Tampere University of Technology

Electrical Engineering, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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The Master's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering, MSc (Tech) from Tampere University of Technology, offers qualified students the opportunity to complete a two-year degree in one of the following areas: biomedical engineering, electronics, smart grids in electrical energy distribution, and wireless communications.


What do we offer?

The Master’s Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering from Tampere University of Technology aims to provide you with the expertise needed to pursue a challenging career in today's high-tech business sector, academia or a broad range of other job opportunities. Studies in the programme equip you with a solid understanding of the fundamental facts and theories that underpin our engineering solutions today and in the future. When you attend courses that include laboratory and/or practical assignments, you will have access to our impressive research facilities at TUT. We believe in learning by doing!

Departments involved

The Master's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering is run by the Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering and involves the following departments:

  • Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering

Focus areas

The Master's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering offers four different focus areas for students to specialize in:
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Smart Grids
  • Wireless Communications

Focus areas refer to the major subjects that students choose when applying for admission to the programme. Students complete an advanced module in their major subject, which they cannot change in the middle of their studies. The master's thesis is written on a topic connected to the major.

About the degree

Students who satisfy all the requirements of the programme are awarded the degree of Master of Science in Technology. This degree is conferred in accordance with the official degree system of Tampere University of Technology and Finnish higher education regulations. Following the successful completion of the programme, you are eligible to apply for direct entrance to doctoral programmes in biomedical engineering, electronics, electromagnetics, communications engineering, digital and computer systems engineering, signal processing, power engineering or power electronics.

Programme Structure

The Master's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering 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 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.

Applicants choose one of four focus areas / major subjects:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Smart Grids
  • Wireless Communications.
For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

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English Language Requirements

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.

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  • 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).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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:

The qualifications required for admission to the Master's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering are listed below:

  • 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 electrical or electronics engineering or another discipline related to the programme, providing applicants with proficiency in mathematics, physics and computer science.
  • 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.