Tampere University of Technology

Bioengineering, M.Sc.

About

Build your own degree and become an expert

The Bioengineering programme at Tampere University of Technology provides you with the knowledge and skills to work as an expert in the field of modern molecular and instrumental life science technologies in industry or academia. It offers a multicultural and innovative study and research environment with content that is strongly based on natural sciences and bioengineering. The content of the programme is flexible and can be customized to meet your personal goals.

Develop a set of skills and land a job

Bioengineering is a rapidly evolving and multidisciplinary field that stands at the interface between science and industry. Specialists in bioengineering are in high demand in numerous industries in and around Tampere, including high-technology companies and research units. The degree is a perfect mix of theoretical knowledge and specialist skills and opens doors to countless career opportunities.

Studies in Bioengineering

Students enrolled in the Master's Degree Programme in Bioengineering enjoy a great deal of freedom that comes with personal responsibility. The programme is organized into modules that also include elective components, so that you can select courses that match your personal interests and goals. The major module in bioengineering is compulsory for all students. You are free to choose your minor.

As most of our teaching staff also conduct research, you are continuously exposed to the latest research. The expected learning outcomes of the programme are listed below.

Upon graduation, you will have the ability to:

  • follow the latest developments in bioengineering and continuously seek professional growth.
  • use your language, communication and cooperation skills in working life, apply your knowledge of scientific concepts and contribute to societal debate.
  • take on expert, development and management positions in the area of bioengineering
  • participate in societal debate pertaining to technology.
  • apply your acquired knowledge and adopt a scientific approach to topical and concrete tasks

Programme Structure

Students who major in bioengineering complete advanced studies to gain further knowledge in an interdisciplinary environment. The courses cover topics that are directly related to the latest scientific research conducted in the participating departments at TUT.

The courses place special emphasis on molecular biotechnology and microbiology-related topics, such as biological energy production and omes technologies: genomes, interactomes, metabolomes, transcriptomes, proteomes,

Compulsory courses:

  • Industrial Bioengineering and Biotechnology
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Biocatalysis and Enzymology
  • Laboratory Course in Bioengineering
  • Trends in Bioengineering
  • Molecular and Synthetic Biology

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Educational qualifications

Applicants must hold a three- or four-year Bachelor of Science degree from an internationally recognized university in the field applicable to the major studies. The overall grade (CGPA) of the degree should be at least 70 % of the maximum marks.

Suitable background degrees for Bioengineering majors

Bachelor of Science degree in the field of:

  • natural sciences or
  • biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, fermentation or other bioprocess technologies, bioengineering, cell biology or
  • other discipline related to the programme with proficiency in physics and chemistry and elementary programming skills.

Language skills

The official language of the programme is English, so a good command of the English language is an absolute prerequisite. Students whose mother tongue is not English are required to submit a certificate of their language proficiency. English-speaking countries are: Australia, Canada, Ireland, the UK and the USA.

One of the following language tests is required:

  • TOEFL (min. score 79 in the internet-based test, 213 in the computer-based test, and 550 in the paper-based test
  •  IELTS (score 6.0 or higher)
  • Cambridge Language Certificate (Proficiency CPE or Advanced CAE) (grade "C" or higher)
  • PTE (score 53 or higher)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12000 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • For students who are citizens of countries within the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, studies in all degree programmes will remain free of charge.

Funding

TUT scholarships

TUT is introducing a generous scholarship programme for fee-paying students. With the help of the TUT scholarship, TUT continues to provide excellent international students with high-quality, yet affordable, education.

The TUT scholarship programme consists of the TUT academic excellence scholarship and tuition fee waivers.

TUT academic excellence scholarship

TUT is awarding the TUT academic excellence scholarship to up to nine of the most talented applicants. The TUT academic excellence scholarships include a full tuition fee waiver as well as an allowance of 7000 € per academic year to cover living costs. The scholarships are awarded for an academic year and considered on an annual basis.

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