Master's in Electronics

Electronics is a two-year master’s degree programme concentrating on the development of the electronics design and components, measurement technologies and applications for various technology needs in the ICT field.

A high demand exists for skilled electronics designers in several domains.
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Electronics, Master's programme in Electronics and Communications Engineering

Degree title

Master of Science (Technology)

Study places


Duration of studies

2 years


120 credits

Teaching method

On campus

Next application period

3-17 January 2024

Programme profile

Top reasons to study Electronics

  • Learn both theoretical and practical aspects of electronics, giving you tools for research and development work.
  • Teaching is based on state-of-the-art research by distinguished professors with years of experience in the field.
  • Close connection to world-renowned technology hub in Oulu with lots of job opportunities.
  • Wide variety of specialisation options in Electronics Design, Electronics Materials and Components, and Photonics and Measurement Technology.
  • The programme is ranked in the global top 76-100 in Electrical & Electronic Engineering in the Shanghai Ranking´s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022.

Research units training you towards deep understanding

Electronics is a new addition to international Master's programmes that strongly leans on long-standing national degree programme in Electronics and Communications Engineering.

Degree in Electronics combines a theoretical and a practical approach in development of electronics components, measurement technologies and applications for various areas in ICT technology.

Circuits and Systems (CAS), Microelectronics (MIC) and Opto-Electronics and Measurement Techniques (OPEM) research units focus on providing Electronics students with a wide range of skills and deep knowledge in electronics design, electronics materials and components, and photonics and measurement technology.

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Core skills and competence

The two-year programme has three specialisation options:

  • Electronics Design
  • Electronics Materials and Components
  • Photonics and Measurement Technology.

Students can select one of the following study options: Electronics Design, Electronics Materials and Components, or Photonics and Measurement Technology. In addition to the student’s preference, the field of their Bachelor's or equivalent studies and the possible interview are taken into account when the study option is confirmed.

There are no entrance-exams or pre-determined quotas of study places for Electronics Design, Electronics Materials and Components and Photonics and Measurement Technology study options. It is important to notice that mandatory courses of one specialization option can be taken as elective courses in other option, if a student wishes to broaden their expertise into the area of other study option.

Electronics Design

Studies is Electronics Design focus on analog and digital circuits and systems design, with the main emphasis on design and verification of integrated circuits.

Electronic Materials and Components

Studies in Electronic Materials and Components focus on materials, processes and structures that are used to develop electronics devices and components. The devices and components are passive and active components, sensors, actuators, RF-devices, and circuit packages.

Photonics and Measurement Technology

Studies in Photonics and Measurement Technology focus on design of measurement systems and developing printed electronics. Spearheads of the measurement application fields are biomedical measurements, photonics, and printed electronics.

Programme structure and courses

Occupational profiles of the graduates

  • Electronics Designer
  • System Designer
  • Testing Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Specialist
  • Research Scientist.

Become an electronics designer with a high demand in the industry

University of Oulu has educated generations of electronics designers, testing engineers, project leaders, development managers, sales managers and researchers for companies such as Nokia, Polar Electro, Elektrobit, Keysight, Bittium, Nordic Semiconductor, and Mediatek.

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