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813605S Pro gradu thesis (minor subject), 21 ECTS cr 
Code 813605S  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Pro gradu thesis (minor subject)  Abbreviation PRO GRADU THESI 
Scope21 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

ECTS Credits 

21 ECTS credits/560 hours of work.


Language of instruction 




Learning outcomes 

After completing the thesis the student can:

  • Define a relevant focused problem in the field of information processing science;
  • Apply scientific method as a tool in solving the stated research problem;
  • Synthesise research results and evaluate their validity;
  • Write a scientific thesis based on the accomplished research according to the department’s guidelines;
  • Participate in the evolution of ICT and postgraduate studies after completing the thesis.


Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face meetings and electronic communication with the supervisor.


Learning activities and teaching methods 

Conducting and reporting research under supervision of personal advisor.

Target group 

Minor students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

The research plan and the final draft of the thesis will be presented in the “Master’s thesis seminar” (813602S).


The supervisor and a second independent reviewer will evaluate the thesis by using the scale 1–5.

Person responsible 

Professors and other teachers/thesis advisors in the department.

Working life cooperation 

Especially empirical Master’s theses are often done in cooperation with private or public sector.


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