Experiences of academic advising at Master's level in multicultural groups

P. S. Pietikäinen*, R. S. Karinen

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This work deals with academic advising in the Master's level studies in the Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering in Aalto University where one third of students entering the Master's level take their Bachelor's degree outside our university either in Finland or abroad. Surveys among the students and the academic advisors were performed in order to find out the common practises, experiences and expectations of the current state of the academic advising in our Master's degree programs. It was found out that the students are offered academic advising but all students don't take advantage of it. The students are mostly expecting the academic advisors to support them in the planning their studies, finding Master's thesis positions and topics and finding their professional strengths. The results of this study are used to further develop the academic advising practises in our school.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 - Education Excellence for Sustainability, SEFI 2017
PublisherSEFI - European Society For Engineering Education
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789899887572
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education - Terceira Island, Azores, Angra do Heroismo, Portugal
Duration: 18 Sept 201721 Sept 2017
Conference number: 45


ConferenceAnnual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education
Abbreviated titleSEFI
CityAngra do Heroismo


  • Academic advising
  • Student support
  • Tutoring


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