Novia Univeristy of Applied Sciences

Introduction

Novia University of Applied Sciences offers multidisciplinary higher education with a practical orientation, training professionals for expert and development posts. There are 34 Degree Programmes leading to a Bachelor's Degree.

Facts about Novia


Novia University of Applied Sciences offers multidisciplinary higher education with a practical orientation, training professionals for expert and development posts. There are 34 degree programmes leading to a Bachelor's Degree. Some programmes run entirely in English, Environmental Engineering in Vaasa, Nursing in Vaasa and Maritime Management in Turku.

Teaching Philosophy


Pedagogy within Novia, has its foundation in a constructive outlook- we give emphasis on an independent and lifetime learning. A student takes his/her own responsibility for learning and ardently seeking knowledge that is crucial in accomplishing the goals within a particular study programme.

Learning by Doing’ is the motto and forms the basis for the pedagogical practice at the Novia University of Applied Sciences. The aim is to train practitioners and for that purpose it is thus appropriate, to use practical methods of teaching. Depending on the nature of the course, the teacher decides which method as a whole would be most suitable. Methodologies could range from project-based learning, by solving a problem, by sharing examples from one’s experience, following case-studies as well as by traditional means.

In reality, while teaching and/or training students, in all forms of pedagogical methods that we use a student stands in the centre, be it lecturing, mentoring or writing exams. The students are taught through group-assignments and/or study circles etc. At times, students also work in study groups under the supervision of a teacher or a professional mentor from an organisation.

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Programs

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BSc in Maritime Management, Captain (Turku, Finland)

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Finland Turku

The nature of the studies is such that true specialization takes place while working at sea, not in the studies. [+]

BSc in Maritime Management, Captain (Turku, Finland)

 

 

Studies

 

The studies offer a vast variety of possible specialisations. The nature of the studies however is such that true specialization takes place while working at sea, not in the studies. The studies give you the competence and knowledge needed to begin specialising.

 

Courses

The training is closely related to practice and simulators, workshops, rescue boats and training vessels form a significant part of the study environment. The international character of the field is emphasized in the training. A significant part of the programme is realized as onboard training. The onboard training is mostly carried out on Finnish ships, but ships under other flags are also used for the onboard studies. Finnish master mariners are well respected on the international market and graduates are hired globally.... [-]


BSc in Nursing (Vaasa, Finland)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 Finland Vaasa

The Degree Programme in Nursing has educated culturally competent registered nurses, mainly for hospitals, since 1998. [+]

BSc in Nursing (Vaasa, Finland)

 

 

Studies

 

The Degree Programme in Nursing has educated culturally competent registered nurses, mainly for hospitals, since 1998. The primary studies focus on basic nursing skills, and gradually shift towards in-depth studies of medical and surgical nursing with a transcultural approach.

 

 

Courses

 

The nursing curriculum includes health promotion, illness prevention, restoration of health, and alleviation of suffering. The practice can be completed nationally and/or internationally in different caring and nursing settings, ranging from elderly care in nursing homes to acute medical care in hospitals, preparing students for challenges they will meet in healthcare.... [-]


BSc in Sustainable Coastal Management (Raseborg, Finland)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Ekenäs

The Sustainable Coastal Management programme gives you an opportunity to work with sustainable development in companies with a focus on coastal areas. [+]

BSc in Sustainable Coastal Management (Raseborg, Finland)

 

Would you like to raise your competence in sustainabledevelopment? If so, the Sustainable Coastal Managementprogramme gives you an opportunity to work with sustainabledevelopment in companies, municipalities and organisationswith a focus on coastal areas.

The programme is meant for students who have alreadycompleted at least two years of university level studies(equivalent to 120 credits). These earlier studies will beaccredited and included in your degree. This programmeis suitable for students who would like to change the profile of their studies or supplement their existing universitydegree with a Bachelor Degree in Natural Resources.... [-]