Study-related guidelines and regulations
Procedure for re-filling vacant student positions in the Faculty of Science and Technology
The procedure for processing cases of academic fraud and improper behaviour in studies in the Faculty of Science and Technology
Thesis related guidelines and regulations
- Requirements for graduation theses and their grading in the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Tartu
- Requirements for graduation thesis and procedure for defence in the Faculty of Science and Technology
Submitting the thesis
- Starting from the academic year 2015/16 it is compulsory to add a CERCS code (Common European Research Classification Scheme) to the information page of the thesis.
- The thesis must be submitted to the theses database via the appropriate form. The name of the file should be formulated as surname_fieldofstudy_year.pdf.
- The thesis must also contain a disclosure licence at the end to allow the thesis to be made public and reproduced. The Institute of Computer Science applies an open-access policy to Master's theses, except in special cases where a thesis is declared confidential due to commercial reasons. If making the thesis public isn't possible due to business secrets or some other circumstance then the author must submit the following document with a confirmation letter from the owner of the intellectual property involved and a supervisor's explanation to the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the Dean's Office before May 21 2018 (Vanemuise 46 - 208, email: hanna-liisa.ennet [ät] ut.ee):
- Common licence to reproduce thesis and make thesis public agreement (regular)
- Common licence to reproduce thesis and make thesis public agreement (restriction in publishing)
- Common licence to reproduce thesis and make thesis public agreement (indefinite restriction in publishing)
Graduation theses shall be defended on dates determined by defence committees. The dates and places for defence with the relevant time tables shall be published on the website of the Institute of Computer Science. A graduation thesis is defended in the form of an academic debate.
The time limit for the presentation is 15 minutes for a master’s thesis
The main stages of the defence procedure are the following:
● the author’s presentation
● questions related to the presentation
● opinion of the opponent
● general discussion
● opinion of the supervisor
● the author’s final remarks