Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), 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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After the course students can:

-devise a research plan with supervisor

-work independently as a member of an academic or an industrial research group

-write a report in scientific style (e.g. manuscript)

Credits: 5

Schedule: 01.08.2020 - 31.07.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Sami Franssila, Sami Franssila

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sami Franssila, Sami Franssila

Contact information for the course (valid 12.08.2020-21.12.2112):

Mady Elbahri (mady.elbahri@aalto.fi) and Sami Franssila (sami.franssila@aalto.fi)

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

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

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Investigation of a functional material related scientific/technical research problem given by the supervisor: student design the work with the supervisor, performs the experimental part, analyses the results and writes a repor in a scientific style. Variable topics offered by responsible teachers.

     

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The course comprises of a personal research project including experimental work and written report. 

    NOTE! Due to continuously changing coronavirus situation, some works may become fully/partly literature and/or data analysis, modelling etc. works which can be done remotely. However, we try to keep as much experimental part as possible. Your supervising professor has the last word in this.


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Individual project and written report: the performance and independency in the lab, ability to keep up with the agreed timetable and the report affect the grade.

    The timetable and more detailed content of the project is agreed with the supervisor of the work.

    However, the work should be performed and final report submitted within 1-4 months from the start of the work and no later than 31st July.

Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Individual project 135 h (5 cr) or 270 h (10 cr): includes experimental work, manuscript workshop and analsying and reporting teh results.

    The work should be performed and final report submitted within 1-4 months from the start of the course and no later than 31st July.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    5 cr

    - Experimental work: TOTAL 80 - 100 h lab work = 2-3 weeks of active lab days (8 h / day, 5 days in week). This can be distributed into 1-2 months.
    - Report writing: 35 - 55 h


    10 cr

    - Experimental work: TOTAL 200 - 240 h lab work = 5-6 weeks of active lab days (8 h / day, 5 days in week). This can be distributed into 2-4 months.
    - Report writing: 35 - 75 h



DETAILS

Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Scientific articles

Prerequisites
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    E5140 Materials Characterization, laboratory course

     

Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    WebOodi

    Registration open in weboodi all year round.

    Priority is given to the degree students in Functional Materials major. If there is space, also other Aalto degree students and exchange students can be admitted to the course if they fulfill previous studies requirements.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    NOTE! Due to continuously changing coronavirus situation, some works may become fully/partly literature and/or data analysis, modelling etc. works which can be done remotely. However, we try to keep as much experimental part as possible. Your supervising professor has the last word in this.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further Information
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The topic must be related to functional materials. Course can be taken once (either 5 cr or 10 cr) or twice, with 2 different topics (5 cr each).

    Projects are available on a running basis throughout the year (see MyCourses).

    Projects start whenever student and supervisor agree. Expected duration 1-4 months, including scientific report.

     

    Note! Manuscript workshop (3h) is compulsory part of the course and it is offered once in Autumn and once in Spring.

    However, the final report must be submitted no later than 31st July.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    NOTE! Due to continuously changing coronavirus situation, some works may become fully/partly literature and/or data analysis, modelling etc. works which can be done remotely. However, we try to keep as much experimental part as possible. Your supervising professor has the last word in this.

Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    Student can start the work anytime after 1st August 2020. The work should be finished within 4 months (i.e. final report submitted to MyCourses), however so that the course is finished by 31st July 2021

Description

Registration and further information