TUT offers high-quality education. Courses comprise lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises. You will have a chance to experiment and learn by doing which is essential for all engineers. You will be encouraged to combine creativity with acquired knowledge. Teaching methods vary depending on the subject and the teacher. Lecturing is often the primary teaching method, but parts of courses may be completed, for example, via a virtual learning environment.
The academic year at TUT starts in the middle of August and ends in late May. For new students the year begins with the orientation week, comprising of various activities and information sessions.
The academic year is divided into two semesters, each of which are divided in two teaching periods. There are two breaks during the academic year, the Christmas break and the Easter break. An examination week is arranged after each teaching period.
To obtain a degree, students complete compulsory courses, supplementary courses, as well as major, minor and optional studies. The exact structure of your degree programme is described in the study guide.
Tampere University of Technology
- 2010 TUT started operating in the form of a foundation.
- 1972 Tampere University of Technology (TUT) gained independence.
- 1965 activity established in Tampere as a subsidiary of Helsinki University of Technology.
Eligible applicants hold an upper secondary education certificate - the Finnish matriculation examination, the International Baccalaureate, the European Baccalaureate, Reifeprüfung or any other comparable upper secondary educational qualification which provides eligibility to University-level Bachelor’s studies in the country in question. Applicants who are in the final semester of their upper secondary education are also eligible to apply.
The level of the applicants’ studies in mathematics should be equal to that of the advanced syllabus in mathematics in the Finnish general upper secondary school. For more information, please see the National Core Curriculum for General Upper Secondary Education Intended for Young People.
It is not possible to apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme on the basis of a Bachelor’s degree.
Applicants are required to demonstrate 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.
TUT has been steadily climbing international rankings in recent years. The University has held steady among the world’s top 400 universities in several rankings.
- Times Higher Education (THE) ranks universities around the word based on different performance indicators. TUT ranks among the top 600 universities in the world in the Times Higher Education 2017 World University Rankings. In 2018, TUT was placed 77th in THE Golden Age University Ranking, which considers all universities established between 1945 and 1967.
- TUT came in at number 366 in the latest QS University Ranking. The University was ranked highest in the categories of Student-Faculty Ratio. On the list for the world's top young universities, TUT ranked no. 41.
- In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018, TUT ranks 323th in Engineering & Technology.
- In the category Electrical and Electronic Engineering TUT is ranked between 201-250. In Physics & Astronomy, TUT is ranked between 301-350, and in the category Computer Science & Information Systems between 351-400.
- The National Taiwan University (NTU) releases the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities each year. Of the thousands of universities worldwide, only the top 500 make it to the list. The NTU Ranking reflects the volume, quality and impact of scientific papers and ranks universities based on six research fields and 14 subjects.
- TUT now stands at the 172th position in the Electrical Engineering category. Compared to 2014, the University has moved up close to 100 places
Excellent study facilities - support services available
TUT offers a comfortable study environment and a number of services that support studies and make everyday life easier for students. The compact campus includes excellent facilities for independent study and group work. There are, for example, a well-equipped library, several workstations and computer labs, various group and study rooms, hobby club premises and inviting cafés and restaurants on campus.
The TUT Library offers library and advisory services, as well as training on information retrieval and the use of information materials. The library stocks a wide range of digital resources, including electronic journals, books and databases. The print collection comprise large volumes, mainly in the fields of science and technology. The lending collection may be used on the premises or taken on loan. Borrowing is free of charge. See the Library's guide for first-year students for more information.
All TUT students recieive a unique user account that contains a personal email address, file space quota for personal files and web pages and provides access to the computers and systems around the University, including the personalised student portal, which an essential toolkit and information centre for studies and student life. Student computers are equipped with a wide range of software (word processors, spreadsheets, drawing packages, databases, math software, etc.). Printers and scanners are also available in the computer labs. In addition to computer labs, students often use their own laptops on campus, which is easy thanks to the WLAN that covers the majority of the campus.
Thorough induction and tutoring for new students
TUT organises orientation for new students at the beginning of the autumn semester before the start of the first teaching period, in late August. Students receive instructions on how to register as a student and a lot of important information concerning studies at TUT and student life in Tampere. Most importantly, they get to know their tutor groups and fellow students! The orientation is compulsory for all new students, because starting your studies without attending the orientation requires a lot of initiative on your part and may be quite challenging.
New students can also participate in degree programme-specific small group tutoring from the orientation week onwards. The purpose of the tutoring system is to introduce students to the field of study, the faculty and, above all, to their fellow students, TUT and Tampere. Study counselling is available to students in their respective degree programmes throughout their studies.
The on-campus Employment Service point supports the employment prospects of students and new graduates by offering career planning and job seeking services.
Student Union of Tampere University of Technology (TTYY) is the interest group of each technical student in Tampere and every student in TUT is a member. The mission of TTYY is to act as a link between technical students and contribute to their educational and social goals. In practice TTYY carries out this mission by representing students in the administration of the University and having an influence on decision making locally. Students are welcome to contact us whenever they feel that they are not treated fairly or equally in the University or by the local decision makers.
Technical students of Tampere have their own culture, which includes lots of funny and interesting customs and traditions. Oldest ones of these traditions are as old as the technical university education in Finland. Strong sense of community is something that makes student life in TUT so interesting and unique. Backbones of our community are strong guilds and clubs: Each study program has their own guild and various clubs are organized around different hobbies. From these you can always find peer support with your courses or just same minded people to spend your free time with. For more info, please see Student Union Leaflet.pdf or visit Student Union’s website: http://www.ttyy.fi/en/
How about learning some Finnish?
Adapting to Finnish society and everyday life will be much easier and more fun, if you are prepared to learn some Finnish. TUT Language Centreoffers Finnish courses for the international students. The international master's degree programmes are conducted in English, i.e. courses, exams and student services are arranged in English. Previous knowledge or studies in the Finnish language are not required, but at least basic courses are strongly recommended, because they provide good basic language skills useful in everyday life and a brief introduction to Finnish culture. Moreover, it is very important to learn some Finnish, if you are interested in working in Finland at some point.
TUT together with the other higher education institutions in Tampere guide you to Finnish society and working life
TUT together with University of Tampere and Tampere University of Applied Sciences organise a Mentoring Programme in order to get help in planning your career in Finland and getting work related networks. In case you are interested in getting to know Finnish everyday life and a Finnish family, you may join the Friend Family Programme. It is also possible to participate in a lecture series in Finnish Society and Culture, which gives students a comprehensive introduction to Finnish society, history and culture.
Join multidisiplinary Demola projects and get contacts to companies
Demola offers university students a great opportunity to add some real-life twist into the conventional path towards a career. It means that you work in a project with a multidisciplinary team to solve real-life cases together with partner companies. And yes, it’s all part of your degree program. Project ideas and needs come from the project partners, companies and organizations or international Demola Network partners. It could mean new product or service concepts or even something that is totally new.
Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts research in the fields of technology and architecture and provides higher education based on this research.
An international scientific community
TUT is located in Tampere, the Nordic countries’ largest inland city, some 170 km north of the capital Helsinki. TUT’s campus in the suburb of Hervanta is a community of 8,300 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 1,700 employees. Internationality is an inherent part of all the University’s activities. Around 1,700 foreign nationals from more than 60 countries work or pursue studies at TUT.
TUT offers its students an opportunity for a broad, cross-disciplinary education. Competent Masters of Science of Technology and Architecture as well as Doctors of Technology and Philosophy graduated from TUT are in high demand among employers.
The University combines a strong tradition of research in the fields of natural sciences and engineering with research related to industry and business. Technology is the key to addressing global challenges.
A strong societal impact
TUT generates research knowledge and competence for the benefit of society. The University is a sought-after partner for collaborative research and development projects with business and industry and a fertile breeding ground for innovation and new research- and knowledge-based companies.
In 2015 the total funding of TUT Foundation, which operates as Tampere University of Technology, was 139 million euros. 43 % of the University’s funding was external funding, such as revenue from The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), industry, the Academy of Finland and EU projects.
A foundation university
TUT started operating in the form of a foundation in the beginning of 2010. The independence of a foundation university and the proceeds of the 137 million euro foundation capital further promote the development of research and education at TUT.