Studies and Information Acquisition

Structure Type: Course
Code: TIP0601
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: a
Teacher Team: Wahlman, Erik
Language of Instruction: English

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
T-IB-2013   1 autumn   3.0        
IB-2014   1 autumn   3.0        
IB-2015   1 autumn   3.0        
IB-2016   1 autumn   3.0        
IB-2017   1 autumn   3.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student will get familiar with the functions of VAMK, University of Applied Sciences, the learning environment and learning community as well as the professional image of his/her own field. The student will learn the structure of his degree programme and its requirement and draws up his/her own study plan. The student will learn to use various information services and how to utilize the computer in the studies. The student will commit to the studies, take responsibility for his/her work, and learn to evaluate his/her work and achievements, and plan the studies with future working life in mind.
The students will be informed about their options for studies abroad and e.g. about how to choose suitable courses when studying abroad at a partner university and also about their practical training period included into the studies.

Student's Workload

Total work load 81 h
- of which scheduled studies: 40 h
- of which autonomous studies 41 h
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


The learning environment at VAMK, and the support services (Winha, IT systems, study guidance, students' financial aid; health care and sports)
International affairs services, virtual studies, library and information services, students' union.
The students' own degree programme, incl. specialized professional studies and study methods, job descriptions in the field. Starting interview and appraisal discussion.
Information about exchange abroad and practical training.

Recommended or Required Reading

Provided by the teacher during the course

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures 27 h
Web based studies 13 h

Assessment Criteria

Can use various methods of information retrieval, specify the needed information and utilize the essential information resources and databases in the field of study, including international information sources.
Can act as a memeber in various groups.

Assessment Methods

Attendance in class (80 %)
Completeing required assignments
Participating in a starting interview