MScTechnology of Wood, Plastics and Textiles
|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Science in Engineering)|
|Course code||118837, KVEM|
|Tuition fee||€4,400 per year
Free for EU/EEA citizens
You can see available scholarship options here: www.taltech.ee/scholarships
|Application fee||€100 one-time
The application fee is 100 EUR per applicant, which enables to apply for 2 programmes. The application fee is non-refundable!
More information here: www.taltech.ee/apply
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in natural sciences or technical fields.
In order to qualify for the studies at Tallinn University of Technology, an applicant has to have at least 60% of the highest possible CGPA.
For detailed information about requested documents and suitable qualifications, please take a look at country specific requirements.
GRE General Test result must be presented as it is a preliminary requirement for applying. The required threshold score and other necessary information are available here.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
It is required to upload the official translations along with the original education documents to the online application system.
To apply for the studies, an adequate proof of English language proficiency must be presented. Accepted certificates and required results are specified on our homepage.
The proof of English may only be waived if a candidate has finished International Baccalaureate (IB) or European Baccalaureate (EB) programme or completed secondary or higher education taught fully in English in one of the following countries: EU/EEA member states, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom. If you have completed studies in English but not on-site in the country named above, we ask you to present an internationally recognised test indicated on our homepage.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
For this study programme, an essay must be submitted. Please insert the essay in the motivation letter section.
In the essay, please describe your previous experience in the field of wood, plastic and textile technology. What is your aim to study this technology and how it is connected with your future career. Describe how studying in this master’s programme would develop your skills and knowledge and help you to become expert in the field.
NB! It is important to properly cite and reference any sources used in your motivation letter (quotations, publications, ideas etc. that are not your own). Neglecting the rules of referencing and citation is considered plagiarism and will result in the disqualification of your application.
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.
At the master’s level of the Technology of Wood, Plastics and Textiles curriculum, it is possible to specialize in Wood Technology or Plastic and Textile Technology.
The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:
General studies – cover courses about project planning, entrepreneurship and management.
Core studies – include courses about materials’ testing, structure of wood, plastic, textile and composite materials, CAD/CAM technologies in furniture, plastics and garment industry, etc.
Special studies – students can specialise in wood technology or technology of plastics and textiles. The courses cover technologies in the woodworking and furniture industry, the technology of plastics industry, technologies and equipment of the textile and garment industry, etc.
Free choice courses – students can choose from a wide variety of courses offered at the university.
Graduation thesis – scientific or engineering project that is based on the special studies module individual research projects performed during studies.
Growing export volumes have made manufacturing companies invest in new technologies (automation, digitalization, etc.) and increase production capacities. As a result, there is a high demand for designers, technologists, production experts, and managers with specialized knowledge across all industries.
You can start your career as an engineer, constructor, technology specialist, or project manager at companies operating in the field, which are primarily export-oriented businesses with international teams. After acquiring the necessary work experience, a logical continuation is, for example, the position of a department manager (sales, purchasing, product development, production, and quality manager).
The business processes of the materials processing industry are similar, and therefore the opportunities to move from one industry sector to another (e.g. from the wood sector to the upholstery sector) are very good and this gives better application opportunities in the work market. After earning a master’s degree, you can also pursue a career in academia or continue your education by enrolling in doctoral studies.