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.


The course aims to offer all the information necessary for success in studies at Aalto University. Upon completion of the course, the student

  • has acquired knowledge about the degree requirements, the minors studies and the services offered by the university
  • is able to make a target-oriented study plan
  • is familiar with Aalto University, the programme and the academic advisor
  • has improved both academic and intercultural skills to be able to work and collaborate in a multicultural and multidisciplinary learning environment
  • knows the principles of good scientific practices at Aalto university
  • knows what academic integrity is at Aalto University and how to adopt it

Credits: 1

Schedule: 20.09.2021 - 24.11.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Elina Yrjänäinen

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 course consists of lectures, discussions, assignments and other activities all designed to provide students with comprehensive insights that will help identify and strengthen the skills and knowledge needed to achieve and have a positive study experience at Aalto University.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Active participation and assignments. Specific assessment criteria will be published in MyCourses before the beginning of the course.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:
    2020-2021 Autumn I-Spring III
    2021-2022 Autumn I-Spring III

    Course Homepage:

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