Information Technology - Tampere University of Technology

Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology

The application period for studies starting in autumn 2018 will start on 13 December 2017 and end on 17 January 2018. The instructions and admission criteria for the next application round as well as the study options available in 2018 will be updated to this website in autumn 2017.


This degree programme equips you with the knowledge and skills required to succeed as a high-tech expert in Finland or abroad. Take the first step towards success and join us at TUT! 

Information Technology

Focus areas:

  • Audio-Visual Signal Processing
  • Communication Systems and Networks
  • Data Engineering and Machine Learning
  • Pervasive Systems
  • User Experience

Name of degree: Master of Science (MSc)

Language of instruction: English

Scope of degree: 120 ECTS

Duration of studies: 2 years

Study mode: full-time

Tuition fee: yes

Scholarship programme: yes

Application deadline: 25 January 2017

Tampere University of Technology and the nearby science and technology park constitute the largest and most comprehensive hub of IT expertise in Finland. 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.

A master's degree conferred upon completing the Degree Programme in Information Technology is highly valued, and our graduates enjoy an excellent employment rate. The programme offers you various areas of specialization and is the first and largest international master's degree programme in its field in Finland.

Programme overview

The Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology offers you an international study environment and opens the door to diverse career opportunities that require an excellent command of the English language.

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 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 five alternative focus areas.

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.

Competitive degree meets high international standards

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.

Contact information

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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.

Updated by: Anna-Mari Viitala, 08.09.2017 12:30.
Content owner: Viitala Anna-Mari
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