Y00044F Demola Project (http://oulu.demola.net) offers exchange students from different educational fields (ICT, business, media & design, health and social care) to take part in a business-driven and company-based demo project (3 - 10 ECTS cr), either in the autumn or spring term. Students can pursue the course Y00022E Finnish Survival Course (3 ECTS cr) along with Demola.
In Demola, students work together in a multidisciplinary team to create a demo with/for a company or organisation during one academic term. Students learn project, teamwork and presentation skills and can contribute professionally to the demo project process and outcome based on their expertise and learning goals. Demola can be pursued either as a study or traineeship exchange, and it fit best for students in their 3rd or 4th year of studies on Bachelor's or Master's level.
Application & work process:
The Demola project course timing and work involves a) regular MoveOn exchange application during the exchange application period, including an interview during or shortly after the exchange application. It also requires b) an additional separate Demola project application at the beginning of each term, that is, once exchange students are in Oulu.
The Demola application will be followed up with a possible interview based on which students will be matched to the Demola project applied, or to another suitable Demola project. In case a student does not get selected to a Demola project despite considerable efforts, the Demola staff tries to come up with another suitable solution to meet the learning goals characteristic of a Demola project.
After the selection to a Demola project, the student takes part in a kickoff event/meeting with the Demola staff and project team, and then continues working on the project during the demo planning and implementation phase. Students eventually conclude their Demola project work and exchange studies with a project presentation and report at the end of the academic term.
The ECTS cr scope (3 - 10 ECTS cr) of a Demola project depends on the workload of the project and the topic, that is, it might vary and the envisioned workload must be negotiated by the exchange students with the Demola staff during the application and at the commencement of the project work. Exchange students can pursue the course Y00022E Finnish Survival Course (3 ECTS cr) along with the Demola project. The Finnish Survival Course must be registered to at www.oamk.fi/english > Announcement, shortly before each term.
In case of questions concerning the application, feel free to contact Mr Bastian Fähnrich, International Coordinator, and for more details on the academic content, Mr Pekka Silven, Head of Demola Oulu.