The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)
  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of this course is that you acquire skills
competencies that will help you to study
independently and successfully at Arcada, and to
in your career management.

During the course we emphasize the following
*learning competencies
*digital competencies
*information literacy
*communication competencies

Learning outcomes

Learning competencies
*You create a realistic understanding of the
requirements of
studying at university level
*You learn to use different approaches and
strategies to
develop your learning skills
*You learn how to be self-directed, i.e. to
without external
reminders or control, be able to organize and
motivation for your studies and to take
responsibility for
getting started and following through matters
yourself and your studies
*You are familiar with the meaning of lifelong
learning in
relation to your career management
*You know what kind of support and service Arcada

Digital competencies
*You get an idea of what digital competence means
and the
importance of developing the competence during
your studies
*You develop the ability to independently solve
problems and
challenges you face regarding digital
communication and production
*You learn how to master the most basic tools and
features for
study, communication and content creation during
yours studies

Information literacy
*You will be acquainted with Arcada's library and
learn the
basics of information retrieval to independently
search for
reliable scientific information and literature
for your
studies, e.g. course books and scientific
articles in the field
of study.
*You gain skills in how to evaluate and use the
information you
find, e.g. how to refer to literature and
research in your work
without risking violation or plagiarism.

Communication competencies
*You are introduced to scientific writing
*You are introduced to Arcada?s writing guide

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Additional information

Participating in a preparation seminar prior to
the examination seminar is mandatory.
Both course parts - University studies of today
and ICT Driving License - must be passed during
the academic year. The course parts are
registered in one single grade corresponding 5
cr. There are separate course areas for the
course parts on itslearning.

Part 2: Digital literacies is an online course.
Every week
new tasks will appear. We also offer dropin if
needed. More
information in itslearning.

Recommended or required reading

Course contents such as articles and movies
Kopiraittila Academy
Arcada?s webpages

Study activities

  • Lectures - 9 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 126 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

Self-directed studying
Tests and assignments
Reflection tasks and diary
Class meetings


  • Hagström Sarah
  • Lejonqvist Gun-Britt
  • Levälahti Filip
  • Sandell Magdalena
  • Åvall Ann-Kristin


Åkermarck Erica

Group size

No limit (38 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course


Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-08-29 09:30 - 10:15 E385 Lärandekompetens (enkät i datorklass) Ståhl Tore
2019-09-03 10:00 - 11:30 B522 Introduktion till högskolestudier Årskursinfo Levälahti Filip
Åkermarck Erica
2019-09-13 10:00 - 11:30 F249 Introduktion till högskolestudier Egna professionen Savolainen Jari
2019-09-13 12:30 - 14:00 A311 Introduktion till högskolestudier Skrivguiden Rancken Ulrika
2019-09-16 12:00 - 13:30 A311 Introduktion till högskolestudier språkinfo Sandell Magdalena
Stolt Kerstin
2019-09-16 13:45 - 15:15 B522 Introduktion till högskolestudier Grupptutor träff Savolainen Jari
2019-10-07 09:00 - 10:30 E383 Introduktion till högskolestudier Jobiili information Stenbäck Pernilla

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