Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student will be able to:
(i) understand targets and operation of business/non-profit organizations
(ii) apply professional practices in the field of his/her major/programme as a member of an business/non-profit organization
(iii) identify development needs/opportunities in organizations and their practices and
(iv) assess and describe own professional development as part of personal career development and employment plan.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 01.08.2021 - 31.07.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juan Valle Delgado, Jenny Thors

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):


CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The student agrees on a professional training placement with the supervising professor (head of major), prepares a personalized learning plan for the training period, works as a member of a business or non-profit organization in a position that is relevant for her/his professional skills development and reflects her/his learning in writing in a personal expert profile. The training is completed in another country than Finland or in another country than the home country of the student.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Written personalized learning plan and written personal expert profile (an assay on expertise development).

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The total, independent workload varies from 81 h to 135 h depending on the number of credit points (3-5 cr).


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    To be announced later

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The required minimum length of the training placement is 6-10 weeks (as full time work) depending on the number of credit points (3-5 cr) (2 weeks per credit point). The course can be taken any time during the study year.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-Summer

    2021-2022 Autumn I-Summer

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    Sisu. Only for students of School of Chemical Engineering