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GENERAL INFORMATION: Courses in English for exchange students at the Oulu Mining School

This course catalogue lists the geosciences and mining engineering and mineral processing courses taught in English available for exchange students at the Oulu Mining School, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, during the academic year 2018-19.

Course availability: The listed courses are available for the exchange students hosted by Oulu Mining School if the student has the required previous knowledge (check that from the course description). Exchange students hosted by other University of Oulu faculties have to contact the Exchange Coordinator of the Faculty of Technology (see below) to ask if it is possible to participate to the courses, but also they must have the previous knowledge required for the course in question.

Exchange application: All exchange applicants must submit their application through SoleMOVE by the deadline (30.4. / 15.10.), and a proposed study plan (Learning Agreement signed by you and your home coordinator) is enclosed to the on-line application.

For information on the exchange application process please see

Study plan: When preparing your study plan for your exchange application (in SoleMOVE: Proposed Study Plan tab = your Learning Agreement), please use the information provided here under the Courses, Instruction and Examinations tabs. Read carefully the information of each course you wish to take (language of instruction, target group, course content, timing, additional information etc.).

Please especially check the requirements of the course - see "Prerequisites and co-requisites" in the course's description, and the timing (autumn or spring term, or periods 1, 2 and 3, 4 respectively) of the course (Instruction tab).

Work load:  Suggested work load is 30 ECTS credits per term. 

Course levels: Individual course codes include information on the level of course. There are 3 different levels of courses. The levels are marked with a letter at the end of the course codes, see explanations below. In WebOodi course descriptions the level is indicated in ‘Type’ section. In academic year 2018-2019 there are intermediate (A) and advanced (S) level courses available in English: A-courses are suitable for Bachelor’s students and S-courses for Master’s students with the required previous studies. Basic (P) level courses are only available in Finnish, and are therefore not available for exchange students.

Grading scales: In all courses student's performance is graded on a passed scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best grade, or failed (0). Detailed information on our academic system is available at

Language skills: Required level of English skills is minimally B2 (CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Course and exam registration: Course registration takes place once you have been accepted to the exchange and have received your University of Oulu login information close to the start of your exchange period. When registering you will be able to find detailed information on teaching and schedule under Instruction and Examinations tab. Please note that it is mandatory to register to all courses and exams in WebOodi. If the student does not register during the registration period, the student is not allowed to participate on the course. Teachers may also limit the number of participants in their courses, if necessary.

Scheduling: Our courses' timings are based on so-called periodical schedules. Courses which are organized during periods 1-2 are given on the autumn term (September-December), and respectively the periods 3-4 refer to courses given during the spring term (January-May).

Teaching periods for 2018-2019

Autumn term 2018
Period 1: Sept 3 - Oct 26, 2018
Period 2: Oct 29 – Dec 21, 2018 (after period 2 there might be some exams until the end of January)

Spring term 2019
Period 3: Jan 7 – March 8, 2019
Period 4: March 11 – May 10, 2019 (after period 4 there might be some exams until the end of May)

For arrival and orientation dates see


Any questions on courses at the OMS should be addressed to:

M.Sc. Marita Puikkonen
Faculty International Coo
rdinator for Student Exchange
Incoming & Outgoing Mobility
Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, Finland
Email: Study.Technology(at) fi

Further information on application process and services for incoming exchange students:  or