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Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The general aim of the course is to provide the student with support and tools to purposefully and successfully study at Arcada Part 2 (3 ECTS) ICT Driving Licence The aim of this section is to guarantee each new student the opportunity to acquire the necessary ICT (Information and Communication Technology) skills for their studies.

Learning outcomes

Part 1 (1 ECTS) Student coaching At the end of the course students are expected to: - know how to use the Arcada information channels - have participated in group tutorials with supervision - reflects upon the aims of studies Part 2 (3 ECTS) ICT Driving Licence The learning outcomes are the same as for the ICT Driving License at The University of Helsinki, i.e. after having completed the course you have the ICT knowledge and skills necessary for successful studies and for developing your competency further. The detailed learning outcomes are published on the ICT Driving License information page at http://projekt.arcada.fi/ikt- korkort/english/ -> Objectives

Course contents

Part 1 (1 ECTS) Introduction Days Group tutorials with tutoring teacher Group tutorials with student tutors Study Orientation Part 2 (3 ECTS) ICT Driving Licence The content of the course applies the corresponding content at The University of Helsinki: 1 Introduction to the use of computers 2 The computer environment at Arcada 3 Modifying and presenting data 4 Information retrieval 5 Information security and privacy protection

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Additional information

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: The ICT Driving License starts with compulsory level tests during week 35. The level tests serve as prognostic tests. After the tests you will follow an individual study path depending on the test results.

Recommended or required reading

Part 1 (2 ects) Studies Thesis Writing Guide The Study Guide at Arcada Part 2 (3 ECTS) ICT Driving Licence Learning material published on itslearning and on the ICT Driving License web site http://projekt.arcada.fi/ikt-korkort/english/

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 30 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 53 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Part 1 (2 ECTS) Participation in lectures, tutored sessions and study orientation reported as a lecture blog. Written report. Part 2 (3 ECTS) ICT Driving Licence The computer based examination is marked "passed" when you have minimum 70% correct answers. To qualify for the examination you first have to pass the level tests in each of the five modules with minimum 70% correct answers.


  • Karlsson Hanne
  • Levälahti Filip


Karlsson Hanne

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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