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Embedded Systems, Information Technology

Tampere University

Join us in creating the foundations of the new digital world!

Special focus on System-on-Chip design in co-operation with Tampere region companies in the fall 2023 starting programme.


Master's degree (University)

Degree earned

Master of Science (Technology)

Planned duration

2 years

Extent of studies

120 ECTS




Hervanta Campus

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens

12000 €/academic year

Link to scholarship programme

System-on-Chips run the world as the heart of phones, computers, vehicles, buildings, industry, and every smart system interacting with the environment. Tampere region has very strong industrial cluster in intelligent machines, embedded systems, and telecommunications demanding state-of-the art chips.

Now we offer a unique focus line on System-on-Chip design for the Embedded Systems programme. Companies developing System-on-Chips and Tampere University offer a minimum of three months paid trainee positions for enrolled students in Embedded Systems. The companies offer career and skills mentoring, open doors visit, student events throughout the studies, and positions for the Master Thesis work. Tampere University offers the most current design tools and courses bringing the latest research results and hot industrial topics for the students.

The programme is organized in co-operation with the initiative, Nokia, VLSI Solution, and Wapice.

As a student, we expect you to know the basics of electronics, digital logic, processors, and programming. Having prior learning in computer networks, wireless communications or signal processing is recommended. The applicants should hold a BSc degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or software engineering.

After completing the programme, you will be qualified to pursue a wide range of career opportunities in different fields of System-on-Chip design. You will have the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in industry or continue your studies towards a doctorate.

Check out how to become a System-on-Chip design expert – this degree programme opens you the door to the world class chip making expertise!

Please see information on research conducted in the field of embedded systems at Tampere University.

Check out why you too should study Information Technology

Tampere University - Embedded Systems

The Kampusareena building on the Hervanta campus of the Tampere Universities community

Get to know Electrical Engineering unit of the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences (ITC)

Students at Hervanta campus classroom

For more information

Please read through the information provided. For further questions regarding the application process, contact our Admissions office at or for questions regarding the content of the programme, please contact