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817606S Project in Distributed Global Context, 11 ECTS cr 
Code 817606S  Validity 01.08.2010 -
Name Project in Distributed Global Context  Abbreviation Project in Dist 
Scope11 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Tonja Molin-Juustila 

ECTS Credits 

11 ECTS credits/300 hours of work

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1 st year of exchange and GS 3D Master’s studies for two periods: spring semester, periods 3 & 4 (recommended). Or 2 nd year, autumn semester, periods 1 & 2. 

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course a students should demonstrate their abilities to work on a challenging ICT project. Students will learn to acquire and apply new knowledge in the topic of the project. Students will also demonstrate their skills to conduct an ICT project in a professional way. By completing this course, students can act as independent professional members of an ICT project and have learnt professionalism in the project work and management.


As a professional in conducting a project in managed way the student:

  • Can plan the project;
  • Can search up to date information on the topic of the project and apply this in the project work;
  • Can manage the progress of the project with the steering group/project team organisation (reporting the progress and results of the project, the use of the steering group in decision making and problem resolution);
  • Can follow the progress of the project in real time within the project team;
  • Can work as a responsible project team member;
  • Can produce realistic outcome in relation to project resources.

Starting lecture, where the steps of carrying out the course will be described together with allocating the project assignments to project teams. The project work will take about two periods (one semester).

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching at the beginning together with web-based learning environment, mainly project work as collaborative team work, each project group supported with private supervisor.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Project work 300h per student. Attendance at the starting lecture is mandatory.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Mandatory: B.Sc. degree or other equivalent degree. Students enrolling directly to the Master’s programme should take the “Project Management Principles (811311A)” course first (autumn semester, 3 rd year of B.Sc. studies, period 1) or otherwise master the basics of project work and management as in Pressman, R.S. Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach, the chapters related to project management.

Recommended or required reading 


Unique project material provided by the customer of the project and/or material to be collected and studied by the project team.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Professional project management skills will be reported in a project portfolio. Assessment criteria will be given at the starting lecture and in the web-based learning environment in detail.



Every member of a project team will get the same grade (scale 1–5).

Person responsible 

Tonja Molin-Juustila

Working life cooperation 

Yes. Learning by doing, i.e. managing authentic, resource-limited project work and integrating the practices of an academic expert into the unique project assignment.



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