Topic outline

  • Course themes

    The course aims to address the following questions:

    • What is the current supervision process in your department / school?
    • What information should be included in a MSc thesis and where?
    • What are the steps and milestones in the thesis writing process?
    • What resources are available for supervisors to aid the process?
    • How to supervise topics from industry?
    • How to avoid crises and procrastination in the thesis process?

    The course will be completed either with 3 or 5 credits depending on your own schedule and interests.

    Course schedule

    CS 1 Thursday 21.1.2021 at 9.00-12.00
    CS 2 Wednesday 17.2.2021 at 9.00-12.00
    CS 3 Wednesday 10.3.2021 at 9.00-12.00
    CS 4 Thursday 25.3.2021 at 9.00-12.00
    CS 5 Wednesday 14.4.2021 at 9.00-12.00
    CS 6 Thursday 6.5.2021 at 9.00-12.00

    Themes for the sessions

    CS 1     Current state of affairs [in supervision]
    CS 2     Evaluating master's thesis
    CS 3     Supervision process and milestones
    CS 4     Feedback - Giving and taking
    CS 5     Supervising topics from industry/stakeholders
    CS 6     Resources & tools available for supervisors


    Kirsti Keltikangas, pedagogical specialist, Aalto ELEC / Teacher in charge
    Ken Pennington, Lecturer of English, Language Centre
    Jan-Mikael Rybicki, Lecturer of English, Language Centre
    Maria Törnroos, Psychologist for doctoral students, Aalto Learning services


    online sessions in Zoom

    • In this choice, you can update your personal choice whether you want to complete the course

      Option 1. with 3 credits

      Option 2. or 5 credits

      In the first option, you will

      • participate in the sessions (6)
      • do the assignments/tasks between the sessions
      • and participate Maria's councelling group

      In the latter version, you will do the parts listed in the 1st option
      PLUS you will design your personal MyCourses template for supervision/instruction.

      The workload and the hours calculated both options are explained in the table below.

      Would you kindly choose the option optimal for you and your schedule.
      DL 15.2.2021

    • Please choose one of the times to build your MyCourses supervision template.

      Option 1: Thursday 22.4. at 9.00-10.30
      Option 2: Thursday 22.4. at 12.30-14.00

      Digispecialists (two) from Aalto Teachers' services hold these session.

      Please prepare a draft of your workspace BEFORE the session!

      During the session, we will tweak and update your workspace based on your needs and questions. We will inform about the groups (e.g. links) soonest when having received your responses.