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Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)  

Workload: 120 ECTS

Language of instruction: English

Duration: 2 years

Tuition fee: No tuition fee if the student is studying with full study load.

If student fails to study with full study load then the price of 1 ECTS is 48 EUR.

Entry: Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Information Technology, Public Management,

Law or a related field.

Motivation letter.


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. Various theories and approaches

have been created on the state level to develop and link together different technologies

to implement e-governance practices on a state, local and individual level.


The Master’s programme e-Governance Technologies and Services gives student’s broad

knowledge about the makings of a modern state – the transition into e-governance,

its management and development. Studies include a wider overview of administrative and

legal aspects of e-governance.


Arvo Ott, Executive Director of E-Governance Academy


"E-Governance is not only technology but also innovation, policy, legal and fiscal frameworks,

management and economy. The curriculum of the programme brings together science,

practices and knowledge in these fields and trains very internationally needed specialists of the e-Governance."


Key features

  • Focuses on designing, developing and improving governmental systems and implementing e-government components on every level of the state
  • Specialization on IT technologies, innovation/services in public and private sector or adoption and marketing of e-government
  • User-oriented services offered by government that are based on information and communication Technologies
  • Offers experience in the industry, practical research and project work already during studies
  • Curriculum is closely related to “e-state technologies laboratory” offering students a possibility to do research on e-governance field and take part of new development projects as well

Modules & Courses



e-Governance: Policies, Strategies and Frameworks

Information Society Concepts and Principles

Introduction to ICT and e-Governance

Technology and Society

The State and Governance

Development Policies and Globalization

Business Information Systems



Planning and Implementing e-Governance

Legal Framework of e-Governance

Enterprise Business Architecture Development

Public Management and Administration

Business Process Modelling and Automation Innovation



(Specialization on e-services)

Policy Skills: Strategic Management, Policy Analysis and Lesson-Drawing

Concepts of e-Democracy

Service-Orientation in the Public Sector

Methodology for e-Governance Implementation and Marketing

Introduction to Development in Cloud

Technical Change and Techno-economic Paradigms




(Specialization on technologies)

Usability of Virtual Environments

Information Management and Digital Archiving

Design and development of Data Exchange Layer for Government Information Systems

Technology and Individual: Ethics of Law and Technology

Security and Privacy in a Networked World

Internet of Things: Smart Devices, Processes and Services

Legal Aspects of Software and Database Protection









Future Career Options

Graduates of the programme can work as public sector officials, product and software developers, and researchers who are capable of taking an interdisciplinary input based on teamwork to create and develop innovative, user-friendly and economically efficient e-governance solutions. Graduates can be future e-government technologist, architects, developers or analysts.