WAT Personal Learning Portfolio
These pages provide you information about Personal Learning Portfolio (PLP) that all WAT degree students will do as part of their studies. For general information related to your studies, please have a look at the Student guide pages of our WAT Master's Programme.
The aim of the portfolio process is:
- To assess and reflect your summative learning, based on your Personal Study Plan (in SISU) -> This also helps you to plan your future studies
- To learn to document your skills and knowledge
The portfolio process runs throughout the entire Master's Programme, and you have to submit your final portfolio before graduating from our Master's Programme. It does require time, but you are also credited for that: 2 credits of WAT-E1100 course are allocated for the portfolio process, corresponding some 54 hours of work.
The work on portfolio is done individually, but you also discuss it with the Mentor Groups that were formed during the WAT Orientation Days. The portfolio process also includes meetings with your Aalto Mentor (a member of WAT staff). Timetable for those meetings is agreed separately with your mentor.
For more information on the portfolio process (incl. a simple word template), check the instructions below.
In order to keep track of your portfolio process, you must submit an updated version of your portfolio through Submission sub-page on left (requires Aalto login). For more information, browse these pages or contact Meeri or Marko.
WAT Common Courses and Advanced Courses
The portfolio process aims to ensure that you make most out of your Master's studies, and it therefore links closely to your personal Study Plan. To help you plan your studies, the diagram below (also available below as a separate file) shows the timetable for the WAT common course WAT-E1100 (in orange during Period I) as well as advanced courses in (in different shades of blue in Periods II-V).
This document shows the general weekly timetable for the contact sessions of WAT Advanced Courses. The courses are planned so that you are able to take any combination of our advanced courses without overlapping contact sessions. The timetables are indicative only, and you should check the final timetable from SISU and specifically from MyCourses.
- The focus and structure of our WAT Master's Programme has been planned so that our programme-level competences and Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) are met: do check this document carefully!
We carried out an online survey for our WAT alumni in summer 2017. This file synthesises the survey's main results that are used to develop our Master's Programme. For more information, see Anu Vehmaa's Master's Thesis "Working life of water and environmental engineers" as well as the journal articles presenting research related to our Master's Programme in Sustainability journal and in Yliopistopedagogiikka journal (in Finnish).