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Programme

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

 

ECTS credits

Evaluation

Semester

 

General studies (21 ECTS)

    

 Compulsory courses: 15.00 ECTS credits

HOE7210 - Legal Framework of e-Governance

6.00

E

1

 

IDU0404 - Introduction to IT and eGov Technologies

6.00

P-F.Ass.

1

 

IDU0406 - Information Society Concepts and Principles

3.00

P-F.Ass.

1

 

    

 Optional courses: at least 6.00 ECTS credits

HHI1920 - Public Administration and Innovation

6.00

E

2

 

IAG0061 - Software Project Management

6.00

E

2

 

HHA1450 - State and Governance

3.00

E

3

 

HLI0110 - Academic Writing in English

3.00

P-F.Ass.

2

 

IDU0451 - Startup Project

6.00

P-F.Ass.

2

 

    

Core studies (24 ECTS)

      

 Compulsory courses: 18.00 ECTS credits

IDU0411 - Master's Seminar I

3.00

Gr.Ass.

2

 

IDU0390 - Business Process Management and Enterprise Architecture

9.00

E

2

 

IDU0412 - Master's Project II

3.00

P-F.Ass.

3

 

HHL1041 - Public Management and Administration

3.00

P-F.Ass.

1

 

     

 Optional courses: at least 6.00 ECTS credits

IDU0320 - Business Information Systems

6.00

E

1

 

HHL1151 - Introduction to e- Democracy

3.00

Gr.Ass.

2

 

IDU0330 - Business Process Modeling and Automation

6.00

E

3

 

HOE7220 - Legal Aspects of Software and Database Protection

3.00

E

3

 

HHI0116 - Entrepreneurship and Technology Management

6.00

E

1

 

IDU0420 - Planning and Implementing e-governance

6.00

E

2

 

      

Special studies module e-Governance Technologies and Services (39 ECTS)

      

 Compulsory courses: 27.00 ECTS credits

IDU0815 - Information Systems Programming

6.00

E

1

 

IDU0476 - Public Sector Service Design and Implementation

9.00

E

3

 

IDU0480 - Foundations of Cyber Security

6.00

E

3

 

IDU0430 - Information Management  and Digital Archiving

6.00

E

3

 

     

 Optional courses: at least 12.00 ECTS credits

IDU0440 - Virtual Environments Usability

6.00

E

2

 

IDU0455 - Introduction to Development in Cloud

6.00

E

1

 

IDY0203 - Agent-Oriented Modelling and Multiagent Systems

6.00

E

2

 

IDU006P - Practice

6.00

P-F.Ass.

3

 

IDU0310 - Internet of Things Solutions: Smart Devices, Processes and Services

6.00

E

3

 

ITX8043 - Foundations and Management of Cyber Security

6.00

E

3

 

    

Free choice courses

     

6.00

 

Graduation thesis

      

30.00

 

 

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.

 

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