Completion and Assessment of Studies

The requirements for credits, method of instruction, and assessment of each course is explained in the course description. You will find the course descriptions in WebOodi system and in the programme website. The compulsory studies in the programmes are planned and organised in a way that it is possible for the student to complete the target degree within the normative duration of studies.

The academic year is divided into study periods. Teachers may arrange the examination or other form of evaluation for their courses within the study period. Therefore it is important to take part in the teaching actively to ensure that your studies progress well.

The requirement for completing a course may include a compulsory examination. In case of written exams, there are three opportunities to take the exam for each course. The assessment of a course may also be based on oral examination, written assignment, lecture diary, portfolio, intermediate exam, or it can be done in some other way specified in the curriculum. If a certain level of previous skills and knowledge is required to be accepted to a course, it is possible that students are asked to take part in a placement test before the course starts or in an intermediate exam during the course.

The teacher is responsible for the possible examinations and other forms of evaluation in their courses. If the requirement for completing a course includes a written exam, students will have a chance to take part in the exam three times: one periodical exam after the course ends and two retakes.

Retake exams and other exams which are not given during the study periods are usually arranged on Fridays, Saturdays and exam weeks. Exams on these general examination days of the University always start at 12.00 and last for three hours.

Writing Guidelines

Each field of study in the University has writing guidelines for their students. The guidelines contain instructions about the layout and contents of theses and other written assignments as well as instructions on how to refer to source literature and other material used in the work. Familiarise yourself with the guidelines from the very beginning of your studies, and apply the instructions to your written work.

Self-Study Facilities

There are several self-study and group-study facilties on campus. These facilities are located in Tervahovi and Fabriikki building as well as in the academic library Tritonia. For more information about the self-study facilities, please visit section Campus Services - Facilities