Career outlook

Sander Sannik, former AMS student: More than ever, I can now say that the Master programme – Applied Measurement Science – was 101% meant for me: I am “applying” measurement science now every day at my workplace. Read more...

Sander Sannik, former AMS student: More than ever, I can now say that the Master programme – Applied Measurement Science – was 101% meant for me: I am “applying” measurement science now every day at my workplace. Read more…

Madis Juurma, former AMS student: Participation in this programme has already influenced my life: I have got a very good job. And one of my coursemates has received several job
offers from Europe.

During the recent years significant changes have been and still are taking place in the testing and chemical analysis community. Measurements are very important from legal and economy point of view. More and more legal acts are issued that concern measurements and tests. Fully functional quality system, accredited according to international standards (most often ISO/IEC 17025:2000 or GLP in the case of laboratories) is now a must in many activity areas (food, environmental, etc) where the laboratories are active. The changes have been very rapid and up to now the education system has not been able to respond adequately to the needs of the measurement and testing community: there is serious shortage of people who are competent in measurements, testing or chemical analysis.

The present program is meant to help in filling this gap by providing contemporary, practically oriented education in physical and chemical measurement science. Also, it has been estimated that up to 50% of chemistry graduates (depending on country) work at different analysis or testing laboratories. These factors enable us to rate the employability of our graduates as very good.

Our graduates are welcome at:

  • R&D departments of major companies
  • Chemical industry labs
  • Pharmaceutical industry labs
  • Health and environmental protection agencies
  • Food processing and manufacturing quality assurance labs
  • Certification, standardization and accreditation authorities
  • National Centers and Institutes of Metrology
  • Academic career and PhD studies

To get some idea, what positions our graduates from the recent years are holding, here is an incomplete list:

  • Head of laboratory at Ramboll Estonia (analytical services)
  • Chief specialist in drugs detection and identification at a Forensic Science Institute in Tallinn
  • Vice Technical Director at Applus Norcontrol
  • Head of the chemistry section at semiconductor company Clifton
  • Regulatory affairs manager at pharmaceutical company Olainfarm
  • Drug master file expert at pharmaceutical company Olainfarm
  • Head of Mechatronics department at Vitrina University
  • CTO at LiftZee OÜ
  • Project manager at Hilti AG
  • QA Engineer at company SoftServe
  • Engineer at energy-efficient buildings design company PassiveHouse
  • Head of the Reference materials and calibrations section at Agricultural Research Centre in Saku
  • Engineer at Tartu observatory
  • Industrial analytical chemist in San Francisco
  • Chief specialist in the quality infrastructure service at Estonian Ministry of Economic affairs and Communications
  • A number of our graduates are doctoral students in different areas of physics, chemistry and materials science
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