Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to give an overview of the study program and it's specializations. Yet an other aim is to give an introduction to information technology with emphasis on PCs, application software in PCs and computer networks.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to:
- have a knowledge of school's IT infrastructure and services
- to use school computers
- have an introduction to the operating systems Windows and Linux
- know the basics of text processing, spreadsheets and Internet
- understand how software is developed
- identify key components in computers and computer networks
- understand basic data security concepts

Course contents

Arcada's It-systems and services, e-mail, remote logon
PC - hardware and configuration
Data communication and computer networks
Operating Systems
File system and file permissions
Word processor, spreadsheets, report writing
Information retrieval
Data security
Orientation to the study curriculum and future profession

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names

Computers and computer network,
Introduction to Information technology
It and data, Personal computers

Recommended or required reading

Juha Paananen: Tietotekniikan peruskirja
J. Glenn Brookshear: Computer science; an overview
Lecture material och web-based material

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 40 hours
  • Project work and productions - 73 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 73 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 60 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Reports and productions


  • Biström Johnny
  • Herrman Rene
  • Karlsson Jonny
  • Pulkkis Göran


Karlsson Hanne

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2009-03-01

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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