Muutokset tietotekniikan opetusohjelmaan / Changes in the Curriculum of Software Engineering 2020 - 2021 Muutokset tietotekniikan opetusohjelmaan / Changes in the Curriculum of Software Engineering 2020 - 2021

Tällä sivulla ilmoitetaan muutoksista voimassaolevaan opinto-oppaaseen. Nämä muutokset on hyväksynyt joko koulutusohjelmasta vastaava henkilö tai akateeminen neuvosto.

This page contains the changes made to the current year's study guide. These changes are accepted by the head of the degree programme or the academic council meeting.


Opintoluonnokset/Study drafts 2020-2021


Tekniikan kandidaatin tutkinnon vapaasti valittava työharjoittelu (1-6 op)


DI-tutkinnon vapaasti valittava työharjoittelu (1-8 op)


MOOCbased Specialization Studies for M. Sc. students (1-12 ECTS cr)

MSc 1-2, only for M.Sc. Students of Software Engineering department
Teachers responsible: Jari Porras and Ari Happonen

Learning outcomes:

The course deepens students' understanding of the specialization topic through a set of MOOC based courses. At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify a suitable set of MOOCs and web based courses that form a value adding specialization
  • Demonstrate independent activity in executing the required MOOCs and web based courses.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills acquired in specialization.

Content and completion:

The course contents is based on a personally selected set of MOOCs and web based courses. Student contacts by email the teacher responsible of the course to agree on the contents, implementation, workload and schedule of the specialization studies. Studies included into this course need to form a coherent specialization topic.

Personal study of the selected specialization topic. Teaching methods are based on each MOOC of the specialization separately. Course can be done at any point of studies and execution is based on the discussions with the person responsible of the course. Total workload is agreed before execution and can be 27-324 h.

Assessment scale and methods:

Passed/Failed. Discussions with the supervisor. A set of accepted MOOC courses 100%.


Research Project in Software Engineering (1-10 ECTS cr)

For Master's students and Doctoral students of Software Engineering department
Teacher responsible: Jussi Kasurinen

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify a research problem and a research gap in a selected domain
  • Demonstrate the ability to select proper research questions for the selected research problem
  • Identify and apply proper research methods for answering to the selected research questions
  • Identify and apply proper tools for implementing the research
  • Demonstrate the skills and competencies to carry out a research project
  • Demonstrate scientific skills to report the research work in academic manners

Content and completion:

This course is either an individual or a pair based research project in a selected research area. Students discuss with their supervisors on the suitable research project and create a research plan prior to starting the project. Students plan, implement and report the project using scientific and academic approaches. Students can implement their projects separately or as a part of a research team in the laboratory.

To do this course study the Moodle page for the course and follow the instructions given there. The details of the course like the topic, scope, and the time frame are agreed with the person responsible for the course.

Participation in the work of the research group, 1st to 4th period. Total 27-270 h.

Assessment scale and methods:

Passed/failed. Research report and seminar presentation 100%.


Grant Writing (3 or 6 ECTS cr)

For LUT doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers.
Teacher responsible: Kari Heikkinen
Enrollment: to enroll for a course please contact Kari Heikkinen

Learning outcomes:

By completing the Grant Writing courses, students will:

  • Know the basics on how to begin the grant writing process
  • Understand the fundamental elements of a selected grant proposal instruments (for individual grant, MSCA IF, and for collaborative grant, RIA/IA/CSA)
  • Develop the skills needed to prepare professional, competitive, compelling, and successful grant proposals
  • Become proficient in the proposal formats use.


Content and completion:

Both courses explore explore key issues in planning, implementing, assessing and writing a research project proposal. Each student will begin to develop a real proposal on the basis of his/her project idea in the right stage of his/her research career.

Module contains pre-study, intensive period (one week) and individual web-based learning.

May (MSCA-IF/ Foundation) course (3 ECTS cr) :
Outclass: pre-assignments 13 h (0.5op), home assignments after intensive week 13 h (0.5op)
In-class: 13h during intensive week and summer (0.5op)
writing an individual grant application 40 h (1.5op)

November (RIA/IA/CSA) course (3 ECTS cr):
Outclass: pre-assignments 13 h (0.5op), home assignments after intensive week 13 h (0.5op)
In-class: 13 h during intensive week and autumn (0.5op)
writing a collaborative grant application 40 h (1.5op)