Pirkanmaan ammattikorkeakoulu is a regional, multidisciplinary, service
sector-oriented higher education institution in the Tampere Region in Finland.
There are approximately 4000 students. Pirkanmaan ammattikorkeakoulu operates
in four locations: the city of Tampere and the towns of Ikaalinen,
Mänttä and Virrat.
The official abbreviation of Pirkanmaan ammattikorkeakoulu is PIRAMK in
capital letters. Pirkanmaan ammattikorkeakoulu uses the name PIRAMK University
of Applied Sciences when the language is English.
This Student Guide offers students wishing to study in PIRAMK University of
Applied Sciences general information on the institution. It also gives some
practical information about studying and living in Tampere Region. Welcome and
PIRAMK University of Applied Sciences
PIRAMK University of Applied Sciences follows the European Credit Transfer
and Accumulation System (ECTS). A credit system is a systematic way of
describing an educational programme by attaching credits to its components. The
definition of credits in higher education systems may be based on different
parameters, such as student workload, learning outcomes and contact hours. ECTS
is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve
the objectives of a programme, objectives preferably specified in terms of the
learning outcomes and competences to be acquired.