Introduction to technical studies

Structure Type: Course
Code: KC23AK10012
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 1.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Pajula, Jukka
Teacher Team: Pajula, Jukka ; Riihilahti, Pia-Mari
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
KOTU-2013AUTO   1 autumn   1.0   2013-09-01   2013-12-31  
KOTU-2013KOTU   1 autumn   1.0   2013-09-01   2013-12-31  
KOTU-2014AUTO   1 autumn   1.0   2014-09-01   2014-12-31  
KOTU-2014KOTU   1 autumn   1.0   2014-09-01   2014-12-31  

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be familiar with their field and the duties of engineers. They will be capable of planning their studies according to the degree they intend to complete. Students will also be able to use modern information acquisition methods. The course also teaches students how to cultivate their learning skills.

Student's Workload

Will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies are required.


- Nature of the work and duties of a mechanical engineer
- Degree programme and the structure of the degree
- Compiling a Personal Study Plan
- Familiarisation with the library services and how to use them
- Student financial aid issues
- International activities
- Project workshop
- Theory of learning
- Mind maps
- Preparing for exams
- Planning studies
- Time management

Recommended or Required Reading

- Curriculum 2014-2015
- Material distributed by the teacher

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and assignments

Assessment Criteria

Grading will be announced during the course.

Assessment Methods

Active participation in the lectures and assignments