Tallinn University of Technology

Organisation of studies rules

Studies at the Estonian Maritime Academy take place according to the rules established in the TalTech Academic Policies.

Organisation of studies

Studies at the Estonian Maritime Academy use the Study Information System ÕIS.

  • Log into ÕIS using your ID card or mobile-ID. Request a password from the information systems division (SOC 132), in case the use of an ID card is not possible. Take with you an identity document.

  • You will see under your name, in the upper right corner your student code, after you have logged into ÕIS. Remember that code!

  • You must check and if necessary renew your contact details after you have logged into ÕIS for the first time. This can be done later under the heading „My data“.

  • Order notifications to your e-mail address, so that in the future all official notices sent through ÕIS will reach you with certainty. You can do this by making a check mark in the appropriate box under the heading „My data“.

You can find a more detailed ÕIS user manual here.

Academic counselling


The easiest way to contact them is by visiting them in the Centre of Academic Affairs Office, room 223 (Kopli 101, Tallinn) or by writing to the general e-mail address emeranoustajad@taltech.ee

The student counsellors advise students in all questions concerning organisation of studies incl.:

  • Programme of studies/declaration

  • Fulfilling the semester/academic year workload requirements

  • Certificates about studying at the university

  • Extract of learning outcomes

  • Academic leave

  • Application for a main field/specialisation

  • Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (APEL)

  • Changes to personal data

  • Tuition fees and invoices

  • Fulfilling the study programme

  • Application for thesis / Declaration of subject

  • Changing the programme of studies

  • External studies

  • Internships

Contacts of student counsellors


The Maritime Academy timetable is visible in the study information system ÕIS (ois2.ttu.ee).

NB! There may be changes in the timetable, so consult the timetable every day during the first weeks of the semester!

Notices about temporary changes to the timetable will be sent through the ÕIS environment.

In Tallinn

Breakfast:  07.45-09.00

1.class   08.30-09.15

2.class      09.15-10.00

3.class      10.15-11.00

4.class  11.00-11.45

Lunch:    11.30-13.30

5.class  12.45-13.30

6.class    13.30-14.15

7.class      14.30-15.15

8.class    15.15-16.00

9.class    16.15-17.00

10.class      17.00-17.45

11.class    18.00-18.45

12.class      18.45-19.30

Dinner:    15.30-17.00

Read about changing study programme from here.

Read more here.


APEL or the accreditation of prior and experiential learning is a process in which the institution of studies evaluates the correspondence of the applicant’s previous study results with the learning outputs of the subject(s) module(s) and in the case of sufficient correspondence takes them into consideration for fulfilling the programme of studies.

Previous studies might have been at another school, experience (from work) is also taken into consideration, as is training or independent studies. The possession of a certificate also qualifies as previous studies.

For graduates

The conditions for completion of studies are described in the study programme.

Graduation Thesis Draft




The study program

„Maritime Digital Solutions“ VAMM

Preliminary defense of Master's theses 03.05.2024

Submission of master's theses 20.05.2024

Defense of Master's theses on 29.05.2024

VAMM schedule


The thesis information and organisation environment is as a course in Moodle https://moodle.taltech.ee:

  • VDSR lõputöö – port and shipping management;

  • VDVR lõputöö – waterways safety management;

  • VAAM lõputöö- Maritime Studies
  • VAMM theses-  Maritime Digital Solutions

Moodle courses are protected with a key. The programme manager can provide the course key. 

For a Navigation and Ship engineering student

Academy prepares future ship’s officers in the following fields of specialisation:
1) Navigation
2) Ship  engineering
The programmes of studies of the Shipping Centre are regulated by the Maritime Safety Act (MSA). All graduates receive a professional higher education diploma confirming the completion of the full study programme, which corresponds fully with the training, certification and watchkeeping requirements, as specified in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers and its amendments (STCW 1978). The compilation of specialised study subjects has taken into consideration the model course recommendations of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) concerning the contents and quantity of subjects.

During the studies all future ship’s officers are ensured with free meals (3x per day) and uniforms. The wearing of the uniform is regulated by the procedural rules. 

The Shipping Centre students must acquaint themselves with the corresponding documents: