The aim of work studification is to combine work and education in a flexible and agile way. Concrete job content becomes part of your university of applied sciences learning and this learning is transferred directly to your work place.
Studification is directly bound to your studies and the credits you accomplish for your degree. In practice, this means that students can earn a salary and credits at the same time at work. Studification also means learning accomplished during projects and voluntary work.
The studification of work, projects or voluntary work is based on the competence objectives of your studies and how these are achieved at work, in a project or in voluntary work. The University of Applied Sciences must define the competence objectives so clearly and in a work place oriented way that both the student and working life can make the connection between the competence objectives and the competences acquired at work.
To gain the most benefit from studification, students must discuss the matter with their teacher and potential employer before starting work or when at work. In this way, a plan can be drawn up between the student, teacher and employer, of the work tasks or competence requirements from the perspective of the university of applied sciences, so that the student gains credits according to the requirements of the studies. In addition to the plan, a three-party negotiation with the employer to discuss the so called ‘rules of the game’ is held.
Studification can be embedded in the students’ career plans during their studies, so that competence development can be planned more extensively than in terms of just a few courses.
The topics and subjects that a student can studify are decided on a case by case basis and they depend on the student’s degree and field of study. In some cases studification is personalized, which means that the degree curriculum does not contain a ready-made course. The competence objectives are defined separately as studified courses. (For example, competence gained from working in a cooperative within business administration)
The thesis cannot be studified through paid work although the thesis topic is often obtained from a place of work or practical training.