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Sustainable Transport, 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.


Mobility of people and goods are crucial for our everyday life, businesses, and societies. However, the transport sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in many countries, while road traffic crashes are among the leading causes of death globally, and inequality of mobility affects people in developing and developed countries alike. Because of these issues, the principles of conventional car-centered transport planning are being questioned, and the need for a sustainable transport paradigm is highlighted. How can we reach a transport system that has a minimum environmental stress, is safe, and offer equal possibilities of well-being? Tools to answer these questions are provided in the Sustainable Transport major.


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


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

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Transport of tomorrow - safe, emission-free, and equal by Prof. Heikki Liimatainen

See the video by Heikki Liimatainen, professor of transport and logistics, to hear what sustainable transport is all about. The video is in Finnish, but English subtitles are available.

For more information

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