Instruction

Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Computer Science Colloquium 5 Cr Other teaching 14.9.2018 - 14.5.2019
Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Computer Science Colloquium 5 Cr Other teaching 15.9.2017 - 15.5.2018

Target group

Master's Programme in Computer Science is responsible for the course.

The course belongs to the Advanced studies in computer science CSM10000 module.

The course is not available to students from other degree programmes.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites.

Learning outcomes

An ability to give scientific presentations. An ability to peer-review and give feedback on written work and on presentations. Improved scientific writing skills on computer science topics. To obtain an overview of current topics in computer science research groups and activities of the local ICT sector.

Timing

Active attendance during the 2-year Master's Programme.

There will be 4-6 full day meetings per year.

Contents

Scientific presentations by Master's students, Doctoral students, researchers, Faculty members, and visitors. Invited talks introducing local ICT sector activities.

There will be separate sessions for each study track. Possibly other activities like poster sessions presenting project course results, etc., will be organized in parallel.

Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

Small scientific essays and peer-review of them helps in reflecting if the message of the talks has been transferred.

Peer support also works for improving presentation skills.

Assessment practices and criteria

Grading is fail/pass. The course can be marked once enough activity is achieved, after first year typically. Second year activity is only related to Master's thesis.

Recommended optional studies

Master's thesis in computer science.

Other courses that support the further development of the competence provided by this
course: Academic writing courses

Completion methods

Course is recommended to be completed during the first year of Master's Programme by attending 5 meetings and completing associated assignments, like writing of small scientific essays or learning diaries and peer-reviewing them.

Note that Master's thesis requirements include giving a presentation on one's Master's thesis topic at the Colloquium, and this presentation is expected to be given after the completion of the Colloquim as a course (after seeing examples from previous year thesis presentations).