Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


You are able to describe and explain basics of network theory, classify characteristics of network structure and recognise different network types. You are able to assess network type's impact on a system's bahaviour.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 18.09.2017 - 12.12.2017

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Stina Giesecke

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Stina Giesecke

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: Finnish

Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course deals with basic concepts of network theory and science.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures with learning diaries, assignment and exam.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching about 20 h, individual work about 80 h, exam about 30 h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    M.E.J. Newman (2010) Networks. An
    Introduction. Oxford University Press. Pages 1-104 and the concepts
    presented in lectures (check the explanations of the concepts also from relevant parts of the book, chapters 6 and 7)

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    TU-A1100 Industrial Engineering and Management 1 is recommended.