A two-year Master’s Program of Tartu University located in
Tallinn Tehnopol, Estonia

The international Master`s program in Design and Development of Virtual Environments, taught in English, aims to provide students with advanced skills of Product Development and
Business Development to create innovative digital products and services.

Read about us in Estonian Investment and Trade Agency magazine “Life in Estonia”
(Spring 2013 edition, page 44)



Our program is characterized by

Emphasis on Entrepreneurship

Inter-disciplinary approach

Practical real-life projects

International lecturers

Close contacts with the ICT industry

Guest lecturers from the industry

Agile and Lean Start-up methodologies

Emphasis on teamwork


Focal points of the Curriculum

Today all start-ups must think globally from the very beginning – about selling in the world market, and how to manage an international team of people located in different countries. We teach International Sales and Marketing and Teamwork using Virtual Teams to operate in a practical environment.


To implement profitable business models all companies and start-ups need employees and managers who can see the “big picture”. To make valid strategic decisions those people need high quality skills in three key fields: Design, ICT and Business and their application in a range of practical projects.


Entrepreneurship in practice

The program emphasises teaching and practicing entrepreneurship by employing Agile and Lean Start-up methodologies. Hands-on teamwork activities are supported by theoretical studies of culture, social sciences, business and software product development.

During the two-year Master’s Program a series of development projects will be completed. Several projects are commissioned by real companies and by public sector. Special attention is paid to design, usability and user experience. The best practices of the software industry are closely followed.

The Design and Development of Virtual Environments brings together specialists from very different fields of expertise – programmers, engineers, designers, researchers and business people, to learn and also work in teams in practical projects.


Why Estonia?

Estonia is known for its strong and fast developing ICT-sector. Leading the way in electronic identity, electronic voting, and paperless E-government, it is constantly adapting new Internet and mobile solutions and services for business and the public sector. Estonia is the birthplace of the global giant Skype; and the country’s exciting start-up scene is seeing many new success stories right now. Our Master’s Programme will tap into this rich environment, co-operating closely with the industry and making the best use of its experience.

The University of Tartu, founded in 1632, is listed among World’s 400 top universities according to the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings of 2011.




More info: +372 525 6778 · info@ddve.ee

Kiirusta! Sisseastumiseks vajaliku inglise keele testi läbimine võib aega võtta
2-4 nädalat. Avalduste viimane tähtaeg on juba 8. juulil 2011
Project partners: University of Tallinn · Tartu Art School · Webmedia · Regio · Artech Industrial · Estonian Institute of Design · Institute of Infographics
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