Tampere University of Technology

Information Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
The Information Technology degree programme equips you with the knowledge and skills required to succeed as a high-tech expert in Finland or abroad. Take the first step towards success and join us at TUT! This Master’s degree Programme in Information Technology from Tampere University of Technology will qualify you for rewarding careers in a wide array of industries.

About

The degree conferred upon completing our Master’s Degree Programme in Information Technology is highly valued, and our graduates enjoy an excellent employment rate!

The Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology provides you with the professional knowledge and skills needed to take on challenging expert, development and management positions. The programme offers you five areas of specialization: Communication Systems and Networks; Data Engineering and Machine Learning; Embedded Systems; Robotics and Artificial Intelligence; Software Engineering – Web & Cloud.

Programme overview

The two-year programme leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology. The degree makes you eligible for apply for admission to doctoral programmes.

Competitive degree meets high international standards. The courses counted towards the degree develop the ability to conduct research in the field and perform the tasks of an IT engineer. 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 major subjects: Communication Systems and Networks; Data Engineering and Machine Learning; Embedded Systems; Robotics and Artificial Intelligence; Software Engineering – Web & Cloud. Students choose the major subject when applying for admission to the programme.

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 Master’s Degree Programme in Information Technology offers you five areas of specialization: 

  • Communication Systems and Networks; 
  • Data Engineering and Machine Learning; 
  • Embedded Systems; 
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence; 
  • Software Engineering – Web & Cloud.

The studies in Communication Systems and Networks place a special emphasis on Future Internet and evolving and emerging (4G, 5G and beyond 5G) wireless broadband and multi-service communication systems. While the focus is on radio access systems and networking levels, also physical layer digital communication techniques and system-level RF aspects are within the scope of the major.

Data Engineering and Machine Learning studies combine machine learning techniques with efficient implementation skills: in addition to the mathematics of machine learning, real-life deployment skills require an understanding of databases, programming languages, and even hardware design; all aiming at the efficient handling of huge data masses.

Embedded Systems studies combine hardware and software design by using modern methods and tools. The main target hardware platforms are System-on-Chip, FPGA, GPU and embedded multiprocessor platforms. Model based design and High-Level Synthesis are the main approaches in digital design. The software design includes topics on Linux based SW stacks, HW dependent SW, real-time operating systems, distributed and fog computing, as well as IoT protocols, middleware and applications from the programmer’s point of view.

The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence major combines modern machine learning techniques with modern robotics. The machine learning courses cover both theory and practice, and describe a wide spectrum of machine learning techniques, in classification, regression and unsupervised learning settings. On the robotics courses you will learn to operate the physical world, and together these two domains use different sensor techniques—cameras, acceleration sensors, even audio—to sense the surroundings and help in robot control.

Software Engineering – Web & Cloud major focus on software engineering, but contains programming technologies, especially the ones related to the web and cloud-based services. We will provide students with a solid understanding of software engineering, the ability to design and implement large software systems, and the competence to manage and improve software development processes. Studies also include relevant technologies like large-scale programming, networking and clouds.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

  • 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:

    580

    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:

    92

    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).

  • A Bachelor’s degree (first cycle degree) in the field of technology or architecture provides eligibility to apply to a Master’s degree programme at TUT.
  • The bachelor’s degree completed in a university outside Finland the degree must provide eligibility to university-level master’s degree studies in the country in question.
  • It is not possible to apply to a Master’s programme on the basis of a Master’s degree. The only exceptions are the one-tier degree programmes where the first cycle degree is not compulsory and the so-called long cycle degrees.

  •  Applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language. The accepted tests are IELTS, TOEFL iBT, TOEFL PBT, PTE Academic and CAE/CPE. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Tampere

730 - 1,190 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

TUT offers 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 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.

For more information please check the programme website.

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.