First, select the study plan that you wish to edit on the “Structure of studies” page. You can change the study plan you wish to edit by clicking on the study plan heading.
Your study plan will list all the modules and courses that you need to complete in order to graduate. Elective and optional studies also have their own section in the study plan, which, however, contains no pre-filled modules or courses.
Sisu marks the courses that you have completed with a laurel wreath icon and includes the grade. A completed course will be displayed in Sisu within about 24 hours from the time the teacher has completed its assessment in the system.
Choosing a study track
Note that in some degree programmes you must select your study track before the “Structure of studies” page shows any studies. In such a case, click on the name of the degree programme, e.g., the name of a bachelor's programme, in the study plan. Then click on the heading “Study track” and select the correct study track in the selection assistant. Your study track is confirmed by your degree programme. Please note! Changing your selections at the degree program level will reset any previous selections in your study plan.
Planning compulsory studies
The study plan displays the pre-filled compulsory courses with their icons. For these studies, you only need to schedule them and select the method of completion.
You can substitute a compulsory course with another course only if you have e.g. completed an equivalent course in accordance with the previous degree requirements and under a different code, or if you wish to to substitute the course with studies completed at another institution of higher education. See further instructions for substituting studies below in the section course brochure.
Planning optional studies
Your study plan contains sections which allow you to freely select studies that you wish to complete. Generally these studies are added to the “Structure of studies” page under “Other studies” or “Optional modules”. The optional sections of the plan are indicated by the text “optional selections” to the right of the heading.
- You can add individual optional courses under “Other studies”.
- You can add an optional module or modules under “Optional study modules”.
You can proceed to make your selections when you click on the heading of the section you wish to open. Note that the circular button with the > symbol in front of a heading opens an accordion menu that may be empty.
By clicking on the heading, you can open the selection assistant on the right side of the view. At the top of the selection assistant, you can see detailed instructions provided by your degree programme for making selections in the section at hand. Read the instructions carefully.
Under the heading "Add to plan", you will find a search field for looking up courses (or modules). You can also use the selection assistant to add courses or modules that you have already completed to your plan. The course that you searched for will be transferred to your study plan when you click on it in the drop-drown menu that opens in the search field. In the selection assistant, you can see the icon of the course that you selected. You can delete this selection by clicking on the recycle bin icon.
Adding content that deviates from the predetermined structure of the study plan
New content or content that deviates from the pre-determined structure may include the following:
- Studies to be completed during a student exchange
- Studies completed at another Finnish higher education institution
- Studies completed at the University of Helsinki in accordance with the old degree requirements, which for some reason or another are not displayed in your study plan
- An exemption from completing a given course
You can add new content or content that deviates from the pre-determined structure of the study plan in two ways: either in the free edit mode or by creating a study draft.
Use the free edit mode when
- You are adding a course that has been completed or recognised or a course to be completed at the University of Helsinki, and
- the course or module in question can be found through the search function of the selection assistant, and
- you are not able to add the course or module to the study plan in the place that you would like it to be.
Please note that before you do any changes in the free edit mode, check that the course is marked as substituting course in the place in the study plan where you would like to add it. You can check it on the Substitutions tab in the course brochure. More information is available in the Course brochure section.
See instructions on how to use the free edit mode.
Create a study draft when
- The studies are to be completed or have been completed in a university other than the University of Helsinki, e.g., during an exchange period abroad or in another Finnish institution of higher education, and
- The credits have not yet been recognised by the University of Helsinki.
See instructions on how to use the study draft to plan exchange studies.