Topic outline

  • The schedule for the project course for this year will be:

    • Kickoff seminar on Friday, September 17th at 9-13 (9am - 1pm), held on-line (Zoom link can be found just above project topics)
    • Midterm seminar on Wednesday, October 27th at 9-13 (9am - 1 pm), details will be announced later
    • Final seminar on Friday, December 10th at 9-13 (9am - 1pm), details will be announced later.
    We hope we could be able to hold the midterm and final seminars on campus, but this will depend on the number of students on the course as well as the epidemic situation in Finland. Furthermore, due to the epidemic not all students might not be staying in Espoo. Due to this the kickoff will be held on-line (link will be provided here later), and we will look at how to arrange the rest of the course meetings closer to the date of each event.

    Basic structure of the course:

    A brief summary of the course content

    The course is implemented in cooperation with Finnish companies and public sector organizations and based on real life projects provided by our partners. Projects are conducted by students in self-organizing groups with support of instructors and facilitator both from the university and partner organizations. Each project aims to produce concrete and applicable results. Special emphasis on learning is

    • Applying geoinformatics for a real-life project
    • Basics of project management
    • Self-directive team work
    • Client-centred working mode
    • Reflection, evaluation and support of own learning

    The goal of the course is to increase students’ knowledge and expertise on geoinformatics,
    capability and skills for client-centered project work, as well as capacity for self-direction and learning

    Course grading

    Scored 0-5 by the following elements:

    • Project outcome / 50%
    • Working process / 25%
    • Individual learning diary / 25%