Information Technology - International Master's Student-Master of Science in Information Technology
|Head of the Degree Programme:||Jarmo Takala|
|Study Coordinator:||Elina Orava|
- The International Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology offers students an international study environment and prepares them for more flexible professional career opportunities in which mastering an international language, like English, is a standard requirement. The studies in information technology give students basic abilities in scientific work in information technology and general ability to perform the tasks of an information technology engineer. The profession includes the design, implementation and technical applications of systems based on data processing, automation and data transmission, not excluding abilities to work as a researcher, teacher or manager. In addition, students can apply the information technology in other branches of engineering.
- Students are able to complete the programme in two years; three semesters of course work and one semester for a final project (master's thesis). The programme leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, which qualifies the student to apply for doctoral studies.
- The programme offers seven alternative areas of specialization in Communications Engineering, Computational Systems Biology, Digital and Computer Electronics, Mathematics, Multimedia, Signal Processing and Software Systems.
- The International Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology was the first of its kind in Finland since it was founded in 1997, and it is among the most competitive and unique programmes in the Finnish universities with its multidisciplinary and flexible study opportunities of a high-standard and quality. The Programme is jointly organized by the following five departments: Communications Engineering, Computer Systems, Mathematics, Signal Processing and Software Systems. It also cooperates with other departments of TUT.
- Basic and common studies provide a broad view of information technology and ensure that students will have the necessary mathematical and theoretical skills to follow courses in information technology. Basic and common studies are common to all students in the International Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology and the extent of the module is 15 credits.
- The compulsory courses of basic and common studies are listed below. In addition, the student selects freely additional courses from the list of elective courses to complete at least the minimum requirement of 15 credits.
Compulsory courses include 9 credits:
If two degree modules contain common compulsory courses, these courses are included in both modules but the credits are counted only once. However, common elective studies of different modules can be included in one of them only. As there may be annual changes in the curriculum requirements, students are not allowed to mix the requirements from different years. It is not possible to include credits from practical training in the international master's degree in information technology.
|OHJ-1156 Programming II||5 cr||I|
|SGN-1107 Introductory Signal Processing||4 cr||I|
Please select courses from the list to complete the study block¿s requirement (15)
|KIE-1036 Survival Finnish||1 cr||I|
|KIE-1056 Finnish for Beginners 1||3 cr||I|
|KIE-1076 Finnish for Beginners 2||3 cr||I|
|KIE-3376 Technical Writing in English||3 cr||I|
|SGN-2016 Digital Linear Filtering I||5 cr||I|
|SGN-2506 Introduction to Pattern Recognition||4 cr||I|
|TLT-2106 Basic Course on Networking||5 cr||I|
|Study block||Credit points|
|Communications Engineering||30 cr|
|Computational Systems Biology (e)||30 cr|
|Digital and Computer Electronics||30 cr|
|Mathematics (e)||30 cr|
|Multimedia (e)||30 cr|
|Signal Processing (e)||30 cr|
|Software Systems||30 cr|
|Study block||Credit points|
|Information Technology||25 cr|
Opintokokonaisuuden laajuus on enintään 20 opintopistettä.
Master's Thesis (30 cr)
- The Master's thesis is an extensive treatise, which trains the student for independent study and research, mastery of scientific methods, the convention of references, and the scientific mode of presentation in a good literary form.
- The student shall participate in the master's thesis seminar, which supports the preparation of the thesis. In connection of the seminar, the student shall also write a maturity test, which is an essay written on a topic related to the thesis. The test demonstrates the student's command of the thesis topic.
- The thesis is conducted and written independently, yet under the supervision of a professor from the same discipline.