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: Production Engineering - Planning & Control, Strategic & Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Rapid Product Development, Production Planning and Management, Production Digitalisation, Internet of Things for Industry 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.
The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:
- Business Management (18 ECTS)
- Technology-based Enterprise (18 ECTS)
- Industrial Engineering (24 ECTS)
- Operations Management (24 ECTS)
- Free choice courses (6 ECTS)
- Graduation Thesis (30 ECTS)
Why this speciality?
- 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 Flexible Manufacturing Systems and Robotics Demo Centre (Virtual and Augmented reality technologies)
- Different ERP, PLM, CAD, CAE and Factory Floor Planning 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.
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 with manufacturing and ending with retail. Possible positions include Production Manager, Project Manager, Quality Manager and CEO.
Programme specific requirements
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering or in Economics/Business Administration
Online multiple choice test
Online test takes place in a 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 parametric modelling?
- What are the main functions of CAM systems?
- What kind of information systems are used in the area of manufacturing engineering?
- Who benefits from product development?
- What are the 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 management is important?
Grading scale: 0-10 points.
Positive scale: 6-10 points.
The candidate must collect at least 6 points to continue.
The aim of the 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 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.
Grading scale: 0-10
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 online multiple choice test. The maximum score for the online interview is 10 points. An applicant who receives the minimum of 6 points is admitted.
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