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MScMaterials and Processes for Sustainable Energetics

Tallinn University of Technology
Estonia, Tallinn
School of Engineering Estonia, Ehitajate tee 5, Tallinn, 19086
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Application fee €100 one-time

The application fee is non-refundable!

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Energy is becoming more and more a major cost factor for all the players in the energy business due to increased consumption worldwide, as well as a need to restrict the production of greenhouse gases.

By 2030, the world’s energy needs are expected to be 50% greater than today. Nowadays, much of this energy comes from non-renewable sources, such as fossil fuels: coal, oil and gas. These fuels are being used at a rate faster than they are produced and may be unavailable for future generations. At the same time, there is a need for a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to avoid serious changes in the Earth’s climate system.

In 2009 in cooperation with University of Tartu, TalTech launched a joint master programme Materials and Processes for Sustainable Energetics (programme code: KAYM) which teaches different sustainable energy methods. In 2017 the KAYM program has been fully updated and renovated taking into account new directions in sustainable energy technologies and job market needs.

Programme structure

The curriculum provides education in alternative energy materials science and engineering with a strong technology component with specialisations on either materials or processes in sustainable energetics. The goal of this programme is to educate specialists who are able to design, develop and improve materials for use in sustainable energy systems.

Specialisation in Materials will concentrate on solar panelsi fuel cells, supercapacitors and for water splitting. Also possible specialization in biosensors for detection of environmental impurities.

Specialisation in Processes will teach the different ways to produce renewable energy: solar panel applications, wind energy, optimization of energy use and modelling etc.

The programme is connected to the industry and will offer experience in profiled Estonian companies already during the studies (Eesti Energia AS, Roofit Solar Energy, CrystalSol, etc.).

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

General studies:
- Social studies (9 ECTS)
Core studies:
- Basics of Natural Science and Engineering (30 ECTS)
Special studies:
- Sustainable Energetics (15 ECTS)
- Research Project and Practical Training (12 ECTS)
- Specialisation (18 ECTS)
Free choice courses (6 ECTS)
Graduation thesis (30 ECTS)

Career opportunities

After introducing this programme to international students, almost 50% of the graduates choose to continue their studies at PhD level in TalTech or other universities in Europe or US. Students whose specialisation is related to both specialities are in high demand in industries of sustainable and conventional energetics – from contemporary materials application to processes management. A number of our graduates are having a successful career in leading companies and organisations in Estonia and beyond, such as Eesti Energia AS, ABB, Crystalsol, European Space Agency, etc.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application start
Dec 1, 2019
Application deadline
Apr 1, 2020 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States