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1. Course title

Project course in atmospheric sciences
Project course in atmospheric sciences
Project course in atmospheric sciences

2. Course code


3. Course status: compulsory

Project work (ATM303) is compulsory and students can in addition do a voluntary practical training (ATM401).

-Which degree programme is responsible for the course?
Master's Programme in Atmospheric Sciences

-Which module does the course belong to?
ATM300 Advanced Studies in Atmospheric Sciences (compulsory for all study tracks)

-Is the course available to students from other degree programmes?

4. Course level (first-, second-, third-cycle/EQF levels 6, 7 and 8)

Master’s level, degree programmes in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine = secondcycle
degree/EQF level 7
Doctoral level = third-cycle (doctoral) degree/EQF level 8

-Does the course belong to basic, intermediate or advanced studies (cf. Government Decree
on University Degrees)?
Advanced studies

5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion

Any time during the master programme.

6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered

Time of the project course is based on the availability of project work and agreed with the project supervisor and student(s).

7. Scope of the course in credits

3 cr or 5 cr

8. Teacher coordinating the course

Taina Ruuskanen

9. Course learning outcomes

Project is a compulsory course of the atmospheric master program and it is a part of the career planning studies. The project course aims at developing expert skills that can include:

1) versatile information acquisition, project planning and reporting skills

2) project management, organizing and coordinating skills

3) skills in lifelong learning and employment in the changing working life

4) negotiation skills, education and consultation skills, leadership skills, entrepreneurship skills, intercultural skills 

10. Course completion methods

Project course can be done only once in alone or in a small 2-4 person group for the width of 3 or 5 cr. The project course includes at least two week (3 cr) or one month (5 cr) full time work that can not be a part of other study registration, master's thesis etc. The project work can be done over a longer time period. Suitable tasks include research, education or task that assist expert work. The work can be done in one of the following:

1) outside the university, in a government or municipal agency, company, organization, association, foundation or co-operative in Finland or abroad. For this the student may apply for University funding for a trainee-ship included in their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from Career Services.

2) University of Helsinki

Project course acceptance of a written project plan before the work phase as well as self-evaluation on the project and report of the project results after the work phase.

11. Prerequisites

The project work defines the previous knowledge and skills acquired from the student. 


12. Recommended optional studies

13. Course content

The content is determined according to the selected project work. Student is responsible for confirming that the project work qualifies for the credits the when the project plan is sent to the Teacher coordinating the course.

14. Recommended and required literature

15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale

Final grade is based on students self-evaluation (50%), customers/supervisors evaluation of the process and results (25%) as well as the coordinating teachers evaluation of the process (25%).

Evaluation matrix


17. Teaching language

English or Finnish

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