Introduction to technical studies

Structure Type: Course
Code: KC03AE10015
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Alarinta, Jarmo
Teacher Team: Aro, Anne
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
BIOEL-2013   1 autumn   2.0   2013-09-01   2013-12-31  
BIOEL-2013   3 autumn   1.0   2015-08-01   2015-12-31  

Learning Outcomes

Students will possess knowledge concerning study techniques, be familiar with their chosen field of engineering, and understand the fundamentals of data acquisition and research methods. Also, students will possess knowledge of the history and ethics of their chosen area of technology. Upon completion of the course, students will be aware of their own learning style(s) and understand the significance of their profession. They will be familiar with channels of information acquisition, the principles of scientific reasearch, and know how to use tools for acquiring information. They will know how to write a research report and be familiar with the basic ethics of engineering.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 80 h
- of which scheduled studies: 32 h
- of which autonomous studies: 48 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies are required.


- Studying and learning
- Significance of one's professional field to the national economy
- Field-related labour organisations
- History of engineering
- Library and information services
- Databases
- Finding information from databases and the Internet
- Scientific research
- Research methods

Recommended or Required Reading

To be announced at the beginning of the course.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, assignments and independent study

Assessment Criteria

Pass/fail. Participation in lectures and assignments

Assessment Methods

Approved assignments

Work Placement