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Studies and Information Acquisition

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IKTP0101
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: KT 2018
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 1 (2018-2019)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Saarikoski, Lotta
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2018-2019

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
12I-KT-1N2018-08-31 – 2018-12-21Henrik Niemelä, Osku HirvonenFinnish2018-08-20 – 2018-09-17

Learning Outcomes

A student becomes familiar with the functions of VAMK, Univeristy of Applied Sciences, learning environments and learning society as well as his/her own view of profession. A student understands a structure of his/her own degree program, its requirements for the graduation and learns how to make his/her self-study-program and follow it. A student learns how to use information searching and information services. Also he/she learns to use eLearning environments used in VAMK.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the student 54 h, of which
- lectures 15 h
- team day 8 h
- autonomous studies 31 h
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

no previous studies needed


Virtual learning environments and other support functions at VAMK (use of WebCT and Moodle, Winha, PCs and networks, study guiding, student aid, health care, sport services, international affairs, eLearning and student union). Own view of the profession, own study program and different studying methods. Library services and information search systems. Entering interview and conversations of progress in studies.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Study Guide, web-pages of VAMK, University of Applied Sciences, materieal provided by the library and other material delivered by a teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Contact teaching. Guest lectures. Development discussions with the team coach teacher. participation in the team day.

Assessment Criteria

The course is accpted after all the development assignments have been done, the student has participated actively in the contact teaching as well as in the team day and the student has had development discussions with hsi/her team coach teacher.

Assessment Methods