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WE ARE EDUCATING FUTURE LEADERS AND EXPERTS OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN OUR SOCIETY AND ORGANISATIONS

Estonia’s e-government and the country’s other innovative e-solutions have grown into one of Europe’s success stories of the last decade. TalTech has taken a leap into the future of e-Governance education. Largely focusing on IT solutions at governmental level, its interoperability between different faculties in the university is giving fundamental background also in other aspects (law, public management and economics) of government. The programme is especially important due to the fact that it is unique in Estonia and in Europe and the demand for the specialist with broad knowledge in e-governance is increasing tremendously.

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Admissions

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 the motivation letter and for the online interview is 20 points. An applicant who receives the minimum of 10 points is admitted.

 

Programme Specific Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in IT, ICT, Economics, Public Management, Law, Marketing, Business Administration, International Relations.

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 present a Test-taker Score Report of the GRE General Test with the following result:

  • a Verbal Reasoning score has to be at least 150

  • a Quantitative Reasoning score has to be at least 160

  • an Analytical Writing score has to be at least 3,5

An applicant must upload the Score Report to the online application system and order the score to be sent electronically directly to TalTech by the Educational Testing Service. GRE Designated Institution (DI) Code for Tallinn University of Technology is 5019.

Please find more information about the GRE General Test here. We kindly advise you to register for the test well in advance. There might not be many test dates available or the dates may get fully booked early.

Kindly note that this is a preliminary requirement for applying and has to be fulfilled latest by the application deadline. Only those applications which include the result of GRE General Test will be considered for further evaluation in the faculty. 

Please include the following:

  • clearly defined perspectives and motivation for developing the information society and e-governance era;
  • logical, analytical and comprehensive description of e-governance based on the country candidate chooses to take as an example;
  • previous experiences in the field, practical work experience in public sector or with the technical solutions used in public sector;
  • proposals for future master's thesis topic in the field of e-governance technologies and/or services;
  • grammatically correct and fluent English.

 

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.

Positive scale: 5-10 points

Candidate needs to attach a CV (Europass Format, in English) that is clearly stating previous educational and professional background, participation in trainings and publication list if any.

The division of points:

  • It is possible to receive up to 2 point for each aspect. The maximum amount of points for the entire Letter of Motivation is 10, while the positive range is 5-10 points
  • 0 points will be given for the failure to send the Letter of Motivation and Curriculum Vitae.

In order to be invited to the interview, candidate should get at least 5 points for the motivation letter.

During the interview the following aspects will be evaluated:

  • communication and presentation skills;

  • level of e-governance awareness;

  • motivation to complete selected study programme as well as to contribute to the field by applying the acquired knowledge in future career;

  • analytical thinking and argumentation skills;

  • ability to work on concrete projects both in a team and individually.

Duration of the interview is approximately 10 minutes.

Positive scale: 5-10 points

Overview

The programme gives students broad knowledge on developing a modern state, its transition to e-governance and paperless management. Studies include a wide overview of administrative and legal aspects of e-governance.

What you can expect from this Master's programme:

  • Experienced lectures

  • Access to world-class know-how

  • Hands-on collaboration with practitioners in the field

Why this programme?

  • The programme focuses on designing, developing and improving governmental systems and implementing e-government components on every state level

  • Specialisation in IT, innovation/services in public and private sectors or adoption and marketing of e-governance

  • User-oriented services offered by government that are based on ICT

  • Offers experience in the field, practical research and project work already during studies

  • Curriculum is closely related to “e-state technologies laboratory” offering students a possibility to do research in e-governance field as well as take part in new development projects

CURRICULUM OUTLINE (120 ECTS)

  • General studies - cover information society principles: towards e-Governance, legal framework of e-governance, introduction to IT and eGov technologies, software process and quality, IT Solutions of e-government, etc.

  • Core studies include such courses as e-Governance technologies and services master's project, enterprise architecture and BPM, introduction to development in cloud, Basics of e-Health, etc.

  • Special studies - consist of courses about foundations of cyber security, public sector service design and implementation, information management and digital archiving, impact and measurement of e-Governance, entrepreneurship project, etc.

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

  • Graduation thesis - a practical written project with a strong theoretical background focused on e-Governance and ICT.

Future Career

The curriculum will help to prepare managers and specialists responsible for the development of e-Governance, who are able to comprehend the business processes and the management of public administration; and are familiar with the information systems and software development.

Giving students a broad knowledge about the transition to e-governance, its management and development, helps graduates to work as a public sector high-level officials whilst leading eGov projects by having also a wider overview of administrative and legal aspects of e- governance.

Master’s degree holders have the opportunity to continue their studies in the PhD programme.

What students say

If you graduate from our Study programme you will be successful as: 

 

Florian Lemke

Florian Lemke

Germany

I am Florian Lemke from Germany and I graduated in 2018 from Tallinn Tech. I am working for Capgemini Germany in Berlin, the city I was born at. I am advising especially German Regional Governments in their long process of digital transformation on a strategic and technical dimension. I founded a disruptive Startup in Asia (Hong Kong) right after my graduation. The e-Governance Technologies and Services Program at Tallinn University of Technology provided me with the knowledge and understanding of innovation, technology, public- as well as business administration. The immense flexibility and possibility for gaining international experience on TTÜ’s partner universities has made me become an expert on Asian and European e-government solutions, due to my exchange studies at Beijing Institute of Technology in the Peoples Republic of China. Considering this, I can develop just the best e-solutions for my own country. Estonia has been the best place in the world to study e-government to become one of the future leaders in the e-government field. The diverse and interdisciplinary program has shaped more than just my career. It has shaped my personality and life.


Tamar Maglakelidze

Tamar Maglakelidze

Georgia

Earning Master’s Degree in e-Governance Technologies and Services at Tallinn University of Technology (TTU) has had a strong impact on my personal and professional development. The program has a broad curriculum that covers all major areas of implementing e-Governance services. It combines several elements that make it a compelling choice for students who would like to develop an understanding of Information and Communication Technologies.

I am currently working in the e-Governance field as a Service Development Analyst at Municipal Service Development Agency of Tbilisi City Hall (MSDA). Our agency creates and implements electronic systems customized for municipal activities. Programs that are developed by MSDA are intended for internal organizational activities, citizens, and external users. It can be emphasized that the services MSDA carries out further improve efficiency and make it more accessible and user-friendly for citizens.

Given the fact that Estonia is one of the first countries in the e-Governance field, it has greatly influenced development of e-Governance in Georgia. The education TTU provided has had a tremendous impact on my career and has enabled me to better manage projects at my current job. I am proud to be part of the program.


Ievgen Bilyk

Ievgen Bilyk

Ukraine

TTÜ Master programme on E-Governance Technologies and Services equipped me with the modern interdisciplinary background. E-governance is such a field where a specialist needs to draw from various disciplines: IT, law, project management, public administration and other kinds of social sciences. All these directions were covered by the programme! So, I regularly use this background to overcome different challenges when creating e-governance solutions in Ukraine. But probably the most valuable intake from the Master’s is connections with international experts and students in e-governance that I met in Tallinn.     

Last two years, I worked at Transparency International Ukraine on two projects: monitoring ProZorro e-procurement system and developing ProZorro.Sale e-sales system. My position was a project manager. Currently, I work as a consultant at the Expert Deployment for Governance and Economic Growth in Ukraine on the project of creating National E-Platform for Schools.

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Student Counsellor of e-Governance Technologies and Services

Student counsellor can help you with questions about the Master's study programme.


Anastasiia Dudko
(+372) 5884 3935
anastasiia.dudko@taltech.ee 

 

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