Study programme

The degree is issued as follows: Master of Science in Engineering.

Language of instruction:English

Programme structure:

Prof. Ivo Leito: The study programme has been designed in close cooperation with the stakeholders in labs and industry, to ensure that the competence and skills of our graduates indeed correspond to the needs of the job market.

Compulsory module 45 ECTS
Elective courses 30 ECTS
Optional subjects 6 ECTS
Practical placement 9 ECTS
Master’s thesis 30 ECTS

Compulsory courses:
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Modern Metrology
Metrology in Chemistry
Measuring and Instrumentation
Measurement Data Processing
Practical Chemical Analysis
Quality Management
Measurement Uncertainty in Chemistry (full course content available online)
Practical Works on Physical Measurement and Calibration
Practical Works in Chemical Analysis and Metrology
Master Seminar in Measurement Science

Elective courses:

Materials characterization and testing methods in chemistry
Structural Analysis I

Measurements in Biochemistry
Measurements and the Law

Economic Aspects of Measurements
Environment and Measurement
Electrochemical Methods for Quantitative Analysis

Signal Processing
Quality Systems
Atomic Spectroscopy
Project and Quality Management

Mobility window:

All or part of the electives can be taken abroad at one of our partner universities. Principles of module selection: The overall volume of elective courses has to be 30 ECTS. Elective courses can be taken at UT or in the framework of the mobility module abroad. If the number of ECTS credits taken in the framework of the mobility module is less than 30 then the missing ECTS credits have to be compensated by taking courses at UT. The amount of credits to be earned abroad is at least 15 ECTS per semester. If you have earned at least 15 ECTS abroad, you have the right for an extension semester, should you need it. For further info please see the Study Abroad Regulations.

Summer school:

The best students have the possibility to participate in the Summer school, offered by the Euromaster-labeled consortium of universities “Measurement science in chemistry”.

Internship (Practical speciality training):

During the programme students will be placed in companies and laboratories like Metrosert AS, Estiko AS, Mayeri Industries AS, Laboratories of the Estonian Health Protection Inspectorate, Estonian Veterinary and Food Laboratories, State Agency of Medicines, Estonian Accreditation Centre. Internships last 4-6 weeks and are intended for participants to gain practical experience.

Programme duration: 2 years

  • possibility of credit transfer is available to graduates with a 4-year Bachelor diploma
  • recognition of prior work experience is available to applicants with substantial work experience in the field

How will this degree develop your potential

  • Thorough knowledge and skills in laboratory and technological measurements, methods of testing and analysis, quality systems
  • High competence demanded for work in quality assurance laboratories in various industries, inspection, certification and accreditation agencies
  • Practical experience gained during the study period through an internship placement with companies

Why choose the University of Tartu for your Master’s:

  • University of Tartu Testing Centre accredited according to ISO 17025
  • Leading European Research Centre of Metrology in Chemistry
  • UT Participates in the work of EURAMET-MetChem, EMRP, TrainMiC, CITAC and other International Metrology organisations and initiatives

Learning outcomes:

1. Graduate has systematic knowledge of the physical, chemical and metrological basis of the more widespread measurement and analysis methods, factors affecting the results, methods of calculating of measurement results and assessment of their quality and documenting measurement results. The graduate has systematic knowledge of quality systems.

2. The graduate has skills necessary to work with the more widespread measurement and analysis methods, to tune them according to a given measurement or analysis procedure and to optimise measurement procedures. The graduate is qualified to determine the characteristics of measurement and analysis procedures and to assess their suitability for a specific measurement or analysis task. The graduate is capable to assess the adequacy of the measurement or analysis results obtained.