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766384A B.Sc. seminar, 4 ECTS cr 
Code 766384A  Validity 01.12.2015 -
Name B.Sc. seminar  Abbreviation B.Sc. seminar 
Scope4 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3251 Physics 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Physics 

ECTS Credits 

4 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 



3rd autumn

Learning outcomes 

The student is familiar with the special requirements of a scientific text and is aware of physics’ common practices in scientific writing. The student has the basic knowledge of scientific writing enabling the student to write her/his B.Sc. thesis under a supervision. The student learns important scientific communication skills necessary in scientific research in physics.


Both written and oral reporting is essential part of the scientific research. During the course, the students participate in the seminars, act as opponents and present a seminar talk. The course gives basic knowledge of scientific writing so that the student can start to write her/his B. Sc. thesis.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 10 h, seminar talk, act as an opponent (ca 20 h), self-study 77 h

Target group 

Compulsory for Bachelor of Science in physics. In seminars 80 % obligatory attendance.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Introduction to information retrieval (030005P).

Recommended optional programme components 

No alternative course units or course units that should be completed simultaneously.

Recommended or required reading 

Material available from the web pages of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Students have to attend the lectures (ca. 80 %) and be an opponent for two seminar talks. Students have to give a seminar talk, which is graded (0-5). Possible homework.


Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail.

Person responsible 

Minna Patanen

Working life cooperation 

No work placement period


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun B.Sc. seminar  Course  Minna Patanen  15.09.20 -16.12.20

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