Master of Science in Materials and Processes of Sustainable Energetics

Tallinn University of Technology

Program Description

Master of Science in Materials and Processes of Sustainable Energetics

Tallinn University of Technology

Materials and Processes of Sustainable Energetics

Language of studies: English

Nominal study period: 2 years

Workload: 120 ECTS

Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)

Tuition fee: No tuition fee if the student is studying with full study load. If student fails to study with full study load then the price of 1 ECTS is 43 EUR.

Entry: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in natural sciences or engineering, CV and motivational letter

This Master’s programme, taught by two biggest universities in Estonia – Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu, was launched in September 2009 and is financed by the Estonian Ministry of Science and Education. The programme offers a new and unique approach to energy issues and does not teach how to produce more energy but how to use energy more efficiently! The curriculum provides education in alternative energy materials science and engineering with a strong technology component with specialisations on either materials in sustainable energetics or processes in sustainable energetics. The goal of this programme is to educate specialists who are able to design, develop and improve materials for use in sustainable energy systems.


Key features

  • Courses will be taught both, in Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu in compact courses, integrating lectures, laboratory, theoretical classes and experience in industries already during the studies
  • Specialisation on Materials will concentrate on solar panels and fuel cells
  • Specialisation on Processes will teach all about the different ways to produce energy: oil shale, wind energy, water etc.
  • Students have possibility to take part of exchange programmes in Europe and USA


! Programme offers joint degree from two biggest and respected universities in Estonia!


Future career options


Since the beginning of the programme, almost 50% of the graduates have continued their studies on PhD level. This has result many career possibilities as a researcher in the field of fuel cells and solar panels for material specialisation students whereas processes students are demanded in industries related to sustainable energetics.


Programme outline

The goal of the programme is to educate engineers and material scientists in the field of sustainable energetics. For that reason there are two specialisations to choose between:

  • Specialisation on Materials will concentrate on solar panels and fuel cells
  • Specialisation on Processes will teach all about the different ways to produce energy: oil shale, wind energy, water etc. It also gives an overview about how to analyse different methods and how to combine them


Master's programme is connected to the industry and will offer experience in the Estonian Energy Company already during the studies.

The main aim of the curriculum is to educate engineers able to solve or minimize problems connected first of all with the utilization but also with the conversion, transportation and storage of energy. The curriculum provides education in alternative energy materials science and engineering at MSc level with a strong technology component.

The curriculum offers an integrated approach towards current and long term materials and energetics issues, focusing on technologies and concepts in sustainable development of industrial production and use of energy.


The courses will be taught both, in Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu in compact courses integrating lectures, laboratory and theoretical classes blocked to just several days duration enabling also the integration of foreign visiting students.

Energy is becoming more and more a major cost factor for all the players in the energy business due to increased worldwide consumption on the one hand and on the other hand a need to restrict the production of greenhouse gases.

By 2030, the world's energy needs are expected to be 50% greater than today. Nowadays, much of this energy comes from non-renewable sources, such as fossil fuels- coal, oil and gas. These fuels are being used faster rate than they are produced and may be unavailable for future generations. At the same time, there is a need for a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to avoid serious changes in the Earth's climate system.

In 2009 the faculty of Chemical and Materials Technology in Tallinn University of Technology launched in cooperation with University of Tartu a joint master programme „Materials and Processes of Sustainable Energetics“ which teaches different sustainable energy methods.

Keywords such as solar energy, fuel cells, biomass, and wind energy are just the tip of the iceberg to describe the programme. Student can choose specialisation either in materials of sustainable energetics or processes of sustainable energetics. Specialisation on materials of sustainable energetics will give the student knowledge about solar panels and fuel cells- there is already a spin-off company Crystalsol which specialises on building solar panels. Students who choose to study processes of sustainable energetics will learn different ways how to produce and combine sustainable energy- solar, wind, biomass, etc.

Admission requirements

Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has prerequisites:

  • Motivation letter/ personal statement 1-2 A4 pages (It should include: previous working and studying experiences; previous skills’ and experiences. Why you are interested in this programme? What kind of job do you wish to have after graduating?).
  • CV - working experience benefits.
  • Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences or engineering.
  • Level of English B2 or higher. We accept TOEFL ibt (min. score 70) and IELTS (min. 5.5) certificates.

Deadlines

Non EU

April 15


EU, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine
(and students who do not need a visa to enter Estonia )

May 1

** Information on application process can be found here: http://www.ttu.ee/admission/

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 4, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 1, 2016
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
Free
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 1, 2016
Place
Estonia Tallinn
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End date July 15, 2018
Duration 2 years
Price Free
No tuition fee; government scholarship