|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Science in Engineering)|
Full tuition fee waivers available
|Application fee||€100.00 one-time
The application fee is non-refundable!
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in 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.
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The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail, according to the instructions given by the institution. Important! Never send original documents by post!
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A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Online interview – will be conducted only to candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Students who require a visa for entry to Estonia will have to apply separately for a Temporary Residence Permit at their local Estonian Embassy. Please find information about the terms of the Temporary Residence Permit for study in Estonia at the web page: taltech.ee/temporary-residence-permit/
The Master’s 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 modeling, computer architecture and programming, software project management and databases, to name but a few.
Students can choose between the following two specialisations:
Computer Systems Design – focusing on the modeling, analysing, designing and testing of complex systems consisting of both hardware and software components;
Automation and Systems Engineering – focusing on the modeling, analysing and designing of automation and computer control systems.
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.
- Individual approach to students
- Students work closely with professors
- Uses the latest software and hardware to develop practical skills
- Close cooperation and networking with the IT industry
- Develops the computing and IT management skills needed to be effective in the industry and in commerce straight away
The Computer and Systems Engineering Master’s programme focuses on the education of designing and using modern complex computer systems. Nowadays computer systems are used more or less everywhere, they are extremely diverse and most of them are “invisible” to users. Such systems include not only traditional PC-s and sophisticated supercomputers, but also computer systems “embedded” into cars and mobile phones, for instance. Most of these computers are interconnected via various wired and wireless networks and do not work in isolation. These embedded systems can be either stand-alone items or an integral part of a larger system and represent the combination of software and hardware designed to perform specific functions.
When studying the Computer and Engineering Systems programme, students are exposed to systems design and modeling, 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 embedded computer system in areas such as automotive electronics, consumer devices, telecommunications, etc.
The Computer and Systems Engineering programme is supervised by two departments of TalTech – Department of Computer Engineering (DCE) and Department of Computer Control (DCC). Students can choose between two of the following specialisations:
Computer Systems Design (supervised by DCE) focuses on the modeling, analysing, designing and testing of complex systems consisting of both hardware and software components;
Automation and Systems Engineering (supervised by DCC) focuses on the modeling, analysing and designing of automation and computer control systems.
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 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.ns.