Applied Measurement Science is a 120 ECTS international Master’s programme. The programme provides thorough knowledge and skills in the areas of laboratory and technological measurements, testing and chemical analysis methods, quality systems, metrology and related economic and legal aspects. Studies are carried out in the brand-new “Chemicum” building, one of the top research and education facilities in Northern Europe.
Measurements must be considered in the broadest sense and have many applications:
- toxic metals in drinking water;
- cholesterol level in blood;
- strength of construction materials;
- protein content in wheat;
- octane number of gasoline
- and many more...
Importance of measurements is enormous for economy, society, medical sciences and much more:
- 40% of the EU directives involve measurements
- Critical economical, social, medical decisions are based on results of measurements
- Estimated direct annual spending on measurements alone is 80 billion EUR or 1% of the GDP in Europe
Wrong measurements can have major consequences: direct (loss of profit, death of patient, failure of equipment, etc.) and indirect (incorrect environment protection measures, inefficient business plans, etc).
How will this degree develop your potential:
- Thorough knowledge and skills in laboratory and technological measurements, methods of testing and analysis, quality systems
- High competence demanded for work in quality assurance laboratories in various industries, inspection, certification and accreditation agencies
- Practical experience gained during the study period through an internship placement with companies
Why choose the University of Tartu for your Master’s:
- Participate in world-leading research groups in nanoscience, metrology in chemistry, materials science for high-efficiency energetics, biochemical measurements, etc.
- A unique interdisciplinary programme combining physical measurements, chemical analysis, metrology, quality systems, economic and legal aspects of measurements.
- Great career and internship opportunities in quality assurance laboratories in various industries, inspection, certification and accreditation agencies, etc.
- Study at the Delta Centre, which is one of the most modern centres of digital technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship in the Nordic region.
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- Compulsory module 45 ECTS
- Elective courses 30 ECTS
- Optional subjects 6 ECTS
- Practical placement 9 ECTS
- Master’s thesis 30 ECTS
Total: 120 ECTS
- Modern Metrology
- Metrology in Chemistry
- Measuring and Instrumentation
- Measurement Data Processing
- Practical Chemical Analysis
- Quality Management
- Measurement Uncertainty in Chemistry
- Practical Works on Physical Measurement and Calibration
- Practical Works in Chemical Analysis and Metrology
- Master Seminar in Measurement Science
- Materials characterization and testing methods in chemistry
- Structural Analysis I
- Measurements in Biochemistry
- Measurements and the Law
- Economic Aspects of Measurements
- Environment and Measurement
- Electrochemical Methods for Quantitative Analysis
- Signal Processing
- Quality Systems
- Atomic Spectroscopy
- Project and Quality Management
During the programme students will be placed in companies and laboratories like Metrosert AS, Estiko AS, Mayeri Industries AS, Laboratories of the Estonian Health Protection Inspectorate, Estonian Veterinary and Food Laboratories, State Agency of Medicines, Estonian Accreditation Centre. Internships last 4-6 weeks and are intended for participants to gain practical experience.
- Graduates with Bachelor’ s degrees in physics, chemistry, materials science, natural sciences, engineering, technology or medicine
- Practitioners in analysis and measurement laboratories who are facing the fast development of analytical methods and new regulations (Quality systems, ISO 17025 accreditation, etc.)
- Personnel of laboratories, accreditation, certification and inspection agencies
- Quality managers in various industries
Programme director is Professor Ivo Leito, University of Tartu.
- 24 months
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DisciplinesChemical Engineering Physics Chemistry View 3 other Masters in Chemical Engineering in Estonia
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Basic admission requirements:
- Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the field of exact or natural sciences, technology, engineering or medicine;
- Applicants must have completed 18 ECTS in physics or chemistry in prior learning periods (minimum eligibility requirement for application is 60% of the maximum grade available).
- English language proficiency.
International5000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
National5000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
Tuition waivers are not available. Scholarship for living is available.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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