MScRobotics and Computer Engineering
|Study location||Estonia, Tartu|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€6,000 per year
There are 13 tuition waivers available for top ranked applicants in 2023, including 12 tuition waivers for EU/EEA/Swiss applicants, 1 tuition waiver for other applicants (regardless of citizenship).
More information on tuition fees is available at www.ut.ee/tuition.
NB! Applicants who are not citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland must pre-pay half of the first semester’s tuition-fee after receiving an admission offer.
|Application fee||€100 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (must be obtained by the end of July) in information technology, electrical and electronic engineering, computer science, mechanic engineering, software engineering, computer engineering, information systems or a related field. NB! For country-specific document requirements please see www.ut.ee/country-specific.
Eligible applicants must have completed the following (in total for the value of 45 ECTS) in their prior learning period:
Please be sure to also check further information and our step-by-step application guide at www.ut.ee/robotics
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
All applicants must comply with our English language requirements. The only acceptable English tests and exempt categories are specified at www.ut.ee/requirements.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Please upload the final version of the motivation letter before submitting the application. It can not be edited after the application is submitted.
The master’s programme in Robotics and Computer Engineering has three specialisations: computer engineering, robotics and space technology.
1. Which of the three specialisations interests you most and why?
What was the Earth and what was its purpose in Douglas Adams’ trilogy in five parts “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”? (optional, not for assessment).
Additionally, please provide the following information (can be uploaded as a separate document):
Applications are evaluated based on:
the score of the motivation letter (yields 60% of the final score)
University of Tartu:
Estonian University of Life Sciences:
Estonian Aviation Academy:
All other applicants who have collected at least 51 points for their motivation letter, are expected to take the online entry test.
The entry test aims to assess the competences in physics, mathematics and programming. It’s an online test taken on Moodle platform. All applicants are responsible for the quality of their internet connection. Once interrupted, the test cannot be concluded. Applicants have limited time to answer each question. If the time limit is exceeded, the question remains unanswered and the applicant has to move on to the next question. All test takers receive a total score without individual feedback on each question. Minimum positive score is 51, maximum score is 100 points.
The application will be considered for admission if a total score of 66 points or higher is achieved.
Master’s programme in Robotics and Computer Engineering trains highly qualified roboticists, computer and space engineers. The programme provides broad knowledge in the field of robotics, computer engineering or space technology. Graduates can work in enterprises or research and development centres connected to their field of study.
Why study Robotics and Computer Engineering at the University of Tartu?
- Become a highly qualified roboticist, computer and space engineer.
- Student satellite ESTCube-1, designed by our staff and students, was launched in 2013, making Estonia the 41st space nation in the world. Students are currently working on the next one.
- You will gain work experience in a research group or at an enterprise either in Estonia or abroad.
- After graduation, you can set up your own technology company or work in an enterprise or a research centre connected to your field of study.
- Participate in the robot football competition RoboCup SPL, robotics competition Robotex, student satellite project and Science Bus club.
Please see the programme structure in our Study Information System
Robotics and Computer Engineering graduates find work in high tech companies, telecommunication companies, computer companies, software companies, aerospace technology companies, public administration etc. Since the studies are in English, it is possible to work everywhere in the world.
Graduates can work as engineers (e.g. computer and systems engineers), hardware and software architects, system analysts, but also as quality, technology and purchasing managers.
Graduates can also continue their studies at PhD level in physics, engineering and technology or informatics.