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?

    Course schedule

    CS 1 Thursday 1.2.2024 at 13.00-16.00, in class AS3, Maarintie 8
    CS 2 Thursday 29.2.2024 at 9.00-12.00, in class U250a (Finavia), Otakaari 1
    CS 3 Thursday 14.3.2024 at 13.00-16.00, in class U250a (13.00-13.50) + lecture hall U9, Otakaari 1
    CS 4 Thursday 4.4.2024 at 13.00-16.00, in class U250a (Finavia), Otakaari 1 
    CS 5 Thursday 25.4.2024 at 13.00-16.00, in class U261 (OP), Otakaari 1
    CS 6 Thursday 16.5.2024 at 13.00-16.00, in class U401, Otakaari 1 

    Themes for the sessions (will be updated)

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

    Instructors (the course team)

    Kirsti Keltikangas, pedagogical specialist, Aalto ELEC / Teacher in charge
    Jan-Mikael Rybicki, Lecturer of English, Language Centre
    Henna Niiva, Study psychologist, Aalto Learning services
    Miia Forstén, pedagogical specialist, Aalto SCI