Estonian Information Technology College

Introduction
EITC

The Estonian IT College

The Estonian Information Technology College is the leading IT institution of applied higher education in Estonia. What makes the IT College special is its academic staff that are all professionals in the field – a third of all of the lecturers come from IT firms and company or state IT departments.

The strengths of Estonian IT College are based on years of educational and development work using our network of highly educated and experienced specialists of Estonian ICT industry, third sector and academic world.

To provide well balanced knowledge based teaching and practice oriented training, IT College works very closely together with both founder universities as well as with ICT industry in Estonia. Good neighbors of Estonian IT College are Tallinn University of Technology and Tallinn Technology Park Tehnopol. The education in IT College is enriched through international cooperation and networking with more than twenty higher educational partners in different European countries.

Mission

The College`s mission is to offer the best applied IT education in the region, bringing together high-tech know-how and the practical needs of the information society, while being the axis of its development.

Estonian IT College is a private non-profit higher educational institution (UAS – University of Applied Sciences), established in 2000 and owned by the Estonian Information Technology Foundation (EITF). Founders of EITF demonstrate unique public-private partnership in country – they are: state, represented by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, two largest Estonian universities – Tallinn University of Technology and Tartu University, and private sector, represented by Estonian Telecom and Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

Foundation and collaboration

The owner of the IT College, the Estonian Information Technology Foundation, was established by the Republic of Estonia (represented by the Ministry of Education and Research), the University of Tartu, the Tallinn University of Technology, AS Eesti Telekom, and the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

The major sponsors of the College are SPSS, Sybase, Swedbank, the Swedish Business Development Agency NUTEK, Oracle and Microsoft, but also TeliaSonera. The College receives significant contributions from Hewlett-Packard, Elion, Cisco Systems and EMT.

The co-operation with Cisco Systems, Microsoft and Oracle involves the international certification programmes Cisco Network Academy (CCNP and CCNA), Microsoft IT Academy and MSDN AA and Oracle Academic Initiative.

The Estonian Information Technology Foundation (EITF) aims are to assist in preparation of the highly qualified IT specialists and to support information and communication technology-related development in Estonia. For these purposes the Foundation established and manages the Estonian IT College and adminsters the National Support Program for ICT in Higher Education “Tiger University.”

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Estonian

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Masters in Cyber Security Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn + 1 more

Education: professional higher education [+]

Education: professional higher education Language of instruction: English Official length of programme: 3 years, 180 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits Study form: daily study Tuition fee: 2400 € per academic year Start of studies: September 2016 Admission period for foreigners is open: until 1 May 2016 application deadline for Non-EU until 7 July 2016 application deadline for EU Curriculum comprises the following modules: Basic Skills and Competences (16 ECTS) Basics of Information Technology (24 ECTS) IT Systems Development (38 ECTS) IT Systems Administration (22 ECTS) Cyber Security (16 ECTS) Elective subjects (32 ECTS, spread into different modules, selected from a total of 91 ECTS) Internship (27 ECTS) Diploma Thesis (5 ECTS) Admission requirements The prerequisite for admission is secondary education acquired in Estonia or a corresponding level of education acquired in a foreign state. Recognition of an education certificate issued abroad is decided by the Admissions Committee based on the statement and recommendations by the Estonian ENIC/NARIC Centre (Academic Recognition Information Centre). Ranking criteria result of at least level B2 in an internationally recognised English proficiency test: Estonian state examination in English language – 66 points (1997-2013); TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – 550/213/79 points; IELTS (The International English Language Testing System) – 6,5 points; PET (Preliminary English Test); FCE (First Certificate in English); CAE (Certificate in Advanced English); CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English). Admission documents application (filled in the admission system); motivation letter; certificate of secondary education, incl. results report (certified copy); certificate that demonstrates the required language proficiency (original or certified copy); 1 document photo (dimensions of a digital photo: 307 x 372 pixels, recommended resolution: min 300 dpi); passport or ID-card (copy). The required documents can be entered to the admission information system (scanned versions) during admission period. The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English/Estonian. Often you can receive a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original. It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the IT College by postal mail. NB! Never send original documents by post! The Admissions Committee may interview a student candidate via Skype. Study loads at IT College Full-time study: the student meets the requirements of at least 75 % of the extent of the curriculum by the end of each academic year. Part-time study: the student meets the requirements of 50% to 75% of the extent of the curriculum by the end of each academic year. [-]