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Automation Technology and Mechanical Engineering

LocationKorkeakoulunkatu 6, 33720 Tampere
Hervanta Campus of Tampere University

The Automation Technology and Mechanical Engineering unit conducts research and offers education in automation, hydraulics, machine design, product development, mechatronics, robotics, control and systems theory, industrial informatics and production engineering. We employ approximately 160 employees, 16 of whom are professors. The unit has a strong international dimension, and more than 40% of our staff are non-Finnish nationals. We are one of the three units in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (ENS) at Tampere University.

Automation plays an increasingly important role in technology and economy. Automation improves product quality and increases production efficiency and productivity. In our digitalising world, the importance of automation is growing rapidly. The application areas for automation technology range from seagoing vessels to building services engineering and from medicine to self-driving cars. Automation Technology is also widely utilised in production plants. Mechanical engineering is a broad discipline that is continually evolving and covers all the branches of engineering related to the design, manufacture and use of machines and equipment, such as mechanics, machine design, mechatronics, robotics and lifecycle management. We carry out research and teaching in Automation Technology and Mechanical Engineering with the aim of designing and developing future products and production lines that help to promote environmental, social and economic sustainability.

We are also responsible for offering education in our areas of research to students at Tampere University. We offer courses to students who are working towards a Master’s Degree in Automation Technology and Mechanical Engineering or a Doctoral Degree in technology. Our BSc and MSc students generally write their theses in collaboration with industry. In addition, we provide MSc-level education in Mechanical Engineering at the University Consortium of Seinäjoki and in Automation Technology in collaboration with the University of Eastern Finland. We maintain an active presence in the Finnish Institute of Technology (FiTech), which provides degree-seeking students and adult learners with the opportunity to attend engineering courses at several Finnish

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