Information Technology

The aim of the Degree Programme in Information Technology is to educate specialized IT professionals who have the competence of a senior designer or a software architect. The studies focus on the most important applications and methods of modern IT engineering.

Degree: Master of Engineering

60 cr (1 years)

Study field: Technology and transport

Tampere, Main Campus

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Begins: January 2017


Study objectives

The objective of the programme is to educate specialized IT professionals who have the competence of a senior designer, system or software architect. The studies focus on the most important applications and methods of modern IT engineering. Internet of Things, big data and project management are also covered.

Language of instruction

The language of the studies is English. The lectures will be held in English and the master's thesis and learning tasks will be written in English.

Qualification

Information Technology is a one-year master's degree programme leading to the degree of Master of Engineering, in Finnish Insinööri (ylempi AMK). The language of instruction is English. The degree programme gives the qualification for public appointments requiring a master's degree.

Study contents

The focus areas are devices and data, APIs, development of UI Applications and system engineering together with project management. All these courses are connected to a practical IoT (Internet of Things) project. It is also possible to complete a course which focuses on big data and data analysis.

Read more from the curriculum.

Structure of the studies

There are 30 credits (cr) of course-based studies, comprising 25 cr of advanced professional studies, and 5 cr of free-choice studies. Students also do a master's thesis, which takes the form of an independent IT development task with a practical application to working life. The task is carried out as a process, and is worth 30 cr. In practice, the task takes place as project work involving input from people from different countries. Thus, in addition to technical skills, the students must develop project management skills in order to complete the task according to the plan. This involves developing and applying the students' skills in creative working methods and problem-solving.

The classroom teaching is scheduled every second week on Friday from afternoon to evening and on Saturday from morning to afternoon.

Final project

The development task will be presented to the group and written up in the form of a report.

Career opportunities

With your master's degree in Information Technology you may find several positions, e.g. (senior) software engineer, project manager, software or system architect, software developer, web and multimedia developer, database specialist, systems administrator, data specialist, and administrator.

Postgraduate study opportunities

TAMK's master's degree certificate offers you the possibility to apply for doctoral studies in other universities according to their admission policy.

Internationalization

A course in internationalization can be chosen from the selection of free-choice studies (5 cr). Usually the groups gather students from several countries which is also good for internationalization. You have the option of completing a part of your studies abroad in one of our over 300 partner universities in more than 50 countries.

The international atmosphere at TAMK is quaranteed by hundreds of international degree and exchange students from all over the globe. Other means of acquiring internationalization and multicultural skills include language studies, tutoring foreign students, taking part in the friend family programme as well as participating in international courses and projects.

Cooperation with other parties

The master's thesis is part of the development task, and thus every student has his/her own contact to some company or organization.

Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere (Tampere3) will form a joint higher education institution (HEI) in 2018. Closer cooperation is already pursued by offering the degree students of all these three HEIs the opportunity to seek certain studies at the other Tampere3 institutions from autumn 2016 onwards.

Tuition fees

There are no tuition fees.

Contact information

Mr Pekka Pöyry, Senior Lecturer, pekka.poyry@tamk.fi, tel. +358 40 866 9817

Curriculum

Application instructions

Updated 13.02.2017

See also

How to apply in brief

Next application period to TAMK's Master's degree programme in Information Technology is 7 - 21 September 2016

The electronic application form is available during the application period at www.studyinfo.fi.

There is a joint application form for studies conducted in English, Finnish and Swedish. The same form is used to apply to both Bachelor's degree programmes and Master's degree programmes.

Application instructions step by step

Please find the detailed application instructions below. The instructions are listed in chronological order, so you can proceed step by step. Please note that you should read all the sections carefully to be able to apply.

 


Check your eligibility and English language skills requirements Master of Engineering, Master's Degree in Information Technology

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Eligibility | Qualification completed outside of Finland | English language skills

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for this Master's degree programme, you must hold Bachelor of Engineering or other suitable higher education degree AND have a minimum of three years' work experience in the field after completion of the Bachelor's degree.

Applicants have until 31 December 2016 to complete work experience requirement.

For applicants who have completed a vocational college degree or higher vocational degree in Finland (opisto- tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) before completing the required Bachelor's degree, work experience completed after the lower degree will also be accepted. Applicants are still required to have a minimum of three years' work experience, and it has to be from the field of Technology, Communication and Transport.

Work experience must be informed as full-time months. Part-time work will be converted into full-time equivalents such that 150 hours or 20 full working days (at least 7 hours per day) correspond to one month of work. Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. Work experience will only be accepted if it is verified by a certificate provided by the employer. Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme for entrepreneurs.

If the applicant has completed a vocational college degree or higher vocational degree in Finland (opisto- tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) before completing the required Bachelor's degree and has the required work experience between these degrees, the required Bachelor's degree must be completed so that the applicant can deliver a copy of the certificate to TAMK Admissions Office by 30 December 2016 15.00 Finnish time.

Qualification completed outside of Finland

If you apply with a degree completed outside of Finland and you are NOT an EU/EEA-citizen, the degree has to be completed by the end of the application period (21 September 2016). You need to deliver the copy of your degree certificate to TAMK Admissions Office by 28 September 2016 15.00 Finnish time. If your original degree certificate is written in other language than Finnish, Swedish or English, you also have to deliver a copy of its' translation. The translation has to be done by authorized translator. The translation must be in Finnish, Swedish or English and it has to include the translator's signature and stamp. 

English language skills

Applicants must have a good command of the English language. The English language skills will be evaluated as a part of the pre-task.


Applications - Read admission criteria carefully Master of Engineering, Master's Degree in Information Technology

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Student selection | Selection between applicants with equal points

Student selection

Applicants will be ranked in order according to the amount of admission points they earn. Study places will be offered to applicants in the order of their position in this ranking system.

The maximum total of admission points is 100 points.
The points are awarded based on the pre-task.

As a pre-task, applicants have to make a plan of their development task. The development task has to be working life based. The plan shows how prepared the applicant is for independent and demanding specialist positions.

Only those applicants who receive at least 20 points from the pre-task, can be accepted.

The electronic form of pre-task will open here on 7 September 2016.
The detailed instructions for the pre-task will be on this electronic form.

The pre-task must be delivered by 21 September at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. The pre-task is no longer available.

Selection between applicants with equal points

If two or more applicants earn the same points, they will be ranked on the following bases:

  1. pre-task points
  2. order of preference

If the admission points are still tied after ranking applicants based on the above-mentioned criteria, the application system will automatically draw the order.


Make and send pre-task Master of Engineering, Master's Degree in Information Technology

Every applicant of Master's degree programme in Information Technology has to return a pre-task (development plan) by 21 September 15.00 Finnish time. Please read the instructions carefully. The pre-task is no longer available.

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The electronic pre-task form opens here on 7 September and closes on 21 September at 15.00 Finnish time.

As a pre-task, applicants have to make a plan of their development task. The development task has to be working life based. The plan shows how prepared the applicant is for independent and demanding specialist positions.

The detailed instructions for the pre-task can be found from the electronic form. The pre-task is no longer available.

The maximum total of admission points is 100 points. Only those applicants who receive at least 20 points from the pre-task, can be accepted.

 


Submit online application and pay possible application fee Master of Engineering, Master's Degree in Information Technology

The electronic application form is available during the application period 7 - 21 September 2016 at www.studyinfo.fi. Show more

Online application | Application fee

Online application

Applying to TAMK's English Master's degree programmes is possible once or twice in a year.

The next application period for is 7 - 21 September 2016

The electronic application form is available during the application period at www.studyinfo.fi.

There is a joint application form for studies conducted in English, Finnish and Swedish. The same form is used to apply to studies organised as daytime studies as well as evening- or part time studies.

In the new joint application of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences and Universities, you can choose a maximum of six application options in order of preference. Please note that the order of preference is binding and it cannot be changed after the application period ends. You can be admitted only one study place. The joint application system will offer a study place which is highest on your order of preference, and to which you have received enough admission points in order to be admitted.

Application fee

Applicants to Finnish higher education institutions (polytechnics/Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) and universities) whose eligibility to apply is based on a qualification completed outside the educational systems of the countries in EU/EEA area or Switzerland are required to pay an application processing fee of 100€. The application processing fee is independent of the applicant's home country. This means that also a Finnish applicant may be required to pay the fee.

Because an applicant can have many qualifications that provide a competence to apply and these qualifications can be from different study levels, it is taken into consideration to which level of studies an applicant is applying for (for Bachelor's level programme with upper secondary education diploma or for master's level programme with Bachelor's degree certificate).

The application fee payment can only be made electronically through the Studyinfo.fi service. An applicant who is liable for payment must pay the application fee in order for the application to be processed.

The application fee payment can only be made with

  • a credit card (Visa, Visa debit, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Mastercard debit)
  • personal bank identifiers of Finnish banks.

The payment will not be returned even if the applicant is not accepted to any of the study programmes that he or she has applied to. The payment can be returned only if it has been faultily collected.


Send required enclosures Master of Engineering, Master's Degree in Information Technology

This section concerns only the applicants who are applying with non-Finnish qualification.

In order to prove their eligibility to apply, applicants who are applying with qualification completed outside of Finland, must send required documents to the TAMK Admissions Office by 28 September 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. 

Please note that any documents arriving after the deadline cannot be accepted. 

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The required documents are:

  • photocopy of the original Bachelor's Degree with appendixes
  • photocopies of the original employment certificates
  • photocopy of official English, Finnish or Swedish translation of these certificates, if the originals certificates are not written in one of these languages. The translations must be done by authorised translator and they must have authorised translator's signature and stamp.

The documents can be sent be e-mail or by post. TAMK will decide applicant's eligibility only after receiving the required documents.

The English language skills will be evaluated as a part of the pre-task.


Results of student selection - Confirm your study place Master of Engineering, Master's Degree in Information Technology

The results of student selection for degree programmes starting in spring 2017 will be published by 25 November 2016. Admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 9 December 2016 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. Show more

Results | Confirm the offered study place | Copies of final certificates | One study place | Enroll for studies | Appeals

Results

Application results for degree programmes starting in spring 2017 will be published by 25 November 2016.

All applicants

  • See their results by logging in to Studyinfo.fi
  • Receive a letter stating their result and points 
  • Admitted applicants receive also a notice of admittance by email.

Confirm the offered study place in time

Admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 9 December 2016 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest by logging in to Studyinfo.fi or by TAMK's own e-form.

If the confirmation has not been done by 9 December 2016 at 15.00 Finnish time, you will lose the offered study place.

Confirmation of the study place is binding and cannot be altered or cancelled.

If you have applied to many options in joint application system you should wait until all admission results have been published before confirming a study place. This is because only one study place per semester can be accepted from the higher education degree programmes in Finnish joint application system. Once all results have been published, the you may decide which offered study place he/she wants to accept, and then confirm the study place only from this UAS or university. Notice, that the deadline for accepting a study place is two weeks from admittance. Therefore you may have different deadlines for different degree programmes.

If you are accepted to the degree programme which you placed in highest place in the order of preference on the application form, you cannot anymore at confirmation stage choose a study place from lower preference options. 

If you will be admitted from the reserve places, you will have two weeks of time to confirm your study place. Please read your email regularly for getting the possible admittance email in time. The final day of admittance is 19 December 2016.

Copies of final certificates

If you are admitted you must deliver copies of the final certificates and employment certificates used when applying to TAMK by 9 December 2016 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. The original certificates will be checked at the beginning of the studies.

If the applicant has completed a vocational college degree or higher vocational degree in Finland (opisto- tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) before completing the required Bachelor's degree and has the required work experience between these degrees, the required Bachelor's degree must be completed so that the applicant can deliver a copy of the certificate to TAMK Admissions Office by 30 December 2016 15.00 Finnish time.

Student admission is conditional until TAMK has checked the admitted students' school certificates at the beginning of the studies. Certificate delivery instructions are given in the admission email. TAMK may withdraw the admission if you do not deliver the certificates by the set date or if you have given false information.

One study place

You can accept only one study place among Bachelor's/Master's Degrees in Finland starting during the same academic year (1 Aug-31 Dec/1 Jan-31 Jul). Although you register as absent or quit your studies, you cannot accept another study place during the same academic year.

The meaning of this rule is that as many as possible gets a new study place yearly.

Enroll for studies

When accepting the study place, you also have to register as present/absent to your studies at TAMK in Studyinfo.fi or by the TAMK's own electronic form.

According to the Polytechnics Act, a first-year student may register as absent for the academic year for the following reasons only:

1) service under the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), or Act on Women's Voluntary Military Service (194/1995);

2) maternity, paternity or parental leave;

3) the student cannot begin studies due to being incapacitated by personal illness or injury.

If you register as absent, you must prove the legal grounds for your absence. Tampere University of Applied Sciences requires you to present documents by July the 15th, 2015 at 15.00 Finnish time. Documents must be delivered to Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Admissions Office.

If you register as absent in your first academic year, but fail to deliver upon request sufficient clarification regarding the grounds for your absence within the deadline specified by the Tampere University of Applied Sciences, you will lose your right to study.

Appeals

If you believe that there has been a mistake in the student selection and the admission criteria have not been applied correctly, you can do a written request for rectification within 14 days after the student selection results have been published, i.e. by 9 December 2016 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

Always check the admission criteria of the programme first and contact to the Admissions Office before writing the request. If the issue cannot be solved by this, you can make a written, individualized request for rectification of the student selection decision addressed to Board of Examiners of Tampere University of Applied Sciences before the deadline.

Apply!

Click the button below and you will land on the page of this degree programme at Studyinfo website. There you can fill in the application form during the application period.

Contact us

TAMK's Admissions Office assists applicants with questions about the application system and processes.

Open Mon-Fri between 10.00 - 13.00 (Finnish time)

Exceptional opening hours

26 September 11.30 - 13.00

TAMK Admissions Office

Kuntokatu 33520
TAMPERE, FINLAND
admissions(a)tamk.fi

tel. +358 3 245 2395
 

Curriculum

The curriculum describes the thread and competence development objectives of your studies. It includes the study modules and courses of the degree programme. The curriculum contents are developed based on working life and student feedback.