Tallinn University of Technology

Introduction

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Internationally Successful University


Tallinn University of Technology (TTU) is the only technological university in Estonia and the flagship of Estonian engineering and technical education. This is the place where synergy between different fields (technological, natural, exact, social and health sciences) is established. This is the place where new ideas are born.

High-Quality Education, Successful Alumni


Education from TTU is highly appreciated worldwide. According to labour market studies, TTU alumni are the most successful ones in Estonia. You can find TTU alumni among entrepreneurs, executives, top specialists and experts, government officials, politicians and other prestigious fields.

Excellence in Research and Innovation


Tallinn University of Technology is a research university where discoveries are transferred into studies and the real life through knowledge. TTU has cooperation projects with the top 10 universities (Stanford, MIT, Harvard, etc.), scientists and companies (e.g. Microsoft, Google, IBM, ABB, etc.) of the world. TTU also has a representative office in Silicon Valley, USA.

Inspiring Environment


TTU offers its students an exciting student and cultural life and good accommodation and sporting opportunities. TTU campus is also a home to the Estonian Information Technology College and 150 high-tech companies (e.g. Skype).

Master's Studies

There are eighteen international degree programmes that Tallinn University of Technology offers on Master's level fully in English:

  • European Architecture
  • International Business Administration (MBA)
  • International Relations and European-Asian Studies
  • Law
  • Technology Governance
  • Computer and Systems Engineering
  • Communicative Electronics
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Environmental Engineering and Management
  • Health Care Technology
  • e-Governance Technologies and Services
  • Technology of Wood and Plastic
  • Mechatronics
  • Cyber Security (joint programme with University of Tartu)
  • Materials and Processes of Sustainable Energetics (joint programme with University of Tartu)
  • Design and Engineering (joint programme with Estonian Academy of Arts)
  • Engineering Physics

Our international students and alumni of international degree programmes come from over 80 countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Columbia, Czech republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Iran, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan etc.

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Master of Science in Communicative Electronics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

This programme aims to provide students with knowledge and skills in the key aspects of communication, semiconductor, medical and embedded electronics. [+]

Communicative Electronics Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 20 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 15 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in electronic, communicative, electrical or computer engineering, computer science in hardware, applied physics, biomedical engineering or mechatronics. www.ttu.ee/communicativeelectronics This programme aims to provide students with knowledge and skills in the key aspects of communication, semiconductor, medical and embedded electronics. Students can specialise in either communications electronics (embedded systems, networking, etc.) or cognitive electronics (sensors, sensor networks, medical diagnostics, measurement systems). The programme is supported by the ELIKO Competence Centre and the CEBE Centre of Excellence. The students also have a chance to take part in significant research projects (e.g. implantable devices for cardiac monitors, sensors and monitors for transplanted organs and tissues, material quality measurement systems, smart home and city systems). The research and study areas are situated in modern facilities and are equipped with modern computers, software, measurement equipment and tools that provide excellent opportunities for the students to either study or conduct research. All students of the IT-field are offered practical placement and job opportunities in Estonia or abroad already during the studies which provides professional experience in the field. Key features Develops high-level skills in aspects of semiconductor, medical and embedded electronics and communication technology Telecommunications and bionics Teaching staff are specialists in the field who are involved in key research projects Guest lecturers from the industry Enhances and broadens career opportunities in the rapidly changing communicative electronics industry Future career options The programme provides the specialist knowledge and skills needed for a career leading to high-end technical or technology roles in communicative electronics. Possible future work positions include: designer of computer or automation systems and components, designer of electronics, monitoring and communication systems and their components, senior engineer, hardware developer, project manager, software engineer, etc. An incomplete list includes the majority of famous worldwide electronics and communication engineering companies, particularly: Stoneridge Estonia, Ericsson Estonia, ABB, AS Siemens, Intel Europe, Texas Instruments, Liewenthal Electronics, Incap Electronics, UTU Elektrotehnika AS, Skype Technologies OÜ, Eesti Energia, LDI Innovation OÜ, Domestic and international hospitals like PERH, ITK, Tartu University clinicum, etc. Programme specific requirements Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites: CV - working experience benefits. Bachelor’s degree in the following fields: electronic, communicative, electrical, or computer engineering; computer science in hardware; applied physics; biomedical engineering; mechatronics. Skype interview- will be conducted only to candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation. Motivation letter/statement of purpose For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted. Please provide following: highlight why you would like to attend the chosen programme previous experience in the related field your future academic and career goals PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. Skype interview The aim of interview is to understand your academic potential, motivation and suitability for your chosen course. Questions are composed to assess your: problem-solving abilities; intellectual flexibility and analytical skills; assimilation of new ideas and information. The length of an interview vary between 10-12 minutes and will be conducted by the specialists in the programme you have applied for. For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. ... [-]

Master of Science in Computer and Systems Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The Master’s programme focuses on designing and using complex modern computer systems. As part of the programme, students cover such subjects as innovation and entrepreneurship, hardware systems design and modelling, computer architecture and programming, software project management and databases, to name but a few. [+]

Computer and Systems Engineering Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Nominal study period: 2 years Number of places available: 30 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 25 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor's degree or equivalent related to engineering. In practice, it is expected that you know how to program (preferably in C) and are familiar with the basics of discrete mathematics, higher mathematics (differential equations), electronics and control theory. The Master’s programme focuses on designing and using complex modern computer systems. As part of the programme, students cover such subjects as innovation and entrepreneurship, hardware systems design and modelling, computer architecture and programming, software project management and databases, to name but a few. Students can choose between the following two specialisations: Computer Systems Design – focusing on the modelling, analysing, designing and testing of complex systems consisting of both hardware and software components; Automation and Systems Engineering – focusing on the modelling, analysing and designing of automation and computer control systems. The Department of Computer Engineering received the IBM Faculty Award 2011 and has an excellent partnership with experts from the IBM Development Centre in Germany and the IBM research laboratory in Israel. Key features Individual approach to students Students work closely with professors Uses the latest software and hardware to develop practical skills Close cooperation and networking with the IT industry Develops the computing and IT management skills needed to be effective in the industry and in commerce straight away Future career options Graduates find employment as specialists in the design, realisation, application and administration of computerised equipment and systems. Career opportunities are varied: computer and software companies; banks; diagnostic systems in manufacturing, service, medicine; "smart" houses and manufacturing systems; industrial automation; management control and monitoring systems in air, water and ground based transport, etc. Master’s degree holders interested in high-level research work and university staff positions have the opportunity to continue their studies in the PhD programme. Career opportunities and potential jobs: designer of computer and automated control systems and the components thereof, project manager, software developer, department manager, management board member, and management board chairman. Course outline The Computer and Systems Engineering Master's programme focuses on the education of designing and using modern complex computer systems. Nowadays computer systems are used more or less everywhere, they are extremely diverse and most of them are "invisible" to users. Such systems include not only traditional PC-s and sophisticated supercomputers, but also computer systems "embedded" into cars and mobile phones, for instance. Most of these computers are interconnected via various wired and wireless networks and do not work in isolation. These embedded systems can be either stand-alone items or an integral part of a larger system and represent the combination of software and hardware designed to perform specific functions. When studying the Computer and Engineering Systems programme, students are exposed to systems design and modelling, computer architectures and programming, to name few of the topics. Exposure to those topics will position students well for jobs at small, medium and large companies. Their jobs will involve defining, designing and using embedded computer system in areas such as automotive electronics, consumer devices, telecommunications, etc. The Computer and Systems Engineering programme is supervised by two departments of TUT - Department of Computer Engineering (DCE) and Department of Computer Control (DCC). Students can choose between two of the following specialisations: Computer Systems Design (supervised by DCE) focuses on the modelling, analysing, designing and testing of complex systems consisting of both hardware and software components; Automation and Systems Engineering (supervised by DCC) focuses on the modelling, analysing and designing of automation and computer control systems. Programme specific requirements Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites: CV - working experience benefits. Bachelor's degree or equivalent related to engineering. In practice, it is expected that you know how to program (preferably in C) and are familiar with the basics of discrete mathematics, higher mathematics (differential equations), electronics and control theory. Skype interview- will be conducted only to candidates who have passed the preliminary evaluation. Motivation letter/personal statement For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted. Please include following: Highlight why you would like to attend the chosen programme Previous experience in the related field - both educational and occupational experience can be described Your future academic and career goals PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. Skype interview The aim of interview is to understand your academic potential, motivation and suitability for your chosen course. Questions are composed based on your motivation letter, additionally you are welcome to add topics that seem relevant to you. For the final grade, both background and motivation letter (0-10 points), and Skype interview (0-10 points) will be taken into account. For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. ... [-]

Master of Science in Cyber Security

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The international Master's programme with three main specialties - Cyber Security, Digital Forensics and Cryptography - provides students with core skills in wide aspects of the security of information systems and specialized skills in the chosen specialization. Students get a unique chance to study under high-level cyber security practitioners from Estonian banks, telecoms, law enforcement, CERT and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. [+]

Cyber Security Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 40 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 30 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor´s degree in IT or a related field (degree in other field is accepted only if candidate has either previous work experience or in-service training in IT). The international Master's programme with three main specialties - Cyber Security, Digital Forensics and Cryptography - provides students with core skills in wide aspects of the security of information systems and specialized skills in the chosen specialization. Students get a unique chance to study under high-level cyber security practitioners from Estonian banks, telecoms, law enforcement, CERT and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. The programme is taught jointly by the two largest public universities in Estonia. The Cyber Security and Digital Forensics studies are concentrated in Tallinn, while Cryptography specialization is concentrated in Tartu. Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a joint degree signed by both universities - Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu. Key features: A programme that is unique in Europe and offered in a country that has national experience of cyber-attacks Teaching staff with the latest high-level experience and know-how International guest lecturers from related industries and institutions (banks, CERT, law enforcement, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, et al.) An internationally recognised qualification Main specialties: Cyber Security The public focus on the field of cyber security is growing around the world. Estonia is well known for its eagerness to put innovative IT solutions into everyday use. It is a pioneer in electronic identities and electronic voting and enthusiastically adopts mobile technology, online banking and electronic government services. However, with so many e-solutions and such extensive use of the internet, attention also needs to be turned to the security issue. Digital Forensics Digital forensics is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime. The area is becoming critical for both data security and law enforcement and is involved in a complicated interplay between surveillance and counter-surveillance issues. ... [-]

Master of Science in Design and Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

This programme has been established by two Estonian leading Educational Centers of Excellence: Tallinn University of Technology and Estonian Academy of Arts, in order to meet current demands in cross-disciplinary professionals. [+]

Design and Engineering Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 12 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 9 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in technology or design (B.Sc in (Mechanical) Engineering or BA in Industrial or Product Design). Work experience is recommended. In the case of strong professional experience in product development or design, exceptions in the candidate's background can be allowed. www.design-engineering.ee An emphasis on product and process technology alone is seen as insufficient for business success. Technological competence needs to be combined with a deep understanding of users, the social and cultural context of use, as well as the utilisation of design in the creation of meaningful and sustainable solutions. The Design and Engineering multi-disciplinary programme is created with the purpose of combining the rigor of technical development and the honing of engineering competence with the creative, inspirational and communicative power of design. Besides the two core study areas of design and engineering, students will get a firm understanding of the contemporary entrepreneurial world. With a business and entrepreneurship mind-set, the programme is founded upon the synergies and benefits gained through the integration of Art, Design and Science. Key features There are special studio rooms dedicated to product development courses where students have access 24/7. Additionally the facilities in Mektory, including wood and metal workshops that are open to our students throughout their studies. The core of the course is formed around Design Studio development projects run in multidisciplinary teams and with industry partners The programme offers a joint degree from two respected universities in Estonia: Tallinn Tech and the Estonian Academy of Arts Future career options Profiles of the graduates: product development professionals who are able to work in a wide scope of creative integrated development teams, able to tie the technological possibilities of industry with possibilities found on the market, able to compose technology- design- and user centred studies, create and develop new product solutions; product development managers who are able to lead creative product development teams integrating design and technology with company visions and master skills to bring new products onto the market; entrepreneurs who are able to create, develop and bring to market innovative and technologically demanding product systems based on unnoticed possibilities in the market and unmet needs of the users. The graduates are competent to continue their studies for PhD. Course outline Master's Programme in Design and Engineering has been established by two Estonian leading Educational Centers of Excellence: Tallinn University of Technology and Estonian Academy of Arts, in order to meet current demands in cross-disciplinary professionals. The aim of the curriculum is to combine the basic competences of engineers and designers to develop the framework for a strong interdisciplinary cooperation. During two years of joint studies a firm base in design and engineering theories will be built and a whole set of professional skills of both disciplines will be developed. Besides the two core study areas of design and engineering students will get a firm understanding of contemporary entrepreneurial world. The core of the course is formed around development projects run in multidisciplinary teams and industry partners. The aim of the programme is following: to provide engineers with wider understanding of creative product development making them acquainted and aware of the role of design in it; to provide designers with deeper understanding of technology to give knowledge how to join technology innovation with design process. Graduates of this Master’s programme will be able to work in a wide scope of creative integrated development teams both as development professionals as well as managers. They will also acquire entrepreneurial skills being able to create technologically demanding product systems and bring them to the market in order to meet the demand of unsatisfied users. Programme specific requirements Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in technology or design. Motivation letter/statement of purpose. Results of BSc studies for engineers and online test in field knowledge. Portfolio of BA studies for designers. Skype interview- will be conducted to candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation. *Work experience is recommended. Motivation letter/statement of purpose For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted. Please include following: Well-considered reasons for the choice of the speciality and description of the vision for your career and how will studying in the study programme Design & Engineering support achievement of the goals. A substantially reasoned vision of the developments of design and engineering and your role in the developments. Comprehensive analysis of your strengths and contribution to multicultural and multidisciplinary team projects. We evaluate the applicant's motivation and critical thinking skills, well-founded connection between the applicant's career choice and the study programme Design and Engineering, as well as understanding of the developments in the field. The positive grading scale is from 5 to 10 points. PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. Candidates with designers background- portfolio A portfolio should give an overview of the applicant's professional capabilities and should include the best examples of his/her designs and other creative work. You do not need to include classical paintings and drawings in the portfolio, but you should include development sketches, engineering designs, photos of the models or finished products, developments related to modern technology (e.g. user interfaces, apps, service design projects, etc.). We will evaluate the quality of the designs submitted and the portfolio as a whole. The positive grading scale is from 5 to 10 points, which can be obtained for a portfolio containing at least 5 different projects in the field. Candidates with engineering background- online test in field knowledge Online test takes place in the system called Moodle. The test itself is 7 minutes long and can be taken only once. Exemplary questions: CAD systems are used for ... What are the strongest points of paramatric modelling ? What are the main functions of CAM systems ? What kind of information systems are used in area of manufacturing engineering ? Who benefits from product development ? What are main advantages of numerical controlled (NC) machining ? Quality management is used for ... Product development is a process which includes the following steps ... What is the role of engineers in product development processes ? Why customer requirements managemnt is important ? Grading scale: 0-10 points. Positive scale: 7-10 points. The candidate must collect at least 7 points to be in the competition. Skype interview An applicant must be attentive, have analytical skills and be interested in the profession and the world in all its diversity. We evaluate the skill to substantiate the choice of the speciality and to connect it with your professional career, your motivation and ability to discuss the trends and issues in the field. We evaluate communication skills, creativity and critical thinking, motivation to pass the selected study programme and to continue with the professional career, the ability to collaborate and to contribute to multicultural and multidisciplinary teamwork (creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration). The positive grading scale is from 5 to 10 points. ... [-]

Master of Science in e-Governance Technologies and Services

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The Master’s programme e-Governance Technologies and Services gives students broad knowledge about the makings of a modern state – the transition into e-governance, its management and development. Studies include a wider overview of administrative and legal aspects of e-governance [+]

e-Governance Technologies and Services Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 25 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 22 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Information Technology, Public Management, Law or in other related study field. It is an advantage to have work experience in the public or private sector related to e-governance Estonia’s e-government and the country’s other innovative e-solutions have grown into one of Europe’s success stories of the last decade. Tallinn Tech has taken a leap into the future of e-Governance education. Largely focusing on IT solutions at government level, its interoperability between different faculties in the University is giving fundamental background also in other aspects (law, public management and economics) of government. The program is especially important due to the reason that it is unique in Estonia and in Europe and the demand for the specialist with broad knowledge on e-governance is increasing tremendously. The Master’s programme in e-Governance Technologies and Services is giving students broad knowledge about the makings of a modern state – the transition into e-governance, its management and development. Studies include a wider overview of administrative and legal aspects of e-governance. Key features Focuses on designing, developing and improving governmental systems and implementing e-government components at every level of the state Specialisation in IT technologies, innovation/services in the public and private sector or adoption and marketing of e-government User-oriented services offered by government that are based on information and communication technologies Offers experience in the industry, practical research and project work already during studies, for example at the “e-state technologies laboratory” Future career options Graduates of the programme can work as public sector officials, e-government technologists, architects, developers or analysts, and researchers who are capable of taking an interdisciplinary input based on teamwork to create and develop innovative, user-friendly and economically efficient e-governance solutions. Graduates are welcome to prolong their studies at the doctoral level. There are several options to choose from: IT, Economics, Public Administration or other related fields. Programme specific requirements Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Information Technology, Public Management, Law or a related field. Skype interview (applicants may be requested for Skype interview if more information is needed). Motivation letter/statement of purpose For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted. Please include following: clearly defined perspectives and motivation for developing the information society and e-government era (max. points given 2); logical, analytical and comprehensive description of e-governance based on the country candidate chooses to take as an example (max. points given 2); previous experiences in the field, practical work experience in public sector or with the technical solutions used in public sector (max. points given 2); propousals for future master´s thesis topic in the field of e-governance/e-government technologies and/or services (max. points given 2); grammatically fluent and correct english (max. points given 2). Grading Criteria for the Motivation Letter clearly defined perspectives and motivation for developing the information society and e-government era. (max. points given 2); logical, analytical and comprehensive description of e-governance based on the country he/she chooses to take as an example. (max. points given 2); previous experiences in the field, practical work experience in public sector or with the technical solutions used in public sector. (max. points given 2); ideas for future research aims in the field of e-governance/e-government technologies and/or services. We highly appreciate if you could point out the focus of your future Master´s Thesis. (max. points given 2); grammatically fluent and correct (English). (max. points given 2). Candidate of E-Governance Technologies and Services curricula can collect up to 10 points for the Motivation Letter. The candidate must collet at least 5 points to be in the competition. Should the student fail to present the Motivation Letter he/she will be given 0 points and will be excluded from the competition. PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. Skype interview The aim of interview is to understand your academic potential, motivation and suitability for your chosen course. Questions are composed to assess your: problem-solving abilities; intellectual flexibility and analytical skills; assimilation of new ideas and information. The length of an interview vary between 10-12 minutes and will be conducted by the specialists in the programme you have applied for. For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. ... [-]

Master of Science in Engineering Physics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Master´s programme in Engineering Physics is aimed for those who are interested in innovative engineering in design and application companies. Programme provides interdisciplinary education covering engineering, physics, and math in an effort to bridge the gap between theoretical science and practical engineering. [+]

Engineering Physics Language of studies: English Nominal study period: 2 years Workload: 120 ECTS Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in natural sciences or technical sciences (material science, environmental mechanics, engineering mathematics) Master´s programme in Engineering Physics is aimed for those who are interested in innovative engineering in design and application companies. Programme provides interdisciplinary education covering engineering, physics, and math in an effort to bridge the gap between theoretical science and practical engineering. Studies cover a wide spectrum of topics: nanotechnology, quantum topics, solar cells, experimental solid state physics and econophysics. Additionally it is possible to opt for more theoretical projects, such as computer simulation of physical systems, modeling of turbulence and complex systems (e.g. biological or social networks). Key features Teaching staff has the latest high-level experience and know-how. Students can do their practices and master’s thesis in modern laboratories, for instance in the ones developing solar cells and semiconductor materials. Collaboration with Swedbank in the field of econophysics. TUT collaborates with National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics where students with interest in scientific research are welcome to work on their master’s thesis. Key research programs (http://kbfi.ee/nicpb/research-programmes/?lang=en). Future career options The graduates of the programme have skills applicable in a broad sphere, such as engineers or project managers in high-tech startup companies or well-established companies in the field of energy, nanotechnology, data mining, measuring laboratories etc. Structure of the Curriculum General studies 14 ECTS Core studies 24 ECTS Special studies 47 ECTS Free choice courses 5 ECTS Graduation Thesis 30 ECTS TOTAL 120 ECTS Programme specific requirements Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in natural sciences or technical fields CV Skype interview - will be conducted to candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation Motivation letter/personal statement For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (1 A4) must be inserted. Please include following: Previous experience in physics/engineering – participation in various projects, extracurricular activities, previous work and study experiences, if applicable; why are you interested in physics; ideas for topics of master’s thesis; your future academic and career goals. PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. Skype interview The aim of interview is to understand your academic potential, motivation and suitability for your chosen course. Questions are composed to assess your: problem-solving abilities; intellectual flexibility and analytical skills; assimilation of new ideas and information. Questions are composed based on the submitted motivation letter, additionally candidates should be prepared to answer questions and solve problems about physics: D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker, Fundamental Physics 8th ed. The length of an interview varies between 10-20 minutes and will be conducted by the specialists in the programme you have applied for. Grading scale: Motivation letter max. 20 points List of grades max. 30 points Skype interview max. 50 points Positive scale: 51-100 Candidate must collect at least 51 points to be in competition. Deadlines Non EU April 14th 2017 EU, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus (and students who do not need a visa to enter Estonia) May 1st 2017 **Information on application process can be found here: http://www.ttu.ee/admission/ [-]

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

This programme provides interdisciplinary solutions in a market-based economy through the integrated management of water, wastewater, solid wastes, and air pollutants. [+]

Environmental Engineering and Management Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 10 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 8 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering (industrial, chemical, electrical, mechanical, materials, civil, etc). www.ttu.ee/environmentalmanagement Industrial production has an enormous impact on the environment, and society’s awareness of such effects is constantly growing. The course offers an integrated approach towards current and long term strategic environmental issues, focusing on technologies and concepts in environmental planning and management for the sustainable development of industrial production systems. This programme provides interdisciplinary solutions in a market-based economy through the integrated management of water, wastewater, solid wastes, and air pollutants. Key features “Greener” technological solutions for the environment Students have the possibility to take part in various environmental research projects Professors of the programme Mr. Enn Loigu and Mr. Rein Munter received a significant award from the President of Estonia in 2012 for their lifetime research work in this field in Estonia and internationally Future career options Career opportunities exist in managerial and policy positions in companies, consulting firms and government as an environmental manager, engineer, auditor or policy analyst. The graduates work in industrial and trade enterprises, municipalities, environmental agencies as environmental engineers. Students also have an option to continue their PhD studies. Course outline Industrial production has an enormous impact on evironment and societies awareness of such effects is constantly growing. New knowledge in this field is needed more than ever now. Master of Environmental Management and Cleaner Production programme offers an integrated approach toward current and long-term environmental issues, focusing on technologies and concepts in environmental planning and management. This programme is suitable for graduates with qualifications in different engineering fields, such as chemical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, material technology, mechanical engineering and others. The curriculum offers an integrated approach toward current and long-term environmental issues, focusing on technologies and concepts in environmental planning and management for the sustainable development of industrial production. The goal of the programme is to educate managers who not only understand all aspects of the environmental industry, but who are also skilled in critical thinking and problem solving, and are able to plan, implement and control all facets of environmental management. Programme specific requirements Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering: industrial, chemical, electrical, mechanical, materials, civil, etc. Motivation letter/statement of purpose For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted. Please include following: What and where have you studied, how does your academic background fit to the degree programme you are applying for? (0-2 points). Why do you think you are the right person for this programme? Previous experience, interest in the special field. What are your strengths and weaknesses? (0-2 points). Describe your professional goals. How does the degree programme you are applying for will support your professional profile? (0-2 points). Why do you apply for the chosen programme? Which of the courses offered in this programme are particularly beneficial in pursuing your professional goals? (0-2 p0ints). Why do you want to study at the Tallinn Technical University? How do you see your future after graduation? (0-2 points). Grading scale: 0-10 points. Positive scale: 5-10 points. The candidate must collect at least 5 points to be in the competition. PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. ... [-]

Master of Science in European Architecture

Campus 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The new postgraduate programme is a unique and innovative approach to international architectural education: it combines the idea of the classical artist journey with the intensive, interdisciplinary and project-oriented workshop tradition and team-work, focusing on acute topics generating architectural knowledge and dialogue across greater Europe between cities as Tallinn, Lisbon, Helsinki, Berlin, Dessau, Ljubljana, Innsbruck and Haifa. [+]

European Architecture Degree awarded: Double Degree, Master of Science (MSc) of European Architecture (TUT, Tallinn) with Master in Architecture (UAL, Lisbon) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Pre-Requisites:Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Architecture Number of places available: 17 blog.architecture-dialogue.eu International Education The new postgraduate programme is a unique and innovative approach to international architectural education: it combines the idea of the classical artist journey with the intensive, interdisciplinary and project-oriented workshop tradition and team-work, focusing on acute topics generating architectural knowledge and dialogue across greater Europe between cities as Tallinn, Lisbon, Helsinki, Berlin, Dessau, Ljubljana, Innsbruck and Haifa. Rethinking European Cities Architectural practice has to deal with complex problems today. The tremendous transformation of the European city requires individuals who are able to perceive things in association, as team-generalists. What are relevant fields today of re-thinking cities beyond the limits of growth? How do phenomena such as de-industrialization, touristification or the never-ending urban sprawl affect architect’s profession? And: How do we accumulate architectural knowledge and generate site specific solutions in a socially responsible mind-set, together with students, professors and local experts? 11 Workshops at 6 Universities + 1 Master’s Thesis The two-year training is structured around a series of 8 project workshops + 3 reflective workshops at 6 different higher education institutions: Urban planning as well as architectural and artistic issues – open questions virulent to the cities & regions of the participating universities – will be examined at all scales; multi-dimensional planning processes, design and communication strategies constitute integral parts of a democratic culture of building to transform existing buildings and urban quarters with regard to ecological sustainability. Problems will be resolved in the context of cultural heritage and pre-existing structures. Professional skills Students will work together with local experts and professors and will be immersed in different approaches to research through design & design thinking, in order to experience the complexity of cultural attitudes toward architecture and urban design. The broader aim is the enrichment of the pan-European architectural discourse and a renewal of architecture education, thus reinforcing students’ range of experiences and sense of social responsibility, vision and capabilities – as necessary skills for a top leadership role in the professional field – within an international and interdisciplinary network. Key features INTENSIVE GROUP & TEAM WORK Professors from all participating universities work together with a small group of max. 15-25 international postgraduate students during the two years. The international group of students follows the workshop sequence at 6 +2 changing places at the participating universities always together. The professors of all participating universities meet regularly within the in-between-colloquium, the final master’s thesis cooperation and Skype meetings to accompany the quality development. SITE SPECIFIC PROBLEMS WITH LOCAL EXPERTS The teaching is realized on topics of 8 different problems / sites, defined by each responsible professor from each of the eight participating universities or institutions in cooperation with local lecturers, researchers and governors. WORKSHOP RESEARCH, PROJECT ORIENTED Each responsible professor defines one site-specific research focus and relevant urban question, to work on in the study programme. The workshop series of each academic rotation takes place as cumulative research of the university, of the professor. RESEARCH THROUGH DESIGN The cooperation takes place via research through design, the contemporary term of traditional research-oriented and studio-based architectural project work via workshops. RESEARCH ABOUT DESIGN Three consecutive Design Reflection workshops serve to reflect positions, approaches and processes, to „design the design processes“, and to evaluate and exchange the results of the programme between professors, students and alumni. COOPERATION OF INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL STUDENTS The students of the international group work in cooperation with the on-site students of each university and in dialogue with professors and guest lecturers of the country within the frame of the workshop at each university. KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER The exchange of the results, the knowledge transfer, takes place after each workshop in public exhibitions, with guest teaching and critics, by regular round tables and by yearly conferences of all participants, students and professors (Platform of European Architecture Dialogue). Future career options Architects work in collaboration, across disciplines and through experiment. The interdisciplinary Master’s Degree programme prepares students for the wide range of international professional requirements: Heterogeneous knowledge about design and research methods, about architecture history, typologies and construction are needed as well as a wide-range canon of multidisciplinary knowledge about living cultures, social and political conditions of urban planning, the metropolitan society as source and client of spatial genesis – a prerequisite for the suitability of the responsible and reflective architect taking the task of a team generalist. After completing their studies, the graduates are capable of independently designing, planning and implementing building tasks in different cultural and economic contexts, as well as developing, communicating or representing architectural and urban concepts or planning processes in international work contexts. The education is interdisciplinary and project-oriented. The students will gain an understanding of multiple architectural design tools, intercultural communications skills and artistic and scientific methods to resolve complex tasks of the city and region of today. The generalist architectural research and the intercultural dialogue with the international expert network support the strengthening of socially responsible individuals. They will have the opportunity to focus an international career as important leaders in architectural production and research, the formulation of architectural policy or urban development. Curriculum 1st Semester [3 Workshops, 30 ECTS] Baltic Sea Area & Nordic Countries: Architectural Projects, Strategies & Reflections WS1 Design Reflection 1 [TUT] WS2 Urban Strategies [Tallinn] WS3 Architecture Project [Helsinki with TUT] 2nd Semester [4 Workshops, 30 ECTS] Central Europe & Israel: Transforming Contexts of Architecture, Art & City WS4 Urban Intervention [Ljubljana] WS5 Transforming Context [Haifa] WS6 Spatial Strategies [Berlin, Dessau] WS7 Programming Architecture [Innsbruck] 3rd Semester [3 Workshops, 30 ECTS] Lisbon & South Europe: Programming the City, Experiment & Reflection WS8 Programming the City [Lisbon] WS9 Experimental Design [South Europe] WS 10 Design Reflection 2 [UAL] 4th Semester [Master’s Thesis, 30 ECTS] Master’s Thesis in research teams with integrated WS11 Design Reflection 3 & Symposium [TUT & UAL & Partner Universities] Scholarships For scholarship options please check www.ttu.ee/scholarships. Programme specific requirements Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites: Portfolio The Portfolio should give an overview of candidates architectural design skills, competences and experiences on at least 5 different projects or cases. It can include sketches, schemes, 2D, 3D images or photos from products. It should include short description about each work. In case of teamwork or realized projects, it should reveal what was the role of a candidate in this project. In case of study projects the school and tutor should be mentioned. A curriculum vitae with details about the academic and occupational career Interview via Skype- will be conducted only to the candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation Work experience is recommended Motivation letter/statement of purpose For the programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted. Please include following: Highlight why you would like to attend the chosen programme (0-2 points) Why do you think you are the right person for this programme? Previous experience, interest in the special field (0-2 points) Describe your professional goals. How does the degree programme you are applying for will support your future professional profile? (0-2 points) Please point out 1-2 potential relevant topics about architecture tasks today? (0-2 points) Have you already gathered any relevant practical work experience? (0-2 points) Grading scale: 0-10 points. Positive scale: 5-10 points. The candidate must collect at least 5 points to be in the competition. PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. Skype interview Interviews are discussion-based, mainly academic and programme-related: What and where have you studied, how does your academic background fit to the programme of European Architecture you are applying for? (0-2 points) Describe shortly one selected project of your portfolio, and focus on your specific interest, describe the strategy and the result (0-2 points) Which sort of experience did you already gather in international contexts (with students from abroad, international workshops etc.)? (0-2 points) Have you already gathered any relevant practical work experience, within or beyond architecture? (0-2 points) Please describe a specific question or interest about the profession what you would like to work on (0-2 points) The length of an interview varies between 20-45 minutes and will be conducted by the professors in the programme you have applied for. Grading scale 1-10 Positive scale 5-10 Candidate must collect at least 5 points to be in the competition. [-]

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

This programme has been developed in cooperation with University-Consortium in Science and Technology, BALTECH, and is simultaneously running in 4 universities in Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The programme focuses on the following topics: supply chain management, quality management, rapid product development, production planning and management, e-manufacturing and innovation. The key words of the present situation worldwide are production globalization, international and local cooperation and dynamic market. For those reasons, concepts as design, development and management of integrated systems of people, knowledge, equipment and materials are included in the curriculum. [+]

Industrial Engineering and Management Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (Industrial Engineering and Management), (MSc) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 10 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 7 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or in Economics or Business Administration This programme has been developed in cooperation with University-Consortium in Science and Technology, BALTECH, and is simultaneously running in 4 universities in Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The programme focuses on the following topics: supply chain management, quality management, rapid product development, production planning and management, e-manufacturing and innovation. The key words of the present situation worldwide are production globalization, international and local cooperation and dynamic market. For those reasons, concepts as design, development and management of integrated systems of people, knowledge, equipment and materials are included in the curriculum. Key features Covers the main engineering and business management areas; technical courses are combined with economical and social courses Teaching staff includes lecturers from the industry and international professors On site visits to manufacturing firms and lots of area-related associations for students (ABB, Ericsson, Bestnet, Cybernetica, etc.) Different interactive games for Lean production, 5S and production management and optimisation skills development Students can use different equipment in Protolab (3D scanners, 3D printers and laser sintering units) and Product Modelling and Material dynamical testing Laboratory Different ERP, PLM, CAD and CAE software is used in the study process Master’s theses are commonly based on real-life problems of the industry/company and therefore possess a practical value on top of an academic one. Many graduates proceed to work for the companies after graduation. The background of the students is very diverse. In addition to a variety of former educational paths there is also a significant proportion of working professionals who are able to enrich the learning process with their practical experience. That also enables valuable networking opportunities for foreign students. Future career options This programme aims to prepare engineers who will be experts in a particular field of engineering and have the required skills for company management. Graduates can work in every field, starting from manufacturing and ending with retail. Possible positions include Production Manager, Project Manager, Quality Manager and CEO. Course outline The increasing competitiveness in global market highlights the importance of rapid product development, design quality, multi-company collaboration, optimal price levels and predictability. This program aims to prepare engineers who will be experts not only in a particular field on engineering, but also have required skills for company management. Such concepts as design, development and managements on integration with people, knowledge, equipment and material are included in the curriculum of the program. Graduates can work in every field, starting from manufacturing and ending with retail. Programme specific requirements Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has programme specific prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering; Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Business Administration. Online test in field knowledge Skype interview- will be conducted only to candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation Online test in field knowledge Online test takes place in the system called Moodle. The test itself is 7 minutes long and can be taken only once. Exemplary questions: CAD systems are used for ... What are the strongest points of paramatric modelling ? What are the main functions of CAM systems ? What kind of information systems are used in area of manufacturing engineering ? Who benefits from product development ? What are main advantages of numerical controlled (NC) machining ? Quality management is used for ... Product development is a process which includes the following steps ... What is the role of engineers in product development processes ? Why customer requirements managemnt is important ? Grading scale: 0-10 points. Positive scale: 7-10 points. The candidate must collect at least 7 points to be in the competition. Skype interview The aim of interview is to understand your academic potential, motivation and suitability for your chosen course. Questions are composed to assess your: problem-solving abilities intellectual flexibility and analytical skills assimilation of new ideas and information Interview is discussion-based, mainly academic and programme-related: The typical areas of expertise of the manufacturing engineering. Industrial engineering is the engineering discipline that concerns... Manufacturing process performance indicators are .... How to estimate the manufacturing cost per unit? Product development (describes the process of ...). What is the difference between product design and product assembly ? How to define the manufacturing planning? The main components of Computer Integrated Manufacturing are... How to describe numerically controlled (NC) machine tools? How to estimate/describe the manufacturing quality. Why quality management is important? What manufacturing engineers do in their everyday job? The length of an interview vary between 10-15 minutes and will be conducted by the specialists in the programme you have applied for. For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. ... [-]

Master of Science in Materials and Processes of Sustainable Energetics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

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 or processes in sustainable energetics. [+]

Materials and Processes of Sustainable Energetics Joint Programme with University of Tartu Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 17 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 15 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in natural sciences or engineering www.ttu.ee/sustainableenergetics 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 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. The programme offers a joint degree from two of the biggest and most respected universities in Estonia: Tallinn Tech and the University of Tartu. Key features Integrating lectures, laboratory, theoretical classes and experience in industries Professors of the programme are highly recognised scientists. In 2013 Professor Enn Mellikov received the Estonian National Science Award in the field of solar energy Specialisation in Materials will concentrate on solar panels and fuel cells Specialisation in Processes will teach all about the different ways to produce energy: oil shale, wind energy, water, etc. Students have the possibility to take part in exchange programmes in Europe and the United States, e.g. in the University of California, Berkeley Future career options Since the beginning of the programme, almost 50% of the graduates have continued their studies at PhD level in Tallinn University of Technology or in other universities in Europe or America. This has the result of 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. Course 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 specializations to choose between: Specialization on Materials will concentrate on solar panels and fuel cells Specialization 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 specialization either in materials of sustainable energetics or processes of sustainable energetics. Specialization 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 specializes 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. Volume of the programme is 2 years and graduates will be awarded with the Master of Science in Engineering. Programme specific requirements Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites: CV - working experience benefits. Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences or Bachelor’s degree in Technical Fields. Motivation letter/statament of purpose For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted. Please include following: highlight why you would like to attend the chosen programme; interest of specialisation (materials of sustainable energetics or processes of sustainable energetics); brief description of your previous studies at university level; ideas for master´s thesis; your future academic and career goals. PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. ... [-]

Master of Science in Mechatronics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

This programme aims to give students professional knowledge and skills for a successful career in future oriented engineering technologies, such as mechatronics, robotics and automation, which presume professional abilities to integrate, conduct and lead complex engineering projects integrating ICT and hardware technologies for solving practical problems and starting a new business. [+]

Mechatronics Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 20 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 15 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical/electronics engineering; ICT; physics. Department of Mechatronics This programme aims to give students professional knowledge and skills for a successful career in the future that are orientated to engineering technologies, such as mechatronics, robotics and automation, which presume professional abilities to integrate, conduct and lead complex engineering projects integrating ICT and hardware technologies for solving practical problems and starting a new business. This programme is strongly orientated towards practical, hands-on projects and developing practical skills supported by laboratories of mechatronics, robotics, machine vision, metrology and measurement technology and computer classes. Most of the courses are project based supported by theoretical materals. There is a project course on the first year containing the topics of machine vision and mechatronics systems aimed to support development of a real automation or robotic systems by student groups ending with presenting a conference paper as a rule. Examples of this kind projects are „Quadrocopter gesture control sytem“, „Automated inspection system of electric motor staator and rootor sheets“ and „Development of the camera system for the nanosatellite“, etc. Future belongs to the specialities which provide flexible and integrated deep technical knowledge as it is the case in Mechatronics curricula. A good proof of this is the fact that Forbes nominates two MSc Mechatronics graduates among the EU most successful young leaders and entrepreneurs in Industry and Science in 2015. Key features The programme offers a unique opportunity to acquire integrated knowledge and skills in electrical/electronics and mechanical engineering along with deep ICT knowledge by the courses from the faculties of Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology and Power Engineering Strong orientation towards facilitating the development of business and entrepreneurial skills, supported by strong practical course projects The programme conforms to internationally recognized professional mechatronics engineering qualification standards Double Degree option in MSc Mechatronics in collaboration with ITMO University St. Petersburg http://en.ifmo.ru/ Semester or internship abroad in world leading universities by support of Erasmus+ programme Scholarships available for the best students Future career options The graduates of the programme possess skills applicable in a broad sphere, such as automation and robotics engineers in industry; project managers and entrepreneurs and managers of innovative SMEs orientated towards developing cutting edge technology or medicinal devices; health and space industry; security; products combining hardware and ICT, etc. Active and bright mechatronics engineers are urgently needed in the fields of automatic production lines and robotics such as ABB or SIEMENS. Students can also continue their studies at PhD level in mechatronics or in a related field. Programme specific requirements Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or equal level graduation certificate (mechanical or electrical/electronics engineering, ICT or physics) Skype interview- will be conducted only to candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation Motivation letter/statement of purpose For the programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted. Please include following: Why do you apply for the chosen programme? How this programme might comply with your past and future career and personal interests? (0-2 points). Why do you think you are the right person for this programme? Please describe your previous experience, achievements and interest in the related fields? (0-2 points). How does your academic background fit to the degree programme you are applying for? What knowledge and skills gathered in your previous education will be useful and which of the courses offered in this programme are particularly beneficial in pursuing your professional goals? (0-2 points). Why do you want to study at the Tallinn University of Technology and especially in the field of Mechatronics? (0-2 points). In which way do you intend to contribute to the economic and social development in the world, please point out 1…2 more detailed engineering/research directions you would like to concentrate in future? (0-2 points). Grading scale: 0-10 points. Positive scale: 5-10 points. The candidate must collect at least 5 points to be in the competition. PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. Skype interview The aim of interviews is to understand your academic potential, motivation and suitability for your chosen course. Questions are composed to assess your: intellectual flexibility and analytical skills; motivation argumentation; self-expression ability and technical communication skills; awareness of the personal knowledge and skills, incl. future perspective and ambition; practical experience in the field of Mechatronics or related fields; about the information you provided in your written application; relevance of the knowledge from the previous studies for the applied programme; deepness of the acquired knowledge from the BSc level; previous social activity and initiative; preparedness for the cultural changes and knowledge about TUT, Estonia and EU. The length of an interview vary between 20-45 minutes and will be conducted by the professionals in the programme you have applied for. Grading scale 0-1 Positive scale 5-10 Candidate must collect at least 5 points to be in the competition. For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. [-]

Master of Science in Technology of Wood and Plastic

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Technology of Wood and Plastic is an international programme, where students can freely choose between two fields of specialisation: woodworking technology and plastics technology. The special studies are based on practically relevant problem based learning, the theoretical wood or plastic technology courses are integrated with three research or industrial-related projects. [+]

Technology of Wood and Plastic Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 15 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 10 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in natural sciences or technical fields www.ttu.ee/woodplastic The Technology of Wood and Plastic international degree programme provides specialisation either in woodwork or plastic technology. Teaching is organised into modules combining lectures, seminars and laboratory work in the recently renovated laboratory of Polymer Physics and Technology, which is equipped with state-of-the-art devices. The programme also emphasises the basic practical knowledge of CAD-engineering programmes and CAM-manufacturing technologies as they are extremely important in every industrial sector all over the world. The curriculum gives students the unique opportunity to implement their individual research projects in collaboration with various companies. Key features All courses are taught by using blended learning solutions (face-to-face + e-learning) which makes the learning process more flexible Students have the opportunity to visit different wood-, plastic, and furniture products manufacturing companies, so they are getting familiar with production Three hands-on scientific research or industrial projects develop students’ skills and provide a smooth transition from university studies to a professional career Future career options This Master programme gives for students` vocational and professional preparation for working in the international engineering industry as a designer/constructor, specialist, industrial engineer or middle manager. This curriculum gives valuable knowledge and the practical experience necessary to work with customised furniture projects (hotels, restaurants, public sector buildings, cruise ships) or material selection and technology development for plastic products manufacturing. Skills in CAD/CAM engineering work in connection with knowledge about the technological properties of wood-, laminates, plywood, chipboard, medium density fibreboard, plastics, metals, leather, textiles and composite materials that might come in handy for different professions. Programme specific requirements Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree of equivalent in natural sciences or technical fields CV Skype interview- will be conducted to candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation Motivation letter/personal statement For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted. Please include following: highlight why you would like to attend the chosen programme; previous working and studying experiences; interest of specialisation (wood or plastic); ideas for master´s thesis; your future academic and career goals. PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. [-]

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Master of Arts in International Relations and European-Asian Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The programme is directed to anyone interested in foreign politics as well as international economic relations and basic legal issues. Each and every student has to take the core courses in both European and Asian studies. All students are required to study either French or German. In addition, several other European languages as well as Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean can be taken as free electives. [+]

International Relations and European-Asian Studies Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Social Sciences (MA) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 15 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 1 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor degree or equivalent (bachelor’s degree in humanities or social sciences is preferred, but not strictly required) www.ttu.ee/masterir www.ttu.ee/ir-department The programme is directed to anyone interested in foreign politics as well as international economic relations and basic legal issues. Each and every student has to take the core courses in both European and Asian studies. All students are required to study either French or German. In addition, several other European languages as well as Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean can be taken as free electives. The programme is unique in the region because of its balanced attitude towards the European Union and Asia-Pacific area. Teaching is supported by research in both directions. Cooperation partners abroad include Bologna University, Stanford University, Canterbury University in New Zealand, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Pusan National University, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and many other outstanding centres of social sciences all over the world. Key features Latest developments in theories of political science and international relations The professors are from a large variety of different regions of the world, e.g. USA, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, New Zealand, Japan, China and Ukraine Staff does not only include theoreticians, but also practitioners, who have extensive experience in diplomacy, policy making, corporate business and many other fields, and who are frequent presenters and participants in international forums and conferences On a regular basis, the Department organises Top Hat Lectures - the 'trade-mark' public events - during which both scholars and studentship have chances to meet foreign and Estonian Ambassadors Future career options Our graduates work in different types of foreign services, including diplomatic ones. They can be political analysts and observers in the media or work for private companies that are active internationally. Our graduates have been employed in the organisations adjacent to the EU. But we can also find a commander of an anti-piracy squad among them. We are aiming at keeping the brightest graduates as the reserve for our own faculty. Our graduates can continue their studies in doctoral programmes of a large variety, specialising in International Relations and Political Science, European Studies, Asian-Pacific Studies, Conflict Resolution, Intercultural Communication, etc. Course outline The two-year Master’s program in International Relations and European-Asian Studies builds upon bachelor studies and is designed to prepare specialists with the potential to work in various areas of International Relations such as diplomacy and the conduct of foreign relations as well as mass media, policy planning or academic research etc. The program aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to take advantage of an increasing range of professional opportunities of an international dimension. The students can develop their specialisation in the narrower fields of political, legal and economic studies. The students obtain a solid basic knowledge and skills in planning and doing research in their field. They learn about the basics and latest developments in theories of political science and international relations. Current issues on the scene of international life today are frequently discussed in class with a special focus on the problems concerning security, conflict resolution and terrorism. The students take a special module concerning European-Asian studies, including European/Asian politics, economy and EU law. This educational background offers them the possibility to obtain excellent qualifications for a successful career in the EU and Asian institutions. In addition, academic career is open for those willing to pursue it. The Department of International Relations at Tallinn University of Technology offers advanced programmes in the field of International Relations at the Bachelor and Master level, which are unique in the region. International Relations as an interdisciplinary field of social science typically consists of international politics, international law and international economy. These fields are in the main focus of our programmes. Concerning teaching the law courses, we are developing cooperation with The Tallinn Law School. In addition, there is an emphasis on courses introducing the history and basics of diplomacy, security studies, political and cultural communication, etc. Our students learn about the foundation, historical development and current trends of the democratic society in the international context. Language-based area studies are becoming an important research focus of the department. This brings us into direct contact with the developing world. Our students have the requirement to learn at least two foreign languages. In addition, our students have an opportunity to take or choose from seven Asia-related courses framed by the interdisciplinary joint educational module that is offered by our university as well as Tartu and Tallinn University. The aforementioned module is called ‘Asian Societies, Economy and Politics’. The graduates of our programmes have a wide range of opportunities open in front them. They can work in different types of institutions ranging from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and embassies to several kinds of international organisations and companies in both public and private sectors. Besides local Professors, the faculty comes from a large variety of different regions of the world, i.e., the USA, Spain, 1 Netherlands, Italy, New Zealand, Japan and Ukraine. The faculty members have solid academic background and substantial teaching experience. In addition, we have interesting practitioners with a background in diplomacy, foreign office and other areas of political activity as part time faculty. Our cooperation partners abroad include Bologna University, Stanford University, Canterbury University in New Zealand, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Pusan National University, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and many other outstanding centers of social sciences all over the world. Programme specific requirements Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites: CV - working experience benefits Skype interview- will be conducted to candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation Motivation letter/personal statement For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted. Please include following: What and where have you studied, how does your academic background fit to the degree programme you are applying for? What knowledge and skills gathered in your previous education will be useful? (0-2 points) Describe your professional goals. How will the degree programme you are applying for support your professional profile? (0-2 points) Have you already gathered any relevant practical work experience? (0-2 points) Why do you want to come to study at a university in Estonia? (0-2 points) Please point out 1-2 potential research questions of your interest (0-2 points) Grading scale: 0-10 points. Positive scale: 5-10 points. The candidate must collect at least 5 points to be in the competition. PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Law

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The Master's programme in Law is tailored to enable students to learn both the general principles and philosophy of law in Europe as well as giving detailed knowledge and skills in specialised areas: European Union and International Law; Law and Technology. [+]

Law Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Law (MA) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 20 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 1 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences with at least 30 ECTS in Law courses The Master's programme in Law is tailored to enable students to learn both the general principles and philosophy of law in Europe as well as giving detailed knowledge and skills in specialised areas: European Union and International Law; Law and Technology. The programme enables you to get basic knowledge about private and public law and study and research in detail newer areas of law, such as European Union law, intellectual property law, information and communication law, environmental and planning law, municipal law, e-voting regulation, data protection law, human rights law and other areas. The faculty – Tallinn Law School (TLS) members, who come from Estonia, Sweden, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Columbia, Australia, India, the UK and the USA, include highly qualified legal academics and well-respected legal practitioners from international law firms (Tark, Grunte and Sutkiene, Glimstedt, MAQS, etc.), public officials, public prosecutors, trial lawyers and judges. Key features Specialisations in: 1) European Union and international law 2) Law and Technology Student exchange with top European universities (e.g., Maastricht University, Turku University, etc.) and international summer schools Participation in international moot court competitions, research projects and different networks (e.g., European Law Faculties Association, International Association of Law Schools, etc.) Internationally recognised lecturers (professor Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, professor Tanel Kerikmäe, Associate Professor Lehte Roots, etc.) who received their doctoral degrees from Uppsala, Helsinki, Florence, Bremen and elsewhere Future career options Taught by the Law School’s international faculty, graduates of Tallinn Law School have excellent career prospects in the public and private sectors, at international organisations and European institutions, such as the European Commission, ministries and regulators, patent offices or as corporate lawyers in the rapidly growing high-technology field. Programme specific requirements Motivation letter/ personal statement For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted. Please include following: previous experience and being familiar with the field of law in practice or in theory, work experience (0-2 points); interest in the special field or area of law, a vision of the professional career after completing the curriculum (0-2 points); ideas for future research in the field (0-2 points); understanding the interaction of legal science with other disciplines (0-2 points); grammatically fluent and correct (English) (0-2 points). Grading scale: 0-10 points. Positive scale: 5-10 points. The candidate must collect at least 5 points to be in the competition. PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. General admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. [-]

Master of Arts in Technology Governance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The Master’s programme in Technology Governance leads to a technology-focused graduate degree in the fields of Public Administration, Innovation/Industrial Policy, Development Economics, and E-Governance. The overall purpose of the program is to educate (policy) analysts with interdisciplinary skills to govern, analyse and develop a knowledge-based state and society. [+]

Technology Governance Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Social Sciences (Technology Governance), (MA) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 10 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 1 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor degree or equivalent. Candidates with a diverse background are welcome, from social sciences, history to engineering and natural sciences. Previous work experience in the public sector and contacts with the field of public administration or economics would be of benefit The Master’s programme in Technology Governance leads to a technology-focused graduate degree in the fields of Public Administration, Innovation/Industrial Policy, Development Economics, and E-Governance. The overall purpose of the program is to educate (policy) analysts with interdisciplinary skills to govern, analyse and develop a knowledge-based state and society. Innovation policy and its use in different economic situations has become a very important topic in the world, as the need for people who are knowledgeable in dealing with economic cycles in a new way is increasing. The program should be attractive for those international students who want to get an understanding of the dynamics of capitalist economies and economic development processes from a rather non-orthodox perspective, i.e. from evolutionary, post-Keynesian and other heterodox economics perspectives. Key features Faculty includes internationally distinguished, award-winning professors (Carlota Perez, Erik S. Reinert, Jan A. Kregel, Wolfgang Drechsler, Rainer Kattel, Robert Krimmer) Opposed to standard text-book, mainstream economics that is taught in most universities Case-study based teaching and student-friendly study arrangements Site visits and guest lecturers from leading Estonian and international companies Minimum stay in Estonia is one year – second year is dedicated for internship and MA thesis writing that can be accomplished anywhere Future career options Although the program is designed to educate prospective policy analysts and public servants, it is also ideal for those who see themselves working in the private sector (entrepreneurs, consultants, analysts) or non-governmental organisations. Potential employers could include international organisations, science and technology parks, development agencies, think-tanks, and technology-intensive companies. Furthermore, the program provides the grounds for a continuing academic career by engagement as a researcher in academic institutions or pursuing PhD studies. Career examples of our alumni: JP Morgan Stanley, Innovalue Management Partner GmbH, Office of the State Minister of Georgia, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Czechinvest, etc. Course outline The MA in Technology Governance programme is aimed at understanding economic development processes and is taught through the development and evolutionary economics perspectives, which oppose to standard text-book economics, taught at most universities around the world. The programme covers various interlinked areas of study, including public administration and the role of the state in economic development, innovation, industries, and finance. Technology Governance is an approach and set of policies undertaken by the public and private sector and social actors to develop a knowledge base, social cohesion and competitiveness at the same time. So far, both in academic research and in policy advice, these aspects have tended to be separated. The Technology Governance programme is designed to bridge these gaps. The current crisis has made the Technology Governance approach more necessary than ever. Not only are several of the core faculty members among the earliest who predicted the coming of the collapse, but they are all actively engaged in dealing with crisis now, both nationally and internationally. Our Master’s programme in Technology Governance is a technology-focused special graduate degree as a realistic alternative to mainstream economics that could be placed in such areas as innovation policy, industrial policy or development economics. This is the international innovation policy and high-tech programme with a solid foundation in history and theory, embedded in an exciting environment that so many students and scholars were always looking for, yet could not find! Our Master’s programme in Technology Governance is a technology-focused special graduate degree as a realistic alternative to mainstream economics that could be placed in such areas as innovation policy, industrial policy or development economics. This is the international innovation policy and high-tech programme with a solid foundation in history and theory, embedded in an exciting environment that so many students and scholars were always looking for, yet could not find! The programme is interesting as an early- or mid-career professional degree for those working in development authorities, private companies and NGOs. Programme graduates are working in the following organizations: Morgan Stanley (London), GIZ Private Sector Development Project (Georgia), Office of Prime Minister (Greece), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (Estonia) and various IT companies (Edicy, RM Solutions etc.). Other potential employers include international organizations, governmental institutions, science and technology parks, development agencies, think-tanks, and technology-intensive private companies. Programme specific requirements Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites: Prerequisite for this program is a Bachelor’s degree and a good command of English. Main criteria for admission are motivation and interest, general competence and achievements, and professional background. It is assumed that any potential student will have adequate basic knowledge in economics, history, and technology. There are no formal requirements for any field of graduation, or for specific test scores that tend to measure how well one takes these tests. Because of its specific focus and trans-disciplinary approach, the MA is equally interesting as a first graduate degree right after undergraduate education, as an additional graduate degree after a less trans-disciplinary one, and as an early- or mid-career professional degree for those working in technology government fields, such as ministries, development and promotion authorities, and private companies and NGOs dealing with the subject matter. CV - working experience benefits. Skype interview (applicants may be requested for Skype interview if more information is needed) applicant has a well-reasoned interest for studying on a Technology Governance (TG) programme, has a clear understanding of the essence of the program and its focus. Candidate can explain, why he/she wants to study on this programme and its relevance for a prospective working career; candidate is able to orient and discuss on different societal topics of high importance, in particular, in relation to recent developments in the economic sphere, field of technology and state governance. She/he can demonstrate of being familiar with a field-related literature that reveals his/her acquaintance with subjects of TG. Candidate is able to bring out potential linkages between previous educational or working experience and the TG programme, and explain how these two could supplement each other; in relation to prospective studies, applicant is able to discuss on his/her potential research field, the one presented in MA thesis proposal. Furthermore, candidate is capable of presenting his/her expectations to studies - skills and knowledge to be pursued - as well as study organizational issues, i.e. to what extent he/she is able to dedicate to studies in order to graduate within a nominal period (2 years) and what would hinder the achievement of this aim; applicant has a good idea of where he/she wants to end up working - mid- to long-term career perspective and specialization, and how TG programme could help in this regard; applicant demonstrates a very good command of English. Negative scales: less than 50 points Positive scales: 50-100 points Thesis proposal For each programme you apply to, an individual statement must be inserted. Please provide following: the indication of a general topic of prospective MA thesis- academic interests, potential research questions and objectives in thesis; methodology – plan on how the research will be conducted, including short presentation of the existing knowledge on the topic (any theoretical or empirical studies that you have come across). PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. ... [-]

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