Courses Taught in English and ECTS
At Kajaani University of Applied Sciences there are two English taught degree programmes: Degree Programme in International Business and Degree Programme in Sports and Leisure Management. The School of Tourism offers English taught courses approximately 20 ECTS/semester and the School of Health and Sports and the School of Engineering offer some English taught courses according to demand. It is possible to take courses from different programmes, but it may cause timetable problems as the courses are running at the same time.
1 Finnish credit (cr) is equal to 1 ECTS credit. This equals to approx. 27 hours of a student's work. A student's workload in full-time study is 1600 hours per academic year, corresponding to 60 ECTS credits.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) is a European course grade transfer and accreditation system. The aim of ECTS is to ease students’ mobility by offering comparable information on universities and their degree programmes. Also, its aim is to facilitate the approval and recognition of studies accomplished abroad.
“I really enjoyed web courses, which were something new to me. They are courses that do not include any lessons but you complete the assignments or study for the exam on your own via Moodle e-learning environment. I was happy to be able to plan my own timetable and work when I wanted.”
- Olivia, France