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Robotics and Computer Engineering

University of Tartu

24 months
5000 EUR/year
5000 EUR/year
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The Robotics and Computer Engineering master's programme at the University of Tartu trains highly qualified roboticists, computer and space engineers. It provides broad knowledge in robotics, computer engineering or space technology.

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*This programme profile is financed by Dora Plus Action 4: Marketing of study and employment opportunities in Estonia (European Regional Development Fund).

Master's programme in Robotics and Computer Engineering trains highly qualified roboticists, computer and space engineers. The programme provides broad knowledge in 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.

Why study Robotics and Computer Engineering at the University of Tartu ?

  • The University of Tartu belongs to the top 1.2% of the world's universities (300th position in the QS World University Rankings 2022).
  • Become a highly qualified roboticist, computer and space engineer. 
  • Student satellite ESTCube-1, designed by our staff and students, was launched in 2013, making Estonia the 41st space nation in the world. Students are currently working on the next one.
  • You will gain work experience in a research group or at an enterprise in Estonia or abroad.
  • After graduation, you can set up your own technology company or work in an enterprise or a research centre connected to your field of study.
  • Participate in the robot football competition RoboCup SPL, robotics competition Robotex, student satellite project and Science Bus club.

Career opportunities

Robotics and Computer Engineering graduates find work in high tech companies, telecommunication companies, computer production companies, software companies, aerospace technology companies, public administration etc. Since the studies are in English, it is possible to work everywhere. Graduates can work as engineers (e.g. computer and systems engineers), hardware and software architects, system analysts, and quality, technology and purchasing managers. Graduates can also continue their studies at the doctoral level in physics, engineering and technology or informatics.


University of Tartu Institutional Accreditation 2015-2022: The Quality Assessment Council for Higher Education of the Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education decided to accredit the University of Tartu for seven years.

The next accreditation will be conducted in 2022.

Programme Structure

The curriculum consists of: 

  • basic module (24 ECTS)
  • seminar module (12 ECTS)
  • specialisation module (24 ECTS)
  • narrow field module (24 ECTS)
  • optional subjects (6 ECTS)
  • master's thesis (30 ECTS)

There are three specialisations:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Space Technology

Examples of courses: 

  • Data Acquisition and Signal Processing
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Robotics Technology
  • Soft Robotics
  • Advanced System Modelling
  • Computer Technology
  • Space Systems


The programme director is Heiki Kasemägi, Associate Professor of Materials Technology at the University of Tartu.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (must be obtained by the end of July) in information technology, electrical and electronic engineering, computer science, mechanic engineering, software engineering, computer engineering, information systems or a related field
  • Prerequisite courses in the following fields are required, in a total value of 45 ECTS:  higher mathematics (6 ECTS), physics (6 ECTS), programming (6 ECTS) and computer hardware (3 ECTS) and courses in electronics, computer engineering, computer technology or informatics (for the minimum value of 24 ECTS)
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tartu

300 - 600 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Tuition waivers are available.

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