Facts about assessment criterias and course assessment you will find from the files on the right.
HAMK applies competency-based assessment. This means that the assessment of modules is based on the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the modules.
Assessment of Studies
HAMK degrees are mainly composed of modules that are functional entities with connections to the working life. Modules in curricula started before 2021 autumn semester may include separate items that will be assessed. Even if the modules would have assessment items, the entire module should also be assessed. After that the modules in curricula are not graded, but the courses included in the module are assessed separately.
HAMK applies competency-based assessment. This means that the assessment of modules is based on the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the modules. Module learning outcomes are eventually based on the intended learning outcomes of the entire degree i.e. the skills and knowledge necessary to take up jobs that correspond to the qualification level of the degree.
The learning outcomes of a module are usually assessed with numeric grades (scale 1-5), 5 showing excellent competence, 4 and 3 good competence 2 and 1 satisfactory competence in relation to the module learning outcomes. Grade HYL means that you have not passed the module. When the teacher awards grade HYL, an explanation of the failed grade should always be included in the record. This way, the student will know what to do to complete the module. However, the students will get grades from the modules’s approved credits. In some cases, the assessment is done on a scale HYV approved – HYL fail. Also in these cases, the explanation for a failed grade must be recorded.
Competence assessment also includes continuous feedback on your progress. Thus, assessment is continuous collaboration and interaction between students, teachers, workplace supervisors and project clients. You will get both written and oral feedback on how your competencies are developing. The idea of feedback is to encourage you to develop your skills. As a student, you will also have an important role in self and peer assessment.
Competence assessment happens in a variety of ways and in diverse environments. You will find a more detailed description of assessment criteria in each module’s implementation plan. You may also ask the module teachers for further information.
Grading distribution table
The grading distribution table is defined for each of the study fields offered at Häme University of Applied Sciences. The grades are as follows (scale 1-5):
5 = excellent
4 and 3 = good
2 and 1 = satisfactory
The grading table is updated once a week.
Field of Study: HAMK Degree Programme
021 Arts/Design: Design, Smart and Sustainable Design
041 Business and Administration: Business Administration; Equine Business Management; International Business
052 Environment: Sustainable Development
061 Information and Communication Technologies: Business Information Technology; Computer Applications; Information and Communication Technology; Information and Communication Technology, Bio and Circular Economy; Information and Communication Technology, Bioeconomy
071 Engineering and Engineering Trades: Biotechnology and Food Engineering; Electrical and Automation Engineering; Electrotechnology and Automation Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology
073 Architecture and Construction: Construction and Civil Engineering; Construction Engineering
081 Agriculture: Agricultural and Rural Industries; Equine Industries; Horticulture, Landscape Design and Construction; Smart Organic Farming
082 Forestry: Forestry
091 Health: Nursing; Public Health Nursing
092 Welfare/Social Services: Social Services
104 Transport services: Traffic and Transport Management