it services for students
When you join as a student, you will receive a personal user ID, with which you can log in to HAMK computers and many different systems. We are in charge of the IT infrastructure and all of its services, including the functionality of equipment and systems, and we provide training in their use, as well as problem-solving advice.
HelpDesk at you service
Our most important service point is the Helpdesk, from which assistance can be requested using
an online form 24 hours a day. Service requests are processed during office hours, and status updates and, if necessary, further questions are emailed to the sender of the request. Helpdesk can also be contacted by telephone Mon - Fri 8.00 – 16.00 on number 03 6463000.
Did you forget your password?
If you have forgotten your password, you can order a new one through the following link. You will need a bank ID in order to get a new password. If you fail to login after changing password or you are unable to change it, please call to HelpDesk.
Changing your password
HAMK recommends that students use their own laptops
Learning at HAMK is not dependent of the time and classrooms. So we hope that HAMK students will buy their own laptops for studies if they don’t already have one. Especially with advanced computing and with special professional applications we also use HAMK’s computers, so your own computer does not have to be very high-powered.
At the HAMK campus area you can use our wifi network.
Laptop computer for studying
Here are some (non-prescriptive) recommendations of the HAMK Information Management Services regarding technical features for laptop computers used for different purposes. Generally speaking, the price range of a laptop gives information on the purpose for which the computer is suitable.
The lightest way to use one's own computer involves using it like a monitor. This means that the student uses their laptop to connect to the HAMK virtual workstation (VDI computer), through which it is possible to access all basic software used at HAMK (such as Word and Excel) and certain programmes connected to professional subjects. VDI use involves running the programmes in a server computer and using the laptop merely as a monitor. It is also possible to access HAMK's VDI computers from home. A laptop computer suitable for
accessing VDI computers generally costs
less than €400.
For the course of their studies, students are granted Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint applications and 1000 GB of free desk space on OneDrive for Business network storage free of charge to their own Windows or MacOS computers. The basic programmes can be used at least to some extent on all currently sold laptops. A laptop sufficient to effortlessly use basic programmes costs
Graphic work (such as photo editing, CAD and games) requires a sufficiently powerful processor and a high-performance graphics card. If the requirements are not met, graphic work on a laptop is slow. Graphic programmes are often used on a laptop computer, as it is not always possible to use them with the VDI. Computers suitable for
graphic design cost
operating system of a laptop may be
Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 and we recommend a 64-bit Windows version. The professional programmes used at HAMK are Windows programmes whose use does not require a touch screen. Only some of the software used for studies can be accessed with students' own laptops and other programmes are used with HAMK's computers.
Linux and Apple's MacOS can also be used for studies, but running Windows-based professional applications in them requires, for example, using separate virtualisation software and having some technical competence. VDI computers can be accessed with Linux and Apple's MacOS computers by using free VMware VDI client software.
|Use of virtual computer (VDI)||Anything goes||Anything goes||Anything goes||1366 x 768||At least 32 GB||Windows (more advanced IT users also: Linux, Chrome, Mac/Apple OS)|
|Use of basic software on one's own laptop||Intel i3 or AMD's equivalents||At least 4 GB||Anything goes||At least 1366 x 768||At least 256 GB||Windows 7, 8 or 8.1|
|Graphic work on one's own laptop||Intel i5 or AMD's equivalents||At least 6 GB||At least Intel HD 4400 or equivalent||At least 1920 x 1080||At least 500 GB||Windows 7, 8 or 8.1|
HAMK has an extensive
wireless network (WLAN), to which students can connect with their own laptop computers. Students can connect to the
Eduroam network by using their personal username and password. The Eduroam network is in use in most higher education institutions in Finland and in a number of higher education institutions in Europe. HAMK also has premises for group work and traditional IT classrooms where it is possible, for example, to conduct calculations that demand more from computers.
If needed, please contact Mr Jari Kivelä by e-mail for technical details: jari.kivela [at] hamk.fi.