Taking courses

Teaching is provided during five periods (periods I and II in the autumn term and III, IV and V in the spring term).  Examinations or other forms of evaluation and assessment  are usually held at the end of each period.

The most common form of courses in Aalto University is a lecture. In addition to the lectures, a course may  include other assignments as well. These can be for example individual or group assignments, problem-solving exercises or laboratory work.  Students may need to sign up for these separately. The credits obtained from  a course include lectures, exercises and the individual work the students do for a course.

Courses usually last either one or two periods, but some courses may extent over a longer period lasting three or more periods.