Zoom calls, buying groceries online, taking virtual classes — these are all made possible by telecom networks.
“Our society simply could not function without these networks. Now that everything is managed one way or another through the internet, information networks have become a critical infrastructure for our society,” said Tampere University communications engineering professor Mikko Valkama.
With 4G and emerging 5G networks, optical fibre cables and DSL technology more advanced than ever before, it’s never been a more exciting time to join the industry.
The first step? A specialised degree from Tampere University’s Hervanta Campus.
Tampere University is ranked among the best universities globally in the QS World University Rankings 2021, and its Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences offers two career-elevating master’s programmes to push your tech-savviness further.
The first is a Master’s in Information Technology offering four specialisations in Communication Systems and Networks, Embedded Systems, Information Security, and Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.
Develop your digital mindset with the Master’s in Information Technology
The Master’s in Information Technology at Tampere University offers four study options: people and devices; games and art; smart software and robots; medical measuring and imaging.
Graduate Anika Zaman decided to make the jump from a telecommunications role in Bangladesh to this postgraduate programme as she liked what the faculty had to offer.
“I selected Information Technology as my study field because I realised that’s what I needed to advance my skills in my professional sector,” said Zaman.
During her studies, Zaman discovered that it didn’t matter which was her major or minor, as she had the chance to learn from all areas of information technology and the faculty’s ongoing research projects in Wireless Communications and the Network and Information Security Group (NISEC).
“With a Tampere Master’s degree, you will receive deep theoretical knowledge about your subject and apply this to hands-on projects,” said University Lecturer Erja Sipilä.
Zaman also enjoyed her time exploring Finnish culture and boosting her confidence professionally and personally by studying abroad.
“The main thing I’ve learned is why Finns are the happiest people on Earth. It’s because they are welcoming and know how to mind their own business,” said Zaman.
“This place has made me feel beautiful inside and out.”
Expand your technical skills with the Master’s in Electrical Engineering
At Finland’s second-largest university, the study of electrical engineering at the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences thrives on its recognised expertise across a range of disciplines.
One engineering track that students can take to diversify their knowledge is the Master in Electrical Engineering, Smart Grids.
Smart grids enhance the effectiveness, stability and reliability of the systems and integrate distributed energy resources into system management.
Tampere University’s “Smart Grids” subfield provides a comprehensive range of technical design and analysis skills and covers subject areas such as component level (the design and control of power electronic converters), networks (distribution and transmission grids) and systems (electricity market and ICT/automation).
The Master’s in Electrical Engineering, Wireless Communications and RF Systems provides the extensive competencies to work as an R&D engineer, designer or other demanding expert engineering positions in this fast-growing sub-field.
For international student Roman Kovalchukov from Azerbaijan, an electrical engineering course at Tampere University also provides insightful industry experience.
“Throughout your postgraduate electrical engineering degree, you deal with real-case scenarios and get to meet key industry players,” he said.
Collaborate with a leading faculty, connect with impressive industry partners and stand out in a world shaped by technology with Tampere University.