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ECTS Study Guide 2009 - 2010

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 enjoy!


PIRAMK University of Applied Sciences
Kuntokatu 4
FI-33520 TAMPERE
FINLAND

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.






PIRAMK ECTS Study Guide 2009 - 2010