Computer Science and Engineering Master’s Programme Orientation Macadamia, FAdCo, MBI, euSYSBIO September 2012 School of Science SK+PK 1.9.2012 Topics today • Introduction of the academic and administrative staff • Degree structure in Master’s programmes • Information on courses and exams • Limitation to study time and residence permits • Dishonest behaviour • CSE building IT accounts • Sources of information Department of Information and Computer Science (ICS) • One of the seven departments of the School of Science SCI • One of the three departments offering courses in Computer Science and Engineering • Other two departments offering courses in CSE: – Department of Computer Science and Engineering – Department of Media Technology • Dep. of ICS and CSE located in T building, Dep. of MT in TUAS building Master’s Programmes in ICS department • The School of Science hosts altogether 8 Master’s programmes related to Computer Science and Engineering • ICS department has 4 Master’s programmes: – – – – Machine Learning and Data Mining (Macadamia) Foundations of Advanced Computing (FAdCo) Bioinformatics (MBI, jointly with University of Helsinki) Computational and Systems Biology (euSYSBIO) • Erasmus Mundus double degree programme with KTH and IST Introduction of the academic and administrative staff Introduction of the academic staff – Macadamia Professor Erkki Oja Professor Juha Karhunen Professor Olli Simula Academy Research Fellow Harri Lähdesmäki Professor Samuel Kaski Professor Heikki Mannila Introduction of the academic staff – Macadamia Academic Coordinator Markus Koskela firstname.lastname@example.org B309 (3rd floor) Introduction of the academic staff – FAdCo Professor (pro tem) Tomi Janhunen Professor Pekka Orponen Professor Professor Keijo Heljanko Kaisa Nyberg Professor Erik Aurell Professor (pro tem) Petteri Kaski Introduction of the academic staff – FAdCo Academic Coordinator Jori Dubrovin email@example.com room B348 (3rd floor) Introduction of the academic staff – euSYSBIO and MBI Professor Juho Rousu Professor Samuel Kaski Professor Academic Coordinator Academic Research Fellow Harri Lähdesmäki Kirsti Laurila firstname.lastname@example.org room B129 (1st floor) Introduction of the administrative staff Administrative Staff / Degree Programme Office Study Coordinator Päivi Koivunen email@example.com C211 (2nd floor) office hours Mon – Fri 9 – 11 and 12 - 14 11 Introduction of the administrative staff Administrative Staff / Degree Programme Office CSE Study Advisor Tuulia Merinen firstname.lastname@example.org room C111 (ground floor) - studying at Aalto or living in Finland - where to find information - general course information Master programme structure at Aalto Master of Science (Technology), 120 ECTS credits Degree constitutes of modules Fixed curriculum • All compulsory courses must be taken • Flexibility in elective studies Major, not minor euSYSBIO: double degree with KTH or IST 13 Complementary studies for AMK students • 30 ECTS to be completed. – Recommended to take during the first academic year – Topic of the master’s thesis can be confirmed only after all the complementary studies have been completed – 20 cr Mathematics – 10 cr Computer Science • See https://into.aalto.fi/display/entik/Complementary+studies 14 Double degree possibility in Macadamia and FAdCo • Possibility to complete a double degree with partner university: • Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Spain • University of Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in Spain • Technical University of Lisbon (IST) in Portugal • In practice: 1st year at Aalto + 2nd autumn (and possibly 2nd spring, depending on the partner university) semester at partner university + Master’s thesis co-supervised 1st autumn 1st spring 2nd autumn 2nd spring Aalto partner partner Aalto Master’s thesis • Next application deadline February 28, 2013 Page 15 Language studies Obligatory according to Aalto degree regulation: MSc degree must include 3 ECTS of language studies (incl. written and oral skills). • In English, Spanish, Japanese, French or German (NOT in Finnish or Swedish) • See Study Guide p.123 https://into.aalto.fi/download/attachments/1969084/sci_study_guide _2012_2013.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1344592467000 • euSYSBIO: Kie-98.1310 Introduction to Academic Communication • Recommended to take during the first academic year (first spring term) Students with a Finnish bachelor degree, including AMK students • no obligatory language studies required because completed already Verified personal study plan (HOPS) • Students are required to make a personal study plan (HOPS) as part of their MSc degree. • The study plan is a binding agreement on both parties: the student and Aalto University. It grants the student with a right to study according to the confirmed personal study plan but, at the same time, obliges the student to follow his or her study plan. • HOPS is signed by both a school official and the student • one copy is for the student, one is stored in student’s file Information on courses and exams Courses Course information – Noppa -portal https://noppa.aalto.fi • • Course news and material Exercise and exam schedules Registration for courses and exams – – In WebOodi https://oodi.aalto.fi/e/ Separate registration needed for – – – course exercises exams Course codes Example: T-86.5310 • The first letter(s) mean the organizing degree programme (can also be S, TU, AS, Tfy, …) • The next numbers between mean the organizing department within the degree programme: Department of Computer Science and Engineering T-93, T-106, T-109, T-110, T-76, T-86, T-121, T-128 Department of Information and Computer Science T-61, T-79 Department of Media Technology T-111, T-75 • The last four numbers are for identification purposes only Exams • • • Separate registration In WebOodi (https://oodi.aalto.fi/e/) Where and when? – – • Schedules primarily from WebOodi Also in Into: https://into.aalto.fi/display/entik/Course+and+Examinati on+Schedules How many times I can try to pass? – Depends on the course, normally minimum 2 exams per term Limitation to study time and residence permits Limitation to study time • Master’s programme = Full-time study programme • to be completed in 2 years with 30 ECTS/ semester • study time and study success are monitored by the academic and administrative staff euSYSBIO: • study success (credits + gpa) reported to the EuSYSBIO-consortium Committee after each semester • Regular reports to European Commission Responsibilities and obligations of the EuSYSBIO- students EuSYSBIO students have responsibilities and obligations set by European Commission and the EuSYSBIO Consortium. The student shall: • commence the studies in the beginning of the course and study full-time and comply with established attendance rules. • pursue studies according to the Programme curriculum and according to the established schedule and rules. • abide by the Universities’ regulations and statutes. • diligently and to the best of his/her ability apply himself/herself to the successful completion of the course. • student is required to notify Aalto coordinator and KTH coordinator immediately, in writing, of any changes in circumstances which may affect his/her ability to abide by the obligations. • this is two-year programme and students are expected to graduate in two years. Page 24 Working part-time? • Citizens of EU/EEA-countries or Nordic countries can work without restrictions • Non EU-citizens are allowed to work for a maximum of 25 h/week during the terms. There is no limitations on working hours in fulltime employment during the holidays. • Note that working while studying may seriously slow down studies as CSE courses at Aalto are quite challenging and time-consuming! Renewing residence permits • Non-EU students must renew their residence permits after one year: • Application for extension of the residence permit must be submitted to the local police in person before current residence permit expires • The student must show that he/she has proceeded in studies as planned: • at least 40 credits / academic year Dishonest behavior What is considered dishonest behavior? • = practice where the student's purpose is to give false representation of his/her own or other student's knowledge and an attempt to influence the grading of the course. Examples of dishonest behavior include cheating in an exam, copying someone else's project work or taking an exam for someone else. • If, for instance, a student cites someone else's text, images or programming code as part of his/her work, the cited part must be marked clearly! Consequences of dishonest behavior A written notice of course failure to student’s file: • may affect eg. getting assistant positions at the department • graduation with distinction not awarded even if GPA is over 4.0 etc. 2. The professor in charge of the Master’s programme will be notified about the written notice. 3. If cheating is considered serious or repeated, professor can initiate the disciplinary procedure: • as a disciplinary consequence, the executive dean can issue a warning • student can be expelled for a certain period of time (maximum of one year) 4. euSYSBIO-Consortium Committee will be informed → possible consequences at partner university: 1. – the student is in double degree programme so both parties delivering the degree are aware of dishonest behavior 5. euSYSBIO: the European Commission will be informed: possible consequences with scholarship payments CSE building IT accounts Paniikki = Niksula workstations in C106 • Magnetic keys grant you 24 hour access to Paniikki (C106) and guild room. You can get one from the main library. Student card is required. Student card you can get from AYY Sihteeristö (secretariat). Sihteeristö is located in Otakaari 11, above the shopping centre. • More information: http://lib.aalto.fi/en/services/lending/magnetic_keys/ Problems with workstations of Paniikki? • If yes, first contact Niksula (reception on weekdays 12:15 – 14:00 in room B210) • More information: http://www.niksula.hut.fi/ • IT Service Desk: A225, open Mon – Fri 9 – 11 (email@example.com) Computer facilities in Maarintalo • • also Maarintalo open 24 hrs remember to always keep your student ID card with you Sources of information Sources of information 1/2 Survival Guide • A lot of useful information Thriving in Finland • Also a lot of useful information See also • Aalto First Year Experience https://into.aalto.fi/display/enafye/Homepage • • CSE Study Guide 2012 - 2013 (degree requirements) Noppa-portal and WebOodi (course descriptions, schedules) Sources of information 1/2 • Into portal Homepage for Degree Programme of Computer Science and Engineering: https://into.aalto.fi/display/entik/Homepage • Information and instructions related to studies • Master’s thesis, graduation, forms, examination schedules etc. • Programme Homepages (FAdCo, Macadamia, MBI and euSYSBIO) • ICS department website: http://ics.aalto.fi/en/ / • Academic coordinators • Administrative matters: Study Coordinator Päivi Koivunen (C211, firstname.lastname@example.org) Orientations today (curriculum & other programme specific info) Macadamia Today after this session, lecture hall T2 euSYSBIO Today at 10.15 – 11.30, lecture hall T7 MBI Today at 10.15 – 11.30, lecture hall T7 FAdCo Today at 11 – 12 lunch with the academic staff, meeting point in front of A346 12 – 14, info in Coffee lounge (A357, 3rd floor) Page 36 Welcome to study Computer Science and Engineering at Aalto University!