Master of Materials and Processes of Sustainable Energetics
Joint Programme with University of Tartu
Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (M.Sc.)
Academic volume: 120 ECP
Language of studies: English
Duration: 2 years
Tuition fee: No tuition fee if the student is studying with full study load. If student fails to study with full study load then the price of 1 ECTS is 48 EUR.
Entry: Bachelor’s degree of equivalent in natural sciences or technical fields, CV and motivational letter
*The tuition fees are based on 2013-2014 ECP prices
This Master’s programme, taught by two biggest universities in Estonia – Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu, was launched in September 2009 and is financed by the Estonian Ministry of Science and Education. The programme offers a new and unique approach to energy issues and does not teach how to produce more energy but how to use energy more efficiently! The curriculum provides education in alternative energy materials science and engineering with a strong technology component with specializations on either materials in sustainable energetics 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.
- Courses will be taught both, in Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu in compact courses, integrating lectures, laboratory, theoretical classes and experience in industries already during the studies
- Specialization on Materials will concentrate on solar panels and fuel cells
- Specialization on Processes will teach all about the different ways to produce energy: oil shale, wind energy, water etc.
- Students have possibility to take part of exchange programmes in Europe and USA, e.g. in University of California, Berkeley
! Programme offers joint degree from two biggest and respected universities in Estonia!
Future career options
Since the beginning of the programme, almost 50% of the graduates have continued their studies on PhD level. This has result many career possibilities as a researcher in the field of fuel cells and solar panels for material specialization students whereas processes students are demanded in industries related to sustainable energetics.
“Already as an exchange student in TUT during my Bachelor's programme I got involved in real business life with Crystalsol, the spin-off company that commercializes TUT's monograin solar cell approach. After finishing my Bachelor's degree in Austria I was happy to be able to return to TUT. The programme brings together a small but beautiful Nordic country with students and researchers from all over the world. I can say that the research groups here in TUT look forward to integrating new students and are very helpful and friendly all the time!”