Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, MSc (Tech)


Head of the Degree Programme: Esa Räsänen
Faculty Secretary: Minna Uusitalo
Study Coordinator: Anna Pitkänen

Learning Outcomes

- In addition to general learning outcomes obtained in Bachelor of Science in Technology, after completing the degree of Master of Science in Technology the student:

- attains competence to follow the development of scientific engineering field and to improve their expertise.
- attains competence to use their language, communication and cooperation skills in working life and to apply them to scientific activities and societal debate.
- attains competence to operate in expert, development and managerial positions in the area of science and engineering
- attains competence to apply the knowledge acquired during advanced studies and a scientific approach to topical and concrete tasks

After achieving the learning outcomes, students will meet the prerequisites for pursuing a postgraduate degree.


Common Core Studies, 9 cr

Learning Outcomes

- Students learn Finnish academic study methods and basics of Finnish language.

Compulsory courses

Course Credit points Class
KIE-10016   Suomi-startti 3 cr IV  
LTT-31006   Introduction to Graduate Studies 1 cr IV  
TTA-11017   Basics of Industrial Management 5 cr IV  
Total 9 cr  

Complementary Courses

Students are encouraged to include writing skills in their common core studies.

Major Studies

Study block Credit points
Advanced Engineering Physics 50 cr
Mathematics 30 cr
Mathematics 50 cr

Elective Studies, 0 cr

The master's degree is extended to 120 credits with elective studies after the requirements for the degree are met. The requirements for the degree are: 1) common programme studies 2) major (and minor, if student so wishes), and 3) master's thesis. No minor subject studies shall be required, if the major subject studies count for at least 50 credits.

The student can freely select courses which he/she wants to study.

Diplomityö, 30 cr

Learning Outcomes

- Students demonstrate the following abilities by completing a master’s thesis: The ability to analyse, evaluate and use scientific publications.
- The ability to apply the principles of academic integrity and research ethics when conducting and reporting research.
- The ability to define and narrow down a research topic and write a scientific report.
- The ability to independently apply their knowledge to answer the research questions they want to investigate.
- The ability to interpret research findings and understand experimental uncertainties and where they come from.
- The ability to select appropriate research methods and, if necessary, consider the need for cross-disciplinary research.

Compulsory courses

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 thesis is conducted and written independently, yet under the supervision of a professor or a doctorate in the field of the student's major subject. It is suggested that before starting the Master's thesis student has completed at least 20 credits from his/her major studies and 60 credits of his/her Master's degree. In addition, the student has to have an approved PSP.

In connection with the thesis, the students have to write a proficiency test, which is an essay written on a topic related to the thesis. The proficiency test demonstrates the students' command of the thesis topic.

Additional information related to the degree

A degree in science and engineering is a stepping-stone to versatile career paths. It provides you with a strong background in mathematics and natural sciences. In-depth knowledge and skills in these fields enable you to work on the creative cutting edge of modern technology, where there are no ready-made solutions. You can choose either mathematics or physics as your major and tailor your degree with elective studies to become an expert in e.g. - predicting the spread of pollution nanoparticles with the help of a parallel computer cluster; - designing new types of laser sources for spectroscopy and microscopy; - obtaining 3D images with numerical modeling based on electromagnetic and optical signals in biomedical, biological, geological and space applications; or - designing methods for suppression of vibrations in flexible structures, such as solar panel arrays on satellites. Many M.Sc. graduates continue studies towards a doctoral degree by carrying out research work in laboratories. Most of them have already gained research experience in summer projects or during their M.Sc. thesis work. However, the largest part of the M.Sc. graduates move directly to industry to work as an engineer in research and development, as an expert in the public sector, as a business or technology consultant, or as an entrepreneur. Generally, there is a high demand in the job market for skilled professionals with strong problem solving skills that this degree provides.

Updated by: Pitkänen Anna, 10.01.2019