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Professional Development (2 cr)

Code: YY00BN53-3150

General information


22.05.2023 - 28.05.2023


01.08.2023 - 31.07.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

2 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Laurea Leppävaara, service


Laurea Leppävaara

Teaching languages

  • English


20 - 30

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Safety, Security and Risk Management (HRA), Laurea Leppävaara


  • Hanna Iisakkila Rojas
  • Kaci Bourdache

Teacher in charge

Kaci Bourdache


  • HRA222SA
    Degree 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

Teaching methods

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.

Students workload

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).

Grading scale


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
-Receive guidance
-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

Further information

The learning outcomes are assessed by using level 1 of Laurea's common assessment criteria.