MSc Software Engineering provides students with advanced software engineering and management skills, as well as specialized skills in two major application domains: enterprise systems and embedded real-time systems.
The programme is jointly delivered by the two largest public universities in Estonia - University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology. Students will receive a joint degree signed by both universities.Why study software engineering in Estonia?
- The University of Tartu is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world in computer science (THE Rankings 2021).
- You will obtain degrees from two of the two top-ranked universities in Estonia – University of Tartu and TalTech.
- You will have the opportunity to spend half of your studies at a partner company and follow a personalised study plan.
- After graduation, you can join the highly dynamic software industry worldwide. You can run your own business or work for international companies such as Google, Facebook, Ericsson, Swedbank, TransferWise, Bolt, Kuehne + Nagel and Nortal.
- 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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- Core compulsory module 24 ECTS
- Specialization module 24 ECTS
- Practice module 18 ECTS
- Elective courses 18 ECTS
- Master's seminar 6 ECTS
- Master's thesis 30 ECTS
TOTAL 120 ECTS
Depending on the choice of specialisation students will be based either in Tartu (specialisation: Enterprise Software Engineering) or in Tallinn (specialisation: Embedded Real-Time Software Engineering) for most of the programme's duration.
Elective courses, the Practice module and Master´s thesis can be done at both locations.
Core compulsory module (24ECTS):
- Software Economics
- Systems Modeling
- Advanced Programming
- Software Quality and Standards
Specialisation module (24 ECTS) - choice of two modules:
- Enterprise Software (studies at the University of Tartu)
- Embedded Real-Time Software Engineering (studies at Tallinn University of Technology)
Career opportunities include path high-end technical roles (e.g. software analyst, architect or research engineer) or managerial roles (e.g. project/team leader or technology officer).
- Dietmar Pfahl, Professor of Software Engineering. Programme Director and Coordinator of the Entertprise Software specialisation at UT.
- Juhan Ernits, Associate Professor TalTech. Programme Director and Coordinator.
- 24 months
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DisciplinesInformatics & Information Sciences Computer Sciences Software Engineering View 8 other Masters in Computer Sciences in Estonia
General admission requirement:
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or a related field.
- Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or Natural Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Business or Economics are eligible if they have completed at least 24 ECTS of courses in Information Technology, including courses in Programming, Database Technology and Software Engineering.
- English language proficiency
International6000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
National6000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
Tuition waivers available. Monthly stipends & various industry scholarships available.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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