This 5-month online pathway programme offers entry to Bachelor’s degree programmes for Indian and Emirati, Saudi Arabian and Lebanese students at Metropolia, SAMK and VAMK.
Each course is 5 ECTS credits, altogether pathway studies are 30 ECTS. 1 ECTS is 27 hours of work. Courses will be assessed as passed or failed.
In this course, you will learn about the basic features of the Finnish culture and customs, such as greetings and etiquette. You will also practice oral and written communication in simple everyday situations and daily routines, such as meeting and getting to know people, telling basic things about yourself and shopping. You will acquire basic grammatical structures, such as verb types, conjugating verbs in the present tense, basic form plural of nouns and adjectives, singular partitive and genitive, consonant gradation, possessive structures and asking questions. You will also get familiar with the key characteristics of spoken Finnish.
This course is suitable for beginners who have no prior knowledge of Finnish or who have very little knowledge of Finnish. The course consists of online lectures, exercises, assignments and tests. The course requires active participation and independent work.
On completion of the course, the student will understand simple and clearly spoken Finnish in very familiar everyday situations. The student will be able to tell briefly about his/her background, home and daily routines and understand short texts about familiar topics. The student’s communication skills will correspond to the skill level A1 as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CERF).
In this course, you will learn essential skills and strategies to enhance your proficiency in Professional Academic English. You will have the opportunity to further develop your professional English language skills, enabling you to effectively communicate in a variety of work life and academic settings. You will gain an understanding of how communication impacts their credibility and professional image, as well as its influence on your academic success.
With an emphasis on understanding different language registers, this course will also equip you with the knowledge and techniques necessary to produce high-quality academic texts. Understanding the significance of selecting the right style and register will empower you to convey your ideas in a clear, concise, and academically appropriate manner.
In this course you will learn Artificial Intelligence (AI); AI libraries with Python; Hands-on with AI libraries.
The course on Academic Writing provides the student with the ability to cope with studies at higher education institutes. Using real-life, practical cases, and experiential educational approaches, students learn basic academic writing principles and learn to participate in tutorials. These skills are essential in studies, working in teams, writing essays, reports and other documents.
The student knows the principles of Sustainable Development in the economic, social and environmental dimensions, and is familiar with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
They understand the targets of Sustainable Development and Circular Economy in today’s and future societys and global causes for Sustainable Development and Circular Economy.
Resource scarcity. The dimensions of Sustainable Development. Circular Economy and its business models. Sustainable Development and Circular Economy in businesses.
Material given by lecturer, Circular Economy publications made by The Finnish Innovation Fund, Sitra.
This course is designed to help prospective bachelor’s students to prepare for the mathematical concepts and skills required in their studies. The course covers topics such as calculus, linear algebra, statistics and probability. The course also provides a review of basic mathematical tools and techniques. The course aims to help students develop their quantitative and analytical abilities, as well as their problem-solving and logical thinking skills.
The course consists of online lectures, exercises, assignments and tests. The course requires active participation and independent work.