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521012A Practical Training, 3 ECTS cr 
Code 521012A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Practical Training  Abbreviation Practical Train 
Scope3 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline4307 Information Engineering 
TypePractical training   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Computer Science and Engineering DP 

Riku Hietaniemi 

ECTS Credits 


Language of instruction 



Periods 1-6.

Learning outcomes 

After the practical training the student can describe the job in question and its working environment from the point of view of his or her studies. The student can identify problems in the work and suggest improvements. The student can find connections between work and studies.


The training offers students general insight into working life and to support and to support theoretical studying. Likewise the training has to acquaint the trainee with the social points and work safety in the work place. 

Mode of delivery 

Independent work.


Learning activities and teaching methods 

The students find their training jobs themselves.

Target group 

Computer Science and Engineering BSc students.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 


Assessment methods and criteria 

For BSc stage practical training lasting at least two months a training report is required for which an acceptable grade must be obtained. Detailed instructions for training report are available on the WWW pages of the degree program.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.



Person responsible 

Riku Hietaniemi

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Practical training is compulsory in the BSc. Tech degree for students who started in 2010 or earlier. For students starting 2011 or later, practical training (521012A) is optional. 


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