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450506A Practical Training in ArchitectŽs Office, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 450506A  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Practical Training in ArchitectŽs Office  Abbreviation Practical Train 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline4301 Architecture 
TypePractical training   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
Unit Oulu School of Architecture 

Teachers
Name
Petri Aarnio 

Description
ECTS Credits 

5

 
Language of instruction 

Finnish / English

 
Timing 

The best timing for practical training in architect’s office is the summers during master level.

 
Learning outcomes 

After completing the practical training the student is able to describe one possible occupation after his / her graduation. The student can recognize and solve problems of the working environment. The student is able to implement theoretical knowledge in practice. The student recognizes the architect’s professional tasks at his / her work place during the practical training.

 
Contents 

The aim of practical training in architect’s office is to initiate the student into architects’ work and tasks. It is essential for students to get to know the work field of an architect in order to begin his / her own professional career after graduation most efficiently. Recommended places of work for practical training are private or public design and planning offices lead by qualified architects.

 
Mode of delivery 

The student finds the placement for practical training by her- / himself.

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

The architect´s degree consists at least two months practical training in architect´s office. The student writes a report and presents a testimonial of the training. In a seminar organized after the training students describe and compere their experiences of training. The practical training is supervised by the laboratory of architectural construction.

 
Target group 

Master level students

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

-

 
Recommended optional programme components 

-

 
Recommended or required reading 

The laboratory for architectural construction provides the instructions for practical training.

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

Practical training in architect’s office, writing a training report, participation in the seminar

 
Grading 

pass / fail

 
Person responsible 

University teacher Petri Aarnio

 
Working life cooperation 

The student is employed by an architect´s office and carry out the tasks given to him / her as an employee.

 


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Practical Training in ArchitectŽs Office  Course  Petri Aarnio  04.09.20 -18.09.20

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