Robotics has long been the key to efficient manufacturing. However, current robots mostly perform rigid tasks in a production pipeline with no ability to operate in changing environments. Next generation autonomous robots operate among humans, which require completely new kinds of skills. Not only do they need to understand their surroundings, but they should also be able to co-operate with humans, and even predict future human actions.
The applicants should hold a B.Sc. degree in computer science, mathematics, automation engineering, signal processing, or a related discipline. The student should be familiar with the basics of programming, digital logic and processors. Recommended prerequisites include familiarity with machine learning and control engineering.
The robotics and AI programme combines modern machine learning techniques with modern robotics. The programme is implemented jointly by laboratories of Mechanical Engineering and Signal Processing, and includes courses from both domains. The machine learning courses cover both theory and practice, and describe a wide spectrum of machine learning techniques, in classification, regression and unsupervised learning settings. During some courses, we organize also machine learning competitions, where students can compete with each other in solving research-level problems. On the robotics courses you will learn to operate the physical world, and together these two domains use different sensor techniques—cameras, acceleration sensors, even audio—to sense the surroundings and help in robot control.
To become a MSc graduate you will need to complete the degree programme worth 120 ECTS. The modern study methods consist of lectures, exercises, assignments, independent studying and examinations. Courses are worth 90 ECTS and the remaining 30 ECTS are awarded for successfully completing a master's thesis. Each ECTS is equal to an average workload of 27 hours.
It is not possible to apply to a Master’s programme on the basis of a Master’s degree. The only exceptions are the one-tier degree programmes where the first cycle degree is not compulsory and the so-called long cycle degrees.
Applicants who are seeking admission to their first Master’s programme are given preference in the admissions process. Applicants for a second Master’s degree may be admitted only under special provision and only if they are able to show that the courses that count towards a degree at Tampere University of Technology provide the applicant with genuinely new knowledge and skills.
Applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language. TUT accepts internationally recognised academic language tests as demonstration of language proficiency. The accepted tests are IELTS Academic, TOEFL iBT, TOEFL PBT, PTE Academic and CAE/CPE.
To better further your success in the admission process generally the overall grade (CGPA) of the degree should reach at least 70 %. The CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) is an average of all of your grades for the courses in your previous degree.
Students admitted to a Master’s degree programme may be required to complement their earlier degree with complementary studies. All students with a Finnish University of Applied Sciences (AMK) degree are required to complete a study package which generally includes courses in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry depending on the student's background. For more information on the complementary studies, please contact the academic coordinator of the degree programme.
The student selection is made by an admissions committee on the basis of the academic qualifications and merits shown in the application documents. Please note that not all applicants fulfilling the requirements can be admitted.
Tuition fees for english-taught degree programmes:
- 10 000 € per academic year for the Bachelor’s programme
- 12 000 € per academic year for all Master’s level programmes
For students who are citizens of countries within the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, studies in all degree programmes will remain free of charge. Tuition fees will also not affect those non-EU/EEA students who have the right to permanent residence in Finland (residence permits A, P and P-EU).
TUT offers a generous scholarship programme for fee-paying students. With the help of the TUT scholarship, TUT continues to provide excellent international students with high-quality, yet affordable, education. The TUT scholarship programme consists of the TUT academic excellence scholarship and tuition fee waivers.
TUT academic excellence scholarship
In 2018, TUT is awarding the TUT academic excellence scholarship to up to ten of the most talented applicants. The TUT academic excellence scholarships include a full tuition fee waiver as well as an allowance of 7000 € per academic year to cover living costs. The scholarships are awarded for an academic year and considered on an annual basis.
Tuition fee waivers
The majority of TUT scholarships are awarded as tuition fee waivers to the most talented students. The fee waivers awarded may cover either 50 % or 100 % of the full tuition fee. Tuition fee waivers are awarded during the admissions process or can be earned during the studies. The tuition fee waivers awarded in conjunction with the student admission process are full tuition fee waivers which cover 100 % of the tuition fee. The tuition fee waiver is awarded to a sizeable proportion of the admitted students.
The skills of intelligent robot designers are in high demand. A clear benefit of the program is that the skills combine two vivid and growing fields of engineering, thus enabling successful careers in both domains.