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System-on-Chip Design, Computing Sciences and Electrical Engineering

Tampere University

System-on-Chips run the world!

System-on-Chips run the world everywhere as the heart of phones, computers, datacenters, buildings, factories, and anywhere data is processed. Tampere region has very strong industrial cluster in intelligent machines, embedded systems, and telecommunications demanding state-of-the art chips and the need for experts in the field SoC is great.


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

The most advanced design key to success

Nokia designs the most advanced chips in Europe for 5G on the latest IC technology nodes in Finland. Soc Hub collected Tampere University and companies to create very large SoCs, for example the Headsail SoC with 330M transistors in 2023. The success is based on a three-decade expertise on FPGA and DSP based multiprocessor system designs in Tampere.

System-on-Chip Design is a special programme to make professional engineers for creating the most demanding SoCs in the world. The education is organized in collaboration with the companies that offer trainee positions, 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.

Previous knowledge and way to expertise

As a student, we expect you to know the basics of electronics, digital logic, processors, computer architecture, and programming. Having prior learning in computer networks, wireless communications or signal processing is recommended.

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 in Computing Sciences blog 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.

System-on-Chip Design (MSc Tech) is one of the engineering specializations in the Master’s Programme in Computing Sciences and Electrical Engineering.

Check out in Computing Sciences blog how to become a System-on-Chip design expert

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

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