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.


Credits: 3

Schedule: 21.04.2021 - 31.05.2021

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Roza Yazdani

Contact information for the course (valid 31.03.2019-21.12.2112):


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    A!ENG Research Lab is designed for Aalto`s doctoral candidates in their early stage of doctoral research. It introduces the doctoral process, the research principles, and the scientific writing. The course focuses on ways of conducting quality research, managing work and time and publishing in peer-reviewed journals of your field. It is also a platform to share your thesis and to meet and get support from peer doctoral candidates conducting research at Aalto. The course covers 3 credits (ECTS). 











Assessment Methods and Criteria
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    There is no exam in the course and participation in teaching sessions is necessary. One non-attendance allowed. Grading: pass/fail



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Details on the schedule
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     Course themes and schadule: 

    Wednesday 14.4., Doctoral thesis process, 12.15-16.00   

    Wednesday 21.4., Research Craft, 12.15-16.00,

    Wednesday 28.4., Research methodology, Project management, 12.15-16.00, 

    Wednesday 5.5., Career and well-being 12.15-16.00, 

    Wednesday 12.5., Career plan and time managementEntrepreneurial mindset , 12.15-16.00,

    Wednesday 19.5., Scientific writing, 9.00-16.30,

    Wednesday 26.5., Scientific writing (groupwork), 12.15-16.00