The programme is designed for those who are interested in innovative engineering in research-intensive companies. The programme provides interdisciplinary education combining engineering, physics, mathematics, physical oceanography and atmospheric physics bridging the gap between theoretical science and practical engineering.
Why this programme?
Students can use modern laboratories, for instance, the ones developing solar cells, semiconductor materials, photoelasticity etc.
Internship in Swedbank is available for students opting for econophysics.
TalTech 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.
Students can be involved in measurement campaigns in the Baltic Sea using modern equipment on the board of the TalTech´s research vessel "Salme" or cooperate with the national weather service using their data for research and analysis.
Theoretical studies are connected to practices in marine, weather and climate modelling using analytical and numerical models of circulation, waves and biogeochemistry.
Students participating in the development of regional observation methods for the marine parameters of the Baltic Sea have access to the satellite imagery acquired via cooperation with the European Space Agency.
Students can learn how to use, and have access to operational weather and marine monitoring and forecasting services.
Specialisation in Physics and Mathematics
Studies cover topics required for engineers working in science-based industry: scientific computing, mathematical modelling, mechanics of continua, fluid dynamics, quantum mechanics. One can choose between a wide range of elective courses covering both theoretical and practical areas, e.g. applied mathematics, computer simulations, experimental solid-state physics, turbulence, particle physics, photoelasticity etc.
Specialisation in Oceanography and Meteorology
The speciality of physical oceanography and atmospheric physics aims to give a fundamental and broad understanding of the physical processes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and of the driving forces of Earth’s climate, in general. The students are familiarized with the modern methods and tools of environmental sciences, such as monitoring equipment and networks, remote sensing and numerical modelling. In addition, the students have an opportunity of studying complementing disciplines of environmental biology and chemistry, preparing them thereby for interdisciplinary research. The courses in the curriculum help students to develop professional skills to counter environmental challenges across the world (climate change, severe weather, eutrophication, ocean acidification, coastal erosion). The theoretical studies are backed up by exercises and practical work using the modern research infrastructure of the Department of Marine Systems. An essential part of the curriculum is devoted to showing how to reach and preserve a healthy and natural environment on Earth, and to promoting sustainable development of our society.
Students for TalTech international study programmes are admitted based on the admission threshold. Online interview will be conducted only to candidates who have passed the preliminary evaluation. The maximum score for all parts of the examination is 10 points. An applicant who receives a minimum of 5 points is admitted.
Programme specific requirements
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in natural sciences or technical fields (material science, environmental mechanics, engineering mathematics). In order to qualify for the studies at Tallinn University of Technology, an applicant has to have at least 60% of the highest possible CGPA.
Please include the following:
Why are you interested in Applied Physics programme?
Which specification do you plan to choose (Physics and Mathematics or Oceanography and Meteorology)?
Your previous experience in physics, mathematics, oceanography and meteorology (previous work and study experiences, participation in various projects etc.) and your role in projects related to these topics.
Ideas for topics of master’s thesis.
Your future academic and professional goals.
NB! It is important to properly cite and reference any sources used in your motivation letter (quotations, publications, ideas etc. that are not your own). Neglecting the rules of referencing and citation is considered plagiarism and will result in the disqualification of your application.
The aim of the interview is to understand the candidate’s knowledge about physics, mathematics, oceanography and meteorology, academic potential and motivation for studying. Questions are composed based on the submitted motivation letter. The candidate has to answer questions and solve problems about physics, mathematics, oceanography and meteorology. Additionally, questions can include studying in TalTech, candidate’s hobbies and general horizon of knowledge.
Duration of the interview is 10-20 minutes.
GRE General Test
In order to apply a candidate is required to present a Test-taker Score Report of the GRE General Test. The test has to be completed but there is no threshold score required for this programme.
An applicant must upload the Score Report to the online application system and order the score to be sent electronically directly to TalTech by the Educational Testing Service. GRE Designated Institution (DI) Code for Tallinn University of Technology is 5019.
Please find more information about the GRE General Test here: https://www.ets.org/gre/
Programme graduates are distinguished by their versatility – the master programme provides a systematic knowledge of natural sciences creating thereby a broad and solid basis for lifelong learning. They can work in different research and development institutions, companies and services whose main activities are related to physics, mathematics, oceanography and/or meteorology.