Olet täällä

Orientation to Studying in HAAGA-HELIA 1 & 2

Orientation to Studying in HAAGA-HELIA 1 & 2
  • Code: INS1TF100 and INS1TF200
  • Extent: 2 ECTS (54 h)
  • Timing: Semesters 1 and 2, including the orientation days in the beginning of the 1st semester
  • Language: English
  • Level: Core studies
  • Type: Compulsory

Starting level and linkage with other courses

No prerequisites

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to learn means and gain confidence for the studies in the BIT programme. The course creates a shared understanding of professional study process and basis for commit­ment and motivation for 3.5 years efficient studies.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • is familiar with HAAGA-HELIA’s Pasila campus and study environment
  • is familiar with student services provided by HAAGA-HELIA
  • knows the structure and the content of BIT’s curriculum
  • is able to plan one’s studies and career
  • knows the generic and IT specific competences of a BIT graduate
  • understands the meaning of the professionalism in the studies and in the working life 

Course contents

The course starts with the Orientation days during the intensive week in the beginning of the first semester and includes scheduled meetings during the first semester. The course provides a supportive start for the studies in HAAGA-HELIA’s BIT programme. During the course the students get acquainted with the services provided by HAAGA-HELIA, the essential infor­mation available on HAAGA-HELIA’s web site, and the principles of studying in HAAGA-HELIA. In the beginning of the 2nd semester, the students create their Personal Study Plan (PSP) and have a PSP meet­ing with the course instructor.

The following themes are presented during the course:

  • HAAGA-HELIA and its student services
  • HAAGA-HELIA’s student organizations and tutors
  • BIT’s curriculum, courses and course enrolments
  • Study skills, professional study process and Personal Study Plan
  • Careers and professionalism

Cooperation with the business community

Visiting lecture of a BIT graduate about his/her IT career

International dimension

A multicultural group uniting students from different countries and continents

Teaching and learning methods

Intensive cooperation with fellow students and teachers

Completing individual and group work assignments

Guest presentations

 

Contact hours during the orientation days 20 h

Contact hours during the 1st semester 16 h

Assignments, Personal Study Plan (PSP) and PSP meeting (held in the 2nd semester) 17 h

The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Earlier studies at any Bachelor Degree Programme taught at HAAGA-HELIA Pasila campus can replace the first part (INS1TF100) of the orientation course except the preliminary assignment.

Teachers responsible

Spring 2015 admission: Hämäläinen Taija, Harmonen Jarmo
Fall 2014 admission: Silpiö Kari, Välimäki Juhani

Course materials

HAAGA-HELIA Student's Guide (www.haaga-helia.fi/en/students-guide)
HAAGA-HELIA Web site
Other materials provided by the instructors and guest lecturers

Assessment criteria

Grade 1 (min. 40% of the objective) Grade 3 (min. 70 % of the objective) Grade 5 (min. 90 % of the objective)

The student

  • Shows passable activity in class and individual studying
  • Shows poor time management in studying
  • Follows group work and classroom activities with difficulty and under supervision
  • Does not succeed in using the course materials and other sources to support own learning
  • Has a limited understanding of professional study process

The student

  • Shows good activity in class and individual studying
  • Shows adequate time management in studying
  • Performs adequately in group work and classroom activities within a team and independently.
  • Can use the course materials in an effective way to support own learning
  • Can find some more information from other sources
  • Has an adequate understanding of professional study process

The student

  • Shows excellent activity in class and individual studying
  • Shows excellent time management in studying
  • Performs excellently in group work and classroom activities within a team and independently.
  • Can fluently use the course materials and other sources to support own learning
  • Can independently find more information from other sources
  • Has an advanced understanding of professional study process

Assessment components and their respective weights

The course requires minimum of 80 % attendance and completion of all course assignments

1st semester (INS1TF100):

Activity (active participation, individual activity, activity in the group) 30 %

Course assignments 70 %

2nd semester (INS1TF200):

Personal Study Plan and PSP meeting

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.