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Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering

Tampere University

Collaborating to plan and design efficient solutions for a resilient and sustainable future.

Graduates of Master's Programme in Civil Engineering make a lasting impact in the world as they launch careers in which they design and apply innovative solutions that foster safe, operative and sustainable buildings and transport systems.


Master's degree (University)

Degree earned

Master of Science (Technology)

Planned duration

2 years

Extent of studies

120 ECTS



Form of learning

Full-time studies

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens

12000 € per academic year

Link to scholarship programme

Civil engineering specialist's career paths

Expertise in civil engineering is crucial for developing the safety, security, and the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of our society. A master’s degree in civil engineering offers you a way to develop multidisciplinary expertise related to the built environment and sustainability. A career in civil engineering requires a broad understanding of phenomena related to the development of the built environment, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to develop, implement and apply new technologies. Graduates with a master’s degree in civil engineering have a broad range of career opportunities, pursuing expert or executive-level careers in Finland or abroad. Potential employers include consulting companies, construction companies, the transport and logistics industry, public organisations at international, national, regional and municipality level, universities and research institutes. You will earn a master’s degree in civil engineering by completing a two-year master’s programme. At Tampere University, you have the opportunity to major in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering or sustainable transport.


Every building and infrastructure is built on a unique location. Therefore, finding sustainable and economic solutions for the execution of foundations of different types of structures is a huge but interesting challenge that calls for expertise in geology, site investigation methods, soil material properties, ground water and geotechnical analysis methods. Deepening of your knowledge in all these areas is offered in the programme of Geotechnical Engineering.

In addition to the construction of normal houses and infrastructures, innovative geotechnical engineering solutions are increasingly needed in the implementation of green transition for instance when wind farms and solar panel fields are built, as well as when recycling of construction materials in infrastructure construction is being advanced.

Career opportunities in Finland

Finland has been suffering from a severe shortage of new geotechnical engineers for a long time. That is why our primary aim in Geotechnical Engineering programme is to train new experts that will be employed by Finnish companies operating both nationally and internationally. Together with these companies we will do our best to help you in taking this step.


When applying to the Master's Programme in Civil Engineering, you may choose from the following options: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Sustainable Transport.


Detailed information on the content and structure of the studies is included in the curriculum.

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For more information

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