Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology
This programme equips you with excellent abilities to become a valued expert in high technology, both in Finland and abroad. Come and join us in Tampere to study and build your future success!
Tampere University of Technology and the nearby science and technology park form the biggest and most comprehensive hub of IT expertise in Finland. Information technology is an integral part of numerous everyday products, and related applications are involved in nearly all the fields of engineering, from architectural design to the control and monitoring functions in the manufacturing industry.
A master's degree from the Degree Programme in Information Technology is highly respected and graduates from this degree programme enjoy an excellent employment rate. The programme features various areas of specialisation and is the first and biggest international master's degree programme in its field in Finland.
The International Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology offers an international study environment for the enrolled students and prepares them for flexible career opportunities that require an excellent command of the English language.
The information technology studies equip students with basic abilities in scientific work in the field and with the general ability to 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, without excluding abilities to work as a researcher, teacher or manager. In addition, students can utilise their information technology knowledge in other branches of engineering.
The International Master's Degree Programme is available for all Finnish and international students, who have completed a BSc degree in a field related to the discipline. The programme includes seven alternative focus areas.
The two-year programme leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, which provides the general qualification to apply for doctoral degree programmes.
The International Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology provides the professional knoweldge and skills for demanding expert, development and management tasks. The programme also prepares students for the role of an expert in society's dealings with phenomena and problems related to their own technological field. In the International Master's Degree Programme, students achieve good language, communication and cooperation skills and the ability to operate in a multidisciplinary and international community. In accordance with the fundamental objective of the programme, students attain the prerequisites for scientific postgraduate (doctoral) education. Students learn to understand the nature of scientific knowledge and to analytically and critically evaluate information and apply scientific methods.
Students who graduate from the International Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology gain excellent prerequisites for developing and applying information technology as well as for managing comprehensive entities in many areas of technology and society. Graduated Masters of Science 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 the telecommunications sector. 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 numerous. There will be a growing demand for international experts in the globalising markets of industry and services. Furthermore, cross-disciplinary competence is highly appreciated in the field.
Programme in short:
Master of Science (MSc)
Language of instruction
2 years (120 credits)
Computing and Electrical Engineering
Ingo from Germany:
"The year before I enrolled as an international degree student, I was an exchange student taking courses from the signal processing curriculum. Because I like the student culture at TUT and the wide variety of selectable courses, I decided to apply for the degree programme in IT."
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