Incoming exchange students can choose courses from the wide variety of courses taught or guided in English listed on this page.

What You Need to Know When Selecting Courses

  • The course lists are subject to change throughout the academic year.
  • You may only choose courses from the degree programmes that your programme at the home institution has an exchange agreement with.
  • It is not possible to mix courses from different fields of study or degree programmes.
  • All courses have a limited number of places available. Some might get full during the enrolment period.
  • Remember to also check the courses available for all incoming exchange students.
  • In most cases course schedules are confirmed at the beginning of each semester.
  • Courses in a university of applied sciences consist largely of group projects and practical assignments.

Courses

Studies for all Exchange Students

Language courses

Finnish Language Courses

Exchange students studying at Metropolia can familiarise themselves with Finnish language and culture by taking the course Finnish for Exchange Students (3-5 ECTS). The course is offered free of charge for exchange students. Several Finnish courses are organised on different campuses each semester.

Autumn semester 2022 (TBC):

  • XX00EX62-3003: Finnish for Exchange Students, 5 ECTS (Karamalmi campus, primarily for IT students)
  • XX00EX62-3004: Finnish for Exchange Students, 5 ECTS (Arabia campus)
  • LX00FB23-3001: Finnish for Exchange Students, 5 ECTS (Myyrmäki campus, primarily for business students)
  • XX00CL91-3015: Finnish for Exchange Students, 3-5 ECTS (Myllypuro campus, primarily for health care and social work students)

Other language courses

  • A selection of language courses (French, German, Spanish) are offered by the Metropolia Business School and organised at the Myyrmäki campus. Courses are available for exchange students if they have free places.

Summer Schools

ICT Summer School

The ICT Summer School courses are available to all students from Metropolia's partner institution free of charge. All ICT Summer School courses are taught in English. Note that the courses are not limited only to ICT and some might be suitable also for students studying other subjects. See more on the ICT Summer School website.

Professional Summer School

Metropolia organises a Professional Summer School in each August jointly with two other universities of applied sciences of the Helsinki region, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and Laurea University of Applied Sciences. The focus is on digital wellbeing and professional studies. See more on the Professional Summer School website.

Business

Check first what you need to know when selecting courses from the top of the page.

Courses for Incoming Exchange Students

Exchange students choose courses from the International Business and Logistics degree programme (IBL).

The following course list is available for exchange students from an institution the Business school has and exchange agreement with and who have been nominated to the Business school by their home institution.

Courses for Incoming Double Degree Students

Course lists will be sent directly to the nominated students.

Culture

Check first what you need to know when selecting courses from the top of the page.

Cultural Management

Information about the degree programme

The degree programme trains production personnel for cultural duties in private, public and third sector organisations and productions. Students will learn about various cultural phenomena, cultural funding and financial management, marketing and public relations, legal issues, leadership and group skills, international matters, entrepreneurship, communications and media skills, production processes of cultural productions, cultural research methods and computer applications.

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students each autumn semester, next intake is autumn 2022.  The offered courses are practice-based.

Courses for exchange students:

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see required application documents for all exchange students.

Conservation

Information about the degree programme

Conservation is an interdisciplinary field of science. The aim and purpose of conservation is to preserve our common cultural heritage. Education in conservation is international and interdisciplinary education. Theoretical knowledge is combined with practical skills. The aim is to be able to obtain excellent problem-solving abilities, skills and competences, the ability to cooperate with other experts in the field of conservation or related professional fields of expertise. Conservators are working as experts, protecting world and national cultural heritage in wide variety of sectors – museums, archives, libraries and in various projects, both nationally and internationally.

Specialisations at the Metropolia UAS, dependant on the year of intake:
•    Conservation of Cultural Historical Objects
•    Conservation of Inorganic Materials
•    Furniture Conservation
•    Paintings Conservation
•    Paper Conservation
•    Textile Conservation
•    Conservation of Organic Materials
•    Conservation of Cultural Historic Interiors

More information about the Conservation programme (link to degree programme's own pages).

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students each autumn semester. The degree programme is basically taught in Finnish, but on the below-mentioned courses the students get guidance and support materials in English. The courses focus on practical work.

Courses for exchange students for autumn 2022 can be found in the Study Guide (list in the Study Guide Service).

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see required application documents for all exchange students. In addition, students applying to Conservation need to submit a portfolio.

Fashion and Clothing

Information about the degree programme

The Bachelor's degree in Fashion and Clothing is comprehensive in its content. It offers the opportunity to profile oneself either in fashion and concept design or master pattern making and manufacturing instructions. Core competency studies also comprise business studies. The field of fashion and clothing can be characterized as international, fast-spaced and forward-looking and utilizing trend movements.

More information about the Fashion and Clothing programme (link to degree programme's own pages).

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students both for the autumn and spring semester and for a full academic year. The offered courses are practice-based. The courses are taught in English and Finnish; in Finnish taught courses the teachers will guide exchange students in English and no Finnish skills are required to follow the courses.

Courses for exchange students:

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see required application documents for all exchange students. In addition, students applying to Fashion and Clothing need to submit the following document in addition to the application documents: Portfolio.

Film and Television

Information about the degree programme

The degree programme in Film and Television trains professionals who master the technical and artistic content production in film and television work in multiple levels. They work in the field of media in wide variety of technical, production related and artistic professions as a part of artistic teams and production organizations. The available specialisations are: cinematography and editing, sound, production, scriptwriting and media content production

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students each spring semester. The offered courses are practice-based. The main teaching language is either English or Finnish. If the main instruction language is Finnish, exchange students will be supervised in English.

Courses for exchange students:

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see required application documents for all exchange students. In addition, students applying to Film and Television need to submit the following documents in addition to the application documents: CV and motivation letter: a short description of previous  audiovisual studies or projects: name and short description of the project, role during the project. You can also add a hyperlink for 1-3 fiction or documentary short films.

Signatures for learning agreements

Responsible person for Learning agreements: Tia-Maria Sjöblom (tia-maria.sjoblom at metropolia.fi)

Music

Information about the degree programme

Metropolia's Degree Programme in Music stands for the highest standards of musical and pedagogical excellence. As a dynamic leader in the classical and pop/jazz field, it is continuously innovating to meet future challenges. Musical productions and instrumental expertise are at the heart of our students’ education.

Part of the Arabia campus, a new building 'Soiva' designed for music education has been taken into use March 2021.

Specialisations / majors:

  • Instrument and Vocal Teaching (classical or pop/jazz background)
  • Early Childhood Music Education and Community Music (classical or pop/jazz background)
  • Music Performance (pop/jazz background)
  • Music Writing and Production (pop/jazz background)

Courses for exchange students

The Degree Programme in Music welcomes exchange students for the autumn and for a full academic year. The degree programme offers studies in both Pop and Jazz and Classical Music background. The places are now full for spring term 2023, so we are not opening a new application period for spring 2023 only. Next exchange possibility is for Autumn semester 2023 or full academic year 2023-2024, application period 15 March-1 May 2023.

No Finnish skills are required to follow the courses even though some courses in Music might be taught in Finnish. However, the courses offered for exchange students are practice-based courses with more individual teaching and the teachers will guide exchange students in English.

Courses for exchange students:

Application documents

We no longer accept applications through the application system EASY.  Check How to Apply to see required application documents for all exchange students.

Please send the Demo /audition material link/links by e-mail to tia-maria.sjoblom at metropolia.fi. Demos should include max. 3 pieces of music played by the student; various styles, various instrumental expression.

More information about the Music programme (link to degree programme's own pages).

Design / Interior Architecture

Information about the degree programme

Interior Architecture is one of the specialisations in our degree programme in Design. Interior Architecture education contains space, furniture and lighting design, knowledge of design tools, techniques, structures and materials.

More information and student work can be found in the Design Metropolia website.

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students both for the autumn and spring semester and for a full academic year. The courses are usually taught in Finnish, but we offer a set of project-based courses for exchange students with more individual teaching and the teachers will guide exchange students in English.
Courses are held in blocks during the semester, so students can focus on each subject and course at a time.

Courses for exchange students

Please note that it is not possible to mix courses from different specialisations.

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see required application documents for all exchange students.
In Addition, students applying to Interior Architecture need to submit a portfolio.

Design / Industrial Design

Information about the programme

Industrial Design is a specialisation in our degree programme in Design. In Industrial Design studies, students specialize in industrially manufactured serial products that incorporate user-friendly, functional and aesthetic qualities to production and financial values.

More information and student work can be found in the Design Metropolia website.

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students both for the autumn and spring semester and for a full academic year. The courses in these programmes are usually taught in Finnish, but we offer a set of project-based courses for exchange students with more individual teaching and the teachers will guide exchange students in English.

Courses are held in blocks during the semester, so students can focus on each subject and course at a time.

Courses for exchange students

Please note that it is not possible to mix courses from different specialisations.

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see required application documents for all exchange students.
In addition, students applying to Industrial Design need to submit a portfolio.

Design / Textile Design

Information about the degree programme

Textile Design is one of the specialisations in our degree programme in Design. Textile Design education consists of color, surface and material design, digital textile techniques, design concept development and marketing.
More information and student work can be found in the Design Metropolia website.

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students both for the autumn and spring semester and for a full academic year. The courses are usually taught in Finnish, but we offer a set of project-based courses for exchange students with more individual teaching and the teachers will guide exchange students in English.

Courses are held in blocks during the semester, so students can focus on each subject and course at a time.

Courses for exchange students

Please note that it is not possible to mix courses from different specialisations.

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see required application documents for all exchange students.
In addition, students applying to Textile Design need to submit a portfolio.

Design / Media

Information about the programme

Courses are offered by the Digital Design and Visual Communication specialisations in our Design degree programme. Digital design studies approach the design and production of interactive online services from a variety of perspectives. Online technologies, information architecture, social media concepts and services and interactive functions are key elements of the training. Visual Communications students study the design of both printed and electronic media. Students in both programmes are offered creative and versative team working possibilities.

Links to work done by students: Portfolio examples, Notio Design

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students each spring semester. The offered courses are practice-based. The main teaching language is either Finnish or English. If the main instruction language is Finnish, exchange students will be supervised in English.

During the semester, exchange students can experience innovative teaching methods such as camp fire teaching, walking lectures and 30 day drawing challenge. Students work in small groups and in the project courses they team with Finnish students in multidisciplinary groups. Students get experience in working in live customer projects and working in different professional roles.

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see required application documents for all exchange students. In addition, students applying to Digital Design courses need to submit

  • a CV (including a link to your LinkedIn-profile if you have one)
  • a short description of previous media studies or projects: name and short description of the project, role during the project (visual design, concept design, user experience design, coding, etc.). You can also add a link to a project site or screen shots. If you do not have experience from the field, you can write a motivation letter instead.  

Signatures for learning agreements

Responsible person for learning agreements: Tiina Venho (tiina.venho at metropolia.fi)

Design / 3D Animation and Visualisation

Information about the programme

3D animation and visualization is one of the specialisations in our Design degree programme. In 3D studies the focus is on creating still images, animations, visual effects and real-time graphics using 3D tools. Courses on photography, 2D graphics, traditional art and visual design are also included in the 3D curriculum. The ability to work in 3D environments and the skills in visual storytelling are important in 3D studies.

Work done by 3D visualisation students can be viewed at Metropolia 3D game reel, Youtube channel and Instagram.

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students each autumn semester. The offered courses are practice-based. The main teaching language is either Finnish or English. If the main instruction language is Finnish, exchange students will be supervised in English.

3D studies involve group and individual work. In the projects, exchange students will team with 3rd year Metropolia students in multidisciplinary groups. Exchange students participate in, e.g. a game project, which brings together students from different degree programmes and do a showreel to which they can get feedback from 3D professionals working in the gaming and animation industries.

Courses for autumn 2022 for exchange students can be found in the Study Guide (list in the Study Guide Service).

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see required application documents for all exchange students. In addition, students applying to 3D Animation and visualization need to submit the following documents in addition to the application documents: CV and portfolio. The portfolio should reflect skills and knowledge in the field of 3D graphics. It is necessary to have some previous knowledge of 3D programmes such as Maya.

Design / XR Design

Information about the programme

XR Design is one of the specialisations in our Design degree programme. XR Design students learn how to create innovative content for virtual and augmented reality environments. In XR Design, students study interactive AR and VR application design and production using 3D graphics and game engines. Both XR technology and XR content creation are taught. Courses on photography, 2D graphics, traditional art and visual design are also included in curriculum.

More information about the programme can be found on the Design Metropolia website.

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students each autumn semester. The offered courses are practice-based. The main teaching language is either Finnish or English. If the main instruction language is Finnish, exchange students will be supervised in English.

Courses for autumn 2022 for exchange students can be found in the Study Guide (list in the Study Guide Service).

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see required application documents for all exchange students.In addition, students applying to XR Design need to submit the following documents in addition to the application documents: CV and portfolio. It is necessary to have some previous knowledge of game engines, preferably Unity.

Health Care and Social Services

The degree programmes in health care and social services welcome exchange students to apply for the International Semester Programme. The International Semester Programme is offered in most degree programmes during autumn and spring semesters. All theory studies will take place in Myllypuro campus.

Biomedical Laboratory Science

Currently no theory courses in English available.

Practice can be requested in research groups for full semesters. The research groups have been able to offer placements to BSL students in the fields such as e.g. immunology, microbiology, genetics, and histopathology. Clinical experience such as practice in clinical labs is currently not available for exchange students.

Nursing, Emergency Care, Midwifery and Public Health Nursing

International Semester for Health Care students

These courses are available for the incoming exchange students accepted to one of these Degree Programmes: Nursing, Emergency care Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health Nursing.

Health care courses at Metropolia require some knowledge of basic clinical nursing skills, patient assessment and professional communication and most courses also require experience in drug calculations (medical math).

Orientation for exchange students: 19 - 20 January 2023
International Semester: 23 January - 19 May 2023

There are two optional tracks to choose from for the Spring 2023 semester:

Option A 30 ECTS

  • Emergency Care and High Dependency Nursing - 5 ECTS
  • Finnish for Exchange Students - 5 ECTS
  • Multidisciplinary Innovation Project - 10 ECTS
  • Nursing of Children and Young People - 5 ECTS
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and English - 5 ECTS

Option B 30 ECTS

  • Emergency Care and High Dependency Nursing - 5 ECTS
  • Finnish for Exchange Students - 5 ECTS
  • Health Promotion - 5 ECTS
  • Nursing of Children and Young People - 5 ECTS
  • Nursing of Clients with Mental or Substance Abuse Problems - 5 ECTS
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and English - 5 ECTS

Occupational Therapy

International Semester in Hymy-village (Occupational Therapy)

Offered during autumn semester: 25 August - 16 December 2022 

Course overview
The international semester consists of two 7-week study periods with a total workload of 30 ECTS. Most courses, projects and work placements takes place in HyMy-Village, in a multidisciplinary learning and development environment at Myllypuro Campus. In the learning environment, key professional practices of client work, individual service design, conceptualization of new services and innovative development are practiced. The activities of HyMy-Village are multi-professional.

Period 1: 

  1. Finnish for exchange students (5 ECTS): Students will be encouraged to learn basics of Finnish language, cope in simple conversations in Finnish in Hymy-Village environment and become familiar with the Finnish culture, social and professional environment. 
  2. Multidisciplinary Innovation Project (10 ECTS): The concept of innovation, development work management and building a development team. Collaborative project and innovation work and assessment: brainstorming, future-oriented concepting and planning, customer and user understanding, contracts and copyrights, communicating, publishing, productization, marketing and implementation planning. Multidisciplinary teamwork, stakeholder activities and networking. Innovation development tools and methods.

Period 2 (Autumn semester): 

  1. Work Placement (15 ects): a combination of placement and therapeutic relationships studies in Hymy-Village using different teaching methods. Students are able to plan and implement individual and group therapy processes. Students are able to assess factors contributing to the occupational performance and participation of individual clients and the group in terms of study, work and leisure. Students are familiar with psychodynamic phenomena and are able to relate to individuals going through various crises. They are able to take psychodynamic factors into account when planning and implementing the therapy process. Students are able to instruct groups and assess individual clients’ occupational behaviour in groups and networks. They are able to reflect on and make use of clinical reasoning in therapeutic situations. They recognise interaction styles characteristic of themselves and are able to apply these appropriately. Students are able to reflect on their own instruction and consultancy skills. Students deal with their observations and results reciprocally with clients. Students are able to document the observations that they have made and share these with the team. Students respect other people’s expertise and understand the significance of collective expertise in partnership activities. Students are able to make use of supervision in support of the group process and their own professional growth.

Course contents

  • The client’s occupation in various groups and networks
  • Planning, implementation and documentation of the occupational therapy process together with the client
  • Planning, observation and implementation of group situations
  • Analysis and synthesis of group occupation
  • Working in a team and with clients’ families
  • Partnership activities
  • Interactive patterns
  • Psychodynamic factors, transference
  • Management of crisis situations
  • Workplace supervision
  • Professional growth, part 3

Assessment: Approved / Failed

Optometry

International Semester in Hymy-village (Optometry)

Offered during autumn and spring semester

  • Autumn semester: 25 August - 16 December 2022 and 
  • Spring semester: 23 January - 19 May 2023

Course overview
The international semester consists of two 7-week study periods with a total workload of 30 ECTS. Most courses, projects and work placements takes place in HyMy-Village, in a multidisciplinary learning and development environment at Myllypuro Campus. In the learning environment, key professional practices of client work, individual service design, conceptualization of new services and innovative development are practiced. The activities of HyMy-Village are multi-professional.

Period 1: 

  1. Finnish for exchange students (5 ECTS): Students will be encouraged to learn basics of Finnish language, cope in simple conversations in Finnish in Hymy-Village environment and become familiar with the Finnish culture, social and professional environment. 
  2. Multidisciplinary Innovation Project (10 ECTS): The concept of innovation, development work management and building a development team. Collaborative project and innovation work and assessment: brainstorming, future-oriented concepting and planning, customer and user understanding, contracts and copyrights, communicating, publishing, productization, marketing and implementation planning. Multidisciplinary teamwork, stakeholder activities and networking. Innovation development tools and methods.

Period 2: 

  1. Low Vision Patient and Elderly People (5 ECTS): The Low Vision studies include a theoretical component, which covers the central aspects of low vision patient management and low vision appliances. Group and individual assignments deal with e.g. low vision appliances for specific patient types, accessibility and various effects of normal ageing. Studies also include a special lecture on communication with vision and hearing impaired individuals. Practical activities include attending the student clinics and the Village Opticians at the HyMy-Village.
  2. Contact Lens Fitting and Work Placement (10 ECTS): These studies consist of a literature-based theoretical component, written tasks based on them, and a task on contact lens optics. All practical sessions (5ECTS) are taught in English. Practical competency assessments include microscopy skills, as well as soft and rigid lens fitting. This course is tailored for exchange students and does not include work placement.

Oral Hygiene

We can offer students with Skills lab and Oral Hygiene clinic experience 

No theory courses available in English at the moment 

Osteopathy

International Semester in HyMy-village (Osteopathy)

Offered during spring semester: 23 January - 19 May 2023

Course overview

The international semester consists of two 7-week study periods with a total workload of 25 ECTS. Most courses, projects and work placements take place in HyMy-village, a multidisciplinary learning and development environment at Myllypuro Campus. Key professional aspects of clinical practice, individual service design, conceptualization of new services and innovative development form the context of the learning environment. The activities of HyMy-village are both specific to osteopathic clinical practice as well as multi-professional.

Advanced studies in osteopathy (15 ECTS): a combination of placement, project work and courses in HyMy-village using various teaching methods. Students will plan and implement osteopathic treatment and promotion with individual clients, groups and external partners. Students will work strongly as a team with other osteopathy students and supervisors. Students will also collaborate with the multidisciplinary village supervisor, experts and a student team. In individual and group guidance situations, the student will be able to practice osteopathic examination and treatment in pairs/teams with the support and guidance of the corresponding teacher. During the studies and work placement students will assess human gait in the motion laboratory utilizing movement laboratory measurement systems.

Programme includes

Finnish for exchange students (5 ECTS)

  • Cranial and visceral osteopathy 2 (5 ECTS)
  • Supervised clinical practice at HyMy-village (5 ECTS)
  • Assessment of human movement in motion laboratory (5 ECTS)
  • Multi-professional co-creation and conceptualization (5 ECTS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods: entrepreneurial mindset, human-centered service design, counselling & guidance, assignments, team and project work, work placement, multiprofessional work, cross-cultural cooperation.

Physiotherapy

International Semester in Hymy-village (Physiotherapy)

Offered during autumn and spring semester

  • Autumn semester: 25 August - 16 December 2022 and 
  • Spring semester: 23 January - 19 May 2023

Course overview
The international semester consists of two study periods with a total workload of 30 ECTS. Most courses, projects and work placements takes place in HyMy-Village, in a multidisciplinary learning and development environment at Myllypuro Campus. In the learning environment, key professional practices of client work, individual service design, conceptualization of new services and innovative development are practiced. The activities of HyMy-Village are multi-professional.

Period 1: 

  1. Finnish for exchange students (5 ECTS): Students will be encouraged to learn basics of Finnish language, cope in simple conversations in Finnish in Hymy-Village environment and become familiar with the Finnish culture, social and professional environment. 
  2. Multidisciplinary Innovation Project (10 ECTS): The concept of innovation, development work management and building a development team. Collaborative project and innovation work and assessment: brainstorming, future-oriented concepting and planning, customer and user understanding, contracts and copyrights, communicating, publishing, productization, marketing and implementation planning. Multidisciplinary teamwork, stakeholder activities and networking. Innovation development tools and methods.

Period 2: 

  1. Advanced studies in physiotherapy (15 ects): These studies are a combination of placement, project work and courses in Hymy-Village using different teaching methods. Students will work strongly as a team with other physiotherapy students and supervisors. Students will also collaborate with the multidisciplinary village service manager, experts and a student team, as well as with local social and healthcare partners to co-create social and healthcare solutions and services. During your studies and work placement you work as a part of motion laboratory team and assess human gait in motion laboratory by using movement laboratory measurement systems.
  • Work placement at HyMy – village
  • Promotion and guidance of health in multiprofessional collaboration
  • Physiotherapy with groups and external partners
  • Planning and implementation of physical exercise to special groups
  • Physiotherapeutic assessment; Assessment of human movement in motion laboratory
  • Collaboration with local social and healthcare partners
  • Team teaching

entrepreneurial mindset, human-centered service design, counselling & guidance, assignments, team and project work, work placement, multiprofessional work, cross-cultural cooperation

Podiatry

International Semester in Hymy-village (Podiatry) 

Offered during autumn and spring semester

  • Autumn semester: 25 August - 16 December 2022 and 
  • Spring semester: 23 January - 19 May 2023

Course overview

The international semester consists of two 7-week study periods with a total workload of 30 ECTS. Most courses, projects and work placements takes place in HyMy-Village, in a multidisciplinary learning and development environment at Myllypuro Campus. In the learning environment, key professional practices of client work, individual service design, conceptualization of new services and innovative development are practiced. The activities of HyMy-Village are multi-professional. 

Period 1:

  1. Finnish for exchange students (5 ECTS): Students will be encouraged to learn basics of Finnish language, cope in simple conversations in Finnish in Hymy-Village environment and become familiar with the Finnish culture, social and professional environment.
  2. Multidisciplinary Innovation Project (10 ECTS): The concept of innovation, development work management and building a development team. Collaborative project and innovation work and assessment: brainstorming, future-oriented concepting and planning, customer and user understanding, contracts and copyrights, communicating, publishing, productization, marketing and implementation planning. Multidisciplinary teamwork, stakeholder activities and networking. Innovation development tools and methods.

Period 2: 

Advanced studies in podiatry (15 ECTS): a combination of placement, project work and courses in Hymy-Village using different teaching methods. Students will work together with other podiatry students and supervisors. Students will also collaborate with the multidisciplinary village supervisor, experts and a student team, as well as with local social and healthcare partners to co-create social and healthcare solutions and services. During your studies and work placement you assess human gait in motion laboratory by using movement laboratory measurement systems. 

Course content:

  1. Assessment of human movement in motion laboratory (5 ECTS)
  2. Clinical Practise 3 (5 ECTS)
  3. Foot and Ankle Edu Lab (10 ECTS)

Prosthetics and Orthotics

International Semester programme in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Course overview
The international semester consists of two 7-week study periods with a total workload of 30 ECTS. International semester in P & O is offered during autumn and spring semester. Courses offered during period 2 are different in autumn and spring semester. 

  • Autumn semester: 25 August - 16 December 2022 and 
  • Spring semester: 23 January - 19 May 2023

Period 1: 23 January - mid-March 2023

  1. Finnish for exchange students (5 ECTS): Students will be encouraged to learn basics of Finnish language, cope in simple conversations in Finnish in Hymy-Village environment and become familiar with the Finnish culture, social and professional environment. 
     
  2. Multidisciplinary Innovation Project (10 ECTS): The concept of innovation, development work management and building a development team. Collaborative project and innovation work and assessment: brainstorming, future-oriented concepting and planning, customer and user understanding, contracts and copyrights, communicating, publishing, productization, marketing and implementation planning. Multidisciplinary teamwork, stakeholder activities and networking. Innovation development tools and methods.

Period 2:  mid-March - 19 May 2023

  1. Advanced studies in prosthetics and orthotics (15 ects): These studies are a combination of placement, project work and courses at Metropolia prosthetics and orthotics clinic using different teaching methods. Students will work strongly as a team with other students and supervisors. During your studies and work placement you work as a part of P&O clinic team.  
  • Work placement at Metropolia prosthetics and orthotics clinic
  • Long lower limb orthosis
  • Lower limb amputations and prosthetics
     

Radiography and Radiotherapy

No theory courses available in English at the moment 

Practical periods can be requested from the clinical setting in imaging. 

Social Services

International Semester programme in Social Services

Course overview

The international semester consists of two 7-week study periods with a total workload of 30 ECTS. International semester in Social Services is offered during autumn and spring semester. Courses offered during period 2 are slightly different in autumn and in spring semester. The teaching language is english.

  • Autumn semester: 25 August - 16 December 2022 and 
  • Spring semester: 23 January - 19 May 2023

Period 1 (Autumn & Spring): 

  1. Finnish for exchange students (5 ECTS): Students will be encouraged to learn basics of Finnish language, cope in simple conversations in Finnish in Hymy-Village environment and become familiar with the Finnish culture, social and professional environment. 
  2. Multidisciplinary Innovation Project (10 ECTS): The concept of innovation, development work management and building a development team. Collaborative project and innovation work and assessment: brainstorming, future-oriented concepting and planning, customer and user understanding, contracts and copyrights, communicating, publishing, productization, marketing and implementation planning. Multidisciplinary teamwork, stakeholder activities and networking. Innovation development tools and methods.

Period 2 (Autumn semester):

  1. Abusive Behaviour and Domestic Violence (5 ects): Students will recognize abusive behaviour and violence as individual, communal and societal phenomena. They will be aware of the risks of abuse and domestic violence at different ages. Students will know how to initiate conversation and support the different parties of abuse and domestic violence, also referring them to expert services when necessary.
  2. Creative Methods (5 ECTS): Students will be able to motivate and activate communities through expressive, interactive activities. They will be able to support and guide creative processes that improve quality of life for individuals and communities. Students will recognize the possibilities of creative methods in improving emotional skills. Students will know how to plan, implement and assess creative activities aimed at creating change.

  3. Socio-pedagogical Community Work (5 ECTS): Students will identify the possibilities of regional networking in strengthening the clients’ participation and agency. Students can identify the existing structures of the community, its history, agents and networks. They identify the challenges faced by the community and encourage co-operation between different agents. Students know how to apply different research and teamwork methods in regional work.

Period 2 (Spring semester):

  1. Abusive Behaviour and Domestic Violence (5 ects): Students will recognize abusive behaviour and violence as individual, communal and societal phenomena. They will be aware of the risks of abuse and domestic violence at different ages. Students will know how to initiate conversation and support the different parties of abuse and domestic violence, also referring them to expert services when necessary.
     
  2. Life Course Support in Socio-Pedagogical Work and Professional English (10 ECTS): The students will be able to analyse a variety of cultures, ways of life, and life courses as well as assess their significance in the lives of individuals and communities. The students will learn socio-pedagogical methods in supporting daily life. They learn how to carry out activities that support the inclusion of individuals and communities, take into account diversity and reflect on their activities. The goals of the students in the early childhood education path highlight supporting children in early childhood education and their life situations. The students will be able to communicate fluently and effectively in English in their studies and work tasks, as well as use English to develop their own professional skills. They will have a realistic understanding of their language proficiency, as well as a positive attitude towards further developing their skills as part of their professional expertise. The oral and written communication skills correspond to the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEFR). The students' oral expression is natural they can take the register of language use into account. Their written expression is clear and structured and their vocabulary is versatile.

Technology

Check first what you need to know when selecting courses from the top of the page.

Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering and Energy and Environmental Technology - joint international semester (Myyrmäki campus)

Information about the programme

This international semester package consists of joint courses from the fields of Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering and Energy and Environmental Engineering. Students studying these study fields are welcome to join. The programme provides the learners with both practical experience and professional knowledge in the field. Courses offered for exchange students are changing from semester to semester. Students should choose the whole package of approximately 30 ECTS.

More information about the Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering programme (link to degree programme's own page)

Location

Myyrmäki campus in Vantaa

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students each autumn semester. The teaching language is English. All studies are Bachelor level courses.

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see the required documents for all exchange students.

Clean Technologies (Myyrmäki campus)

Information about the programme

The International Semester Programme for Clean Technologies focuses on sustainability especially from the perspective of two areas: sustainable society and circular economy. Courses in this study programme are open for everybody despite the study background and they are a good way to supplement your expertise in your own field.

Location

Myyrmäki campus in Vantaa

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students each spring semester. The teaching language is English. All studies are Bachelor level courses.

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see the required documents for all exchange students.

Electronics (Myyrmäki campus)

Information about the programme

Electronics is one of Metropolia’s English-taught degree programmes and studying is happening in a truly multicultural environment. Studies include core studies and a range of electronics professional studies. Courses offered for exchange students are changing from semester to semester and are dealing with subjects such as sensors, embedded systems and wireless telecommunications.

More information about the Electronics programme (link to degree programme's own pages)

Location

Myyrmäki campus in Vantaa

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students both for the autumn and spring semester and for a full academic year. The teaching language is English. All studies are Bachelor level courses.

Application documents

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Industrial Management (Karamalmi campus)

Information about the programme

Industrial management engineers combine technical know-how with corporate finance expertise, making them business-oriented engineers. A student coming for exchange to this programme is able to choose between two study tracks: Global IT Business and Industrial Processes. Whichever track is chosen, students should choose at least 30 ECTS from this track.

More information about the Industrial Management programme (link to degree programme's own page)

Location

Karamalmi Campus in Espoo

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students both for the autumn and spring semester and for a full academic year. The teaching language is English. All studies are Bachelor level courses.

Application documents

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Information Technology (Karamalmi campus)

Information about the programme

Information Technology is everywhere in today’s society and it’s needed in almost every part of our everyday lives. Information Technology is one of Metropolia’s English-taught degree programmes and studying takes place in an international study environment. Professional studies in Information Technology will fortify your engineering skills. Courses offered for exchange students are changing from semester to semester. The courses are organized in multiple ways such as lectures, group work, projects, tutorials and self-study.

Information Technology majors and minors:

  • Major in Smart IoT Systems (autumn and spring)
  • Major in Mobile Solutions (only 4th year courses during autumn semester 2022)
  • Minor in Media Technology (only in spring)
  • Minor in Game Technology (only in spring)
  • Minor in Mobile Solutions (only in spring)
  • Minor in Health Technology (only in spring)
     
  • Coming in academic year 2023-2024:
    • Major in Game Development
    • Major in Software Engineering

More information about the Information Technology porgramme (link to degree programme's own page)

Location

Karamalmi Campus in Espoo

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students both for the autumn and spring semester and for a full academic year. The teaching language is English. All studies are Bachelor level courses.

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see the required documents for all exchange students.

Mechanical Engineering - Virtual Product Design (Myyrmäki campus)

Information about the programme

Virtual Product Design (VPD) is an international semester study module, 30 ECTS, consisting of advanced Mechanical Engineering courses in the School of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering in Metropolia.

The module will enhance the skills in 3D-modelling, FEM, Structural analysis, Product Development Methods and Product optimization. The studies include a joint project with the Finnish students. The project is carried out in cooperation with the industry.

Location

Myyrmäki campus in Vantaa

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students each autumn semester. The teaching language is English. All studies are Bachelor level courses.

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see the required documents for all exchange students.

Laboratory Sciences (Myyrmäki campus)

Information about the programme

The Degree Programme in Laboratory Sciences provides the students with skills and know-how for expert and practical duties in different fields of Laboratory Sciences. The Degree Programme contains an International Semester Programme in Environmental and Forensic Analysis. Courses consist of lectures and practical training sessions. The project and innovation studies develop group work and project work skills. Students also learn sampling of environmental and forensic samples and analysis of samples. For international semesters it is only possible to choose the whole package of 30 ECTS.

More information about the Laboratory Sciences programme (link to degree programme's own pages)

Location

Myyrmäki campus in Vantaa

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students each autumn semester. The teaching language is English. All studies are Bachelor level courses.

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see the required documents for all exchange students.

Real Estate and Construction (Myllypuro campus)

Information about the programme

The International Semester Programme in Real Estate and Construction is suitable for students from different, construction-related study fields such as Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Construction Architecture. The package provides you a combination of engineering courses in Real Estate and Construction. Some courses in the programme are open only for Construction Architecture students. Students applying for Real Estate and Construction should choose approximately 30 ECTS from this programme.

Location

Myllypuro Campus in Helsinki

Courses for exchange students

We welcome exchange students each spring semester. The teaching language is English. All studies are Bachelor level courses.

Application documents

Check How to Apply to see the required documents for all exchange students.

Please note that some degree programmes have limitations to the intake for incoming exchange students. To avoid the risk of time-table clashes, the incoming exchange students are recommended to take courses mainly from one degree programme. Please also note that certain courses are organized only if there are enough registrations for the course. For International Semesters, it is usually only possible to choose the whole package of approximately 30 ECTS.

Study opportunities for exchange students in Degree Programmes in Finnish

  • Automotive Engineering: Project in Metropolia Formula-team (10-30 ECTS), see more on the Metropolia Motorsport website. Students applying for a project in Metropolia Formula-team will be interviewed via Skype before acceptance.
  • Degree Programme in ICT, major in Health Technology: Innovation Project (10 ECTS, only in autumn semester)
  • Mechanical Engineering: Innovation project (10 ECTS)

ICT Summer School

The ICT Summer School mentioned in the above section Studies for all exchange students is particularly suitable for students in technology programmes. It is held in August and is open to exchange students from partner institutions free of charge. See more on the ICT Summer School website.

Projects

Incoming exchange students are advised to primarily choose courses from the field of technology degree programmes where tuition is organised in English. Project opportunities are available only in a few programmes.

If you are interested in a project, please indicate it clearly in your application. Include your CV in the application and propose a topic or a theme for the project. The international coordinators will contact you on whether the project is possible.