Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim is to develop the students oral and writing skills in a professional context. The course also aims to give the student skill to use Finnish in technical contexts (writing documents in Finnish, attending meetings, giving presentations, using texts and terminology.
The languages used on the course are Finnish and Swedish.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to write documents within the own working area, letters of application, reports, notices and instructions. The student is also expected to act socially and take part in meetings and to present professional subjects.

Course contents

Technical terminology
Oral communication
Letters of application and CV
Notices and instructions

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Skill level B1 (Common European Framework for

Recommended or required reading

Kauppinen, A. - Nummi, J. - Savola T. 2006. Tekniikan viestintä. Kirjoittamisen ja puhumisen käsikirja. Sjätte upplagan. Helsinki: Edita Prima Oy. ISBN 951-37-4078-1
Husu, M. - Tarkoma, E. - Vuorijärvi, A. 2001. Ammattisuomen käsikirja. Sjätte upplagan. Borgå: WS Bookwell OY. ISBN 951-0-24618-2.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 44 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 12 hours
  • Small-group work - 4 hours
  • Individual studies - 75 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

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

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:
Examination 1 ....
Examination 2.... etc.
(examinations include written examination tests, demonstrations and presentations, reports and produktions, essays, and also presence at specified occasions)

The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: ...


Herva Marja


Herva Marja

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2013-06-18

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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