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521149S Special Course in Information Technology, 5-8 ECTS cr 
Code 521149S  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Special Course in Information Technology  Abbreviation Special Course 
Scope5-8 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline4307 Information Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Computer Science and Engineering DP 

Ojala, Timo Kullervo 

ECTS Credits 


Language of instruction 

English or Finnish


Autumn and Spring, periods 1-4.

Learning outcomes 

The learning outcomes are defined based on the course topic.


Varies yearly.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching, also web-based teaching can be used.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures, exercises, design exercise, project work and seminars depending on the topic of the year. The implementation of the course will be informed separately. The course can be given several times with different contents during the academic year and it can be included into the degree several times.

Target group 

M.Sc. level students of Computer Science and Engineering; other students are accepted if there is space in the classes.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Will be defined based on the contents.

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Will be announced at the first lecture

Assessment methods and criteria 

Depends on the working methods.

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


The course unit utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Professor of CSE

Working life cooperation 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Language Processing and Complex Systems   Course  Mourad Oussalah  15.08.18 -30.08.18
registration period has not begun An introduction to computer vision methods for biomedical images (only for BME students)  Course  Ojala, Timo Kullervo  03.09.18 -15.10.18
registration period has not begun Crime Sensing  Course  Ojala, Timo Kullervo  05.09.18 -26.10.18
registration period has not begun Deep Learning  Course  Ojala, Timo Kullervo  30.10.18 -27.11.18
registration period has not begun Cryptography Seminar: Modern Cryptography  Course  Ojala, Timo Kullervo  02.11.18 -26.02.19
registration period has not begun Function and Analysis of Cardiovascular System (only for BME-SIP students)  Course  Ojala, Timo Kullervo  06.11.18 -05.12.18

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