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521151A Applied Computing Project I, 10 ECTS cr 
Code 521151A  Validity 01.08.2013 -
Name Applied Computing Project I  Abbreviation Applied Computi 
Scope10 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline4307 Information Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Computer Science and Engineering DP 

Matti Pouke 
Denzil Teixeira Ferreira 

ECTS Credits 

10 ECTS cr

Language of instruction 

In English.


Autumn and spring, periods 1-4.

Learning outcomes 

1. has basic understanding on how to collaboratively design a small-scale software project,

2. has basic understanding on how to implement and evaluate a small-scale software project,

3. is able to extensively document a small-scale software project,

4. is able to present and "pitch" a project work, i.e. give a good, concise presentation of the work


Project work that is typically executed in groups of 3-5 students. Note: the project work cannot be done alone.

Mode of delivery 

3-4 lectures to introduce and conclude the course and project works, collaborative project work for a "client" (teaching assistants and/or industry representatives)

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Practical work in project teams. The course is passed with an approved project work. The implementation is fully in English.

Target group 

3rd year Computer Science and Engineering B.Sc. students and other Students of the University of Oulu.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

While no specific courses are not required, elementary programming and design skills are desired.

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

For additional reading (not mandatory): Dix, Finlay, Abowd & Beale: Human-Computer Interaction (; Rogers, Sharp & Preece: Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction ( target=_blank>

Assessment methods and criteria 

The course uses continuous assessment so that the project work is assessed in stages: design (20% of total grade), implementation (40%), evaluation (20%), and final report (20%). Passing criteria: all stages (design, implementation, evaluation, report) must be completed with an approved grade. Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.

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


Numerical grading scale 1-5; zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Matti Pouke, Denzil Ferreira

Working life cooperation 


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