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Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

RA20SP Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Industries

This curriculum is a translation of the curriculum of the Finnish degree program.

Development of Expertise

Annual themes and contents of agrological studies

Year 1: Basics of agriculture and learning skills
You will gain the learning and information acquisition skills you need to study and strengthen your skills in information technology as well as language, communication and interaction skills. You will become acquainted with the basics of agriculture both in theory and in practice. You will get an idea of ​​the professional operating environment in the field.

Year 2: Rural livelihoods - Finland as part of Europe
You will use your knowledge and skills to solve even the most demanding professional problems. Your self-assessment skills will evolve. Your knowledge of rural industries, e.g. on farm entrepreneurship and on-farm biological and technological processes deepens and your professional vision and interest expands internationally. You will find your subject of professional interest.

Year 3: Entrepreneurship, working life and networks
Develop in critical professional thinking and self-direction. You will have the skills and tools to plan and manage a farm entity or other business and to operate in a networked manner. You will deepen your skills in the specific area of ​​your choice.

Year 4: Become a rural expert
You will take over the professional specialty of your choice and get an overview of the rural operating environment. You will strengthen your networking and advocacy skills. You will learn to use and apply research and development methods and to produce new information e.g. in your thesis.

In Savonia's curricula, the study units form broader study units. In this way, they are not detached but support the overall development of the student and the development of expertise. At the same time, it is possible to combine teaching and work-based research and development.

The agrologist curriculum is designed to
- the degree produces the skills required in working life
- the training ensures the development of the student's expertise.

- draws up a personal study plan to support his / her studies, in which previously acquired competencies are identified
- is responsible for the progress of his studies,
- studies at least 5 credits in a foreign language course (other than language studies).

Savonia teachers and other staff members guide and support you in defining and achieving personal goals.


We reserve the right to make changes to the curriculum due to the need to update the content being studied.