Professional Development (2 cr)
22.05.2023 - 28.05.2023
01.08.2023 - 31.07.2024
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Mode of delivery
Laurea Leppävaara, service
20 - 30
- Degree Programme in Safety, Security and Risk Management (HRA), Laurea Leppävaara
- Hanna Iisakkila Rojas
- Kaci Bourdache
Teacher in charge
HRA222SADegree Programme in Safety, Security and Risk Management, blended learning, S22, Leppävaara
The student is able to
- create a personal career plan
- look into employment opportunities and prerequisites for entrepreneurship in their own field
- build and utilize professional networks
- describe their own competence, apply for jobs in the field and understand the significance of social media in the job seeking process
- anticipate future trends in the job market and their likely impact on their career
- promote personal well-being
This implementation is meant for students in Degree Programme of Safety, Security and Risk Management.
This study unit consists of physical or online contact sessions (at least once each semester), two PSP discussions (once each semester) and online assignments.
Learning materials and recommended literature
Study materials will be available in the Canvas learning environment.
NOTE: the learning environment will be the same as used in Study Skills and Professional Orientation (first year of studies).
Alternative completion methods of implementation
Co-operation with working life and/or RDI
Accepting place in study unit at first physical or online contact session.
Note that this study unit is implemented over two semesters: autumn 2023 and spring 2024.
The PSP discussions will be scheduled separately at the beginning of the study unit with each student. Attendance in two PSP discussions, once each semester, is mandatory, in order to verify progress of studies and plan the students' path towards graduation.
Assignment deadlines and other scheduled returns will be in the workspace.
One credit equals approximately 26.7 hours of work performed by the student; 2 cr = approx 53h.
-Contact sessions: 8h
-Preparing your PSP, PSP discussions and adjustments: 10h
-Assignments in workspace and individual studying: 35h
Content and scheduling
Content and scheduling are available in Canvas.
Further information for students
According to the degree regulations (section 18) “students must be present in the first contact session or notify their teacher in charge if they cannot attend. If they fail to notify the teacher of their absence in the first contact session, their enrolment will be rejected. Another student in the queue may be enrolled in the study unit in the place of the absent student.” (Laurea degree regulations) In the case of online studies the lecturer can also specify some other way than participation on an online meeting what is required from the student so that he/she verifies his/her attendance on the study unit (Decision by the vice president, education 7/2019).
Evaluation criteria, approved/failed
To pass the student must be able to
-Use essential professional concepts when explaining various work practices and situations
-Search for information in different sources
-Work under guidance using the skills and methods learned
-Work as a member of a team
-Plan the progress of his/her work and use of time under guidance
-Work safely and in accordance with the professional code of conduct
-Follow the provided instructions and rules
The learning outcomes are assessed by using level 1 of Laurea's common assessment criteria.