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MSc in Mechatronics

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Are you interested in high level smart technology, robotic engineering, autonomous devices and systems controlled by artificial intelligence? In that case you’re in the right place. 

The programme aims to give students professional knowledge and skills for a successful career in the future that are orientated to ICT intensive engineering technologies, such as mechatronics, robotics and automation, which presume professional abilities to integrate, conduct and lead complex engineering projects integrating smart ICT and hardware technologies for solving practical problems and starting a new business. This programme is strongly orientated towards practical, hands-on projects and developing practical skills supported by laboratories of mechatronics, robotics, machine vision, automation, etc. and computer classes.

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Students for TalTech international study programmes are admitted based on the admission threshold. Online interview will be conducted only to candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation. The maximum score for motivation letter and online interview is 10 points. An applicant who receives the minimum of 5 points is admitted.


Programme Specific Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in mechatronics, ICT, electronics, mechanics, physics or science

In order to qualify for the studies in Tallinn University of Technology an applicant has to have at least 60% of the highest possible CGPA.

In order to apply, a candidate is required to upload a Test-taker Score Report of the GRE General Test to the DreamApply application system with the necessary threshold scores:

  • Verbal Reasoning at least 145
  • Quantitative Reasoning at least 150
  • Analytical Writing score at least 3.0

This is a prerequisite for qualifying and has to be fulfilled latest by the application deadline.

Candidates who have obtained a full Bachelor's degree in EU, EFTA or OECD member state are waived from the GRE requirement.

Please see more information about our GRE General Test requirement here, including the exact eligibility criteria for being exempted from this prerequisite and how to order the test result electronically to TalTech.

Please include the following:

  • Why do you apply for the chosen programme?

  • How this programme might comply with your past and future career and personal interests?

  • Why do you think you are the right person for this programme?

  • Please describe your previous experience, achievements and interest in the related fields?

  • How does your academic background fit to the degree programme you are applying for?

  • What knowledge and skills gathered in your previous education will be useful and which of the courses offered in this programme are particularly beneficial in pursuing your professional goals?

  • Why do you want to study at TalTech and especially in the field of Mechatronics?

  • In which way do you intend to contribute to the economic and social development in the world and in Estonia?

  • Please point out 1...2 more detailed engineering/research challenges you would like to concentrate a) during your MSc studies, b) in the future?

NB! It is important to properly cite and reference any sources used in your motivation letter (quotations, publications, ideas etc. that are not your own). Neglecting the rules of referencing and citation is considered plagiarism and will result in the disqualification of your application.

To apply to the Mechatronics programme a candidate will have to participate in an online interview. The interview consists of three topics:

  1. Motivation
  2. Previous experience
  3. Technical knowledge

The interview and motivation letter will be assessed together on a 10-point scale.

  • Motivation: 0 - 3 points
  • Previous experience: 0 - 3 points
  • Technical knowledge: 0 - 4 points

The aim of the interview is to understand your academic potential, motivation and suitability for your chosen course. Questions are composed to assess your:

  • intellectual flexibility and analytical skills;

  • motivation argumentation;

  • self-expression ability and technical communication skills;

  • awareness of the personal knowledge and skills, incl. future perspective and ambition;

  • practical experience in the field of Mechatronics or related fields;

  • about the information you provided in your written application;

  • relevance of the knowledge from the previous studies for the applied programme;

  • deepness of the acquired knowledge from the BSc level;

  • previous social activity and initiative;

  • preparedness for the cultural changes and knowledge about TalTech, Estonia and EU.

Duration of the interview is 10-20 minutes.


IT solutions and software integration to devices both in industrial and social sphere is becoming more and more important, also the profound integration of IT, electronics, electrical and mechanical engineering. Mechatronics puts those four together and that’s how the smart future systems are born.

Most of the courses are project based supported by theoretical materials. There are several Practical Project courses on the first year containing the topics of machine control, autonomous and industrial robotics and mechatronics and sensoric systems aimed to work with some real industrial applications by student groups ending with presenting a conference paper as a rule. Examples of this kind projects are "Smart control of collaborative robots", "3D vision serving for robots" and "UAV and UGV control simulation and hardware systems", etc.

This programme also has partner universities where it’s possible to do exchange studies:

  • Aalto University, Finland
  • Hochschule Aachen, Germany
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Future belongs to the specialities which provide ICT intensive flexible and integrated deep technical knowledge as it is the case in Mechatronics curricula. A good proof of this is the fact that Forbes nominates two MSc Mechatronics graduates among the EU most successful young leaders and entrepreneurs in Industry and Science in 2015 and a graduate lady in 2018.

Why this programme?

  • The programme offers a unique opportunity to acquire integrated knowledge and skills in electrical/electronics and mechanical engineering along with deep ICT knowledge by the courses from the Schools of Engineering and Information Technology.

  • Strong orientation towards facilitating the development of business and entrepreneurial skills, supported by strong practical course projects.

  • The programme conforms to internationally recognised professional mechatronics engineering qualification standards.


  • General studies – include courses about entrepreneurship and business planning, quality management, Estonian language and culture, management and leadership and more.

  • Core studies – cover basics of mechatronics, including advanced robotics, mechatronic systems modelling and control, control instrumentation, microprocessor systems, etc.

  • Special studies – students can choose Specialisation Grounds (dynamics of robots and machines, object-oriented programming, electronics, data acquisition means and methods), Mechatronics Applications (industrial automation and drives, industrial internship, prototyping, mechatronics and smart systems project), Smart Systems (fundamentals of sustainable energy engineering, computer-aided manufacturing, advanced manufacturing planning and control systems, biomedical sensors, foundations of cyber security, machine vision, etc.).

  • Free choice courses – students can choose from a wide variety of courses offered at the university.

  • Graduation thesis – a research project that presents technical or research problems in the area of mechatronics, automation or robotics.


View Mechatronics full curriculum

Future Career

The graduates of the programme possess skills applicable in a broad sphere, such as automation and robotics and mechatronics engineers in industry; project managers and entrepreneurs and managers of innovative SMEs orientated towards developing cutting edge technology or medicinal devices; health and space industry; security; products combining hardware and ICT, etc. Active and bright mechatronics engineers are urgently needed in the fields of automatic production lines and robotics such as ABB or SIEMENS. Students can also continue their studies at PhD level in mechatronics or in a related field.

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