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813613S Master's Thesis, 30 ECTS cr 
Code 813613S  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name Master's Thesis  Abbreviation Master's Thesis 
Scope30 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
TypeDiploma thesis   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Description
ECTS Credits 

30 ECTS credits/800 hours of work.

 
Language of instruction 

Finnish/English.

 
Timing 

Timing is free; execution can be allocated over several semesters. Obligatory for Master’s degree. During 1st and 2nd year of Master’s studies.

 
Learning outcomes 

After completing the thesis the student can:

•    Define a relevant focused problem in the field of information processing science;
•    Apply a 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 de-partment’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.

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

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

 
Grading 

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

 
Person responsible 

Professors of the department.

 
Working life cooperation 

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

 


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