Degrees

The primary target degree in the Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences is a doctorate degree. It takes approximately four years to complete a doctorate degree with full-time studies.

Doctor of Science in Technology [D.Sc. (Tech.)], Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration [D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)], and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees are awarded in the Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences.

Postgraduate degrees in the field of technology can be completed in the following research fields (major subjects): Automation Technology, Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Telecommunication Engineering, and Industrial Management. Postgraduate degrees in the field of business studies can be completed in the following research fields (major subjects): Information Systems Science, Industrial Management, Statistics, and Business Mathematics. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree can be completed also in other major subjects offered by the School of Technology and Innovations, if the student is eligible for doctoral studies in the major subject in question, and the School can provide competent and sufficient guidance for the studies. As the student is granted a study right for a Doctor of Philosophy degree, the structure to be followed in the degree is confirmed. The structure of a Ph.D. degree equals either the degree structure approved for the field of technology or for the field of business studies.

The doctorate degree consists of doctoral dissertation and scientific postgraduate studies supporting the research work. The total scope of a doctorate degree is 240 ECTS. The structure of the degree is as follows:

Doctor of Science in Technology Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration

General Scientific Studies 5-10 ECTS

General Scientific Studies 25-30 ECTS

Studies in the Research Field 30-35 ECTS

Studies in the Research Field 30-35 ECTS

TOTAL 40 ECTS TOTAL 60 ECTS
Doctoral Dissertation Doctoral Dissertation


Doctoral candidates have the possibility to complete a licentiate degree before the doctorate degree. The licentiate degree consists of doctoral studies and licentiate thesis. The studies required for the degree are the same as for the doctorate degree in the field (please see section Licentiate Degree).

Transfer Regulations

These structures and curricula of doctorate and licentiate degrees come into force as of 1 August 2013. Doctoral students enrolled before 1 August 2013 may comply with the previous Degree Regulations until 31 July 2014. However, the grading scale shall be applied to all doctoral students as of 1 August 2013.

Doctoral students who enrolled before 1 August 2013 and who prefer following the degree requirements consisting of 40 ECTS of studies shall update their study plan with their supervisors to meet the new degree requirements.

Faculty Board of the Faculty of Technology has updated these egree regulations 15.5.2013, 21.5.2014, 16.6.2015 ja 17.3.2017.