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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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TKOPS407 Seminar Software Development - Issues, Trends, and Research Directions 4 ECTS
Organised by
Computer Science
Person in charge
Assistant professors Zheying Zhang and Eleni Berki, professor Jyrki Nummenmaa.

General description

This course is suitable for students who are approaching to the MSc thesis writing stage.

Learning outcomes

The seminars enable students to learn about topics which do not otherwise appear in the available courses; expose students to different topics and perspectives in software development; and help students identify the topic of their master theses. They will cover issues, trends, and recent developments in various areas of software development.


This is a seminar course with different speakers from academia and industry who will talk on their areas of expertise. In addition, participants present their master thesis work or research in the seminar.

Teaching methods

The seminar will be arranged every other week throughout the whole academic year.

Teaching language

English, Finnish

The main working language is English, one or two Finnish sessions might be arranged according to the request of Finnish students or guest lectures.

Modes of study

Students do not have to attend all seminars, but must accumulate these assignments in order to get the credit units.
1. Attendance and summary: The student has to attend and summarize at least 5 guest talks (approx. 1-2 hours in each talk) which s/he attends. The 1-2 page summary should include what the speaker presented, student's own critical comments (at least half a page), and may include a summary or highlights of the class discussion. The summary must include the name of the talk, the date, and name of the speaker.
2. Thesis presentation: The student has to prepare for approx. 20 slides (notated) of his master thesis work and present it in the seminar (approx. 40-60 minutes). The presentation and the slides should be agreed with the student's thesis supervisor and the course organizer. Instructions to prepare for presentation slides will be provided during the seminar.



Belongs to following study modules

School of Information Sciences
Compulsory advanced courses (Computer Science)
School of Information Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Information Sciences