Tampere University of Technology

Information Technology, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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Information Technology is an integral part of numerous everyday products. Related applications are involved in nearly all the fields of engineering, ranging from architectural design to control and monitoring functions in manufacturing industries. The Master’s degree Programme in Information Technology from Tampere University of Technology will qualify you for rewarding careers in a wide array of industries.


A master's degree conferred upon completing the Degree Programme in Information Technology is highly valued, and our graduates enjoy an excellent employment rate. The programme offers you various areas of specialization and is the first and largest international master's degree programme in its field in Finland.

Programme overview

The Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology at Tampere University of Technology   offers you an international study environment and opens the door to diverse career opportunities that require an excellent command of the English language.

The courses counted towards the degree develop the ability to conduct research in the field and perform the tasks of an IT engineer. The profession includes the design, implementation and technical applications of systems based on data processing, automation and data transmission. You will also acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in research and teaching or take on management positions. In addition, you will be able to apply your expertise in other branches of engineering.

The programme is available for all Finnish and international students who have completed a BSc degree in a field related to the discipline. The programme offers five alternative focus areas.

Excellent career prospects

Students who graduate from the Degree Programme in Information Technology gain excellent prerequisites to develop and apply information technology and manage comprehensive entities in many areas of technology and society. Our graduates typically find employment in research, design, development, production and operating tasks or commercial and administrative tasks relating to the field.

There is a demand for ICT personnel in the fields of service production, manufacturing and telecommunications. New employees are needed in research and product development, customer service and customer relations, project leadership and management, technical tasks, design, and sales and marketing. ICT experts are also required in other fields, as the importance of information technology continues to grow and related applications become more widespread. The demand for international experts in the global markets is growing. Furthermore, cross-disciplinary competence is highly appreciated in the field.

Programme Structure

The programme is comprised of 120 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, assignments, independent study and an examination
The degree is made up of four study modules: common core studies, major studies, master's thesis and possible minor or elective studies. All study modules may include both mandatory and optional courses.

Common core studies

The common core studies ensure that all students are prepared to apply the language, communication and co-operation skills required for work, scientific activities and public social discussion.

Advanced module (major subject) in the focus area

Students complete an advanced module in the focus area that they were originally admitted to pursue:

  • Audio-Visual Signal Processing
  • Communication Systems and Networks
  • Data Engineering and Machine Learning
  • Pervasive Systems
  • User Experience

For more information please visit the program website.

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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Educational qualifications

Applicants are expected to meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Applicants must hold a BEng/BSc degree that is equivalent to a bachelor's degree according to the Finnish system of higher education and has taken at least three years/180 credits of full-time study to complete.
  • The degree must be conferred by an internationally recognized university that is listed in the latest edition of the International Handbook of Universities.
  • The field of the BSc degree should be computing, information technology, electrical engineering, computer science or another discipline related to the programme. Competence in mathematics, physics and computer science is required.
  • The overall grade (CGPA) of the degree should be at least 70 % of the maximum marks.
For more information please visit the program website.

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.


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.

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.