English

English is the primary language for international communication in business, science, education, the humanities and medicine. English connects people of different backgrounds in all walks of life, enabling them to exchange ideas and find solutions.
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You can find instructions specific to your own study programme below.

Faculty of Education

Follow the instructions below.

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Follow the instructions below.

Faculty of Humanities

Humanities

You can choose to complete your 5 credit foreign language requirement in English, French, German or Russian.

If you choose English:

The requirement is 902160Y Academic English for Humanities, which is a 5 ECTS/5 op*, normally one-semester-long Academic English course.
Lessons are held twice per week; once for the Reading for Academic Purposes (RAP) part, and once for the Academic Communication (AC) part. Both parts also include homework tasks.

There are autumn groups for students of:
- Finnish (own group)
- Swedish, Information Science and Saami language (one combined group)
- Logopedia (own group; RAP part only in the autumn)

There are spring groups for students of:
- History (two groups for the AC part, one combined group for the RAP part)
- Literature (own group for the AC part, combined with the group below for the RAP part)
- Archaeology/Anthropology (own group for the AC part, combined with the group above for the RAP part)
- Logopedia (own group; AC part only in the spring)

If you received a grade of L or E in "long English" in your matriculation exam, you will be exempted from the RAP part of the 5 op course and will complete the Academic Communication 3 credit part only.  You can add a comment to your course registration to inform the teacher of this.

Recognition of  Learning? If you have completed Academic English courses elsewhere, perhaps abroad or in working life, please read our Recognition of Learning/"Osaamisen tunnustaminen-pages, for details of how to apply for further exemption from the English course(s).

Contact teachers:

Heather Kannasmaa  and Karen Niskanen and Sari.Törmänen.

N.B. Students of English and German, you do NOT complete these courses, as your studies in your major fulfill the requirement.

Contact teacher for Humanities' English teaching:  Heather Kannasmaa

Faculty of Science

English courses for students of Biology, Mathematical & Physical Sciences and Geography

Proficiency level for all courses: CEFR B2-C1

902002Y English 1 , 2 credits (Reading for Academic Purposes)
Biology: 1st year spring term (periods 3 and 4)
Mathematical & Physical Sciences 1st year autumn term (periods 1 and 2)

902004Y English 2, 2 credits (Scientific Communication)
Biology: 2nd year autumn term (periods 1 and 2)
Mathematic & Physical Sciences: 1st year spring term (periods 3 and 4)

902003Y English 3, 3 credits (Reading for Academic Purposes)
Geography: 1st year autumn (periods 1 and 2)

902005Y English 4, 3 credits (Scientific Communication)
Geography: 3rd year autumn (periods 1 and 2)

NB: If you received a grade of “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam, and began your studies in autumn 2009 or later, you will receive credits for the Reading component (English 1 or English 3) without attending the course. Please contact your faculty. You will still need to rejoin your classmates for your later English course.

902002Y English 1, 2 op (Reading for Academic Purposes)
Geosciences: 1st year spring term (periods 3 and 4)
Chemistry: 1st year autumn term (periods 1 and 2)

902004Y English 2, 2 op (Scientific Communication)
Geosciences: 2nd year spring term (periods 3 and 4)
Chemistry: 2nd year spring term (periods 3 and 4)

Contact teacher: Karen Niskanen

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Biochemistry BSc and MSc students complete two English courses:

1.  902100Y English for Biochemists 1  3 credits

Exemption from part of the course is given to students with a matriculation exam grade laudatur or eximia cum laude approbatur and those who have graduated from an IB-programme. However, attendance is compulsory for ALL students at the first lesson, where more information will be provided to those who are due exemption. 1. (3 credits)    Bachelor's degree 1st year, autumn and spring terms

2. 902154Y Scientific Communication for Biochemists (5 credits)   Master's degree 1st year, spring term

Contact teacher: Kari-Pekka Kallunki (kari-pekka.kallunki@oulu.fi)

Faculty of Technology

Follow the intructions below.

Faculty of Medicine

Follow the instructions below.

Primary Teacher, BA, MA

“Language is the road map of a culture.  It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”   Rita Mae Brown

Students in the Faculty of Education complete one English course:

902130Y Vieras kieli (englanti), 3 op - Foreign language (English), 3 ECTS  Proficiency CEFR level B2 

Timing:  spring and autumn

Contact teacher:  Sari Törmänen (sari.tormanen@oulu.fi)

Music Education, BA, MA

“Language is the road map of a culture.  It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”   Rita Mae Brown

Students in the Faculty of Education complete one English course:

902130Y Vieras kieli (englanti), 3 op - Foreign language (English), 3 ECTS  Proficiency CEFR level B2 

Timing:  spring and autumn

Contact teacher:  Sari Törmänen (sari.tormanen@oulu.fi)

Special Education, BA, MA

“Language is the road map of a culture.  It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”   Rita Mae Brown

Students in the Faculty of Education complete one English course:

902130Y Vieras kieli (englanti), 3 op - Foreign language (English), 3 ECTS  Proficiency CEFR level B2 

Timing:  spring and autumn

Contact teacher:  Sari Törmänen (sari.tormanen@oulu.fi)

Early Childhood Education, BA, MA

“Language is the road map of a culture.  It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”   Rita Mae Brown

Students in the Faculty of Education complete one English course:

902130Y Vieras kieli (englanti), 3 op - Foreign language (English), 3 ECTS  Proficiency CEFR level B2 

Timing:  spring and autumn

Contact teacher:  Sari Törmänen (sari.tormanen@oulu.fi)

Education/ Educational Psychology, BA, MA

“Language is the road map of a culture.  It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”   Rita Mae Brown

Students in the Faculty of Education complete one English course:

902130Y Vieras kieli (englanti), 3 op - Foreign language (English), 3 ECTS  Proficiency CEFR level B2 

Timing:  spring and autumn

Contact teacher:  Sari Törmänen (sari.tormanen@oulu.fi)

Health Sciences

The degree program of Health Sciences

Contact teacher: Satu Rusko (satu.rusko@oulu.fi)

Biomedical Engineering MHSc

Kansainvälisten maisteriohjelmien opiskelijat: tutkinto-ohjelmaasi ei kuulu Kieli- ja viestintäkoulutuksen englannin kursseja. 
Students in International Master's Programs: your degree program has no English language courses with the Languages and Communication Unit.

Medicine

The degree programmes of Medicine and Dentistry

Compulsory for all 1st year students of medicine and dentistry.

Note: Since the course is integrated with the following courses

  • 043010P Anatomy: Medical cell and developmental biology, and
  • 043027P Psychology for Medical Students,

the Medical English course will be completed in three modules (summary writing for cell biology in the autumn semester, doctor-patient communication in the autumn or spring semester, and student conference on psychology in the spring semester).

Exemption: Students with IB diploma and/or university studies completed in an English-speaking environment can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (AHOT). Thus, such students may be granted exemption from attendance, on condition that they submit specific tasks which demonstrate their competence in the above three areas. Instructions for these tasks will be given in the decision on the submitted application. Further information: contact teacher

In this course you will be writing about topics of your own choice. Through the writing tasks you will develop your scientific writing skills in English. The course is recommended for students who aim to write their specialisation studies in English and/or wish to publish their research at a later stage. 

Contact teacher: Eva Braidwood

Epidemiology and Biomedical Data Science

Kansainvälisten maisteriohjelmien opiskelijat: tutkinto-ohjelmaasi ei kuulu Kieli- ja viestintäkoulutuksen englannin kursseja. 
Students in International Master's Programs: your degree program has no English language courses with the Languages and Communication Unit.

Intercultural Teacher Education, BA, MA

The International Teacher Education programs for BA and MA have no courses with the Languages and Communication Unit.

Kansainvälisten maisteriohjelmien opiskelijat: tutkinto-ohjelmaasi ei kuulu Kieli- ja viestintäkoulutuksen englannin kursseja. 
Students in International Master's Programs: your degree program has no English language courses with the Languages and Communication Unit.

Master's Programme in Learning, Education and Technology, MA

Kansainvälisten maisteriohjelmien opiskelijat: tutkinto-ohjelmaasi ei kuulu Kieli- ja viestintäkoulutuksen englannin kursseja. 
Students in International Master's Programs: your degree program has no English language courses with the Languages and Communication Unit.

Master's Programme in Education and Globalisation, MA

Kansainvälisten maisteriohjelmien opiskelijat: tutkinto-ohjelmaasi ei kuulu Kieli- ja viestintäkoulutuksen englannin kursseja. 
Students in International Master's Programs: your degree program has no English language courses with the Languages and Communication Unit.

Master’s Programme in Education, MA

“Language is the road map of a culture.  It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”   Rita Mae Brown

Students in the Faculty of Education complete one English course:

902130Y Vieras kieli (englanti), 3 op - Foreign language (English), 3 ECTS  Proficiency CEFR level B2 

Timing:  spring and autumn

Contact teacher:  Sari Törmänen (sari.tormanen@oulu.fi)

Psychology, BA, MA

“Language is the road map of a culture.  It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”   Rita Mae Brown

Students in the Faculty of Education complete one English course:

902130Y Vieras kieli (englanti), 3 op - Foreign language (English), 3 ECTS  Proficiency CEFR level B2 

Timing:  spring and autumn

Contact teacher:  Sari Törmänen (sari.tormanen@oulu.fi)

Dentistry

The degree programmes of Medicine and Dentistry

Compulsory for all 1st year students of medicine and dentistry.

Note: Since the course is integrated with the following courses

  • 043010P Anatomy: Medical cell and developmental biology, and
  • 043027P Psychology for Medical Students,

the Medical English course will be completed in three modules (summary writing for cell biology in the autumn semester, doctor-patient communication in the autumn or spring semester, and student conference on psychology in the spring semester).

Exemption: Students with IB diploma and/or university studies completed in an English-speaking environment can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (AHOT). Thus, such students may be granted exemption from attendance, on condition that they submit specific tasks which demonstrate their competence in the above three areas. Instructions for these tasks will be given in the decision on the submitted application. Further information: contact teacher

In this course you will be writing about topics of your own choice. Through the writing tasks you will develop your scientific writing skills in English. The course is recommended for students who aim to write their specialization studies in English and/or wish to publish their research at a later stage. 

Contact teacher: Eva Braidwood

Economics and Business Administration MSc

International Masters of Economics and Business Administration

Students in the International Masters of Economics and Business Administration degree program will complete either a Finnish language course or an English course. 

If you are a native Finn or an international student whose Finnish language skills are more advanced, the course you will complete is:

902177Y Academic English for Business 5 op  CEFR level B2-C1

Register for this course in Weboodi.

If you have completed a similar course labeled at the CEFR level B2-C1 or if you have already completed a Masters, Licentiate or PhD thesis, you may be eligible for a credit transfer.  Send your enquiries to the contact teacher for this course.

Contact Teacher:  Joshua Ward (joshua.ward@oulu.fi)

Geosciences

To complete your compulsory foreign language requirement of 4 (ECTS) credits, you take two 2-credit courses as listed below. Our courses are targeted at the B2-C1 level (CEFR) .

If you received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam, you should apply for exemption from the 1st-year course.

Computer Science and Engineering

For students of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering 

CSE students starting in autumn 2021 

To complete your compulsory foreign language requirement of 5 (ECTS) credits, you complete the Professional English course according to your department’s schedule: 

902169Y - Professional Communication for Technology (CSE) –spring term of second year of studies; contact teacher Heather Kannasmaa (heather.kannasmaa@oulu.fi

CSE students starting before autumn 2021 

Engineering students who started their studies before 2021 should complete their compulsory foreign language requirement of 6 (ECTS) credits during the academic year 2021-22.  

If you have any questions, discuss the matter with your contact teacher for English

When you have a choice of courses, read the course descriptions with care to choose courses that match your own needs, interests and level. 

If you received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam, you can apply for exemption for one course, if you have not already done so.  

In 2021-22, we are running the following 2-credit courses for the last time: 

Autumn 2021 

Spring 2022 

Information Processing Science

For Students of Information Processing Science 

Proficiency level: CEFR B2-C1

Students will take their whole 5 ECTS credits of English EITHER in the Autumn OR in the Spring. The two courses must be taken together during the same term. The aim is for half of the students take their 5 credits in the Autumn and the other half in the Spring, which means the number of spaces in groups will be restricted.

1st YEAR,  AUTUMN 2021, 5 op: 902164Y English Communication for Information Processing - Reading (2cr) AND  902165Y English Communication for Information Processing- Oral Skills (3cr)

OR
 1st YEAR,  SPRING 2022, 5 op: 
 902164Y English Communication for Information Processing - Reading (2cr) AND  902165Y English Communication for Information Processing- Oral Skills (3cr)

Students may NOT take 902164Y in the Autumn and 902165Y in the Spring.

Contact teachersKaren Niskanen and Satu Rusko

 

Electronics and Communications Engineering

For students of Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE)  in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering 

ECE students  starting in autumn 2021 

To complete your compulsory foreign language requirement of 5 (ECTS) credits, you take the Professional English course in the spring term (2022) of your first year of studies.  

902167Y - Professional Communication for Technology (ECE) (1st-year ECE) 
 
Contact teacher Satu Rusko (satu.rusko@oulu.fi

ECE students starting before autumn 2021 

Engineering students who started their studies before 2021 should complete their compulsory foreign language requirement of 4 (ECTS) credits during the academic year 2021-22.  

If you have any questions, discuss the matter with  your contact teacher for English

When you have a choice of courses, read the course descriptions with care to choose courses that match your own needs, interests and level. 

If you received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam, you can apply for exemption for one course, if you have not already done so. 

In 2021-22, we are running the following courses for the last time: 

Autumn 2021 

Spring 2022 

Process and Environmental Engineering

Engineering students starting in autumn 2021

To complete your compulsory language requirement of 5 (ECTS) credits, you complete the Professional English course according to your department's schedule:

902169Y Professional Communication for Technology (CE) - autumn term of second year of studies; contact teacher Sari Törmänen (sari.tormanen@oulu.fi)

902170Y Professional Communication for Technology (IEM) - autumn term of second year of studies; contact teacher Suzy McAnsh (suzy.mcansh@oulu.fi

902173Y Professional Communication for Technology (ME) - spring term of second year of studies; contact teacher Kari-Pekka Kallunki (kari-pekka.kallunki@oulu.ti)

902174Y Professional Communication for Technology (PYA) - autumn term of second year of studies; contact teacher Joshua Ward (joshua.ward@oulu.fi)

The courses are targeted at the B2 - C1 level (CEFR)

Engineering students starting before autumn 2021

Engineering students who started their studies before 2021 should complete their compulsory foreign language requirement of 6 (ECTS) credits during the academic year 2021-22.

If you have any questions, discuss the matter with your contact teacher for English.

Remember that students who received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam can apply for exemption from ONE 2-credit course. 

When you have a choice of courses, read the course description with care to choose courses that match your own needs, interests and level.

To complete your compulsory foreign language requirement of 6 (ECTS) credits, you take three 2-credit courses according to your department’s schedule and the choices available for you. Our courses are targeted at the B2-C1 level (CEFR) . It is very important that you keep to the schedule and take no more than ONE course at a time, but if you need to deviate from the schedule for any reason, discuss the matter with your contact teacher for English.

If you received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam, and began your studies in autumn 2009 or later, you will receive exemption from ONE 2-credit course. See the information below for your own department for details of this.

When you have a choice of courses, read the course descriptions with care to choose courses which match your own needs, interests and level.

Process and Environmental Engineering

If you received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam, you can apply for exemption for one course, if you have not already done so.

In 2021-22, we are running the following courses for the last time: 

Contact teacherSuzy McAnsh

Industrial Engineering and Management

Engineering students starting in autumn 2021

To complete your compulsory language requirement of 5 (ECTS) credits, you complete the Professional English course according to your department's schedule:

902169Y Professional Communication for Technology (CE) - autumn term of second year of studies; contact teacher Sari Törmänen (sari.tormanen@oulu.fi)

902170Y Professional Communication for Technology (IEM) - autumn term of second year of studies; contact teacher Suzy McAnsh (suzy.mcansh@oulu.fi

902173Y Professional Communication for Technology (ME) - spring term of second year of studies; contact teacher Kari-Pekka Kallunki (kari-pekka.kallunki@oulu.ti)

902174Y Professional Communication for Technology (PYA) - autum term of second year of studies; contact teacher Joshua Ward (joshua.ward@oulu.fi)

The courses are targeted at the B2 - C1 level (CEFR)

Engineering students starting before autumn 2021

Engineering students who started their studies before 2021 should complete their compulsory foreign language requirement of 6 (ECTS) credits during the academic year 2021-22.

If you have any questions, discuss the matter with your contact teacher for English.

Remember that students who received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam can apply for exemption from ONE 2-credit course. 

When you have a choice of courses, read the course description with care to choose courses that match your own needs, interests and level.

To complete your compulsory foreign language requirement of 6 (ECTS) credits, you take three 2-credit courses according to your department’s schedule and the choices available for you. Our courses are targeted at the B2-C1 level (CEFR) . It is very important that you keep to the schedule and take no more than ONE course at a time, but if you need to deviate from the schedule for any reason, discuss the matter with your contact teacher for English.

If you received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam, and began your studies in autumn 2009 or later, you will receive exemption from ONE 2-credit course. See the information below for your own department for details of this.

When you have a choice of courses, read the course descriptions with care to choose courses which match your own needs, interests and level.

Industrial Engineering and Management

 

If you received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam, you can apply for exemption from the 902150Y Professional English for Technology (PET) course, if you have not already done so.

In 2021-22, we are running only the following course for the last time: 

Contact teacherSuzy McAnsh

Architecture

Students of Architecture complete 6 credits of language courses (vieras kieli).
The following courses are offered in each academic year:

902151Y English for Architecture 2 ECTS/3 ECTS (2/3 op)   spring term (first year of university studies)
902152Y English for Urban Planning  2 ECTS/3 ECTS  (2/3 op)  autumn term (second year of university studies)

Both courses are offered in two versions: one for 2 ECTS and one for 3 ECTS  (54 hrs work and 80 hrs work).

  • Students who received the grade "L" or "E"  in their matriculation exam complete a total of 4 ECTS (2 x 2 op courses). Students need to apply for the 2-credit exemption to the Oulu School of Architecture.

  • All other students complete a total of 6 ECTS (2 x 3 op courses).

Those who have graduated from an IB-programme can apply for exemption from the  courses. 

NOTE:

Our language courses offer professional communication specific to the field of architecture and land use planning. The 902151Y English for Architecture course focuses on professional vocabulary and language use needed for architectural design description. The 902152Y English for Urban Planning  is integrated with course in urban design and planning  (454501A Kaupunkisuunnittelun seminaarikurssi). 

In addition, you can alternatively participate in an international project on design collaboration (902180Y English Communication through Transnational Online Projects - EnComTOP) with Spanish and Polish students (and possibly other nationalities) in partial completion (2 credits) of the courses listed above. 

Contact teacher for Architecture: Eva Braidwood

Economics and Business Administration BSc

Economics and Business Administration BSc

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.

                                         --Ludwig Wittgenstein

Here in the English for Business students program we understand the demands and importance of English skills in the world today.  All English courses in this program are designed to improve the skills of all learners and to facilitate readiness to thrive in working world challenges.  Our aim is to help you break your limits and extend your capacity to operate successfully in the world and to support you in your efforts to widen your expertise in your chosen field of study.

Students completing the degree program in the Oulu Business School

Your degree requirements include 11 credits in one or two foreign languages. In one of these languages you must reach the level required by your degree program.
If you choose English as your foreign language, you may choose from the following courses.

English courses for the Bachelor degree program

902126Y   Business Studies for English Competence   4 credits
Proficiency level: B2-C1
Timing: Autumn first year of studies

902127Y   Business English Launchpad 3 credits
Proficiency level: B2-C1
Timing: Spring first year of studies

902128Y   Business English Interaction   4 credits
Proficiency level: B2-C1
Timing: Second or third year of studies  

902138Y  Business Writing   4 credits   This course is only for those students who have completed the 902084Y Business Talk course (old version)

Proficiency level: B2-C1
Timing: Second or third year of studies  

Contact Teacher for the above courses:  Jaana Sorvari

Additionl English courses which are optional and also are offered in the Language Minor 25 credits

902129Y   Legal English for Business Purposes 
Proficiency level C1

Timing Spring

For more information read the study guide provided by your faculty.

NORMAL ENGLISH PROGRAM
When you have completed 4 credits of English, your field-related English ability can be said to be at the level required by your degree program and you can continue studying English or focus on another foreign language to fulfil the 11 credit requirement in foreign languages which is stipulated by your degree program.

HONORS English 
To get an Honors English notation on your diploma, you must complete the following two requirements:
1. You must complete all 11 credits of English.  IF you have credit transfers you still must complete 7 credits here at Oulu University.
2. Your grade point average in the 11required credits must be at least 4.

Credit transfers  When you receive a credit transfer, you will get credits with the title of "Muita englanninkielen opintoja vähintään taso B1 (tai B2)"  You will NOT get specific credits for a particular course.  Instead you receive general credits and you can deduct your credit transfer credits from the total number of credits required (11).  So if you get 2 to 4 credits transferred then you simply must complete 9 or 7 credits to meet the requirement of 11 credits.  You can freely choose to apply these transfer credits to either Module 1 or 2 of Integrated Text and Business Studies or to Module 1 or 2 of Business Writing.  If you have an L or E in your Finnish matriculation exam, email study.business at oulu.fi to apply for 2 credits.

Mining engineering and mineral processing

If any students have still to complete your compulsory English studies in this degree program, please contact your contact teacher (karen.niskanen@oulu.fi).

Biomedical Engineering MSc (Tech)

Kansainvälisten maisteriohjelmien opiskelijat: tutkinto-ohjelmaasi ei kuulu Kieli- ja viestintäkoulutuksen englannin kursseja. 
Students in International Master's Programs: your degree program has no English language courses with the Languages and Communication Unit.

Mechanical Engineering

Engineering students starting in autumn 2021

To complete your compulsory language requirement of 5 (ECTS) credits, you complete the Professional English course according to your department's schedule:

902169Y Professional Communication for Technology (CE) - autumn term of second year of studies; contact teacher Sari Törmänen (sari.tormanen@oulu.fi)

902170Y Professional Communication for Technology (IEM) - autumn term of second year of studies; contact teacher Suzy McAnsh (suzy.mcansh@oulu.fi

902173Y Professional Communication for Technology (ME) - spring term of second year of studies; contact teacher Kari-Pekka Kallunki (kari-pekka.kallunki@oulu.ti)

902174Y Professional Communication for Technology (PYA) - autum term of second year of studies; contact teacher Joshua Ward (joshua.ward@oulu.fi)

The courses are targeted at the B2 - C1 level (CEFR)

Engineering students starting before autumn 2021

Engineering students who started their studies before 2021 should complete their compulsory foreign language requirement of 6 (ECTS) credits during the academic year 2021-22.

If you have any questions, discuss the matter with your contact teacher for English.

Remember that students who received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam can apply for exemption from ONE 2-credit course. 

When you have a choice of courses, read the course description with care to choose courses that match your own needs, interests and level.

To complete your compulsory foreign language requirement of 6 (ECTS) credits, you take three 2-credit courses according to your department’s schedule and the choices available for you. Our courses are targeted at the B2-C1 level (CEFR) . It is very important that you keep to the schedule and take no more than ONE course at a time, but if you need to deviate from the schedule for any reason, discuss the matter with your contact teacher for English.

If you received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam, and began your studies in autumn 2009 or later, you will receive exemption from ONE 2-credit course. See the information below for your own department for details of this.

When you have a choice of courses, read the course descriptions with care to choose courses which match your own needs, interests and level.

Mechanical Engineering

If you received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam, you can apply for exemption from the 902150Y Professional English for Technology (PET) course, if you have not already done so.

In 2021-22, we are running the following courses for the last time: 

Contact teacherKari-Pekka Kallunki

Civil Engineering

Engineering students starting in autumn 2021

To complete your compulsory language requirement of 5 (ECTS) credits, you complete the Professional English course according to your department's schedule:

902169Y Professional Communication for Technology (CE) - autumn term of second year of studies; contact teacher Sari Törmänen (sari.tormanen@oulu.fi)

902170Y Professional Communication for Technology (IEM) - autumn term of second year of studies; contact teacher Suzy McAnsh (suzy.mcansh@oulu.fi

902173Y Professional Communication for Technology (ME) - spring term of second year of studies; contact teacher Kari-Pekka Kallunki (kari-pekka.kallunki@oulu.ti)

902174Y Professional Communication for Technology (PYA) - autum term of second year of studies; contact teacher Joshua Ward (joshua.ward@oulu.fi)

The courses are targeted at the B2 - C1 level (CEFR)

Engineering students starting before autumn 2021

Engineering students who started their studies before 2021 should complete their compulsory foreign language requirement of 6 (ECTS) credits during the academic year 2021-22.

If you have any questions, discuss the matter with your contact teacher for English.

Remember that students who received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam can apply for exemption from ONE 2-credit course. 

When you have a choice of courses, read the course description with care to choose courses that match your own needs, interests and level.

To complete your compulsory foreign language requirement of 6 (ECTS) credits, you take three 2-credit courses according to your department’s schedule and the choices available for you. Our courses are targeted at the B2-C1 level (CEFR) . It is very important that you keep to the schedule and take no more than ONE course at a time, but if you need to deviate from the schedule for any reason, discuss the matter with your contact teacher for English.

If you received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam, and began your studies in autumn 2009 or later, you will receive exemption from ONE 2-credit course. See the information below for your own department for details of this.

When you have a choice of courses, read the course descriptions with care to choose courses which match your own needs, interests and level.

Civil Engineering

Complete your English courses during terms one, two and four of your bachelor’s degree.

If you received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam, you can apply for exemption for one course, if you have not already done so.

In 2021-22, we are running only the following course for the last time: 

Contact teacherSari Törmänen

Business Analytics MSc (Tech)

Kansainvälisten maisteriohjelmien opiskelijat: tutkinto-ohjelmaasi ei kuulu Kieli- ja viestintäkoulutuksen englannin kursseja. 
Students in International Master's Programs: your degree program has no English language courses with the Languages and Communication Unit.

Digitalisation, Computing and Electronics

To complete your compulsory foreign language requirement of 5 (ECTS) credits, you complete the English course according to your department’s schedule: 

Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) DICE students starting in autumn 2021 

To complete your compulsory foreign language requirement of 5 (ECTS) credits, you take the Professional English course in the spring term (2022) of your first year of studies. 

902169Y - Professional Communication for Technology (ECE) (1st-year ECE) 

 

Information Processing Science (IPS) DICE students starting in autumn 2021 

Proficiency level: CEFR B2-C1

Students will take their whole 5 ECTS credits of English EITHER in the Autumn OR in the Spring. The two courses must be taken together during the same term. The aim is for half of the students take their 5 credits in the Autumn and the other half in the Spring, which means the number of spaces in groups will be restricted.

1st YEAR,  AUTUMN 2021, 5 op: 902164Y English Communication for Information Processing - Reading (2op) AND  902165Y English Communication for Information Processing- Oral Skills (3op)

OR
 1st YEAR,  SPRING 2022, 5 op: 
 902164Y English Communication for Information Processing - Reading (2op) AND  902165Y English Communication for Information Processing- Oral Skills (3op)

Students may NOT take 902164Y in the Autumn and 902165Y in the Spring.

Contact teachersKaren Niskanen and Satu Rusko

 

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) DICE students starting in autumn 2021 

To complete your compulsory foreign language requirement of 5 (ECTS) credits, you complete the Professional English course according to your department’s schedule: 

902169Y - Professional Communication for Technology (CSE) – spring term of second year of studies; contact teacher Heather Kannasmaa (heather.kannasmaa@oulu.fi

Chemistry

To complete your compulsory foreign language requirement of 4 (ECTS) credits, you take two 2-credit courses as listed below. Our courses are targeted at the B2-C1 level (CEFR) .

If you received the grade “L” or “E” in the Finnish matriculation exam, you should apply for exemption from the 1st-year course.

Contact teacherKaren Niskanen

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