8 ECTS credits / 216 hours of work
|Language of instruction
Finnish and English
3rd semester (periods 1-4)
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
Fact-to-face teaching, project work in groups
|Learning activities and teaching methods
8 hours of introductory lectures. Majority of the course is guided project work
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 (http://www.hcibook.com); Rogers, Sharp & Preece: Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction ( target=_blank>http://www.id-book.com).
|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.
Matti Pouke and Aku Visuri
|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.
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.