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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. Courses for Autumn semester 2021 will be confirmed during spring semester 2021.

Spring semester 2021:

  • XX00CL91-3012 Finnish for exchange students 3-5 ects (online course, primarily for students in Health Care and Social Services)
  • XXXAB02-3053 Finnish for exchange students 3 ects (online course, primarily for IT students)
  • XXXAB02-3055 Finnish for Exchange students, 3 ects (online course)

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

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Courses for Incoming Exchange Students

Exchange students choose courses from the International Business and Logistics degree programme (IBL). In the degree programme, elective modules in Marketing as well as Supply Chain Management and Logistics are mostly organised during autumn semesters and Finance and Human Resource Management during spring semesters.

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.

  • Course list for the Autumn semester 2021 (list in Study Guide Service). Please note that information in the ‘Upcoming implementations’ section in course descriptions will be updated constantly.
  • Courses list for Spring semester 2021 (list in Study Guide Service). Please note that information in the ‘Upcoming implementations’ section in course descriptions will be updated constantly.

Courses for Incoming Double Degree Students

Course lists will be sent directly to the nominated students.

Culture

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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 working in a specialist capacity and simulating a real-life working environment.

Courses 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.

Signatures for learning agreements

Responsible person for Learning agreements: Tero Marin, lecturer (tero.marin at metropolia.fi)

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.

Signatures for learning agreements

Responsible person for Learning agreements: Leena Björkqvist, Head of Degree Programme (leena.bjorkqvist at metropolia.fi)

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 2021 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.

Signatures for learning agreements

Responsible person for Learning agreements: Tannar Ruuben, lecturer (tannar.ruuben at metropolia.fi).

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.

Signatures for learning agreements

Responsible person for Learning agreements: Irmeli Osara, Head of Degree Programme (irmeli.osara at metropolia.fi)

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: Annakaisa Sukura, Seniour lecturer (annakaisa.sukura at metropolia.fi).

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.

Signatures for learning agreements

Lecturer Merita Soini (merita.soini at metropolia.fi)

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.

Signatures for Learning agreements

Head of degree programme Merja Kosonen (merja.kosonen at metropolia.fi)

Media/ Digital Design

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 teachin, 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.

Courses for exchange students during spring semester 2020 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 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

Lecturer Tero Marin (tero.marin 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 both for the autumn and spring semester and for a full academic year. The degree programme offers studies in both Pop and Jazz and Classical Music background.

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

All Music students must apply through online application system EASY. Required application documents to be uploaded to EASY:

  • Transcript of Records in English (study transcript)
  • Learning Agreement / study plan
  • CV
  • Demo /audition material (max. 3 pieces of music played by the student; various styles, various instrumental expression)

Application periods for Music students:

  • Autumn semester/ Full academic year/ Spring semester: 1 March - 1 April
  • Spring semester: 1 September - 1 October

Decisions will be sent to the students in April / October.  All accepted students must fill the Metropolia's common online form before the deadline 1 May / 1 November in order to get official acceptance letter and housing & arrival information. Instructions will be sent to the accepted students by e-mail.

Signatures for learning agreements

Responsible person for Learning agreements: Lea Vartiainen, Head of Degree Programme (lea.vartiainen at metropolia.fi).

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

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.

Signatures for learning agreements

Lecturer Tiina Karhu (tiina.karhu at metropolia.fi)

Health Care and Social Services

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

International Semester Programme 2021-2022

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.

 

 


Technology

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Courses for Incoming Exchange Students

Bachelor's Degree Programmes conducted in English:

Myyrmäki Campus, Vantaa

Karaportti Nokia Campus, Espoo

International Semesters conducted in English:

Karaportti Nokia Campus, Espoo

Myllypuro Campus, Helsinki

Myyrmäki Campus, Vantaa

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)
  • Mechanical Engineering: Innovation Project (10 ECTS)

Exchange Student Intake

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 organised only if there are enough registrations for the course.

For International Semesters, it is only possible to choose the whole package of approximately 30 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.