Technology, Kuopio
Technology, Varkaus
Design, Kuopio
Business, Kuopio
Music and Dance, Kuopio
Tourism and Hospitality
Social Services and Health Care, Kuopio
Social Services and Health Care, Iisalmi
Natural resources, Iisalmi
Multidisciplinary Studies
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.

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 and students. 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.

The implementation of the training is based on high-quality contact teaching, which focuses on guiding learning, doing learning, discussions and networking. Digital tools are used flexibly in education, which also creates opportunities for students to study independently of place and time. You can also take part in contact teaching from home.

Teachers and instructors help the student to develop a personal study plan, which supports the progress of studies and in which previously acquired skills can be utilized. The student is himself an active actor and learner and is responsible for the progress of his / her studies. Savonia's staff supports the student both in setting goals and achieving them.

Internationalization can be started during studies, as it is possible to complete some of the studies in agrology in international student exchanges in several European countries, and in addition e.g. in North America. Internationalization is also promoted by exchange students from different countries, international projects, international staff and visiting foreign teachers and experts. Cultural skills can also be studied by acting as a tutor or family of friends to international exchange students, or by working in immigrant communities in the area. The student can complete the 60 ECTS international path, for example, by choosing studies to be carried out in cooperation with international partners and by completing internships abroad 30 ECTS + 20 ECTS. The degree of Natural Resources includes 5 - 15 ECTS credits, which are fully or partially implemented in English.

Cooperation with working life is an integral part of studies at Savonia. During their studies, the student gets to make plans and work with real companies. Students prepare e.g. financial plans, liquidity calculations and budgeting. You can also make plans for your own company.

The training partners are rural companies and rural research, development and advisory organizations. During the studies, various studies and analyzes are made for companies and projects according to customer needs. During the studies, events in the field are also organized and a magazine is made.

The natural resources sector is part of Savonia's Food Industries focus area, which carries out research and development work related to the sector both in Finland and internationally. By participating in various projects and projects, the student gets into the activities of the focus area.


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