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MScDesign and Technology Futures

TalTech University
Estonia, Tallinn
School of Engineering Estonia, Ehitajate tee 5, Tallinn, 19086
Tuition fee

Full tuition fee waivers available

Application fee €100.00 one-time

The application fee is non-refundable!

Course code 103284
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Design and Technology Futures (D&TF) is built on an understanding that disciplinary, cultural and intellectual diversity combined with creative and open mindset drives successful innovation. It is a transdisciplinary programme merging the competencies and skills of technology and design. D&TF is combining education and innovation into an enabling platform which at one hand collaborates with industry and government partners to search new ways out from the modern complex challenges and on the other hand, engages students with new and unique experiences out of their comfort zones in order to create innovation and new thinking. To find out what the future might be.

The challenges in the program are presented in an open format, encouraging students’ personal creative development and self-expression.

Key features

  • The program offers an opportunity to acquire integrated practical and theoretical knowledge in design-driven innovation with an ability to spark, lead and perform future-oriented tech-intensive product- and service concept development;
  • Exiting cooperation projects with industry, government partners or society looking for new opportunities for technology development into promising product-service systems;
  • Teaching staff with high theoretical and practical experience;
  • Semester or internship abroad in world-leading universities by the support of Erasmus+ program;
  • Scholarships available for the best students.

Programme structure

The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:

General Studies (12 ECTS)
Design (12 ECTS)
Engineering (12 ECTS)
Entrepreneurship (6 ECTS)
Elective Studies (6 ECTS)
Specialisation Projects (42 ECTS)
Free Choice Courses (6 ECTS)
Graduation Thesis (24 ECTS)

Career opportunities

Entrepreneurs, innovation leaders, product and service developers and managers who are able to work in a wide scope of creative integrated development teams and run design-driven innovation projects integrating together the technological possibilities provided by industry with opportunities found on the market and in the society.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application start
Jan 1, 2019
Application deadline
May 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States