Topic outline

  • Course description

    Course schedule as a diagram.

    Figure 1. Summary of the course schedule.

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    Intended learning outcomes

    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.

    Completing the course

    Do it now, the course is designed to help you studying!
      • Extent 3-5 cr, depending on the modules you complete.
      • The minimum requirements (giving 3 cr), are
      1. Answering five quizzes on the topics covered during study sessions
      2. Attending the major-specific orientation session, two personal meetings with your academic advisor, and two major-specific feedback sessions
      3. Participating Aalto Talent Expo recruitment fair
      4. Completing Communication Skills module
      5. Finalising Scientific Article Exercise module
      6. Participating successfully Thesis Review module
      7. Completing Entrepreneurial Mindset module
      In addition, you can choose two elective one-credit modules: MatLAB basics and Career Planning Exercises, which will give you up to 5 cr in total for the course. Please note that students who have finished their bachelor's studies somewhere else than in Aalto School of Chemical Engineering attend the orientation week obtaining one credit for it; hence, these students should only choose one of the elective modules. 

    Feedback summary

    Constructive and analytical feedback is very much appreciated throughout the course! The feedback will be used for making the course better. You can access the latest feedback summary of the course here; the earlier ones are also available: summary of 2018-2019 here, the summary of 2019-2020 here, the summary of 2020-2021 here, and the summary of 2021-2022 here