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 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 14 best applicants will be given the tuition-waiver scholarship. There are 13 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 scholarship holder starts paying tuition fee and instructions for fee paying students are given here. Please find information on other scholarships 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.
Robotics and Computer Engineering, University of Tartu