The programme aims to give students professional knowledge and skills for a successful career in the future that are orientated to ICT intensive engineering technologies, such as mechatronics, robotics and automation, which presume professional abilities to integrate, conduct and lead complex engineering projects integrating smart 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, automation, etc. and computer classes.
Most of the courses are project-based supported by theoretical materials. There are several Practical Project courses on the first year containing the topics of machine control, autonomous and industrial robotics and mechatronics and sensory systems aimed to work with some real industrial applications by student groups ending with presenting a conference paper as a rule. Examples of this kind projects are "Smart control of collaborative robots", "3D vision serving for robots" and "UAV and UGV control simulation and hardware systems", etc.
Future belongs to the specialities which provide ICT intensive 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.
The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:
- Social Sciences (14 ECTS)
- Technology Management (10 ECTS)
- Mechatronics Fundamentals (17 ECTS)
- Mechatronics Technologies (20 ECTS)
- Smart Systems (21 ECTS)
- Free Choice Courses (8 ECTS)
- Graduation Thesis (30 ECTS)
Why this speciality?
- The programme offers a unique opportunity to acquire integrated knowledge and skills in electrical/electronics and mechanical engineering along with deep ICT knowledge through the courses from the Schools of Engineering and Information Technology.
- 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
The graduates of the programme possess skills applicable in a broad sphere, such as automation and robotics and mechatronics 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
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in ICT, electronics, mechanics or physics
For the programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted.
- Please include the following:
- Why do you apply for the chosen programme?
- How this programme might comply with your past and future career and personal interests?
- Why do you think you are the right person for this programme?
- Please describe your previous experience, achievements and interest in the related fields?
- 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?
- Why do you want to study at the TalTech University and especially in the field of Mechatronics?
- In which way do you intend to contribute to the economic and social development in the world and in Estonia?
- Please point out 1…2 more detailed engineering/research challenges you would like to concentrate a) during your MSc studies, b) in the future?
Grading scale: 1-4
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.
Only candidates who collect at least 2 points for the motivation letter will be invited to interview.
- The aim of the interview 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;
- the relevance of the knowledge from the previous studies for the applied programme;
- the deepness of the acquired knowledge from the BSc level;
- previous social activity and initiative;
- preparedness for the cultural changes and knowledge about TalTech, Estonia and EU.
Grading scale: 1-6
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 the motivation letter and the online interview is 10 points. An applicant who receives the minimum of 5.2 points is admitted.
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