|Type of study programme||Master degree|
|Degree||Master of Engineering Sciences in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2021|
|Duration||Full time - 2 years (4 terms)|
|Credit points||80 (ECTS: 120)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English in special groups formed for international students. International students are offered a Latvian language course (4,5 ECTS) in the framework of the study program.|
|Fees||3900 EUR per year (2020/2021)|
|Study programme description||The Master study programme is designed to provide knowledge and skills for applying a scientific foundation to solve engineering problems in various engineering industries.
Studies are organised in the form of lectures, seminars, project works and discussion groups. Studies focus on specialized courses in Applied Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, and Processing Techniques with a particular interest in the development of new composite materials, analysis of large dynamic systems, the design of medical equipment and robotic devices.
Graduates can pursue a mechanical engineer career in both local and international projects as well as in various companies - automobile, shipyards, railway transport, etc., where there is a requirement for expertise in combustion, noise and vibration process control, robotics, quality management, biological engineering, space research, liquid mechanics, water supply, planning machine and mechanism maintenance, consumer goods design, pollution control and mechanical synthesis of new materials. In addition, designers and mechanical engineers can work in the companies involved in the packaging industry, automation of industrial processes.
|Study programme link||fsd.rtu.lv/masters-studies/engineering-technology-mechanics-and-mechanical-engineering-masters/
|Requirements||• Bachelor of Engineering Sciences in Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent
• Proficiency in the English language
• Skype intervie
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Riga Technical University (RTU) is the oldest university in Latvia, and it has long-standing traditions dating back to 1862. It is an accredited, fully state owned, internationally recognized European level university. According to the requirements of the European Space for Higher Education, RTU offers academic and professional study programmes at three levels – bachelor, master and doctoral studies. RTU is the only engineering university providing engineering programmes and business studies in Latvia. At present it is one of the largest technical universities in the Baltic Sea region and gathers nearly 16 000 students at eight faculties in various study programmes.
RTU has a leading role in number of research projects financed by the EU. Among university alumni there are presidents, prime-ministers and ministers of several European countries, key figures in Latvia’s business and industry. All European countries according to the Lisbon Convention recognize the diplomas issued by the Riga Technical University, on Recognition of Qualification Concerning Higher Education in the European Region, signed in April 1997. RTU degrees are also recognized in the United States, Canada, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria, Nepal, Cameroon, Nigeria and other countries. In 2002 several of RTU engineering programs were approved by United States, Department of Veteran Affairs as eligible for «G. I. Bill» financial benefits.
Population in the city of Riga: 632 614
Total number of students: 14 383 (2019/20)
Number of International students: 1888 (2019/20)
Number of academic staff: 930 (2019/20)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: RTU residences
• From 69,50 EUR per person in shared room per month (3 persons).
• From 124,50 EUR per person in shared room per month (2 persons).
• From 295.50 EUR a month in a single room.