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.
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. In addition, the programme prepares you for the role of an expert capable of contributing to public debate pertaining to your field of study. Students who complete the programme possess good language, communication and cooperation skills and the ability to operate in a multidisciplinary and international community. In accordance with the fundamental objectives of the programme, you attain the prerequisites to continue your studies towards a scientific postgraduate (doctoral) degree. You learn to understand the nature of scientific knowledge and to analytically and critically evaluate information and apply scientific methods.
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.
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.
Students complete an advanced module in the focus area that they were originally admitted to pursue:
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.
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.
A Master's Thesis is an independent scientific work written on a topic connected to the student's major studies.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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.
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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.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
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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).
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The minimum requirement of weighted GPA is 2,7/5 or 1,6/3.
The minimum requirement for applicants from Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences is to have a degree in the field of engineering or technology.
The minimum requirement of weighted GPA is 3,0/5 / or 1,8/3
The official language of the programme is English, and therefore a good command of the English language is an absolute prerequisite. Candidates must demonstrate their language proficiency by completing one of the following language tests:
Please note that we cannot accept any other language certificates or free-form statements.
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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