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PLP and Planning Your Studies

PLP and Career Plan for Bachelor's Students

Students begin preparing the Personal Learning Plan (PLP) and career plan at the start of their studies on the Development as an Expert course. They update the plans throughout their studies. Preparing the career plan supports them in understanding their work and study opportunities and making choices that affect their professional career.

In the PLP, students determine the progress of their studies, the studies to be completed and relevant schedules. Students include in the PLP all compulsory basic and vocational studies, practical training and the thesis. Additionally, students can include optional and elective studiesin the PLP and plan a possible study and/or practical training period abroad as a part of their degree. The offering of optional and elective studies studies varies each academic year. It is recommended that students take elective studies also from other degree programmes. Other institutions of higher education are also providing an increasing number of courses to complement your studies and career plan. Students can search for online studies that are suitable for them, for example, on, a common digital study offering portal for UAS. Please discuss with your career tutor your plans to study or practice abroad and other choices for your studies if they are not elective studies.

With the help of students' PLP, the students and their career tutor will monitor the progress of their studies, based on which their learning and development needs can be supported in a more individual manner. The PLP and the career plan are updated in the PLP discussion held with the career tutor annually. Students bear the responsibility for completing and monitoring their studies, but student guidance and support services is available throughout studies.

PLP for Master's Students

Personal Learning Plan or PLP is each student’s personal plan for studying and learning in which the student determines his/her own intended learning outcomes, ways of pursuing the studies and schedules in proportion to the learning outcomes specified for the master's degree. You must draw up a personal learning plan (PLP) at the start of your studies. The plan is revised as necessary as your studies progress.

The PLP is individual, and the following will be discussed during their preparation:

  1. Your study and work history thus far. Learning methods you have found effective and any development areas you might want to highlight.
  2. Professional goals and expertise requirements. Your assessment of how the studies you are about to start will help you reach your goals in your current work and from the perspective of your career.
  3. Self-assessment of present competence, proportioned to the competence objectives of the degree programme and the needs to develop competences..
  4. Scheduling and resourcing studies: how much time can the student invest on studies and how can he/she integrate studies with work. Matters related to the progress of studies and the studies to be completed are planned in the Peppi system.
  5. The topic of the thesis and the required competence (such as development methods).
Personal Learning Plan (PLP)

Students can access their personal learning plan (PLP) from the Peppi system’s Students' Desktop. Their default PLP is the curriculum for their starting group, which they can use to plan their studies.

In addition, in master’s degree programmes, the PLP content described above is produced as a written document, for example.

Career Plan for Bachelor's Students

Students will complete their career plans in the online learning environment Moodle's Development as an Expert workspace.

Timetable engine

You can also use the timetable engine to help you plan your studies. It allows you to plan your course timetable with the implementations you are thinking of enrolling for. You can also search for implementations suitable for you for your free periods.

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