Technical Work 25 ECTS credits

Having completed the 25-credit studies in technical work, the student acquires a readiness to teach technical work in the lower grades of basic education. In her/his studies the student learns to apply technology to combine knowledge and skills in technical work. The main learning outcomes for each course are to be found in their descriptions.

These minor studies comprises of the following courses: Material and Manufacturing Technology, Robotics and Automation, Technological Design, Technology and Pedagogics of Technology, Educational Dimensions.

Application Procedure

The students in the Faculty of Education can apply for the right to study a minor subject as part of the Faculty’s common application process for minor subjects to be arranged in the spring term.

The license to pursue studies for a minor subject is given for the next academic year. The duration of the right is one academic year.

For students from other faculties and those pursuing non-degree studies in a minor subject, the deadline for applications is August 15. They are given the right to study a minor subject for the next two academic years.

About 20 students are admitted annually to pursue studies in a minor subject. Preference is given to the students of the Faculty of Education (especially primary teacher and early childhood education students).

For the application forms, see

For more information on practical issues related to minor subject applications in the Faculty, see here.

Application Guidance

More details on applying for the right to pursue studies in a minor subject are available from the Faculty’s study advisors, especially Minna Sainio. Any questions related to study rights should be addressed to Helena Seppälä, Chief Academic Officer.

Person in Charge

The person in charge of the minor subject studies is Jaakko Nykänen.

More Information on the Studies

A more detailed description of Technical Work including the courses involved is to be found in the Faculty of Education Catalogue of Minor Subject Studies on WebOodi.

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Last updated: 28.2.2019