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521489S Research Work on Information Processing, 8 ECTS cr 
Code 521489S  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Research Work on Information Processing  Abbreviation Research Work o 
Scope8 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline4307 Information Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Computer Science and Engineering DP 

Ojala, Timo Kullervo 

ECTS Credits 

8 ECTS credits / 213 hours of work

Language of instruction 



Autum and spring, periods 1-4.

Learning outcomes 

Upon completing the course, the student is able to:
1. conduct independent research as a responsible member of a research group;
2. conduct a literature survey;
3. apply theoretical knowledge in solving a practical problem;
4. design, implement and evaluate a prototype;
5. collect and analyze research data;
6. report research results in form of a scientific publication and an oral presentation.


The student conducts independently a small-scale research work under the supervision of a senior researcher. Topics for research works can be requested from research group leaders and senior researchers.

Mode of delivery 

Self-study, meetings with the supervisor of the work.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Independent project work 213 h.

Target group 

Computer Science and Engineering students, other students of the University of Oulu.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Literature is selected for each research work separately.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Assessment is based on the scientific publication and the oral presentation reporting the research work.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The course unit utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5.

Person responsible 

Professor Timo Ojala.

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Course work space can be found from University of Oulu Moodle platform


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