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 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, TalTech and Estonian 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 has participated in the robot football competition RoboCup SPL.
The tuition fee is 5000 euros per year and it covers tuition and some study materials. Altogether 20 students will be admitted to this programme. Based on the admission’s ranking list 13 best applicants will be given a tuition waiver. There are 12 tuition waivers available for EU/EEA/Swiss applicants and 1 tuition waiver available for applicants with other citizenships.
Applicants do not have to apply for the tuition waiver separately, as they will be considered for the competition automatically. Students receiving the tuition waiver do not have to pay the tuition fee if they meet full time enrollment requirements. Full time study load is completed if no more than 6 credits are missing from the 30 ECTS workload per semester. If students receiving the tuition waiver fail to complete full-time study load per semester, they have to pay for the credits not earned. The price per credit point is 100 euros. Information on when a tuition waiver holder starts paying tuition fee and instructions for fee paying students are given here. Please find information on other scholarships here.
NB! Applicants who receive a fee-based study place offer and are not citizens of the member states of the EU, EEA or Switzerland and do not hold a long-term residence permit in any of these countries are required to pay half of the semester fee after they have been informed of the admission decision (offer) via DreamApply and the University has received the hard copies of their application documents. The official admission letter (necessary for visa application) will only be issued once the University of Tartu has received this payment. The second half of the semester fee is to be paid after the studies have started, by 20 September.
Information about the rules and conditions for tuition-waiver scholarships as well as tuition fee payments is given here.
Information about other scholarships is available here.
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.
"As a space enthusiast, what could be better than being a student in one of the top universities of the Baltics; pursuing a master’s degree in Robotics and Space Technology? This incredible opportunity, combined with the continuing practical experience gained from building the Student Satellite, EstCube-2, which precedes the already acclaimed EstCube-1, exemplifies how extensively the University of Tartu provides the perfect blend of theoretical and practical experience for my master’s curriculum to be truly exceptional. The socio-academic environment has been stellar and has certainly helped foster positivity and radiate a sense of development through the abundant windows of opportunities present within Tartu, the City of Good Thoughts."
Savio, International Student Ambassador from India
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