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MScTechnology of Wood, Plastics and Textiles

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!

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Overview

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.

Programme structure

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application start
1 Feb 2023
Application deadline
1 May 2023, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
4 Sept 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application start
1 Feb 2023
Application deadline
1 May 2023, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
4 Sept 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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