Credits: 2

Schedule: 15.05.2019 - 30.08.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Markku Tinnilä (Autumn term), Johanna Bragge (Spring term)

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

The summer Bachelor seminar does not meet weekly, but is mostly based on individual working. The instructors are prof. Markku Kuula and Markku Tinnilä, who can be contacted by email ( and They will be available on daily basis until Midsummer, and during July with a bit longer response time. To assist writing the thesis, the video tutorials are available at:

The seminar presentations will be held on August. Date is not yet determined, but all participants will be reserved a time for presenting their work .

However, if you want to graduate before end of July, this is also possible. Please contact instructors in this case.

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II & III-V (2018-2019) Otaniemi campus

I-II & III-V (2019-2020) Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The objective is to learn and practice independent scientific work.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In the seminar, students get guidance in their research for Bachelor’s Thesis. During the Thesis seminar, students will prepare a research plan, conduct a research profiling assignment, report the progress of their Thesis, present and defend their research results, act twice as an opponent, and participate actively in seminar discussions.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

100% Research plan, seminar activity, final presentation at the seminar

Requirements for passing the seminar: completing the research profiling assignment, presenting own thesis at the seminar, acting twice as an opponent, attending to 70% of the seminar sessions.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- introductory lectures 8
- seminar sessions 14
- preparing for lectures 6
- preparing for seminar sessions 12
- doing assignments (research plan, research profiling assignment) 13
Total 53h (2 ECTS)

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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