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810029Y Orientation studies, 3 ECTS cr 
Code 810029Y  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Orientation studies  Abbreviation ORIENTATION STU 
Scope3 ECTS cr   
TypeGeneral Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Heli Alatalo 

ECTS Credits 

ECTS credits: 3 ECTS credits/80 hours of work.

Language of instruction 



Timing: 1st year, autumn and spring semester, periods 1+2+3+4.

Learning outcomes 

Learning outcomes: After passing the course a student:

•    Recognises from the viewpoint of his/her university studies the actions and services of the most important units, organisations and societies and his/her action possibilities in them;
•    Recognises the characteristics of the university-level studies, own curriculum and the discipline of Information Processing Science from the viewpoint of his/her stud-ies and their planning;
•    Is able to discuss on the purpose of his/her studies and the upcoming study path;
•    Is able to create and present his/her own Personal Study Plan (PSP);
•    Knows the city of Oulu and its services.


Contents: 1. Common occasions and lectures, 2. Small group activities (student tutoring), 3. PSP process, 4. Science library Tellus and Oula database, 5. Teacher tutoring.

Mode of delivery 

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching and web-based teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Learning activities and teaching methods: Common occasions and lectures 16h, small-group activities (student tutoring) 15h, PSP process 8h, independent personal work 25h and teacher tutoring 16h.

Target group 

1st year

Recommended or required reading 

Lecture materials, www-pages, study guides, brochures and forms.

Assessment methods and criteria 


Assessment methods and criteria: Active participation in lectures, common occasions, small group activities (student tutoring) and teacher tutoring. Creating and returning PSP to WebOodi.


Approved / failed.

Person responsible 

Heli Alatalo


Current and future instruction
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