Tampere University of Technology

Bioengineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
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  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


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.

Programme Structure

The programme is comprised of 120 ECTS credits. Courses are worth 90 credits and the remaining 30 credits are awarded for successfully completing a Master's Thesis. Each credit is equal to an average workload of 27 hours, including lectures, exercises, assingments, independent study and an examination. You are expected to earn around 60 credits per academic year and thereby complete the degree in two years.

The degree comprises the following modules:

Common programme studies
  • ensure that you have the necessary theoretical skills to follow courses during your major and minor studies.
  • include courses on the Finnish language and academic studies in Finland.
Major and the Master's Thesis
  • the main subject of the degree
  • the Master's Thesis is written on a topic connected to the major
  • the compulsory major is Bioengineering
  • may be freely selected to complement the major (the alternatives listed in the Study Guide).
  • the suggested minor is Industrial Management.
Optional studies

  • any courses included in the TUT Study Guide that you select to acquire specific skills that are not part of the major or minor modules. It is also possible to apply for the right to complete courses or an entire minor at some other Finnish university through the so-called flexible study right system.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: The studies will start in August 2017.
  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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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.


In 2017, 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

In 2017, 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.

Tuition fee waivers

The majority of TUT scholarships are awarded as tuition fee waivers to the most talented students. The fee waivers awarded may cover either 50 % or 100 % of the full tuition fee. TUT scholarships are awarded during the admissions process or can be earned during the studies.

Students wishing to be considered for a TUT scholarship must apply for the scholarship at the same time with their application for admission. There is no separate scholarship application; the scholarship application is made by ticking the appropriate box in the application for admission.

Applicants who are admitted will get the decision concerning admission and scholarship at the same time. The TUT scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, evaluated on the basis of the student admission criteria. The TUT scholarships awarded in conjunction with the student admission process are full tuition fee waivers which cover 100 % of the tuition fee. The TUT scholarship is awarded to a sizeable proportion of the admitted students.

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. Tuition fees will also not affect those non-EU/EEA students who have the right to permanent residence in Finland (residence permits A, P and P-EU).

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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