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BSc in Cyber Security Engineering

Tallinn University of Technology
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
30 August 2021
Application deadline: 15 March - non-EU; 15 April - specific countries (list on web), May 15 - EU/EEA

Program description

BSc in Cyber Security Engineering 

The curriculum of Cyber Security Engineering gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to make IT-systems malware-proof, as well as teach you which means to use against cyber-attacks. The curriculum is broad-based and practically oriented, which means that all theoretical knowledge acquired in the courses is strongly supported by practical study. At least half of the course capacity is made up of labs or practice lessons, in which students can go through all the steps of setting up and securing the network and services of a company. Labs are mostly carried out by specialists of the field and many elective subjects help broaden general knowledge.

Key features:

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Duration: 3 years

Faculty: School of Information Technologies

Study Load: 180 ECTS 

Mode of Study: Full-time study

Admission requirements

Applicants will need the following:

  • Secondary school graduation certificate and transcript
  • Motivation letter
  • Online test
  • Online interview

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Program content

Curriculum outline (180 ECTS):

  • General studies - provides basic knowledge and skills required for understanding and managing IT and/or cyber security specific subjects.
  • Core studies - contains courses focused on IT essentials and important components of IT - networks, programming, databases, web applications, etc.
  • Special studies - contains courses focused on cyber security details, IT systems administration and development (with security-special properties), penetration testing, malware, reverse engineering, forensics and cryptography and also a corresponding internship.
  • Free choice courses - student can freely choose any courses offered by the university without any restrictions.
  • Graduation thesis - classical thesis (formulation of a practical problem with corresponding analysis and solution) related to cyber security or to an area, where cyber security plays an important role.

Scholarships & funding

For non-EU citizens, there are tuition fee waivers are available. A tuition fee waiver is a scholarship that grants free education based on the points gained in the course of admission. It is automatically awarded to the best candidates according to the points gained in the course of admission. Scholarship is awarded for the whole study period.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fee: non-EU - 6000 EUR/year

EU citizens are exempt from tuition fees for this programme.


Graduates of this programme will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc).

Career opportunities

Once you have successfully completed your studies, you will have the skills necessary to find errors made during the setup of computer networks and devices, organise the cyber security of an institution, implement the best practices, etc. You will be able to work as an IT specialist, for example, and as you gain more experience, become a member of the computer emergency readiness team.

For better and more exciting opportunities in the job market, we suggest you continue your studies at the Master’s level in the field of cyber security. That way, you can later work as a Chief Security Officer. The knowledge acquired in the field is universal and you can work in Estonia as well as abroad.

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About this institute

A vision of today’s society is innovative, entrepreneurial, technologically advanced, and open to the world, and this is what Tallinn Unversity of Technology (TalTech) is applying for through internationally high-level studies and research.  At TalTech, we make real things and develop...

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Tallinn University of Technology

Ehitajate tee 5
19086 Tallinn

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