General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


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
- 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 External link-
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
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

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


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/ External link

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

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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