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521041A Applied Computing Project I, 8 ECTS cr 
Code 521041A  Validity 01.08.2018 -
Name Applied Computing Project I  Abbreviation Applied Computi 
Scope8 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline4307 Information Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Computer Science and Engineering DP 

Ojala, Timo Kullervo 

ECTS Credits 

8 ECTS credits / 216 hours of work

Language of instruction 

Finnish and English


The course is held in the spring semester, during periods III and IV. It is recommended to complete the course during the 3rd year.

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

1. has basic understanding on how to collaboratively design a small-scale software project,

2. has basic understanding on how to implement and evaluate a small-scale software project,

3. is able to extensively document a small-scale software project,

4. is able to present and "pitch" a project work, i.e. give a good, concise presentation of the work


The basics concepts and practices of implementing a software project in the domain of applied computing

Mode of delivery 

Online teaching, project work in groups

Learning activities and teaching methods 

8 hours of introductory lectures. Majority of the course is guided project work

Target group 

3rd year Computer Science and Engineering B.Sc. students and other Students of the University of Oulu.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Elementary Programing (521141P), Human-Computer Interaction (521145A) or corresponding skills

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

Dix, Finlay, Abowd & Beale: Human-Computer Interaction (; Rogers, Sharp & Preece: Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction ( target=_blank>

Assessment methods and criteria 

The course uses continuous assessment so that the project work is assessed in stages: design (20% of total grade), implementation (40%), evaluation (20%), and final report (20%). Passing criteria: all stages (design, implementation, evaluation, report) must be completed with an approved grade. Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


Numerical grading scale 1-5; zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Timo Ojala

Working life cooperation 

The projects that the students will undertake are defined either by the research group or industry partners. In the projects defined by the industry, the students will carry out a development project to create a solution for the company’s genuine and existing challenges. The project reports regularly to the project steering group consisting of a supervising teaching assistant as well as the company representative. In addition, the course canl have guest lectures from industry regarding collaborative software development and evaluation practices.

Other information 

The 521275A course offers the possibility to complete your Bachelor thesis in a structured course environment. The course is suitable also for students who do not use the course for their Bachelor Thesis.

Using Google Glassroom.


The course is in Moodle.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Applied Computing Project 1  Course  Matti Pouke  12.01.22 -05.05.22

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