Grading (1-5) is based on weekly
exercises (max 100 points) and an exam (max 50 points). The maximum score is 150.
For passing the course, minimum 50 points must be achieved in exercises
and minimum 25 in the exam.
- Lectures: attending the lectures is not compulsory, but it is strongly recommended. The course has no text
book and the slide handouts may not be self-explanatory.
- Exercises: One exercise sheet is released each lecture.
Each sheet will have 2-10 exercises. It is not
compulsory to do all exercises, but a minimum of 50 points must be
cumulated at the end of the course. The answers must be submitted to
MyCourses by Friday 5 pm the week after the assignments have been handed out.
- Optional reading. Will be provided for each lecture for those who are interested in additional reading related to the lectures. If you miss a lecture, you should recommended to read that lecture's reading material. The optional reading is intended to review some of the core elements in the corresponding lecture, and it will help in preparing for the exam.
will consist of a number of questions, such as definitions or a request
to write a short essay. The exam will focus on the lectures.
Lectures: 20h (10 x 2h), plus 10h for reviewing lecture material. Weekly assignments 50h (10 x 5h). Supplemental reading and review of lecture materials: 20h (10 x 2h). Exam (preparation and taking): 20h. Independent studying: 15h. Total 135h.
- Please come to the class room and find a seat before the lecture starts (15 minutes past the hour).
- Out of courtesy to the teachers and fellow students, please refrain from using computers or smartphones for unrelated purposes.
- In cases of plagiarism, we will follow the policy of Aalto University. While we recommend talking with other students and learning from the Internet, exercise solutions must be executed by the student. The student must be ready to explain his/her solution when requested.
- Please observe the deadlines for returning the exercises. For acceptable delays, please consult the teacher before the deadline for discussing an extension.
- When grading exercises and exams, we may punish for "fishing" points by equivocating in answers. If you do not know the answer, just say so.