Workshop in International Projects

Structure Type: Course
Code: IKTS2111
Type: Elective
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 5.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Saarikoski, Lotta
Teacher Team: Agbejule, Adebayo ; Niemelä, Riitta
Language of Instruction: English

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
I-KT-2013   4 autumn   5.0        
KT-2014   4 autumn   5.0        
KT-2014V   3 spring   5.0        
KT-2015   4 autumn   5.0        
KT-2016   4 autumn   5.0        
KT-2016V   4 autumn   5.0        
KT-2017   4 autumn   5.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student can and has the courage to actively function in an international, diverse cross-functional team. The student is encouraged to be self-initiative and try new operation models. The student's language and social skills improve in practice. The students`overall understanding of an energy technology system or similar will develop and also their marketing knowledge.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 135 h
- of which scheduled studies: 50/80h
- of which autonomous studies: 85/55 h
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Leading People and Production
Entrepreneurship and Business Administration
Marketing Skills for Engineers (if possible)


The implementation may vary. The stduent can participate in an international IP programme, in a business game organised together with VAMK and one of VAMK's partner university or in an international project (sales or projecting) related to energy technology or other engineering system. The language of tuition is mainly English and the student will write a report of the implementation and the learning diary in English.


The course develops well the internationalization aspect of the studies.

Recommended or Required Reading

Depending on the implementation, material announced by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, articles, business game or Intensive Workshop. Excursions.

Assessment Criteria

5= the project result is very innovative and participation activity is very good
3= the project result shows ability to apply knowledge and participation activity is good
1= the project result is satisfactory and routine based and participation activity satisfactory

Assessment Methods

Pass/fail or numerical grading 1-5 depending on the course implementation, participation activity. Final report about the project and/or a learning diary.