Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.09.2015 - 16.05.2016

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Kyösti Ruuttunen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student will be able: • To adopt the code of conduct of the academic community • To set personal goals for effective learning and skills development • To communicate and collaborate in a multicultural and multidisciplinary learning environment • To identify opportunities for academic entrepreneurship and career development • To work safely in laboratory and conduct the principles of scientific research and communication

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The following tasks are included in the course: Orientation to master’s studies: goals, contents and practices of the master’s program, safety in laboratory, personal study plan (0.5-1.5 cr) Career development planning: transferable and professional skills, employment as a master’s student and graduate (career forum) (1 cr) Orientation towards master’s thesis: principles of scientific research and communication, analysis of written theses and/or participation in master’s thesis seminars (1 cr) Introduction to academic entrepreneurship: seminars, multidisciplinary integrated learning projects (1.5) Feedback on learning goals and methods: workout of major-specific feedback summaries after each study period (I-IV), program-wide annual learning workshop (V) (0.5 cr)

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Seminars/lectures/workshops, group working, projects

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures/seminars 25 h, group work 75 h, independent work 35 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Seminar/lecture notes

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Pass/Fail. Attendance is compulsory in all the sections (orientation week, career forum and intercultural communication, orientation towards master’s thesis, introduction to academic entrepreneurship: seminars, multidisciplinary integrated learning projects, feedback on learning goals and methods). Some of the tasks can be replaced with assignment agreed with the teacher. Passing the course requires attending 80% (or replacing assignments) in every section.

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

If student has done any of the following courses, he/she does not need to attend to Occupational Safety part of the course: CHEM-A1200 Kemiallinen rakenne ja sitoutuminen CHEM-A1400 Tulevaisuuden materiaalit KE-35.1210 Epäorgaanisen kemian laboratoriotyöt; KE KE-35.1700 Analyyttisen kemian laboratoriotyöt KE-0.1100 Kemian perusteet 1