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.
The programme aims to provide students with needed skills to enable an interdisciplinary approach when applying environmental technologies and using environmental management tools, based on the principles of sustainable development and environmental sustainability. The curriculum aims also to deepen knowledge and understanding of the major trends in environmental technologies, environmental protection and sustainable production, linking environmental problems with engineering and economic aspects.
Why this programme?
Students have the possibility to take part in research projects.
Selected examples of defended theses and their authors:
“Nitrogen and Phosphorus Budgeting – A comparative Account of Different Methodologies and Scales” Susmita Banerjee
“Analysis of Environmental Radiation Monitoring Results of Paldiski Former Nuclear Site and Tammiku Radioactive Waste Storage Facility” Liisa Mihkla
"Preliminary feasibility study of MSWI fly ash utilization" Hakan Berber
"Evaluation on Estonia's success in implementing the EU Directives for landfilling" Gero Schumacher
"Influence of Same Additives on the Thermal Behavior of Ammonium Nitrate" Evelin Edro
"Biogas Potential of Crude Glycerol and its Suitability for Co-Digestion" Andra Paltser
Students for TalTech international study programmes are admitted based on the admission threshold. The maximum score for the motivation letter and online interview 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 technical, chemical, mechanical, electrical, mining, materials, industrial or civil engineering field.
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:
What and where have you studied, how does your academic background fit to the degree programme you are applying for?
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?
Describe your professional goals. How will the degree programme you are applying for support your professional profile?
Why do you apply to the chosen programme? Which of the courses offered in this programme are particularly beneficial in pursuing your professional goals?
Why do you want to study at the TalTech? How do you see your future after graduation?
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.
Topics covered during the interview:
Describe the key issues, problems in the field and your role in solving them.
What were the main criteria for selecting a speciality?
What you can give to our study programme?
What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses in acquiring a speciality, e.g. learning ability, language, teamwork, etc.?
What is your opinion about the need for environmental engineering and management specialist in your home country, anywhere else in the world?
Duration of the interview is 10-15 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/
The curriculum offers knowledge and skills in various fields of environmental technology (air protection, water management, waste handling) that enable graduates of Masters to:
advise, guide the company in introducing environmentally friendly and sustainable engineering solutions, increasing material, water- and energy efficiency and reducing emissions;
successfully work as an enterprise environmental councillor, an environmental specialist in local municipalities, water service companies, consultancy firms, public institutions (ministries, environmental boards, inspectorates, research and scientific institutions as well as applying for doctoral studies.
"Studying at TalTech has played a significant role in advancing my career. TalTech gave me both theoretical knowledge and some hands-on experience which I believe is very important. It was a perfect setup for my needs and future plans where not only you obtain environmental engineering and management skills but also a much broader approach where you can get the basics of business, philosophy, project management etc. In my day to day work all the subjects I took play a significant role whether it is helping to solve technical questions or contributing to new business developments." - Andre Zahharov, Alexela Group OÜ, Environmental Manager