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810136P Introduction to Information Processing Sciences, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 810136P  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Introduction to Information Processing Sciences  Abbreviation Introduction to 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Henrik Hedberg 

ECTS Credits 

ECTS credits: 5 ECTS credits/134 hours of work

Language of instruction 



Timing: 1st year of Bachelor studies, autumn semester, periods 1–2

Learning outcomes 

Learning outcomes: Students are able to complete information searches belonging to sub-ject areas related to the course, analyse the information they have found and write short reports and essays.


Contents: The course consists of lectures of various aspects of computer science and current research. Practical working life is discussed from the information science point of view. The course also introduces scientific work and its sub-processes through listening, discussing, reading, critical and creative thinking, material search, structuring and writing presentations.

Mode of delivery 

Model of delivery: Blended teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures (28 h), exercise work (35 h), and self-study (71 h). The course uses a web-based learning environment for sharing information and exercises in support of reading.

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Recommended or required reading 

Recommended or required reading: Study material will be announced during the course

Assessment methods and criteria 

Assessment methods and criteria: The course assignments are graded. Extra points can be obtained by showing activity during the lectures.



Arvostelu: Hylätty, 1 - 5

Person responsible 

Juhani Warsta


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Introduction to information processing sciences (autumn 2021)  Course  Henrik Hedberg  30.08.21 -29.10.21
registration period has not begun Introduction to information processing sciences (sprimg 2022)  Course  Henrik Hedberg  14.03.22 -13.05.22

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