A personal study plan (PSP) is a plan that students prepare 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 preparing 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 preparing a PSP. Other matters potentially affecting the progress of studies (family, hobbies, work, etc.) should also factor into the PSP planning process.
Students receive PSP advising from their personal tutor teachers or other PSP advisors appointed by the faculty. Students can also contact their education designers for help.
OodiPSP tool allows students to create a personal study plan for their entire degree, based on degree structures on Oodi. The OodiPSP allows students to see their completed and upcoming courses, which makes it easier for both students and their advisors to follow PSP progress.
Oulu Business School
Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
All students must have an approved e-PSP in WebOodi. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The updated e-PSP must be sent:
- Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering: International students must send e-PSP to Anja Keskinarkaus, Finnish students must send e-PSP to named Tutor Teacher (or Education Designer Suvi Jutila).
- Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME): Students must send e-PSP to Antti Isosalo.
- Master's Programme in Electrical Engineering: Students must send e-PSP to named Tutor Teacher (or Education Designer Suvi Jutila).
- Master's Programme in Information Processing Sciences: Students must send e-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 e-PSP to Michael Oduor (started 2018), Shao Xiuyan (started 2017) or Marianne Kinnula (started 2015).
- Master's Programme in Wireless Communication Engineering (WCE): Students must send e-PSP to Kari Kärkkäinen.
In health sciences, the student’s PSP is accepted by the tutor teacher.
Economics and Business Administration BSc
Economics and Business Administration MSc
PPS in English Philology
All the students majoring in English Philology 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)
- At the beginning of the studies
- At the beginning of the Bachelor's Seminar and Thesis course
- At the beginning of the Master's studies
Last updated: 29.1.2020