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IT services

The Data Administration Services of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences are responsible for the development, maintenance and administration of the data networks, systems and applications used by SeAMK. The Data Administration Services also provide helpdesk and close support services for the University. With IT-related problems, students can get help from the “Jelppari” helpdesk:

The computers at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences are connected to a data network, which is part of the national FUNET network (Finnish University and Research Network). In addition to the user regulations of SeAMK, users are therefore obligated to abide by the user regulations of FUNET. See more FUNET network.

Upon acceptance of the regulations of the information systems, students receive a username and an e-mail address. Students need their user names when they log into any SeAMK computer, and they are valid for almost all the services. The username and password are personal, and everybody must always use their own credentials to log in.

New students can start using their user IDs, passwords and email addresses as an online service even before starting their studies. This service functions with strong authentication. You can identify yourself with either your bank ID, mobile certificate, or certificate card, and can be accessed when the student has confirmed they have accepted their study place. The service is available  at SeAMK website.

By approving the regulations of the information systems, students can be identified through the Vetuma service and proceed to the identifier management service.

Peppi is a service where students can make obligatory attendance confirmation, enroll for courses and view their personal individual study plan (ISP) and completed courses and grades.

For better working environment, users must be aware of their own responsibilities surrounding the use of IT systems and take others users into account. Users must take care of data security and follow the regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and other guidelines and rules for using data systems. Rules of good practice and Finnish law must also be followed. Terms and conditions for using SeAMK data system are available at Jelppari website. Failure to abide by the regulations may result in temporary deactivation of the users account.

Students can use their personal e-mail addresses and usernames throughout their studies provided that they abide by the regulations for use. After the graduation username will remain activated for seven days, after which it will be deactivated. The contents of e-mails and home directory are kept for at least one month after a student graduates; after this time, they will be deleted.

It is required for new students to have a personal laptop for the duration of their studies. It is recommended that the laptop has an i5 processor with at least 8 GB of RAM. For students at School of Technology it is also recommended to acquire laptop with high performance graphics card. The recommended operating system is Windows 10.

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences offers an office productivity software (word processor, spreadsheet and presentation program) free of charge for the duration of studies. In addition, students are offered a free update to the latest Windows operating system version.