Kuntokatu 3, L-rakennus, 33520 Tampere

What’s TIRO?

Engineering Students of Tampere TIRO ry is a local branch of The Finnish Union of Engineering Students (IOL ry). TIRO is the most important companion for engineering students in Tampere University of Applied Sciences through their study time and in the beginning of their career. TIRO was founded in 1982 and has experienced a lot during its colorful history. TIRO aims to support its members’ study time via different events and benefits as widely as possible.


TIRO is a trustee for engineering students’ interests. Its board’s functions are based on TIRO’s members welfare. The board acts as a link between the members and IOL. Our network of contact persons is a great asset for TIRO as they forward important messages to their fellow students. Anyone can be an active member, and it pays off. In the events of TIRO you can see, experience and feel new things and meet new people. Active members are also well tuned into the current news about the union.


Every member of TIRO is also automatically a member of IOL. IOL is engineering students’ and other technical University of Applied Sciences students’ national and professional guardian of interests. IOL is part of the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland IL ry, which gathers engineers, engineering students and other technology professionals together. IL has approximately 70 000 members and its top organization is AKAVA (the confederation of Unions for Academic Professionals in Finland), which is one of the three trade union confederations in Finland. So every member of TIRO is also a member of AKAVA via IOL and IL, which in practice means that all the benefits of these organizations are also available for members of TIRO.


You can join as our member clicking the link below or filling the form you’ll find at our office. Joining costs 30€ and it covers whole studying time up to five years. Membership fee comes to your home address in couple of weeks.

Joining as member you’ll join Union of Engineering Students (IOL) which belongs to Union of Professional Engineers in Finland (IL). Meanwhile you join TIRO ry as well. TIRO ry does not maintain its member registry, IL does.

If you have questions about joining please feel free to ask from any of our board members. You can also contact directly IL.


TIRO ry board



IL customer service


phone number: 0201 801 801

Benefits and services

The whole class joins = free sauna night!

When all the people from your class join the Union of Engineering Students (IOL) you will all get a free sauna night,  expenses paid by the Union.

All who have joined the union, must have paid their joining fee. The bill for the fee will arrive to your home between 2-4 weeks after joining. If the students of the class don’t feel like going to the sauna, the benefit can be changed to  for ex. bowling or some other activity.

After everyone has joined, one of the people from the class must provide a class register that can be gotten from the student Affairs Office (Kuntokatu 3, B1). The register must be delivered to TIRO ry as a paper form to TIRO’s office or by email to vpj@tiro.fi. At the bottom of the list, please mark the name and email of the classes’ contact person regarding the sauna night.

The class can organize their sauna night by themselves, meaning that they can choose the sauna, drinks and possible foods. Each class will be defined their own budget that depends on the amount of students. So for ex. a class that has chosen a cheep sauna will have more money left for drinks and vice versa.

We will pay the sauna’s rent directly and will join you to the store to get the food and drinks during the event day so that no-one would have to tie their own money for the event.

This is a good reason to tell your classmates about the benefits of the union and TIRO if he hasn’t known about them enough to join.

TIRO ry’s local benefits

  • Overalls
  • Discount from cultural events
  • Discount from events

IL’s benefits and services

  • Employment counseling
  • Salary advice and job-hunting guidance
  • Research and statistics
  • Work guides
  • Unemployment fund
  • Magazines
  • Legal expenses and liability insurance
  • Free time accident and travel insurances
  • Fuel discount
  • Privacy legal aid
  • Profession emblems
  • Course discounts


TIRO ry actively arranges, and is involved in arranging different kinds of events around the year. We are constantly evolving our operations and trying to take into account our members wider in our events.


Click each section to see more info about the event.


One of the highlights of the fall for the starting or starting-minded students is the ASTin –cruise arranged by LäSIO. TIRO ry is actively advertising the event and arranges a bus transportation from Tampere to Turku. Past years there have been bus loads of Tampere student culture taken to Silja Line.


As the year is coming to an end and Santa’s little helpers are peaking from the windows searching for naughty students, TIRO ry is organizing a Little Christmas party to celebrate the end of the fall semester on a November weekend. This is the year’s hardest Little Christmas party and recovery might take the rest of the year!


While the hockey hype is at it’s greatest, also the engineering students get to fight for the domination of the rink! TIRO ry is organizing a NHL  tournament that lasts for one evening. In this tournament fast feet don’t matter, only thing that matters is fast fingers and the ultimate control of PlayStation controller. The tournament will be played as 2 on 2 games, in two segments. After the quarter-finals, the semifinals and finals are played. The winners will get a price and of course great glory!

Pimpla med TIRO

TIRO ry is organizing a legendary ice-fishing competition in February or March. All the best ice-fishers are gathered to the same ice on the same day to figure out who is the best fisher in town!


The traditional beer-croquet is organized every year on Sunday before school starts. In the event you can meet new and old students and spend some of the last free moments of the summer by playing croquet and participating in other activities.


In the middle of each month TIRO ry, TTO ry and Pirate opy arrange a theme party called PISTOT. The theme for the most awesome party of the month changes every month and the parties are always held in Union Work and Leisure club. The nightclub has student friendly prices and the entrance fee is cheap as well.

Turku vs Tampere

The coexistence of Tampere and Turku requires a yearly showdown. The students of both cities settle this showdown by participating in an intensive check-point tour held at the end of the calender year either in Tampere or Turku.

Graduates' sauna evening

When the studies are coming to the end TIRO ry invites all the graduating members for one final sauna evening. Information is given of the union and services they provide when moving into the working life.

Culture and spare time

TIRO ry organizes many cultural events throughout the year. Several inexpensive events organized for the members have been for example movie nights, stand-up and a ski-trip. We participate actively to other organizations events.


TIRO ry is organizing the years most mandatory laboratories, T-Itse Labrat when the end of the school year is taking over each students minds. Bars around Tampere will be filled with students wanting to prove their excellence as individuals and as teams!


The Vappu of an engineer is known to be long and hard, so what would be a better way to start it than a relaxing picnic at the park! About a week before vappu, TIRO ry, TTO ry and PIRATE opy will organize a nice outside event in the park with many fun activities!

Valentine's Day

You can never have too much of friends and love and that is why TIRO ry, TTo ry and PIRATE ry are giving out doughnuts while meantime the mascots Jalluna, Badger and Rekku are giving out free hugs! 14.2 is also a very meaningful day for TIRO ry as it´s Jalluna´s birthday.

contact us

Engineering Students of Tampere TIRO ry

(Business ID 2224174-5)

Kuntokatu 3, L-building
33520 Tampere, Finland

You can also contact us via email


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