Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)
Workload: 120 ECTS
Language of instruction: English
Duration: 2 years
Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in natural sciences or technical sciences (material science, environmental mechanics, engineering mathematics)
Tuition fees and scholarships: 1 ECTS = 55 EUR. Nominal study load per 1 year = 60 ECTS/€3300, 10 tuition fee waiver scholarships available that guarantee free studies. Detailed information about the scholarship is available here
Number of places available: 15
Master´s programme in Applied Physics is aimed for those who are interested in innovative engineering in design and application companies. Programme provides interdisciplinary education covering engineering, physics, and math in an effort to bridge the gap between theoretical science and practical engineering. Studies cover a wide spectrum of topics: nanotechnology, quantum topics, solar cells, experimental solid state physics and econophysics. Additionally it is possible to opt for more theoretical projects, such as computer simulation of physical systems, modeling of turbulence and complex systems (e.g. biological or social networks).
The graduates of the programme have skills applicable in a broad sphere, such as engineers or project managers in high-tech startup companies or well-established companies in the field of energy, nanotechnology, data mining, measuring laboratories etc.
- Teaching staff has the latest high-level experience and know-how.
- Students can do their practices and master’s thesis in modern laboratories, for instance in the ones developing solar cells and semiconductor materials.
- Collaboration with Swedbank in the field of econophysics.
- TTÜ collaborates with National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics where students with interest in scientific research are welcome to work on their master’s thesis. Key research programs (http://kbfi.ee/nicpb/research-programmes/?lang=en).
Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent in natural sciences or technical fields
- Skype interview - will be conducted to candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation
Motivation letter/personal statement
For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (1 A4) must be inserted.
Please include following:
- Previous experience in physics/engineering – participation in various projects, extracurricular activities, previous work and study experiences, if applicable;
- why are you interested in physics;
- ideas for topics of master’s thesis;
- your future academic and career goals.
PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification.
For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section.
The aim of interview is to understand your academic potential, motivation and suitability for your chosen course. Questions are composed to assess your:
- problem-solving abilities;
- intellectual flexibility and analytical skills;
- assimilation of new ideas and information.
Questions are composed based on the submitted motivation letter, additionally candidates should be prepared to answer questions and solve problems about physics: D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker, Fundamental Physics 8th ed.
The length of an interview varies between 10-20 minutes and will be conducted by the specialists in the programme you have applied for.
Motivation letter max. 20 points
List of grades max. 30 points
Skype interview max. 50 points
Positive scale: 51-100
Candidate must collect at least 51 points to be in competition.
The yearly fee for a typical student is calculated based on 60 ECTS per year (full study load). The following is an estimation based on 2017/2018 fees:
- 1 ECTS is 55 EUR
- first study year is 3300 EUR
A tuition fee waiver is a non-monetary scholarship granted automatically to the best ranked candidates, according to the points earned in the course of admission. There is no separate application required. Decisions are made based on the Dreamapply application. Scholarship is awarded for the whole study period. Recipients of the scholarships are required to study full-time, i.e. with the workload of at least 60 ECTS per year. If the student starts studying part-time, he/she will lose the tuition fee waiver and will start paying for studies.
For scholarship options please check www.ttu.ee/scholarships.