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Degree programme

Science and Engineering

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Become an innovative international expert in science and technology

Would you like to study science and engineering at a university in English? Are you inspired by multicultural study groups and opportunities for research internships?

The International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), offers all this! It is a cross-disciplinary degree programme that provides you with a solid grounding in several core fields of engineering and the ability to follow rapid technological developments and apply scientific methods.

The major subjects available in the programme are

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Information and communications technology

We offer our students high-quality teaching in relatively small, multicultural study groups where teamwork is strongly supported. In addition to providing a sound theoretical basis for further studies in the field of technology, the programme places special emphasis on internationality, employability and connections to industry.

With this unique combination, our students are well-prepared for the international world of research and industry. Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Technology degree are eligible to continue their studies directly towards a master's degree at Tampere University without having to re-apply. There are multiple options to choose from among the English-taught Masters of Science (Tech) programmes offered by Tampere University.

Degree earned

Bachelor of Science in Technology

Type

Bachelor's and Master's degree

Planned duration

3 + 2 years

Extent of studies

180 + 120 ECTS credits

City

Tampere

Campus

Hervanta Campus

Form of learning

Daytime teaching

Tuition fee

10 000 €

Study objectives

The International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), is a cross-disciplinary programme that gives you a solid grounding in several core fields of engineering. The major subjects available in the programme are Mathematics, Physics, and Information and Communications Technology. The programme equips you with the competence to use scientific methods in your further studies, research or working life and to follow developments in the fields of engineering. By studying in a multicultural group with students from all over the world, you will also acquire strong language, communication and collaboration skills and the ability to operate in a multidisciplinary and international community. Besides providing a strong theoretical foundation for further studies in the fields of engineering, the programme places special emphasis on internationality, employability and connections to the industry. With this unique combination, the programme makes you well-prepared for the international world of research and industry. 

When first admitted to the International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), you are granted the right to study towards a bachelor's degree and a master's degree at Tampere University. After completing the degree of Bachelor of Science in Technology, you will have multiple options to choose from among the master’s programmes offered in English at Tampere University.  

More about the language of instruction

The programme is conducted entirely in English, meaning that all courses, exams and student services are arranged in English. Consequently, proficiency in both written and spoken English is an absolute prerequisite.

The studies of all international students in the Bachelor’s programme include compulsory courses in the Finnish language. The courses give you a good working knowledge of the language for everyday situations.

For students with sufficient proficiency in Finnish, it is also possible to select the 20-credit minor from among the courses taught in Finnish.

Studies at the master’s level can also be completed entirely in English. 

Study contents

We offer our students the opportunity to pursue a broad, cross-disciplinary education. The International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), provides students with a multidisciplinary foundation to continue their studies in their selected spesialisation.  

During the first year of your bachelor’s studies, you will attend introductory courses and basic courses in key subjects that are important to all engineering students regardless of their major. These include mathematics, physics, chemistry, industrial management, programming and languages. You will progress onto major and minor studies in your second and third year. You will choose two of the three available majors: Mathematics, Physics, and Information and Communications Technology. Of these two, the subject in which you write your bachelor’s thesis will be your major. In addition to these two subjects, you will complete a minor subject module that may be chosen freely from the English-taught minors. Students with sufficient proficiency in the Finnish language may also select a minor taught in Finnish.   

We are committed to investing in new and innovative learning environments and encourage the use of new technological solutions to continuously develop the quality of teaching and learning. The International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), makes use of various teaching methods. Courses often consist of a combination of lectures, seminars, laboratory work, tutorials, group work, assignments, independent study and an examination. Students at Tampere University work both independently and in close collaboration with their fellow students. Besides developing their theoretical and analytical skills, our students learn to work independently, take responsibility for their studies, and become accustomed to communicating and working as part of a multicultural group.  

Your eligibility to apply for admission to the different master's programmes offered by Tampere University is determined based on the major and minor subjects included in your bachelor’s degree.   

Choosing a field of specialisation

Students in the Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Science and Engineering may freely choose their major subject from the three options below depending on their personal interests:  

  • Mathematics  

  • Physics 

  • Information and Communications Technology  

 Mathematics 

Mathematics is an essential tool in natural sciences, engineering, medicine, finance and social sciences. Bachelor’s studies in mathematics at Tampere University provide a strong foundation in all the key areas of mathematics and strengthen your analytical thinking skills. Teaching is integrated into research, including topics such as mathematical analysis and systems theory and their applications, generalised and applied logics, and Big Data mining.

 

Physics 

Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines and aims to increase our understanding of the ingredients and laws of the universe. Applications of physics can be found in all the fields of technology, ranging from nanoscience and medical devices to atmospheric and space research. Our bachelor’s studies in physics delve into both classical and modern physics and include specialised courses, for example, in nanophysics, quantum mechanics, and optics. The studies provide you with an excellent foundation to continue your studies towards a master's degree at Tampere University with a specialisation in Computational Physics, Aerosol Physics, or Optics and Photonics.

 

Information and Communications Technology 

With information and communications technology (ICT) used everywhere, our modern society could not function without ICT. The Internet of Things, Big Data, 5G mobile networks and cloud computing are examples of current state-of-the-art ICT research topics at Tampere University. The study module on ICT offers you wide-ranging knowledge of the technology behind these topics, including software, human-computer interaction, signal processing, and communications technology.

 

After completing the degree of Bachelor of Science in Technology, you are eligible to continue your studies directly in one of the English-taught master's programmes offered by Tampere University. The subjects and courses studied during your bachelor’s programme determine which master’s programmes you are eligible for. Studies in at least the following programmes are possible: 

  • Master’s Degree Programme in Automation Engineering 

  • Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering 

  • Master’s Degree Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management 

  • Master’s Degree Programme in Information Technology 

  • Master’s Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering 

  • Master’s Degree Programme in Materials Science and Engineering 

  • Master’s Degree Programme in Photonics Technologies 

Tuition fees

The tuition fee of the programme is 10 000 euros per academic year for non-EU/EEA students with a scholarship system for fee-paying students. For more information, please see Tuition Fees and Scholarships.

Structure of studies

The International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), is a three-year programme that requires 180 credits.

Master’s programmes at Tampere University comprise 120 credits. It takes two years of full-time study to complete the degree of Master of Science in Technology.  

Final project

Students pursuing the degree of Bachelor of Science in Technology are expected to complete a bachelor’s thesis on their third year. The thesis explores a topic related to your major subject. The thesis demonstrates your ability to apply your acquired knowledge and skills and use scientific methods to process relevant information. The extent of the bachelor’s thesis, including the bachelor’s thesis seminar, is 10 credits.

The master’s thesis, which is written towards the end of master’s studies, is a more extensive independent scientific assignment. The extent of the master’s thesis is 30 credits.  

Career opportunities

Students who complete the International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), receive a bachelor's degree and a well-rounded education that opens up a wide range of career options. By carefully selecting the courses counted towards your bachelor's degree to suit your preferred master's programme, you can set a direction for your future career. Our graduates have career opportunities, for example, in research and development in industry and in academic research and teaching.

Internationalisation

The studies included in the English-taught degree programmes at Tampere University are international by nature, as the student groups consist of students from all over the world. In the International Bachelor’s Degree programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), special attention is given to working in a multicultural group and in an international setting. Tampere University also offers plenty of other opportunities for internationalisation, such as international student tutoring, tandem language learning, and international Demola projects. It is also possible for students to complete their minor subject in another institution while on student exchange. At the master’s level, students can, for example, choose to write their master’s thesis abroad. 

Science and Engineering, Bachelor of Science (Technology) and Master of Science (Technology) (3 years + 2 years)

Admission procedure

Admissions for the Tampere University Science and Engineering programme is organised once a year in the spring joint application to higher education during the first application period. The application period for studies starting in August 2019 will begin on 9 January at 8 am and end on 23 January 2019 at 3 pm (+ GMT 2). Students who are admitted and go on to successfully complete the programme are eligible to continue their studies towards a master's degree. The major subject that students select determines the master’s programmes for which they are eligible.

Admission for the programme is organised in two admission groups.

In admission group I the admission is based on the results of the SAT and the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics 2 and Physics. Applicants who hold a secondary-level degree that makes them eligible to pursue higher education may seek admission based on their SAT Subject Tests. They must hold one of the applicable previous degrees that are expected of applicants who are seeking admission through the Finnish joint national application system. You must have completed your previous degree before starting your studies in the International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech).

In admission group II the admission is based on the admission score, which is calculated based on the grades achieved in the Finnish matriculation examination, International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, or Reifeprüfung/Die Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung. You are eligible to apply for direct admission if one of the following applies:
1) You have completed the Finnish matriculation examination
2) You are taking the Finnish matriculation examination in spring 2019 and will complete the examination and receive your diploma by 1 June 2019
3) You have been awarded the European Baccalaureate (ER) or the International Baccalaureate (IR) diploma in Finland or abroad in the spring 2019 or earlier
4) You have been awarded the Reifeprüfung (RP)/Die Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung (DIA) diploma in Finland in the spring 2019 or earlier

All applicants in this admission group must hold the Finnish matriculation examination/IB/EB/RP/DIA diploma.

Scoring

Admission group I

In admission group I admission is based on the scores an applicant has received in the SAT and the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics 2 and Physics. All SAT Tests must be completed after 1 January 2017. All applicants are required to complete the SAT Test (sections ‘Evidence Based Reading and Writing’ and ‘Mathematics’) and the SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics 2 and Physics. To be considered for admission based on the SAT Subject Tests, applicants must achieve at least the following minimum scores:

Required test

Minimum score

SAT (Evidence Based Reading and Writing Mathematics)

1,130

AND

 

Mathematics 2

630

AND

 

Physics

600

Applicants are ranked based on their combined scores in the SAT Test and SAT Subject Tests. If more than one applicant has the same combined score, all applicants whose combined score meets the minimum requirements will be admitted to the programme.

Admission group II

In admission group II admission is based on the admission score which is calculated based on the grades achieved in the Finnish matriculation examination, International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, or Reifeprüfung/Die Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung. To be considered for direct admission, you must meet the following minimum entry requirements: you have completed the matriculation examination in advanced-level mathematics and received at least the grade E for the matriculation examination in either advanced-level mathematics or physics. If you hold the IB, EB or RP/DIA diploma, your admission score is calculated based on the same examinations as the admission score of applicants who are seeking direct admission through DIA joint admissions for engineering and architecture. Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements are ranked based on their admission score.

Grade achieved in the Finnish matriculation examination

A

B

C

M

E

L

Mathematics, advanced level

2

3

4

5

6

7

Physics

 

1

2

3

4

5

Chemistry

 

1

2

3

4

5

Biology

 

 

1

2

3

4

Mother tongue

 

1

2

3

4

5

Mathematics, basic level

 

 

 

1

2

3

Second national language, advanced level

 

 

1

2

3

4

Foreign language, advanced level

 

 

1

2

3

4

Sciences and humanities

 

 

 

1

2

3

Second national language, intermediate level

 

 

 

 

1

2

Foreign language, basic level

 

 

 

 

1

2

Sciences and humanities (examination completed before 2006)

1

2

3

4

5

6

When calculating the initial admission score, the grades of International Baccalaureate (IB), European Baccalaureate (EB), and Reifeprüfung (RP)/ Die Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung (DIA) will be converted according to the table below.

Grade achieved in the Finnish matriculation examination

A

B

C

M

E

L

EB

4,0 - 4,95

5,0 - 5,95

6,0 - 6,95

7,0 - 7,95

8,0 - 8,95

9,0 - 10,0

EB, mathematics

4,0 - 4,95

5,0 - 5,95

6,0 - 6,95

7,0 - 8,45

8,5 - 9,45

9,5 - 10,0

IB

2

3

4

5

6

7

RP/DIA

4

5-6

7

8-9

10-12

13-15

Details on which examinations are considered equal to those of the Finnish matriculation examination are available in Finnish at http://dia.fi/hakeminen-ja-hakukohteet/alkupisteiden-laskeminen-eb-ib-ja-rp-todistuksesta/

Eligibility criteria

General eligiblity

Eligible applicants hold an upper secondary education certificate - the Finnish matriculation examination, the International Baccalaureate, the European Baccalaureate, Reifeprüfung/Die Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung 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.

It is not possible to apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme on the basis of a Bachelor’s degree.

Admission group I – admission based on SAT test results

The SAT and the SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics 2 and Physics are obligatory in the admission group I. Admission is based on the results of the SAT and the SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics 2 and Physics. You can find information on the SAT and the SAT Subject Tests on the College Board website.

All tests need to be taken after 1 January 2017 to be considered. Applicants must complete their SAT Test in March 2019 at the latest. The SAT Subject Mathematics 2 and Physics Tests must be completed no later than December 2018. The results must be delivered to Tampere University directly by the College Board, which administers the tests, no later than April 2019 after the results of tests taken in March become available.

You can find more information on the test dates, test centers and how to register on the SAT registration webpage.

Applicants who have completed or are completing:

  • the Finnish matriculation examination
  • the International Baccalaureate or the European Baccalaureate in Finland or abroad
  • the Reifeprüfung/Die Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung in Finland

can apply in both admission groups. In the admission based on the SAT test results, the eligibility criteria for direct admission will not be applied and the grades of the examination (mentioned above) will not have an effect on the admission. The admission will be based solely on the results of the SAT test and SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics 2 and Physics.

Admission group II – direct admission

Admission is based on the admission score which is calculated based on the grades achieved in the Finnish matriculation examination, International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, or Reifeprüfung/Die Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung .

Applicants who have completed multiple examinations in the same subject (such as advanced-level mathematics and basic-level mathematics) will be evaluated on whichever of the two is most favourable to the applicant. When calculating the initial admission score, five subjects that give the applicant the highest possible initial admission score will be selected from the table below. Points may be awarded either for the old or new matriculation examination in sciences and humanities, not both. The maximum initial admission score is 26.

Your admission score is calculated based on your grades in the matriculation examination/IB/EB/RP/DIA diploma. To be considered for direct admission, you must meet the following minimum entry requirements: you have completed the matriculation examination in advanced-level mathematics and received at least the grade E for the matriculation examination in either advanced-level mathematics or physics.

The comparable grades in IB/EB/RP/DIA diplomas:

in International Baccalaureate
• 6 in HL or SL Mathematics OR
• 6 in HL or SL Physics

in European Baccalaureate
• 8,5 in Mathematics (Standard Level) OR
• 8,0 in Physics

in Reifeprüfung/Die Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung
• 10 in Mathematics OR
• 10 in Physics. Both subjects must be included in ”Leistungen in der Reifeprüfung”.

The points of applicants who finish their IB degree in the spring 2019 are calculated based on their Candidate Predicted Grades. The points of applicants who finish their EB degree in the spring 2019 are calculated based on the official predicted grades. If an applicant is accepted based on predicted grades, the selection is conditional until the applicant submits an official certificate of the final grades to Tampere University Admissions Office. If the points calculated based on the final grades are lower than the points calculated based on the predicted grades, the admission offer may be revoked.

Language skill requirements

Applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

Admission group I

As applicants demonstrate their language skills by taking the SAT Tests, they are not required to separately demonstrate their language proficiency.

Admission group II

If you are applying for direct admission, you must demonstrate your language proficiency in one of the following ways:

1) You have completed one of the language tests listed below and achieved at least the indicated minimum score:

 

TOEFL iBT

TOEFL

paper based test

IELTS

Academic

PTE

Academic

 

CAE

 

CPE

78

 

6.0

 

 

 

Writing

550

Writing

54

C

Level C1

score: min.

 

band score

 

 

 

20

 

5.5

 

 

 

2) You have completed an English-taught degree in a higher education institution that is physically located in the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland or within the EU/EEA. You must have physically attended a higher education institution in one of these countries.

3) You have studied as an exchange student or a degree student at Tampere University of Technology or some other university in Finland and earned before the application deadline of the International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering at least 15 credits with a minimum GPA of 3/5 by completing studies that are taught in English.

4) You have a completed an English-taught secondary-level degree in the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

5) The grades that appear on your Finnish matriculation examination or the European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate or Reifeprüfung/Die Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung diplomas meet the following minimum requirement

  1. Grade M or higher in the matriculation examination in advanced-level English
  2. Successfully completed International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, if the programme was taught in English. If the programme was not taught in English, the minimum grade requirements are:
    1. English as the A1 language with an approved grade (2 or higher); or
    2. English as the A2 language with the grade 5 or higher; or
    3. English as the A language (literature / language and literature / language and performance) with an approved grade (2 or higher); or
    4. English as the B language with grade 5 or higher.
  3. European Baccalaureate:
    1. English as the L1 language with an approved grade (4 or higher); or
    2. English as the L2 or L3 language with grade 7 or higher.
  4. Reifeprüfung/Die Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung:
    1. English as the A language, an approved written test (grade 4 or higher); or
    2. English as the A language, an approved oral test (grade 8 or higher).

How to apply

Application step-by-step

  1. Check the admission criteria
  2. Start preparing your application documents as early as possible!
  3. If required book a time for the SAT (if applying in the admission group I)
  4. If required book a time for a language test
  5. Fill in the online application at Studyinfo.fi during the application period and upload required enclosures for the application
  6. Send the officially certified copies of your educational documents by post to Tampere University Admissions Office by 30 January 2019. The documents must reach the University by the given deadline.
  7. Wait for the admission results
  8. Accept the offer of admission by the given deadline
  9. Pay the tuition fee, if required
  10. Register as a student and join the Tampere University community!

Application documents

1. Certified copy of the certificate of upper secondary education and its official English translation
2. Certified copy of the transcript of records
 (listing the courses completed during upper secondary education) and its official English translation

You will need to upload these documents for your application form in studyinfo.fi. In addition to uploading the application documents on the application, you must submit the officially certified copies of your educational documents (enclosures 1-2) to Tampere University Admissions Office by post by 30 January 2019.

The copies of the secondary school leaving certificate, transcript of records and their translations into English must be certified by a notary public, the Finnish Embassy/Consulate in your home country or the institution that issued the original document with an institutional stamp on the documents.

If the original document is not in Finnish, Swedish or English, it needs to be translated into one of the above mentioned languages either by the authority that issued the original document or by an official translator and certified.

Applicants who wish to apply during their last semester of upper secondary education have to submit a document issued by their school that indicates the qualification that the applicant is about to complete and the expected date of graduation.

Applicants in admission group II:
Applicants who have taken the Finnish Matriculation Examination do not need to submit any educational documents to Tampere University, as the grades in the matriculation examination will be transferred to Tampere University electronically.

Applicants who wish to apply during their last semester of IB, EB or RP/DIA education are required to submit a Predicted Grades document to the Tampere University Admissions Office by 10.4.2019 by email (admissions.tau@tuni.fi). Please note that a copy of the final diploma must reach Tampere University Admissions Office by 12 July 2019.

3. Copy of your passport's ID page and possible residence permit to Finland

Applicants are required to upload a copy of their passport's ID page for the application form in Studyinfo.fi. In addition, a copy of the residence permit is required from applicants who are non-EU/EEA residents but do have a residence permit in Finland. The copies are used to determine whether you are subject to pay tuition fees or not.

These can be regular copies, authenticated copies are not required.

4. The results of the SAT and the SAT Subject tests Mathematics 2 and Physics

In the admission group I the SAT tests are obligatory. All tests need to be taken after 1 January 2017 to be considered. The SAT Subject Test in Mathematics 2 and Physics must be taken on the December 2018 test date at the latest. The SAT must be taken on the March 2019 test date at the latest.

You can find more information on the test dates, test centers and how to register on the SAT registration webpage.

The test results must be submitted to Tampere University directly from the College Board by April 2019 as soon as the test results for the for March SAT are released. The College Board Code for Tampere University of Technology (0599) is still in use during this admission period.

You do not need to upload the results for your application form in Studyinfo.fi as the results are submitted to Tampere University directly from the College Board.

Admission results and appeals

For admission group I the results will be published in April 2019 and for admission group II on 24 May 2019

Contact information

Tampere University Admissions Office

Email: admissions.tau@tuni.fi