Tallinn University of Technology

Good Practice

  • Participants are aware of the possibilities of the online environment to ensure that the learning takes place with high-quality audio and video. The microphone is switched on only when speaking, in order to avoid possible noise in the audio channel. Using a headset significantly improves the audio quality. The video quality is ensured by a stable internet connection.
  • The student and the lecturer both participate in online learning. if the teacher asks the student to keep the camera on during the lecture, it is polite to do so. This makes it easier to initiate discussions and direct students to co-operation, which ensures two-way feedback and better mutual understanding.
  • Those who wish to speak indicate this by raising the hand icon.
  • If a lecturer wishes to record a lecture given on the web, he/she informs the audience in advance before the lecture starts.
  • All the lectures and seminar materials are the intellectual property of the University and may not be recorded without permission.
  • If a lecturer does not want students to record the lecture, he/she informs the audience in advance before the lecture starts.
  • A student who wishes to record an online lecture may do so with the permission of the lecturer.
  • The University has the right to delete web lectures recorded by the student, if recording has not been previously approved by the lecturer.
  • The recording of lecture may be shared with third parties with the permission of the lecturer.
  • The Parties shall respect each other's wishes to maintain privacy and shall treat intellectual property in accordance with the agreements reached between the Parties.
  • In case of unauthorized distribution of a lecture recording, a lecturer as the author of lecture materials or the University as the holder of copyright-related proprietary rights may demand compensation for proprietary and non-proprietary damage, termination of illegal use and prevention of further infringement, extradition and destruction of unauthorized copies.

Assesment and exams

  • If the assessment, including the exam, is conducted in a web-based environment using monitoring software, it is necessary to ask students for written consent. If the student does not agree, it must be possible to take the examination in another way, for example in the auditorium under special conditions or orally via a web call. See more - Monitoring Exams.
  • Exam organizational information (including whether there is a monitored exam) with exam times must be available to students at least four weeks before the first exam, if possible at the beginning of the semester. 


For any questions regarding the passing of assessments / exams, please contact the Vice-Dean of Studies of your faculty.

At TalTech, students can give feedback twice a year using ÕIS.

Your feedback is very important:

  • for you in order to analyse and reflect on your semester's work; 
  • for the lecturer in order to develop and improve his or her course and teaching skills;
  • for the programme director in order to improve the courses and ensure high quality of teaching;
  • for the Human Resources Office and Office of Academic Affairs in order to provide more efficient support for the professional development of the lecturers;
  • for the management of the university in order to take the students' opinion into consideration when taking decisions.

The feedback survey is totally anonymous. The results will be presented only in aggregate form.

The feedback process at TalTech is governed by the "Procedure for requesting and taking into account feedback on teaching and courses".

TalTech students have formulated and written good practice to follow when giving feedback.

Good feedback is:

  • based on self-analysis - it is very important to consider one's own contribution when evaluating teaching. A lecturer may make every effort to help students, but ultimately each student must take responsibility for his/her learning.
  • polite - lack of respect, rudeness, etc. do not help a lecturer or programme director to improve a course or study programme. 
  • justified – ... , because ...". The points in the questionnaire provide a good indication, but explanations are important in order to improve the quality. 
  • objective – emotions should be left out of feedback, sometimes it is useful to wait a bit before giving feedback and analyse one's own action in parallel with the lecturer's activities in order to get to the core of the matter.
  • constructive – lecturers and programme directors use student feedback to improve their work. This can be done if the feedback provides an opportunity for that, i.e. it is based on observations and facts and is accurate (the comments concern the activities of the selected lecturer, etc.). 
  • for expressing praise  – recognition of a lecturer's good work motivates and encourages the lecturer to step up his/her efforts.

Contact: Kersti Matiisen, 56665731, kersti.matiisen@taltech.ee

Structure of study programmes

Study programme

University studies shall be carried out in accordance with study programmesOne ECTS credit corresponds to 26 hours of study by a student.

A study programme is a document which sets out the objectives of the studies conducted, including the expected learning outcomes, the nominal duration and volume of studies, the language of instruction, the list, volume and short descriptions of the courses, the options and conditions for selecting subjects, main specialities and the conditions for the completion of studies. When drawing up study programmes, it has been assumed that a student acquires 60 ECTS credits, which corresponds to 1560 hours of study by a student.

The duration of studies in the curricula is the following:

  • the nominal duration of bachelor’s studies is three years and the workload of studies is 180 ECTS credits

  • the nominal duration of professional higher education is three to four years and the workload of studies is 180–240 ECTS credits

  • the nominal duration of master’s studies is up to two years and the workload of studies is 60–120 ECTS credits. 

  • the nominal duration of integrated studies is five years and the workload of studies is 300 ECTS credits

  • the nominal duration of doctoral studies is four years and the workload of studies is 240 ECTS credits.

Structure of study programmes

The bachelor's, master's, engineering and professional higher education study programmes consist of modules. The modules are divided into general, core and speciality modules, free choice sudies and graduation thesis modules.

  • General studies – the module of the curriculum, the objective of which is to improve the level of general educational knowledge and skills;

  • Core studies – the module of the curriculum, the objective of which is to provide basic education specific to the broad group of studies and field of study;

  • Special studies, incl. internship – the module of the curriculum, the objective of which is acquisition of the knowledge and skills directly related to the field of study described in the curriculum and required for commencing work and continuing studies in the next study cycle. 

  • Free choice studies – the module of the curriculum, the objective of which is acquisition of the knowledge and skills in courses that are not included in the curriculum and can be freely chosen by the student;

  • Final thesis or examinations

The minimum workload of the modules of the curriculum (ECTS credits):

Curriculum module

Bachelor's studies

Master's studies*

Professional higher education

Integrated studied

General studies

18

6

18

24

Core studies

60

18

48

78

Special studies

24

36

57-66

60

  incl. internship

6

6

27-36**

12

Free choice studies

6

6

6

12

Final thesis or final examinations

6-12***

18-30

6-12***

30

* All the workload requirements in the master's study with the nominal duration of less than two years are proportionately lower and the workload of a master's thesis or examination is at least 18 ECTS credits.
**In a professional higher education curriculum, internship shall form at least 15% of the workload of studies.
*** The minimum of 6 ECTS credits, the maximum of 12 ECTS credits.

User Guides

The Study Information System (ÕIS) is used for declaring subjects, submitting various applications, sending notices to students, managing and storing study information, etc.

ÕIS user guides can be found on ois2.ttu.eeUser guides

ÕIS video guide for declaring subjects

  • Degree students - video 
  • Exchange students - video

Instructions for logging to the Study Information System (ÕIS):

  • First, you have to be enrolled to TalTech.

  • Matriculation is completed on a rolling basis starting the middle of August and your uni-ID registration information is forwarded to your e-mail then. 

An individual study plan and declaring subjects

  •  An individual study plan means a list of the courses declared by the student for the upcoming semester, which he or she undertakes to study.

  • Declaration of a course means selection of the course for the individual study plan.

  • A first or second level student is required to compile an individual study plan for each semester of attendance, except for cases involving study abroad.

  • A student shall submit an individual study plan by the deadline specified in the academic calendar.

Important to remember!
 

  • Timetables are available already before the semester starts (ois2.ttu.ee > Study Plan). See the example of timetable.

  • You have to participate in the lectures from the first day of the semester (according to the timetable). You can submit your study plan until the deadline indicated in the Academic Calendar. The first lecture is the most important, because in that lecture professor explains the rules of passing the subject, introduces the study materials etc.

  • To receive all notifications you need to check the Student Portal regularly.

  • If you have any questions or you need help for composing the study plan, contact to your school's Dean’s Office.

You can find TalTech Moodle at - taltech.moodle.ee, if necessary, read the user manual.

To log in, select "TalTech Uni-ID" for authentication and enter your Uni-ID username uni-id@ttu.ee and password. You can also log in by using your ID card or mobile ID. To use your mobile ID for logging in, you must first log in to Moodle by using your Uni-ID or ID card and add your mobile phone number to your user data. 

If you have any questions regarding your Uni-ID account, please contact IT Helpdesk at helpdesk@taltech.ee. If you have any questions regarding your Moodle account and login, please send an e-mail to moodle@taltech.ee.

TalTech e-mail address

TalTech e-mail address in the format "matriculationnumber@taltech.ee" is created for each student upon matriculation. All notifications related to studies will be sent to TalTech e-mail address and the information will be deemed to have been delivered. You must read your TalTech e-mails regularly on Student Portal

The following guidelines are provided for easy e-mail setup:

Uni-ID

The goal of Uni-ID service is to simplify access to the central ICT resources by using one and secure system. TUT Uni-ID account is generated from the information in personnel and OIS database. For Uni-ID username, or to generate or change password, open https://pass.ttu.ee and log in with your ID card, Smart ID or Mobile ID. 

Refering and requirements for papers in TalTech

Different faculties and departments in TalTech have different requirements for academic papers (including thesis). Requirements and instructions for papers are given below. If you have questions please contact your faculty/department.

If you need personal consultation on information search or help with finding literature for your thesis and want to know how to use different databases, you can request a consultation by a subject librarian (free for TalTech students and members).  The consultations lasts up to 1 hour and you can send your request here

Calculator of the grade point average is available in the student portal!