Tampere University of Technology

Information Technology, M.Sc.

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


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.When applying for admission to the programme, you select your focus area (major) from among the following:
  • Audio-Visual Signal Processing
  • Communication Systems and Networks
  • Data Engineering and Machine Learning
  • Software Systems
  • User Experience

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 degree makes you eligible for apply for admission to doctoral programmes.
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

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 areaStudents 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
  • Software Systems
  • User Experience

The advanced study module constitutes the major subject of the master's degree. The master's thesis is written on a topic connected to the major subject.

Minor studies, prerequisite and/or elective studies

Students can leverage their major by selecting a minor subject that best suits their professional and personal interests. The minor can be chosen freely from among the wide range of alternative minors. A minor study module is not mandatory, instead of a minor, students can freely choose elective courses depending on their personal interests.

Master's Thesis, 30 credits
A Master's Thesis is an independent scientific work written on a topic connected to the student's major studies.
Structure of the programme

The programme is comprised of 120 credits. Courses are worth 90 credits and the remaining 30 credits are awarded for successfully completing the final project, i.e. a Master's Thesis. Each credit is equal to an average workload of 27 hours, including lectures, exercises, assignments, independent study and an examination.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website

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Academic Requirements

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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12000 International
  • Free EU/EEA


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).

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