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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.

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.



School of Engineering is the biggest School of Tallinn University of Technology.

2019 in numbers

  • 540 employees, including 336 academic position, including 37 tenure position.
  • Published 226 research articles.
  • There were 255 bachelor and applied higher education graduates, 378 master graduates and 31 PhD graduates.
  • 596 bachelor and applied higher education, 367 master and 26 PhD students started their studies.
  • Currently there are 3400 students studying at School of Engineering. 

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