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Organization of studies in IT faculty for master’s programs. Priit Ruberg Early stage researcher in department of computer engineering. Important web pages. Universities act. § 28. Master’s study

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Organization of studies in it faculty for master s programs

Organization of studies in IT faculty for master’s programs

Priit Ruberg

Early stage researcher in department of computer engineering

Important web pages
Important web pages programs





Universities act
Universities act programs

  • § 28. Master’s study

  • (1) Master’s study is study at the second level of higher education during which a student improves his or her knowledge and skills in his or her speciality and acquires the knowledge and skills necessary for independent work and Doctoral study.

  • (2) The standard period of Master’s study is one to two years. The standard period of Bachelor’s and Master’s study is at least five years in total.

  • (3) The pre-condition for the commencement of Master’s study is a Bachelor’s level degree, higher education acquired by completing a professional higher education curriculum or a qualification equal thereto.

  • (4) Master’s study ends with the defense of a Master’s thesis or the taking of a Master’s degree examination. A person who has completed Master’s study shall be awarded a Master’s level degree.

  • (5) A person who has completed Master’s study has the right to continue his or her studies in Doctoral study pursuant to the procedure established by the council of the university.


Standard of higher education
Standard of higher education programs

  • §9 (8) The nominal duration of both the Bachelor's study and Master's study, and studies in professional higher education and Master's study is at least five years and the study load determined in the study programme shall be 300 credit points.

  • 1 ECP = 1 ECTS


Master curriculum
Master curriculum programs

  • Curricula in TUT are subject based and have modular structure.

  • Modules of currilculum (curriculum can have one or many modules):

    • General studies

    • Basic studies

    • Core studies

    • Special studies

    • Free choice courses

    • Graduation thesis

Curriculum programs

120 ECP

Graduation thesis

General studies




Free choice courses

Core studies

Basic studies

Curriculum programs

  • Every student is studing on one ( and only one) curriculum.

  • Every module in every curriculum has it’s own specified amount of ECP’s, which have to be passed.

  • Overfilling one module doesn’t compensate another one (except Free choice course module).

  • For every curriculum there are academic advisor(s) – your personal councelor for all academic questions.

Curriculum code
Curriculum code programs

  • The CODE of the curriculum consits of six symbols, from which first four are letters and last two are numbers:


  • First letter – faculty

  • Second letter – type of study (A – academic studies; D – diploma studies; V – international?)

  • Third letter – specialty (S – Computer and Systems Engineering)

  • Fourth letter – academic level (M – masters)

  • The number part of the code shows the year of curriculum approval.

It faculty curricula 1
IT faculty curricula (1) programs

  • Bussiness Information Technology IABM (Estonian)

    • Prof. Rein Kuusik, docent Erki Eessaar

  • Communicative electronics IVEM (English)

    • Prof. Toomas Rang

  • Computer and Systems Engineering IASM (English)

    • Prof. Peeter Ellervee, docent Eduard Petlenkov

  • Cybersecurity IVCM (English)

    • Prof. Tanel Tammet, docent Marko Kääramees

It faculty curricula 2
IT faculty curricula (2) programs

  • E-Governance Technologies and Services IVGM (English)

    • Ms. Evelin Vanker

  • Informatics IAPM (Estonian)

    • Prof. Rein Kuusik, docent Erki Eessaar, docent Marko Kääramees

  • Software Engineering IVSM (English)

    • Prof. Jüri Vain

  • Telecommunication IATM (Estonian)

    • Prof. Eerik Lossmann

Study plan
Study plan programs

  • Study regulations §12 (

  • A student has to submit a study plan for each semester. Study plan consits of subjects a student participates in the current semester.

  • Study plan includes subjects which student commits to study.

  • The lecturer confirms the student for the subject. The lecturer can reject students who wish participate in the course.

  • If a student is not taking any new subjects in the current semester he/she submits an empty study plan (0 ECP).

Assemblying a study plan
Assemblying a Study plan programs

  • Study plan is created in Studies Information System ( )

  • Log In using: ID-card or using username and password (from X-132)

  • Study plan must be submitted (decleared) before the given date in academic calender

    • Current semester – 12th September 2013 at 17:00

  • Student can choose whatever subjects which are tought in TUT.

  • Subjects which are not part of the student’s curriculum will be transferred to Free choice studies module.

Transfer of earlier studies
Transfer of earlier studies programs

  • Student can apply for transfering previous study results or work experience to be considered as a subject in the current curriculum.

  • To do that a respective application must be submitted to the academic advisor.

  • Approved applications by academic advisors are recommended to be submitted to Dean’s office before the 30th of September 2013.

Student code
Student code programs

  • Students personal identifier.

  • Consists of matriculation number and curriculum symbol:


  • The matriculation number by itself is not a student code!

  • Besides writing your name on every document (application, exam, homework etc.) always write your student code also!

Study load
Study load programs

  • Based on study load student can be:

    • Studing on full study load

    • Studing on part study load

  • While applying to university student chooses the study load.

  • From that point on the university accounts the students study load after each examination session. Based on the number of ECPs per semester the university decides whether the student is studying on a full or part study load.

Study load1
Study load programs

  • Study load calculation takes place once a year in the end of the academic year. In 2013/2014 it’s gonna be on the 2nd of June 2014.

  • All subjects which are part of your curriculum (since your last matriculation) are taken into account.

  • Transfers of earlier performances are not takes into account for study load .

  • There’s no actual study limit for a semester – it may well be only 0 ECP.

Full study load
Full study load programs

  • Studying on a full study load the student must get by the end of each academic year (cumulatively) for each semester 22,5 ECP.

  • Explanation – if student is studying (not on a academic leave), he is considered as a full study load student and he has to have at least 45 ECP by the end of the first acamic year, 90 ECP by the end on the second academic year etc.

Part study load
Part study load programs

  • Studying on a part study load the student must get by the end of each academic year (cumulatively) for each semester 15 - 22,5 ECP.

  • Regulations while studying as a part study load student:

    • Loose your free study place

    • Not allowed to apply for govermental study loan

    • All adult training rules apply (educational leave for working people)

  • Studying below part time is not allowed!

Academic calender autumn 2013 2014
Academic calender: autumn 2013/2014 programs

  • Important dates in autumn:

    • Beginning of the academic year – 26th of August 2013

    • Beginning of the autumn semester – 2nd of September 2013

    • Submitting the study plan – 12th of September 2013 at 17:00

    • The „red line day“ (end of all academic movements) – 16th of September 2013

    • End of auditory studies – 21th of December 2013

    • Christmas break – 22th of December 2013 until 1st of January 2014

    • Examination session – 2nd to 22nd of January 2013

    • Additional examination session – 27th of January till 2nd of February 2014

    • End of autumn semester – 2nd of February 2014

    • Beginning of spring semester – 3rd of February 2014

Academic policies at tut
Academic policies at tUT programs


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Studying languages programs

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Welcome to tut
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