The UTU specialisation provides an option for a more hardware oriented ES study track which includes an industry-driven design project (the Capstone Project Module) as part of the second year studies. 

The Capstone Project Module is mandatory course, whereas a student can select three other courses from the list below or other courses available at the department. A student should make a personal study plan of his/her studies. 

Entry (first) year

TECHNICAL MODULE (25 ECTS)
HDL Based Design (5 ECTS)
FPGA Prototyping and Configurable Computing (5 ECTS)
Multiprocessor Architectures (5 ECTS)
Smart Systems Applications (5 ECTS)
Embedded IoT Programming (5 ECTS)
I&E MODULE (25 ECTS)
Enterprise Architecture (6 ECTS)
Introduction to Innovation and Business (5 ECTS)
Business Development Laboratory (7 ECTS)
Business Management of Startups (3 ECTS)
EIT Digital Summer School1 (4 ECTS)
1 During the summer between the entry and exit years

 The elective courses are individually planned with each student so that the entry year total is 60 ECTS.
You can find course descriptions in the UTU electronic study guide:

Exit (2nd) year: Internet of Things for Smart Embedded Systems

The UTU specialisation prepares its graduates for challenging design tasks in Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded systems with built-in intelligence, autonomy and adaptivity. After graduation students can demonstrate an understanding of theoretical aspects of embedded intelligence and IoT architectures as well as design and implement IoT systems from the hardware and software perspective. Students can identify the technological aspects of different application domains from smart to autonomous systems. Practical experience is achieved through mini projects within various courses and through a large capstone project course in which the acquired knowledge and skills are put in practice to solve an interdisciplinary real-world challenge.

The second-year studies include:

SPECIALISATION ELECTIVES (25 ECTS)
Capstone Project (15 ECTS)
IoT Systems: Design and Applications (5 ECTS)
HDL Based Design (5 ECTS)
FPGA Prototyping and Configurable Computing (5 ECTS)
Embedded IoT Programming (5 ECTS)
Autonomous Systems Architectures (5 ECTS)
Smart Systems Applications (5 ECTS)
Secure Sensor Network Systems (5 ECTS)
Advanced Sensor Networking (5 ECTS)
Sensors and Interfaces (5 ECTS)
Energy Efficient Embedded Electronics (5 ECTS)
Master’s Thesis in Technology (30 ECTS)
I&E MODULE (6 ECTS)
I&E Study (6 ECTS)

Head of the Programme

Tomi Westerlund, tomi.westerlund@utu.fi (Academic affairs)

Programme Coordinator

Jemina Kiviniemi, jekivi@utu.fi (Administrative affairs)