Attend at least 5 meetings, write learning diary on each, and conduct peer review. If you miss a meeting, you can alternatively write your learning diary based on some recent Master's thesis you have studied. There are at least 5 meetings in a year, so the course can be completed within two semesters. You can register to the course at any time and continue next year until meeting the requirements: if you meet the criteria before the end of the Spring semester, please contact the lecturer for getting your credits. If this is the last course missing from your degree, contact the lecturer for tailored compensatory assignments.
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.
Master's thesis in computer science.
Other courses that support the further development of the competence provided by this
course: Academic writing courses
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.
Active attendance during the 2-year Master's Programme.
There will be 4-6 full day meetings per year.
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.
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.
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.
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).