The 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.

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.


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 the embedded computer system in areas such as automotive electronics, consumer devices, telecommunications, etc.

The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:

  • General Studies (12 ECTS)
  • Computer and Systems Engineering (24 ECTS)
  • Computer Systems Engineering (18 ECTS)
  • Projects and Practical Training (12 ECTS)
  • Software (18 ECTS)
  • Free Choice Courses (6 ECTS)
  • Graduation Thesis (30 ECTS)

Why this speciality?

  • Individual approach to students
  • Students work closely with the professor
  • Uses the latest software and hardware to develop practical skills
  • Close cooperation and networking with IT industry
  • Develops the computing and IT management skills needed to be effective in the industry and in commerce straight away

Future career

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 the 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.

Programme specific requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent related to IT or ICT field

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.

Motivation letter

  • Please include the 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.

Online interview

  • Questions will be related to expected background and knowledge - programming skills, relevant topics of mathematics, electronics and control theory. Additional questions may be asked about motivation letter and/or wider background areas.
  • For the final grade, both motivation letter (0-5 points; at least 2.5 required to continue) and online interview (0-5 points) will be taken into account.

Students for TalTech international study programmes are admitted based on the admission threshold. Online interview will be conducted only to candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation. The maximum score for the motivation letter and online interview is 10 points. An applicant who receives the minimum of 7 points is admitted.

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Last updated November 16, 2018
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Sep 2, 2019
2 years
6,000 EUR
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