Studying at the Open UAS

Humak’s Open UAS offers many opportunities to develop a variety of skills. Open UAS offerings are especially suited for people thinking of a career changer or people interested in developing their skill sets. Courses and study modules are also useful for when you are looking to supplement your existing skills. Many of the offered courses are available to complete fully online at your own pace.

What to Study at the Open UAS?

You can study courses that are a part of Humak’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degree studies at the Open UAS, regardless of prior education or age. You can complete single courses or study modules consisting of many courses. Open UAS also offers introductory courses, pathway studies and studies leading up to degree studies. Humak’s Open UAS studies consist mainly of 5 – 10 ECTS courses. You cannot complete a full degree programme on Open UAS. A student of the Open University of Applied Sciences receives the right to study limited in time and content.

What is studying at the Open UAS Like and How Much Time Does It Take?

Many of the Open UAS studies can be completed as flexible online studies. Some of the studies are completed independently, while some include interactive online meetings (webinars). Studies may also include group work and learning assignments. Some of the studies offered include studying at the campus or in pre-determined locations. The course completion methods, possible meetings and pre-required experience is detailed in the course descriptions.

As a general rule, 1 ECTS point equals about 27 hours of work. Studies require independent studying and the ability to schedule your studies.

Humak’s online studies are completed in the Hoodle online learning environment. You receive Hoodle log in credentials after you sign up for studies through our web store. In addition, as a Humak Open UAS student you’ll receive access to same services as our degree students. These services include Outlook email, Microsoft Office 365 services and access to Humak’s Peppi intranet.

In order to complete online studies, students must have the required equipment. The Hoodle learning environment works on mobile devices, but because online studies include lots of writing and creating other materials, using a laptop is suggested (you can also use mobile peripherals, such as a mobile keyboard). Using headphones and a microphone make it easier to attend webinars.

Most of the online study webinars are saved for later viewing. Lecture type webinars are made available afterwards. Webinars that include, for example, lots of teamwork, are not recorded for later use. Attending webinars is not mandatory, but attending is highly recommended because they help progress studies. Saved webinar recordings can be viewed whenever.

Requirements for Open UAS Studies?

Open UAS students are expected to have the same level of study competence as UAS degree students. Study competence includes writing essays and information retrieval skills. Secondary studies provide a good basis for higher level education. As a student you are responsible for your study competence.

Some of Humak’s Open UAS courses may have skill or knowledge requirements, or they may require the completion of certain courses before you can sign up. These requirements are always mentioned in the course descriptions.

Support and Guidance for Studies

Humak Open UAS students are provided course specific coaching and general study guidance. Personal study planning guidance is provided for pathway students.

Humak’s study council HUMAKO helps students with matters related to studies. All Humak students can become members of HUMAKO, the student council services are also available for Open UAS students. Becoming a member is beneficial, you’ll receive a number of student discounts and you’ll be a part of Humak’s student community. Tutors offer peer support and advice for studies. Read more about the benefits of becoming a member from Humako’s website.


You can read about student insurances (e.g. during internships) on the Student’s Guide’s page Insurances.

Financing Studies and Student Benefits

You can read about financing your studies on the Student’s Guide.