Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

1 cr

Competency aims

To guide the student in selecting, performing and writing his engineering thesis.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
- select a suitable topic for his thesis
- produce an outline and table of contents for his thesis
- plan a working schedule for performing his thesis
- find and use guidelines for writing his thesis

Course contents

- What is a thesis? - The thesis process and its timing
- IM topic requirements & approval process
- List of completed theses - Potential thesis topics
- Internal or external thesis? - In Finland or abroad?
- Thesis vs. work practice - Thesis financing
- Thesis work methods - Supervision and support
- Thesis structure and content
- Thesis writing and language
- Thesis presentation - Thesis approval process
- Being an opponent to another thesis

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The student should be ready to start his/her thesis work within the same year as the thesis seminar. This normally means having a minimum of 80 credit units by the end of the spring term.

Study activities

  • Lectures
  • Assignments
  • Seminars
  • Written report


  • Total workload of the course: 0 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 0 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

No tests


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The end of the academic year

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