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 and competencies that will help you to study purposefully, independently and successfully at Arcada, and to develop in your career management. During the course we emphasize the following specific skills: *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 maintain motivation for your studies and to take responsibility for getting started and following through matters concerning 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 has 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 information, 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

Home page of the course

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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