Data on the course

Show instruction and examinations
813602S Master's thesis seminar, 2 ECTS cr 
Code 813602S  Validity 01.01.1950 - 31.07.2015
Name Master's thesis seminar  Abbreviation MASTER'S THESIS 
Scope2 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Seppo Pahnila 
Similä, Jouni Kalervo 

Required proficiency level 

ECTS Credits 

2 ECTS credits/54 hours of work.

Language of instruction 

Finnish / English


1st – 2nd year of Master’s studies, autumn and spring semesters, periods 1–4.

Learning outcomes 

By completing this course the student can plan scientific study, is capable of presenting own research plan and final draft of own Master’s thesis, and understands the approach the reviewers use to evaluate a thesis.


Contents: See “assessment methods” below

Mode of delivery 

Mainly face-to-face seminar meetings, if needed telecom meetings are possible.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Planning and presenting the student’s own research. Listening to peers’ research plans and research reports.

Target group 


Prerequisites and co-requisites 

“813613S Master’s thesis” course

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Guidelines to producing a Master’s thesis.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Active participation in at least seven seminar sessions. One session lasts about 2 hours and they are arranged during the semesters according to the plan published on the website. The students will present their own research plan and the research before official evaluation. During the presentation the research will be discussed critically by an opponent.



Person responsible 

Jouni Similä

Working life cooperation 


Other information 



Current and future instruction
No instruction in WebOodi

Future examinations
No examinations in WebOodi