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8031006 University Computing Skills, 2 Cp 
Code 8031006  Validity 01.04.2018 -
Name University Computing Skills  Abbreviation UCS 
Credits2 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeGeneral Studies Subject0000 Undefined 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   GradingFail-Pass 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Student services 

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, the student can:

1) use computers to aid in their studies
2) use the various online resources and services of the University of Eastern Finland
3) use the Moodle online learning environment
4) produce a text document using styles, a table of contents, tables, images, graphs, references and various headers and footers
5) produce simple tables and calculations and utilise functions and formulas with a spreadsheet tool
6) create presentation graphics using a presentation tool.


The lectures deal with the University of Eastern Finland online services, the Windows operating system, basics of word processing, spreadsheets and presentation graphics (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Through lectures and exercises, students learn to create tables and indexes and use various styles in a word processing tool. Students also learn the main functions of spreadsheet and presentation tools, such as basic formulas, functions and graphs and the basics of creating a presentation.

Modes of study 

The course may be completed by:
1) taking a skills assessment test to demonstrate your proficiency
2) participating actively in exercises and completing the course assignments with a pass grade
3) passing the final exam.

Substituting the course: Students may substitute the course with an RPL demonstration of proficiency (Skills Assessment test).

Teaching methods  Learning in an online environment (online hands-on exercise sessions, learning assignments and exam) 
Study materials 

Material handed out during the course.

Evaluation criteria 



Student and Learning Services staff.


Participation requires no prior studies at the University of Eastern Finland.


Typically in the autumn semester.

Offering data 

The course is intended only for students of international master's degree programmes as the University of Eastern Finland. It is not intended for exchange students.

Key words 

Computer, Windows, Office 365, Moodle, Office, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, style, formula, function, graph, table.


Joensuu and Kuopio campuses (students of international master's degree programmes)

Further information  Taught in English. For further information, please contact Sari Tarvainen 

Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Registration not started Joensuu University Computing Skills  Exercise  Harri Kurki,
Sari Tarvainen 
28.09.20 -13.12.20
Registration not started Kuopio University Computing Skills  Exercise  Roman Kosarev,
Sari Tarvainen 
28.09.20 -13.12.20

Future exams
No exams