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810129P Orientation Studies for International Students, 4 ECTS cr 
Code 810129P  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name Orientation Studies for International Students  Abbreviation Orientation Stu 
Scope4 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Marianne Kinnula 

ECTS Credits 

4 ECTS credits/108 hours of work

Language of instruction 



1 st year of GS 3D studies, autumn semester, period 1+2


Learning outcomes 

After passing the course a student:


  • Knows the basics of Finnish culture and the Finnish university system;
  • Knows the city of Oulu and its services;
  • Is able to discuss multicultural features and competencies within ICT business and academic life;
  • Is able to exploit services of the most important organisations, units and communities (e.g. own department TOL, own student guild Blanko and Tellus library of own faculty) from the viewpoint of his/her studies and knows how to influence in this environment;
  • Recognises the basic characteristics of his/her own curriculum;
  • Is able to plan his/her own studies and forthcoming study path;
  • Is able to create, update and present his/her Personal Study Plan (PSP).


  • Finnish culture and university system;
  • Multicultural communication, ICT business and academic life;
  • City of Oulu, University of Oulu, the study environment and student influence in it;
  • Own department, own student guild, own curriculum and own study path;
  • PSP and PSP process.
Mode of delivery 

Blended teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Group occasions, lectures, exercises and seminars (60h), teacher tutoring (8h), student tutoring (8h), personal supervision discussions (4h), independent personal work (28h).


Target group 


Recommended or required reading 

Lecture materials by web-based learning environments, www pages, study guides, brochures, forms, etc.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Active participation, PSP, other required reports




Person responsible 

Kari Pankkonen

Working life cooperation 



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