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Doctoral Programme of Computing and Electrical Engineering

Tampere University

Research-oriented professionals address global challenges

The Doctoral Programme of Computing and Electrical Engineering trains professionals with research expertise and a broad set of skills and prepares them to address not only the great challenges facing humanity but also everyday problems in a globally connected and multidisciplinary research environment.


Postgraduate degree (University)

Degree earned

Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Science (Technology)

Planned duration

4 years



Information processing, digitalisation and the electrification of energy systems have emerged as major drivers of competitiveness in a number of sectors. Data and energy are used everywhere from farms to hospitals and the commercial sector. Research that is carried out in the fields of the doctoral programme paves the way for the increasingly effective and automated production, storage and utilisation of data and energy. A number of scientific disciplines underpin the development of data analysis, digitalisation and electrification: mathematics, informatics and statistics from a methodological perspective, and electronics, signal processing, electrical engineering, communications and positioning technology, and information technology from a technological perspective. Data networks, information security, machine learning, software as well as information and automation systems are essential for the functioning of modern societies. The need to make smarter use of limited resources is continuously creating new and exciting challenges in our fields of research.

The Doctoral Programme of Computing and Electrical Engineering will provide you with excellent theoretical knowledge and technological skills and empower you to pursue a career in research or technology development or take on specialist roles in a variety of organisations. With data, computing, data communications, electronics and automation systems that rely on electricity woven into the fabric of everyday life, there is considerable demand worldwide for professionals with broad knowledge of these technologies. Researchers at Tampere University carry out world-class research in the fields covered by the doctoral programme and develop ground-breaking, cross-disciplinary solutions for building the digital society of tomorrow. An in-depth understanding of not only the digital operating environment but also energy and ecological efficiency are the keys to addressing some of the greatest challenges of our time, such as globalisation, climate change and urbanisation. 

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To find a responsible supervisor, start checking the available doctoral research areas and contact professors (pdf). Once you've found a responsible supervisor, consider together other possible supervisors or members of a follow-up group.