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IT Swedish

IT Swedish
  • Code: SWE4TF044A&B
  • Extent: 3 cr
  • Timing: 2nd or 3rd Semester
  • Language: Swedish
  • Level: core studies
  • Type: elective *

*required only of native Finnish speakers in the BIT programme

Starting level and linkage with other courses

SWE1TN061 Entry Level test or SWE8TN062 Swedish Level Course must be completed before IT Swedish.

Learning outcomes

The student:

  • Becomes familiar with IT vocabulary as well as business vocabulary in both oral and written form
  • Is able to discuss his/her own education and work in Swedish
  • Is able to discuss IT-related phenomena in Swedish
  • Is able to understand the Nordic business cultures

Course contents

  • Central IT- and business related subjects
  • Nordic business cultures
  • Cultural topics (Swedish music, newspapers, films, theatre)

Teaching and learning methods

The course includes contact lessons and independent work, altogether 81 h or work for the student.

Contact lessons and examination 28 h
Independent studies 52 h
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

If student consider having acquired such language skills (for example in working life) that correspond to the goals and contents of the course, they can discuss the Recognition of Prior Learning - procedures with their teacher.


Maarit Ohinen-Salvén, Pasila Campus

Course materials

Ohinen-Salvén M. 2008. Jobba med IT. Svenska för högskolor. Edita. Helsinki.

Assessment criteria

Assessment components and their respective weights

Written grade: Written examination 60 %, acceptable distance assignments 40 %.

Oral grade: Group discussions 70 %, continuous assessment 30 %.

All assessment components must be completed successfully to pass the course. Evaluation is based on the following criteria:

Grade 1 (min. 40% of the objective)

Grade 3 (min. 70% of the objective)

Grade 5 (min. 90% of the objective)

Written and spoken assignments, the final exam and classroom performance are at a passable level

Written and spoken assignments, the final exam and classroom performance are at a good level. The student demonstrates an emerging ability for autonomous development.

Written and spoken assignments, the final exam and classroom performance are at an excellent level. The student is clearly capable of autonomous development

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.