Teaching is organised into modules combining lectures, seminars and laboratory work in the recently renovated laboratory of Polymer Physics and Technology, which is equipped with state-of-the-art devices. The programme also emphasises the basic practical knowledge of CAD-engineering programmes and CAM-manufacturing technologies as they are extremely important in every industrial sector all over the world. The curriculum gives students the unique opportunity to implement their individual research projects in collaboration with various companies.
Wood Technology; Technology of Plastics and Textiles
The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:
- Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (18 ECTS)
- Materials Studies (18 ECTS)
- Research and Development, Product Development and Innovative Production (18 ECTS)
- Projects on Master Thesis Topic (18 ECTS)
- Specialisation in Wood Technology or Technology of Plastics and Textiles (24 ECTS)
- Free Choice Courses (6 ECTS)
- Graduation Thesis (18 ECTS)
Why this speciality?
- All courses are taught by using blended learning solutions (face-to-face + e-learning) which makes the learning process more flexible
- Students have the opportunity to visit different wood-, plastic, and furniture products manufacturing companies, so they are getting familiar with production
- Three hands-on scientific research or industrial projects develop students’ skills and provide a smooth transition from university studies to a professional career
The programme gives students vocational and professional preparation for working in the international engineering industry as a designer/constructor, specialist, industrial engineer or middle manager. This curriculum gives valuable knowledge and the practical experience necessary to work with customised furniture projects (hotels, restaurants, public sector buildings, cruise ships) or material selection and technology development for plastic products manufacturing. Skills in CAD/CAM engineering work in connection with knowledge about the technological properties of wood-, laminates, plywood, chipboard, medium density fibreboard, plastics, metals, leather, textiles and composite materials that might come in handy for different professions.
Programme specific requirements
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in natural sciences or technical fields
For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted.
- Please include the following:
- an interest of specialisation (wood or plastic), highlight why you would like to attend the chosen programme;
- previous working and studying experiences;
- ideas for master's thesis, your future academic and career goals;
- knowledge about curriculum.
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.
Grading scale: 0-60
Online interview and test
During the online interview, a candidate must also complete a short test. The whole interview takes approximately 30 minutes.
- Aspects evaluated during the interview:
- How do you plan to finance your stay/study in Estonia?
- Have you been studying or working abroad of your home country? Work experience.
- What is your motivation to study wood or plastics?
- Future plans? Do you plan to continue in science or industry?
- What do you know about our programme?
- Have you studied CAD/CAM Technologies?
- Language evaluation based on communication.
Grading scale: 0-40
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 100 points. An applicant who receives the minimum of 50 points is admitted.
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