Saimaa University of Applied Sciences requires new students to have their own laptop computer in use, preferably acquired before studies start. Mobile devices (phone, tablets) are helpful but they may not suffice for all the needs in studies.
The student must register as present or absent at the beginning of every school year.The right to study is held by those students who are enrolled for attendance. Only those students who are enrolled at the university of applied sciences (UAS) have the right to participate in studies or sit for examinations for credit.
International activities are considered to be an essential development area at Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, and the range of foreign partners is wide and well-established. Saimaa University of Applied Sciences co-operates with different universities in Russia, Asian countries and Europe in the fields of student, teacher and trainee exchange and different kinds of joint development projects.
Work placement or clinical practice is an integral part of polytechnic studies. The goal of professional practice is to train students in a supervised environment regarding the basic practical aspects of work in their chosen field. One week of supervised training equals 1.5 study credits.
The bachelor’s thesis for the UAS degree is a broad course of study for the preparation of the students in planning and researching areas for development, and working as an expert in their field of study. The extent of study for the bachelor’s thesis is 15 credit points. The scope of the thesis in the degree programme in Construction Management is 10 credits.
The goals of the master´s degree programmes are to develop and demonstrate the student’s ability to apply research to practice, to solve problems in the workplace, and to be experts in the field. The extent of study for the master´s thesis is 30 credit points.