|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Science in Engineering)|
|Tuition fee||€3,300 per year
Free for EU students
Full tuition fee waivers available
|Application fee||€100 one-time
The application fee is non-refundable!
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in technology, design or innovation fields.
In order to qualify for the studies in Tallinn University of Technology an applicant has to have at least 60% of the highest possible CGPA.
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.
Proof of English may only be waived if a candidate has completed secondary or higher education taught fully in English in one of the following countries: EU/EEA member states, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand.
This is for general information purposes only, for details please visit English Language requirements.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted.
Motivation letter should give an overview of candidate’s background and define clearly why he/she wishes to study in D&TF master’s programme. Please discuss the following themes:
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.
A relevant portfolio is required.
A portfolio should give an overview of the applicant’s professional capabilities and include the best examples of his/her innovative developments, designs and other creative work.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Students who require a visa for entry to Estonia will have to apply separately for a Temporary Residence Permit for Study at the closest Estonian Embassy. Please find information about the terms of the Temporary Residence Permit for Study in Estonia on the website HERE
Design and Technology Future (D&TF) is built on the notion that a deep understanding of modern technology, an appreciation of cultural diversity, and a creative mind-set are the main driving forces of any successful innovation. It is a transdisciplinary programme merging the competencies and skills of technology and design.
Design and Technology Futures 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 programme are presented in an open format, encouraging students’ personal creative development and self-expression.
The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:
General studies – cover cultural theory and visual literacy that helps to understand inter-relationship of culture, science, technology and economic development.
Core studies – include courses about design (human-centred design, corporate entrepreneurship and design), engineering (production digitalisation, concurrent product development), entrepreneurship (entrepreneurship and business planning), etc.
Special studies – students learn about service systems design tools, methods and practices that are tested and polished in action during real development projects.
Free choice courses – students can choose from a wide variety of courses offered at the university.
Graduation thesis – a research project that will define problems and offer a set of innovative methods and scientific principles to solve them.
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.