The School of Engineering in its current form was established on 1 January 2017.
The Strategic Plan of Tallinn University of Technology 2015 - 2020 focused on the goal of becoming an internationally outstanding university in the field of engineering and technology. Strategic planning was carried out with an intention of growing into a learning, intelligent organization that quickly adapts to changes. In order to achieve this goal, the structural reform was implemented in Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), as a result of which, as of 1 January 2017, Tallinn University of Technology comprises four Schools and the Estonian Maritime Academy. The former eight Schools, twelve institutions, and more than sixty departments were merged into new structural units - the School of Engineering, the School of Information Technology, the School of Natural Sciences, and the School of Business and Governance - and the Estonian Maritime Academy.
The School of Engineering was made up of the former School of Civil Engineering, the School of Power Engineering, the School of Mechanical Engineering, the School of Chemical and Materials Technology, TUT Virumaa College and TUT Tartu College. In 2021, Kuressaare College was merged with the School of Engineering.
However, the history of engineering and technical education has lasted for a hundred years, since the university was established. The today's University of Technology was founded on 17 September 1918, when the Estonian Technical Association, which united local educators, started to run special technical courses. There were courses on mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, shipbuilding, hydraulic engineering, construction and architecture.
The roots of the School of Engineering thus date back to the establishment of the university, and mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, construction, and architecture can be studied to this day. However, the digital and innovative forward-looking university has added many new future-oriented specialities to the list of old traditional and honourable disciplines.
There are 5 Departments and 3 Colleges in the School of Engineering:
School of Engineering is the biggest School of Tallinn University of Technology.
School in numbers:
- In 2022 there are 602 employees, including 361 academic position, including 41 tenure position.
- In 2021 published 557 research articles.
- There were 538 bachelor, applied higher education and master level graduates and 25 PhD graduates in 2022 spring semester.
- 325 bachelor and applied higher education, 469 master- and integrated studies and 30 PhD students started their studies in the autumn semester of 2022.
- Autumns semester 2022 there are 3100 students studying at School of Engineering.
There are 1 bachelor, 5 master and 1 PhD study programmes in School of Engineering which are taught in english.
- Design and Technology Futures
- Environmental Engineering and Management
- Industrial Engineering and Management
- Marine Engineering
- Technology of Wood, Plastics and Textiles
- Engineering Sciences
- Building and Civil Engineering and Architecture (not open for admission)
- Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics (not open for admission)
- Chemical and Materials Technology (not open for admission)
- Mechanical Engineering (not open for admission)