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790603S Special research course in Geoinformatics, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 790603S  Validity 01.01.2017 -
Name Special research course in Geoinformatics  Abbreviation Special researc 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3203 Geography 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Geography 

Harri Antikainen 

ECTS Credits 


Language of instruction 

Finnish or English.


1st or 2nd MSc-year, 1st or 2nd semester.

Learning outcomes 

The student will deepen and develop his/her geographical knowledge through literature or through empirical study. More exact learning outcomes is based on method of implementation of the course (agreed with professor).


This course serves the specialization of the student. After the course, the student has deepened his/her knowledge and experience in his/her field of specialization.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

This course may be performed by different ways. The student can: to make another final exam from other module; to carry out some other course from other module; work as research assistant; to make virtual course related to his/her field; to make manuscript based on his/her Master Thesis. Ways of performance can be discussed with professor. The course can also be accomplished using material of the online course ”Introduction to GIS automatization and programming / Johdatus GIS-automatisointiin ja -ohjelmointiin” (available only in Finnish) as specifically agreed with the professor.

Target group 

MSc-geography students, GIS-minor students.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

790101P GIS-basics and Cartography, 790342A Advanced course in GIS

Recommended optional programme components 

Course is part of GIS-minor.

Recommended or required reading 

Will be agreed with professor.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Written exam on examinarium or other way of performance.

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



Person responsible 

Harri Antikainen

Working life cooperation 

Yes. Working in research or development projects gives completion for working after graduation.


Additional data in the course catalogue University of Oulu summer studies 2020
All the summer courses at the field of geography can be completed only by studying independently. Students should register to summer courses by contacting the teacher by 31.5.2020.

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