Teaching and Learning
In its activities the Academy proceeds from the legislative acts of the Republic of Estonia, the European Commission and Parliament and international aviation organizations. The Academy consistently follows the compliance of its curricula with those regulations. EAVA has signed cooperation agreements with the University of Tartu, the Estonian University of Life Sciences and the Tallinn University of Technology. Part of the curriculum - basic studies and some speciality modules - is carried out at these universities.
The most characteristic feature of EAVA is that teaching is conducted on contract basis by experienced specialists of respective fields working in aviation enterprises or in other higher educational institutions. Involving the top specialists of the field in the teaching process ensures the compliance of the training with the ICAO and EASA requirements, which, in its turn, ensures the Academy graduates’ high competiveness both in national and international labour market.
The curricula being the basis for the organization of practical training determine its volume, and practice instructions specify the objectives. The major objective of practical training is acquiring specialist skills and developing necessary attitudes aimed at ensuring aviation safety and high working culture characteristic of aviation industry. Practical training included in the Academy curricula falls into two: familiarization practices and practical trainings in one’s speciality. In conducting practical training the Academy mainly cooperates with aviation enterprises, but there are also enterprises the products of which are used in aviation, e.g. electronic devices.