Creating a study plan is required for the first year students of every Aalto degree programme as of autumn 2018. If you have started your studies prior to that, please contact your school's Student service desk.
How to create a new study plan
Start by clicking Structure of studies in the top banner.
Choose New study plan (note: The screenshot is of a situation in which a student already has a plan. It is also captured in the test environment).
Choose a correct Education as a template for your study plan. If you are not sure which one to choose, please contact your own school's Student service desk.
Choose Curriculum period. The curriculum period can be at the earliest that academic year when your study right has begun.
Give a name for your plan. The system offers My study plan and plan's creation date as default. If you want, you can change the name at this point.
2. You can create several study plans and test different selections.
Only one study plan per study right can be primary. It is that study plan according to which you complete your studies.
You can change your study plan as primary in the study plan's Structure of studies site. In the study plan, click button with three dots in the top right corner and choose Make primary.
Making selections in your study plan
In the degree structure click a section's heading to see the section's contents and a selection assistant. Only after clicking the heading you can see the studies available and select studies.
The chosen heading turns into blue and the selection assistant will open on the right hand side.
a. The selection assistant shows the selection rules related to the study module. The selection assistant also guides you to make right selections, e.g. select still 1 section or select 20 cr.
4. The selection is made by clicking the white circle selector in the selection assistant.
The circle moves to the other side and the selector turns into blue when the selection has been made. The selected course or study module is shown also under the selections and there is a delete button beside it.
a. You can change the selection by clicking another course or study module. You can delete the selection by clicking the trash bin icon.
b. The selections are saved automatically right away. The selections are done the same way when you select a single course or a study module, e.g. minor subject.
c. Compulsory courses and study modules are already in the structure and you can't delete them from the structure.
5. There can also be a 'search' function available in the selection assistant: Find courses by name or by code or Find study modules by name or by code.
You can then search and add any Aalto University courses or study modules to your study plan, for example optional courses or minor subjects. In addition to Into, courses are found under courses.aalto.fi.
6. By clicking the study modules heading you can see the module's status. The status indicates whether you have selected the right amount of studies to the study module.
When the study module status is selections done, all the necessary selections have been made:
The study module's status is selections missing when you have selected too few credits or some selections have not been made:
If the amount of selected studies exceeds the study module's maximum credits then the status is selections against the rules:
If you need to apply for approval (see instructions) either on a study module level or on a degree programme level, the status is approval required.
Courses with varying extent
If the course in your personal study plan is with varying extent (e.g. 1-10 ECTS), you can confirm the extent on the Completion methods tab in the course info sheet.
Click the course code, and you can open the course info sheet. Select the Completion methods tab. Select the extent by choosing method (Method 1, Method 2 etc.).
Confirm the method by clicking Select this completion method button at the end of the table. The extent is now confirmed in you personal study plan.
If a course has substitutions (i.e. other courses that substitute it), it is shown in the course info sheet. Substituting courses are shown in your study plan normally and you don't need the guidance function.
You can check the substitution info in the course by doing the following:
In your study plan click the course code. You are taken to the course info sheet that has section Equivalences on the Substitutions tab. You can select a substituting course here.
No separate saving is needed, but please check that it succeeded. Opposite arrows indicate substitution. NB! All courses have not informed substitutions like this but in a free text field. In such a case you should make a targeted comment in a Guidance section (see below How to add comments to the study plan).
How the completed studies are shown in your study plan
- When you have completed a course you can see a bay leaf and grading in the course section.
2. You can see credit summaries of the selected and completed studies in the study module.
a. If the study module has been completed, its status will change to parts completed. Your study module will be put together in Oodi.
3. On the left side of the study module view, you can find Add to the plan listing. There you can find those completed studies which don't have planned place in your study plan. You will also find the possible courses on your course cart and enrolments. You can open the listing by clicking Add to the plan text.
- You can add e.g. completed studies to your study plan. Choose a course and click Add to the plan icon. The places in the study structure, where you can place this course, will be highlighted. The course is placed to the desired section by using the selection assistant.
How to edit, print and delete your study plan
1. You can edit your study plan, print it and delete the plan. Once you have deleted the study plan it cannot be restored.
a. You can find the edit, print and delete functions on the Stucture of studies page's top right hand corner under the button with three dots (next to the Create a new plan button).