The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)
  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)
  • 3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)
  • 4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

15 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student develops her professional identity

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, completing your studies, you deepen your proficiency through a thesis. Under thesis performs an own development within production, in projects or in continuous operations in your industry.

The aim of the thesis is that you develop and show your ability to apply your knowledge and skills in practical expert tasks related to professional studies.

According Polytechnics (9.5.2003/351), polytechnics have to responsible for granting such higher education for vocational expert information based on working life and
employment development as well as on research and artistic and cultural starting points, to support individual professional development
and to conduct applied research and development work serving polytechnic education and support work and regional development and takes into account the economic structure in region and to pursue artistic activities. Then polytechnics to fulfill their duties, they shall promote lifelong

The thesis is a final project that includes 15 credits.

The thesis should be anchored in the workplace and should be relevant to the development of the industry. Specifically, it could mean that
you organize an event or is involved has its own
responsibility in any organization's operations. A good thesis must contain relevant results for
people in your chosen field. It may be e.g.
improvement suggestions for working practices in the workplace you have involved in. Much of today's work requires this ability to find information, plan, execute, and analyze and
develop. The work proves that you can combine the
practical professional skills with theoretical knowledge in a way that is relevant to your professional field.

Course contents

Participation in seminars
See Arcada instruction for thesis

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Finnished internship

Previous course names


Additional information


Recommended or required reading


Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 50 hours
  • Individual studies - 335 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 405 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 405 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following
Examination: Thesis


Hyde-Clark Nathalie


Träskman Tomas

Group size

No limit (4 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

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
2020-02-25 14:00 - 15:00 B326 Examensarbete Bäck Maria
Löv Monica

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