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ET20SP Degree Programme in Information Technology
This curriculum is a translation of the curriculum of the Finnish degree program.
Methods and implementation
In Savonia, the pedagogical starting point is the Open Innovation Space (OIS 2.0) model. It combines high-quality education with research and development activities close to working life. Work-related education emphasizes students' motivation and commitment to studies. The development of students' expertise is promoted in various learning environments, by enabling diverse, time- and place-based year-round study and by making extensive use of the study of work. Comprehensive student guidance and the identification and recognition of prior learning are part of the students' personal study plan.
The working life orientation of Savonia's education is realized through the diverse networking of teachers. Networks also ensure the continuous development of substance expertise. The staff creates learning situations and supports student learning. The study office, library and information services, international services and other support services help with studying. The training follows the principles of accessibility and sustainable development.
In the degree program in information technology, teaching is carried out in classrooms, laboratories and group work rooms. The course material designed for independent study is available to the student in the school's information systems. The training includes project study in CDIO format. During the 1st and 2nd year of study, the Department of Computer Science of the University of Eastern Finland lectures at least one study period each semester. The degree program includes a minimum of five credits in foreign language instruction (other than language studies).
1st year students have their own teacher and student tutor and 2nd - N class students have their own teacher tutor. They help students solve study-related problems and do internship and graduation work. The school's study counselor also helps students with study-related dilemmas. In addition, students can take advantage of the degree program’s international contacts in connection with their study, internship, or dissertation. After graduating with a bachelor's degree, an IT engineer can continue his or her studies in the master's program of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Eastern Finland.
The studies in the curriculum can be implemented either in full or in part as online studies. Some of the studies are organized as online studies throughout the year, regardless of time and place. The course may also include part-time courses, the study and completion of which is supervised and supported online. Online implementation can also be an alternative way of completing the course.
Some of the courses are either entirely or partly in English, as language skills are an essential part of an engineer's professional skills. The English-language implementations also enable exchange students to participate in study courses, thus promoting the growth of the international skills of all students. In connection with the implementation of English-language courses, learning is ensured, if necessary, with support material in Finnish and a professional vocabulary.
Studying is a flexible way to study, especially in the final stages of studies. The competence included in the degree is acquired in part by doing work and performing agreed tasks. Studying is not an automatic recognition of work experience. In some cases, the student's leisure activities and hobbies can also develop his or her professional skills so that studying is possible.
Studying begins at the student's initiative and the related plan is made and approved by the course teacher in advance. If the student's work tasks fit the competence objectives of the course, it is possible to study. The curriculum may also include a study course designed specifically for study (eg project studies).
Learning in the workplace or in hobbies is planned on the basis of the competence objectives of the course in cooperation with the teacher of the course. The work tasks presented by the student are assessed whether they in themselves produce sufficient competence in relation to the objectives or whether additional performance is required to achieve the competence. Competence can be supplemented, for example, with a presentation or a report.
We reserve the right to make changes to the curriculum due to the need to update the content being studied.