master of Science 60 credits
For this Degree of Master of Science 60 credits the student should after the completion of the program should be able to;
- understand, explain and apply the theories, methods and practical skills that have been developed to create innovations through digital fabrication,
- understand, explain and analyze the integration of tangile products,digital technologies and innovations,
- analyze and design various prototypes of digital products.


Degree of Master of Science 120 credits
For this Degree of Master of Science 120 credits the student should after the completion of the program should be able to;
- understand, explain and apply the theories, methods and practical skills that have been developed to create innovations through digital fabrication,
- understand, explain and analyze the integration of tangile products,digital technologies and innovations,
- analyze and design various prototypes of digital products,
- evaluate methods for digital fabrication and the process by which digital products are developed.


 

Examination format

See current course syllabus.
 

Grades

The program applies a three-point grading scale with the grades, Pass with distinction, Pass and Fail, unless otherwise stated in the syllabus for a particular course. Those who pass an exam may not retake the exam for a higher grade.
 

Transfer of Credits

Students have the right to have a previous education or work experience assessed for transfer of credits. For more information see Higher Education Ordinance as well as: http://www.student.umu.se/english/getting-your-degree/transfer-of-credits/?languageId=1

It is possible to appeal to the Higher Education Appeals Board upon receiving a negative decision on transfer of credits. A negative decision should also be motivated in writing.

 

General

The section titled Program Outline details which courses are mandatory or optional/elective. Choice of optional/elective courses is made in consultation with the Program Coordinator. The courses are held in the order listed in the section titled Overview. However, the order of the courses may be subject to change. For information on how individual courses are set up, see the different course syllabi. Examinations on some courses require significant writing skills.

Thesis
For the Degree of Master of Science 60 credits the student must have completed a thesis within the program worth at least 15 credits in Informatics with specialisation in digital fabrication and innovation.

For the Degree of Master of Science 120 credits the student must have completed a thesis worth 30 credits in Informatics  with specialisation in digital fabrication and innovation. The thesis may comprise less than 30 credits, at least 15 credits, if the student has already completed an independent work at an advanced level of at least 15 credits in Informatics or equivalent from an international education.

Overview

Semester 1
Digital Fabrication: Technology, Craft and Theory, 7,5 credits (Mandatory)
Prototyping for/with Users, 7,5 credits (Mandatory)
Design as a Gateway for Change, 15 credits (Mandatory)

Semester 2
Critical Perspectives on Making, 7,5 credits (Mandatory)
Innovation Management, 7,5 credits (Mandatory)

Organizing for Digitalization,15 credits (Mandatory for Master´s Degree - two year)
Or
Magister Thesis in Informatics with Specialisation in digital fabrication, 15 credits (Mandatory for Master´s Degree - one year)

Semester 3
Engineering methods 15 credits (Mandatory)
Electives 15 credits.
Electives are at first hand offered among courses in Informatics, see current courses at: www.informatik.umu.se/english/student/.
 
Semester 4
Master Thesis in Informatics with Specialisation in digital fabrication II, 30 credits (Mandatory for Master´s Degree - two year)

Or
For those who has written a Master Thesis 15 credits within the programme:
Master Thesis in Informatics with Specialisation in digital fabrication I, 15 credits (Mandatory for Masters Degree - two year)
Organizing for Digitalization, 15 hp (Mandatory for Master´s Degree - two year)
 

Deferment of studies

Deferment of enrollment may be granted if there are extenuating reasons. Examples of extenuating reasons are social, medical or other special circumstances such as child care, student union assignments or postponed leave according to the law (1974:981) on employée’s rights to time off for education. Application for deferment is to be submitted to Student Services.

A negative decision on deferment of enrollment may be appealed to the Higher Education Appeals Board.

Approved leave from studies

A student admitted to the program can apply for an approved leave from the program. The application is submitted to the Program Study Advisor. An approved leave of absence with a guaranteed seat may be granted for the following reasons: social, medical or other extenuating circumstances such as child care or student union assignments.

Negative decision concerning the possibility to resume studies after an approved leave of absence can be appealed to the Higher Education Appeals Board.

Discontinuation

Students who leave the program shall notify the program coordinatior.

Other

Access to courses in the program is governed by the course syllabus.