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The Master's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering, MSc (Tech), offers qualified students the opportunity to complete a two-year degree in one of the following areas: Smart Grids in electrical energy distribution, and Wireless Communications and RF Systems.
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.
The Master's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering at Tampere University of Technology offers you an international study environment and opens the door to diverse career opportunities.
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 two alternative major subjects: Smart Grids and Wireless Communications and RF Systems. Students choose the major subject when applying for admission to the programme.
Excellent career prospects
Career opportunities of Smart grids graduates are very broad. Manufacturing companies of power electronic, power engineering and specialized smart grid components are looking for graduates for design, research and development, and project management and marketing tasks. Electricity production, transmission and distribution grid, energy retailer and large electricity consumer companies are also looking for graduates for similar tasks. In addition to these traditional employers, there is a growing number of service (building, maintenance, information exchange, energy saving, market analysis, electricity trading, etc.), software vendor and start-up companies specializing to energy business and smart grids.
After finishing the degree in Wireless Communications and RF Systems, graduates are typically employed by mobile communication network operators, R&D houses, wireless chipset, device and network vendors, consulting companies and research institutes. The utilization of communications infrastructure, through the digitalization process, is penetrating through all different industrial sectors, thus communications engineering experts have great career prospects also in, e.g., smart energy, transportation and automotive industries as well as in different production and manufacturing industries which are outside the basic ICT field.
The Master’s Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering offers you two areas of specialization:
Smart grids is a new way of designing and managing electrical power systems. As a smart grids student, you will become familiar with the existing practices, but also gain ideas for future design, implementation and maintenance of the smart grid.
Wireless communications and RF Systems technologies enable the making of a wide variety of applications ranging from everyday consumer products to high-end industrial machines, robots and space science. Our students will gain a deep competence, fundamental understanding and practical skills to act as an R&D engineer, designer or expert in wireless communications and related industries.
To become a MSc graduate you will need to complete the degree programme worth 120 ECTS. The modern study methods consist of lectures, exercises, assignments, independent studying and examinations. Courses are worth 90 ECTS and the remaining 30 ECTS are awarded for successfully completing a master's thesis.
The duration of the programme is two years. Students spend three semesters completing courses and one semester preparing the final project (master's thesis). They start their studies in late August, and the academic year ends in late May.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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.Take IELTS test
Minimum required score (Grade C):
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:
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:
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).
Who is eligible for admission?
Eligible to apply are students who hold a Bachelor of Science degree from an internationally recognized university either in electrical or electronics engineering, communications engineering or any equivalent discipline related to the programme and especially to the proposed major. Prior work experience is appreciated but not required. As all courses are taught in English, proficiency is required.
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.For more information please visit the program website.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
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