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.
People are surrounded by devices that combine electronics and informatics. The Master's programme in Robotics and Computer Engineering focuses on the development of high-tech systems and equipment. It combines both hardware and software. Three main specialisation areas are computers, robots and space technology.
The University of Tartu researchers have developed a variety of innovative devices: robotics mannequin which allows people to choose clothes online that fit them; artificial muscle which is used in manufacturing articifical ilmbs and robots; underwater robot. These are just a few examples of intelligent materials and systems laboratory.
ESTCube-1 was the first Estonian satellite which was built by the students from the University of Tartu, Estonian Aviation Academy, Tallinn University of Technology and the University of Life Sciences. Its mission ended in 2015; however, currently the second one is being built. The University of Tartu student-led robot football team participated in the most recent robot football competition held in Brazil during the FIFA World Cup 2014.
Title: Robotics and Computer EngineeringDegree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (Robotics and Computer Engineering)Faculty: Faculty of Science and TechnologyLanguage of instruction: EnglishLength: 2 yearsLocation: Tartu, Estonia
There are many reasons to study the programme:
There is a strong emphasis on practical work. The programme will deepen the knowledge students gained during their Bachelor's studies and allow students to acquire new knowledge and skills in computing, robotics, computer science, space technology etc. Students have an opportunity to work for a semester (24 ECTS) for a company or research group in their chosen field. Students can also replace a study module with a semester abroad either studying at another university or working for a research company. Additionally students are offered management and economy modules to be able start their own business or work as a leading engineers for a company in their chosen field.
Students can use many different digital eletronics laboratories which have modern equipment and tools, thus creating an excellent environment for studying and research and development activities.
The goal of the module are to expand the professional skills of a roboticist, computer technician or space technologist in the mechanisms of action of high-tech systems, and to provide knowledge for understanding the need for user-centered system development. After successful completion of the module the student:
The module is obligatory to complete the curriculum. The courses of the module:
The module aims to provide knowledge about teamwork and presenting to public, and give an opportunity to practice the obtained skills.
The module is obligatory to complete the curriculum. The module consists of master's seminar (6 ECTS), work practice (6 ECTS) and teaching practice (6 ECTS). It is possible to choose between work and teaching practice.
Students can choose between three modules: robotics, computer engineering and space technology.
The module aims to provide in-depth knowledge for specialising in the field of robotics. The student:
The module is obligatory to complete the robotics speciality. The courses in the module:
The module aims to provide in-depth knowledge for specialicing in the field of computer engineering. The student:
The module is obligatory to complete the computer engineering speciality. The courses in the module:
The „Computer Technology“ course is obligatory to pass the module, rest of subjects are optional.
The module aims to provide in-depth knowledge for specialising in the field of space technology. The student:
The module is obligatory for space technology speciality. The courses in the module:
It is obligatory to select one of the narrow field modules.
The module aims to give students work experience in their research group or work group, or at enterprise. The aim is to provide skills to work in positions of engineers in their chosen field. The student:
The courses in the module:
The module aims to give students basic knowledge of economics and business management. The student:
Obligatory subjects to pass the module are Quality Management I, Quality Management II 3 and Basic of Patents. Other courses in the module can be chosen freely.
The module aims to give students knowledge of financial management and marketing. The student:
The module is one of the three optional modules. The courses in the module:
The subjects in the module are freely selectable.
The module aims to encourage students to gain experience at foreign universities, companies and/or research groups. The module is an elective one, and can replace any narrow field or specialisation modules.
Students are free to choose courses from the university or other Estonian universities.
The aim of the module is to provide an opportunity for professional application-oriented research and development work, and to demonstrate that the professional skills described in learning outcomes have been acquired. The student:
Students can choose from a variety of topics, e.g.:
Students have an opportunity to participate in robotics competition Robotex which is held each year and where students can compete with teams from other universities in Estonia and abroad. The University of Tartu also has its own robotics club.
Students can also participate in the student satellite project and take part in Science Bus (Teadusbuss) which provides students with an excellent opportunity to meet new people and showcase the exciting science experiments.
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.
GO TO application system
The total admission score will be the weighted sum of the score of the motivation letter (weight 60%) and the average grade of the previous level of study (weight 40%). The maximum possible number of points is 100. The application will be considered for the admission ranking if the applicant gains 66 points or more.
Further information on assessing candidates' academic performance and calculating admissions`score
* All copies of educational documents (diplomas and diploma supplements/academic transcripts) must be officially certified: bear an original seal and a signature of an authorized official of the issuing school/university. Copies of education documents can also be certified with an Apostille. Some country-specific requirements also specify the way documents must be certified.
NB! Applicants graduating in 2015 and having their diplomas issued later than application deadlines (in July, for example): please send your most recent official Transcript of Records by the required deadline along with the rest of the required application documents. Inform the International Student Service when the final diploma will be issued.
Only complete applications will be considered by the Admission Committee!
Please note that the decision regarding admission can only be taken if all required documents have been sent to the university!
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"I got an offer letter from different countries like United Kingdom, Ireland etc. but I preferred UT because of its ranking, minimum tuition fee, chances of scholarship and Estonia is a small, but very fast growing country in the field of information technology so it is a good chance to me to learn something new from here with the latest tools and techniques."
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