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.


Learning outcomes outlined in course material at

Credits: 12

Schedule: 13.09.2021 - 26.08.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Arto Hellas

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


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    The contents of the course are openly available at 

Assessment Methods and Criteria
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    Assessment in the course is based on completed course assignments and a final exam. Assessment details are given on the course website at

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    Student workload consists mainly of independent work invested into studying course materials and completing course assignments. There is also an exam at the end of the course. The course can be taken by Aalto students as a 5-9 credit version. The workload depends on the version that the student takes. Additional details on the course versions are given on the course web site and in MyCourses.


Study Material
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    Study materials for the course are at

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
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    The course is organized by the University of Helsinki as an open online course that Aalto students can also attend. Credits from the course can be included in your degree at Aalto. The course schedule is given on the course page at

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-Summer

    2021-2022 Autumn I-Summer

    Course Homepage:

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