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Introduction to Engineering Studies

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: TT00BI56
Curriculum: TT 2023
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 1 (2023-2024)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Mäkinen, Seppo
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2023-2024

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3005TT2023-1, TT2023-1A, TT2023-1B, TT2023-1C, TT2023-1D2023-08-28 – 2023-10-14Emilia Mäkitalo, Henrik Niemelä, Jarmo Mäkelä, Mikael JakasFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06

Learning Outcomes

After the course, the student konws how to use both VAMK's and UVA's information systems and learning platforms, they are able to utilize the guiding services of the institutions, and they can use data aquisition tools of the universities. The student is able to efficiently produce stylish reports and presentations with the available software tools, they can describe the goals of their degree programme, and they know their professional image. The student becomes familiar with the needs of the local labour market, and they understand the possibilities to work in an international business environment. Further, the student will be able to work in the studying community with the students and the staff of VAMK, creating team spirit and being responsible for their own studies.

Student's Workload

54 h, which contains 20 h of schedulted contact studies.


The course has three parts:
1. Student councelling: One's own degree programme, the possible choises, individual learning plan, the professional image, career and work market, EnergyVaasa, studying environment and support, student union, relevant members of the staff, freshman interview, development discussion, practical training, international exchange.
2. Data aquisition: libarary services, online material.
3. Use of computer:
3.1. Text editing: How to write a report with a text-editing software (Word), basic functions, layout, how to embed pictures and graphs to a report, styles and references, EquationEditor and other activities, which help one with writing a report.
3.2. Spreadsheet: How to document experimental data with a spreadheet software (Excel) - basic functions, layout, how to produce different kinds of graphs, other activities, which help to make a report.
3.3. Presentation graphics: How to modify pictures with a suitable software, PowerPoint, presentations, effects.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material delivered by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Contact studies, assignments, online studying and independent PC exercises.

Assessment Criteria

Student councelling: Active participation. Information acquisition: Online studies. Use of computer: An examination. Scale: Pass/Fail.

Assessment Methods

Teacher's assessment, exercises, an examination.