Master's thesis - Tampere University of Technology

Commission an MSc thesis to gain access to the latest research

A master’s thesis is an extensive, public written work that is counted towards a master’s degree in technology or architecture. Students who write their master’s thesis for a company have the opportunity to participate in a real-life R&D or design project. Companies get to ascertain the competence and aptitude of a potential employee before making an informed recruitment decision.  

Master’s theses are commissioned by companies and organizations that are looking for new talent, additional resources for R&D, or fresh international perspectives.  

A thesis can help a company achieve, among others, the following goals:

  • solve practical challenges
  • develop products or processes
  • apply or test new technologies
  • compare options

The company hires the student for the duration of the thesis project. Alternatively, the company covers the costs of employing the student in the department for the duration of the project. A master’s thesis project lasts for 6 - 8 months.

Companies may employ a student for a thesis project either by hiring a student or by making a donation to the Industrial Research Fund of Tampere University of Technology. The Industrial Research Fund gives out grants, among others, to students working on a master’s thesis or a doctoral dissertation. The Industrial Research Fund is funded primarily by donations and endowments.   

TUT’s Career Services and Company Services match companies with talented students who are looking for a topic for their master’s thesis. Companies are also welcome to directly contact either TUT’s departmental staff or students they know.

Further information:
TUT’s Company Services (
TUT’s Career Services, Kaisa Niskanen, tel. +358 50 300 5964 or
TUT’s Industrial Research Fund, Executive Director Riitta Aspila, tel. +358 40 553 2344

In addition, employers can advertise their MSc thesis projects through the Aarresaari academic recruitment service at

Updated by: Marja Hyypiä, 21.02.2017 9:44.
Content owner: Hyypiä Marja
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