Computer as a Tool

Structure Type: Course
Code: ISTP0109
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 2.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Vauramo, Rauno
Teacher Team: Niemi, Henry ; Jäntti, Maarit ; Käräjämäki, Esa ; Esala, Tapani
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
I-ST-2013   1 autumn   2.0        
ST-2014   1 autumn   2.0        
ST-2015   1 autumn   2.0        
RT-2016   1 autumn   2.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student can use a computer and tool programs efficiently to produce presentations and reports.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 55 h
- of which scheduled studies: 28 h
- of which autonomous studies: 27 h
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Basic information and skills in using a PC


Writing a report with a word processing program (Word) - basic functions and settings, inserting pictures and graphs into a report ans other facilitating functions. Documenting measurement results with a spreadsheet calculation program (Excel) - basic functions and settings, producing various graphs and other functions facilitating the making of a field book. Image processing with an image processing program. Producing presentations with presentations graphics (PowerPoint) - basic functions ansd settings, animations and functions improving the demonstrativeness and format of the presentations.

Recommended or Required Reading

Lecture and assignment material compiled by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and PC exercises.

Assessment Criteria

5 - The student can produce elegant documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
3 - The student can produce bright documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
1 - The student can produce unformatted documents, spreadsheets and presentations

Assessment Methods

Assignments and exam.