Become an innovative international expert in science and technology
Would you like to study science and engineering at a university in English? Are you inspired by multicultural study groups and opportunities for research internships?
The International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), offers all this! It is a cross-disciplinary degree programme that provides you with a solid grounding in several core fields of engineering and the ability to follow rapid technological developments and apply scientific methods.
The major subjects available in the programme are
- Information and communications technology
We offer our students high-quality teaching in relatively small, multicultural study groups where teamwork is strongly supported. In addition to providing a sound theoretical basis for further studies in the field of technology, the programme places special emphasis on internationality, employability and connections to industry.
With this unique combination, our students are well-prepared for the international world of research and industry. Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Technology degree are eligible to continue their studies directly towards a master's degree at Tampere University without having to re-apply. There are multiple options to choose from among the English-taught Masters of Science (Tech) programmes offered by Tampere University.
The International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), is a cross-disciplinary programme that gives you a solid grounding in several core fields of engineering. The major subjects available in the programme are Mathematics, Physics, and Information and Communications Technology. The programme equips you with the competence to use scientific methods in your further studies, research or working life and to follow developments in the fields of engineering. By studying in a multicultural group with students from all over the world, you will also acquire strong language, communication and collaboration skills and the ability to operate in a multidisciplinary and international community. Besides providing a strong theoretical foundation for further studies in the fields of engineering, the programme places special emphasis on internationality, employability and connections to the industry. With this unique combination, the programme makes you well-prepared for the international world of research and industry.
When first admitted to the International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), you are granted the right to study towards a bachelor's degree and a master's degree at Tampere University. After completing the degree of Bachelor of Science in Technology, you will have multiple options to choose from among the master’s programmes offered in English at Tampere University.
The programme is conducted entirely in English, meaning that all courses, exams and student services are arranged in English. Consequently, proficiency in both written and spoken English is an absolute prerequisite.
The studies of all international students in the Bachelor’s programme include compulsory courses in the Finnish language. The courses give you a good working knowledge of the language for everyday situations.
For students with sufficient proficiency in Finnish, it is also possible to select the 20-credit minor from among the courses taught in Finnish.
We offer our students the opportunity to pursue a broad, cross-disciplinary education. The International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), provides students with a multidisciplinary foundation to continue their studies in their selected specialisation.
During the first year of your bachelor’s studies, you will attend introductory courses and basic courses in key subjects that are important to all engineering students regardless of their major. These include mathematics, physics, chemistry, industrial management, programming and languages. You will progress onto major and minor studies in your second and third year. You will choose two of the three available majors: Mathematics, Physics, and Information and Communications Technology. Of these two, the subject in which you write your bachelor’s thesis will be your major. In addition to these two subjects, you will complete a minor subject module that may be chosen freely from the English-taught minors. Students with sufficient proficiency in the Finnish language may also select a minor taught in Finnish.
We are committed to investing in new and innovative learning environments and encourage the use of new technological solutions to continuously develop the quality of teaching and learning. The International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), makes use of various teaching methods. Courses often consist of a combination of lectures, seminars, laboratory work, tutorials, group work, assignments, independent study and an examination. Students at Tampere University work both independently and in close collaboration with their fellow students. Besides developing their theoretical and analytical skills, our students learn to work independently, take responsibility for their studies, and become accustomed to communicating and working as part of a multicultural group.
Your eligibility to apply for admission to the different master's programmes offered by Tampere University is determined based on the major and minor subjects included in your bachelor’s degree.
Choosing a field of specialisation
Students in the Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Science and Engineering may freely choose their major subject from the three options below depending on their personal interests:
- Information and Communications Technology
Structure of studies
The International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), is a three-year programme that requires 180 credits.
Students pursuing the degree of Bachelor of Science in Technology are expected to complete a bachelor’s thesis in their third year. The thesis explores a topic related to your major subject. The thesis demonstrates your ability to apply your acquired knowledge and skills and to use scientific methods to process relevant information. The extent of the bachelor’s thesis, including the bachelor’s thesis seminar, is 10 credits.
The studies included in the English-taught degree programmes at Tampere University are international by nature, as the student groups consist of students from all over the world. In the International Bachelor’s Degree programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), special attention is given to working in a multicultural group and in an international setting. Tampere University also offers plenty of other opportunities for internationalisation, such as international student tutoring, tandem language learning, and international Demola projects. It is also possible for students to complete their minor subject in another institution while on student exchange.
Students who complete the International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), receive a bachelor's degree and a well-rounded education that opens up a wide range of career options. By carefully selecting the courses counted towards your bachelor's degree to suit your preferred master's programme, you can set a direction for your future career. Our graduates have career opportunities, for example, in research and development in industry and in academic research and teaching.
Postgraduate study opportunities
After completing the degree of Bachelor of Science in Technology, you are eligible to continue your studies directly in one of the English-taught master's programmes offered by Tampere University. The subjects and courses studied during your bachelor’s programme determine which master’s programmes you are eligible for. Studies in at least the following programmes are possible:
- Master’s Degree Programme in Automation Engineering
- Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
- Master’s Degree Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management
- Master’s Degree Programme in Information Technology
- Master’s Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering
- Master’s Degree Programme in Materials Science and Engineering
- Master’s Degree Programme in Photonics Technologies
Tuition fees and scholarships
The tuition fee for the programme is 10,000 euros per academic year for non-EU/EEA students with a scholarship system for fee-paying students.
You will not be required to pay the fee if you are:
- an EU/EEA citizen
- equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. a citizen of Switzerland)
- already reside in Finland (a continuous A or a permanent P/P-EU residence permit), or have an EU Blue Card issued in Finland. The exempting residence permit must be valid when you are applying for studies and at least until 1 August i.e. when the study right commences. Please note that a residence permit in another EU/EEA country does not exempt you from the tuition fee.
Tampere University Scholarships Programme is intended for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Bachelor’s degree programmes offered in English. A substantial number of scholarships will be available. With the help of the scholarship programme, Tampere University provides excellent international students with high-quality, yet affordable, education.
When filling in your application form for a Bachelor’s degree programme, you have the possibility to indicate your wish to apply for a scholarship. The decision on the granted scholarship will be communicated to you together with information on admission.