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English 2

English 2
  • Code: ENG1TF102

  • Timing: Semester 3
  • Language: English

  • Level: core studies

  • Type: compulsory


English Level Test or Level Course, as well as English 1 must be completed prior to taking this course.

Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, the students

  • learn the key terminology discussed during the course both orally and in writing
  • enhance their skills in following the development of the ICT field through using various online and literal sources

Course contents

During the course, the students acquire information about the various concepts and phenomena in the field of ICT by conducting a media survey. The students choose their topics from among the following subject matters

  • hardware
  • programming
  • software
  • databases
  • data security
  • emerging technologies
  • networks
  • user interfaces
  • end devices
  • software applications
  • information systems
  • multimedia
  • operating systems, etc.

Based on the media survey, the students write a final report on their topic as an individual assignment. They are also required to discuss and share information on their chosen ICT topic in class.

Working life connections

The students follow the current development of the field intensively. Time permitting, visiting lecturers are invited to talk about the latest trends in ICT and the students’ own company contacts will be benefitted from when possible.

International dimension

The media survey is carried out by consulting mainly international sources. The great majority of students taking this course are foreign, including exchange students.

Teaching and learning methods

The students share the material of their media survey on a Moodle forum to which all the course participants have an access. In addition, the students present their topics in class.

At the end of the course, the students write, according to the Haaga-Helia reporting guidelines, a final report based on their media survey. The reports are posted to Moodle for peer evaluation. The course is implemented partly on the Net (Moodle) with weekly contact sessions.

The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h


Eija Hansén, Pasila

Course materials

To be specified at the beginning of the course.

  • Learning platform: Moodle
  • Supplementary material provided by the teacher
  • Internet sources

Modes of assessment and their weights

Final report 59 p

Presentations 25 p

Attendance and active participation 16 p

The assessment of one’s own learning does not influence the grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed online in WinhaOpaali.