Personal Study Plan - PSP

A personal study plan (PSP) based on the student´s degree programme curriculum is a plan that students inspect and edit for themselves.

What is the PSP?

A personal study plan (PSP) is a plan that students inspect and edit for themselves. It contains the contents, extent and duration of their studies. The degree structure of a student's degree programme is used as the basis of this study plan. The PSP helps students stay on schedule and advance in their studies. The plan must be updated as their studies progress.

When inspecting and editing their personal study plans, students should write down their hopes and goals regarding their studies and professional skills. The PSP helps students personalise their degrees and choose minor subjects and optional studies to accompany their compulsory studies.

Students should familiarise themselves with their subject's study guide early on in their studies and think about their course selections and schedules in the long term. When planning a PSP, long-term thinking stresses the relevance of the overall study programme and helps students realize the time required to complete a degree.

Course pre-requisites and the different tasks (lectures, exercises, projects, exams, etc.) required for successful completion of courses should also be taken into account when editing a PSP. Other matters potentially affecting the progress of studies (family, hobbies, work, etc.) should also factor into the PSP planning process in big picture.

PSP tutoring

Students receive PSP tutoring from their personal tutor teachers or other PSP tutors appointed by the faculty. Students can also contact their education designers for help.

PSP on Peppi

Peppi PSP action allows students to design a personal study plan for their entire degree, based on degree structures on Peppi. The Peppi PSP allows students to see their completed and upcoming courses, which makes it easier for both students and their advisors to follow PSP progress.

For you

Oulu Business School

Business School student must have a valid personal study plan (PSP). Student will receive help and support for preparing the RSP from master’s programme coordinator.

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

All students must have an approved PSP in Peppi. Without the approved PSP, the student can not graduate. The degree is compiled according to PSP, so it is mandatory that PSP is up-to-date. PSP will make study and graduation process easier and faster.

If there are course modifications in the original PSP, it needs approval again. If you have questions about PSP, please contact your named Tutor Teacher or  study.itee@oulu.fi.

The updated PSP must be sent:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering: International students must send PSP to Anabela Goncalves Berenguer, Finnish students must send PSP to named Tutor Teacher (or Education Designer Mirjami Pelkonen, study.itee@oulu.fi).
  • Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME): Students must send PSP to Tapio Seppänen.
  • Master's Programme in Electrical Engineering: Students must send PSP to named Tutor Teacher  (or Education Designer Tuuli Junttila).
  • Master's Programme in Information Processing Sciences: Students must send PSP to named Tutor Teacher (or Education Designer Heli Alatalo)
  • Master's Programme in Software, Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment (GS3D): Students must send PSP to  Karin Väyrynen (started 2020), Nataliya Schevchuk (started 2019), Michael Oduor (started 2018), Shao Xiuyan (started 2017) or Marianne Kinnula (started 2015).
  • Master's Programme in Wireless Communication Engineering (WCE): Students must send PSP to Kari Kärkkäinen.

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

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Faculty of Education

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Faculty of Science

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Process and Environmental Engineering

Study option infos are arranged during the orientation week and study option is confirmed when divided into groups at the beginning of studies.

Tutor teachers in Environmental Engineering Master's Degree Programme are

Sustainable Energy Systems: Eva Pongracz
Industrial Environmental Engineering: Mika Huuhtanen
Water and environmental engineering: Pertti Ala-aho
 

English

All the students majoring in English produce their personal study plans at the beginning of their studies. The plans are updated and discussed with teacher tutors in the course of the studies.

Checkpoints for Personal Study Plans (PSP=HOPS, Henkilökohtainen opintosuunnitelma)
  1. At the beginning of the studies
  2. At the beginning of the Bachelor's Seminar and Thesis course
  3. At the beginning of the Master's studies

Health Sciences

In health sciences, the student’s PSP is accepted by the tutor teacher.

Biology

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Physical Sciences

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Architecture

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Geosciences

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Mining engineering and mineral processing

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Chemistry

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Mechanical Engineering

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Civil Engineering

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Industrial Engineering and Management

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Archeology

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Biochemistry

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History

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Information Studies

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Geography

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Cultural Anthropology

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Logopedics

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Swedish Language

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Saami Culture

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Saami Language

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German language and culture

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Finnish Language

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Science Communication, MA

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Literature

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Biomedical Engineering MHSc

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Mathematical Sciences

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Master's Programme in Education and Globalisation, MA

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Learning Sciences, BA, MA

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Primary Teacher, BA, MA

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Psychology, BA, MA

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

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Music Education, BA, MA

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Special Education, BA, MA

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Intercultural Teacher Education, BA, MA

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Early Childhood Education, BA, MA

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Education/ Educational Psychology, BA, MA

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Master’s Programme in Education, MA

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Business Analytics MSc (Tech)

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Economics and Business Administration MSc

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Digitalisation, Computing and Electronics

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Electronics and Communications Engineering

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Biomedical Engineering MSc (Tech)

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Information Processing Science

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Computer Science and Engineering

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Epidemiology and Biomedical Data Science

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Dentistry

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Medical and Wellness Technology

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Medicine

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Economics and Business Administration BSc

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History of Sciences and Ideas

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