Location: muu / other
The course is arranged concurrently in face-to-face learning and distance learning environment.
M.Sc. (Tech.) 2
|Teacher(s) in Charge
Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Harri Eskelinen
After having passed this course module the student is able to:
- plan, lead and organize the research project according to the established scientific practices
- compare, choose and utilize proper scientific practices to carry out research projects in
- write and present a scientific research plan and research report.
Learning outcomes: Criteria to evaluate the scientific contribution of research. Scientific
research projects in engineering science. Principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Viewpoints on how to illustrate the results of quantitative analysis. Different means to carry
out literature reviews, interviews and surveys. Utilisation of silent knowledge. Contents and
structures of research plans and research structures based on the IMRAD principle.
Viewpoints of writing scientific articles and conference papers. Practical advice about giving
a conference presentation. Guidelines for acting as an opponent in a scientific conference or
For face-to face learning (1-2 period): Introduction lecture 2 h, 1st period, Learning diary 26h 1st period, Personal guidance and literature search 28 h, 2nd period. Written research plan 48 h, 2nd period. Total workload 104 h.
For distance learning (non-stop): Independent study and literature search 54 h, Written research plan 48 h, Skype-exam and -meetings 2h, Total workload 104 h.
The course is suitable for distance learning.
|Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)
|Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)
|Examination in Exam (Yes/No)
|Assessment scale and assessment methods
For face-to face learning, 0-5, Learning diary 50 %, Written research plan 50 %
For distance learning: 0-5, Written research plan 50 %, Skype-exam 50 %
Lectures in Moodle. For Finnish students and distance learning: Eskelinen & Karsikas, Tutkimusmetodiikan
perusteet - Tekniikan alan oppikirja, Tammertekniikka, 2014.
|Limitation for students? (Yes, number, priorities/Leave empty)
The possibility to pass the course via distance learning is meant only for students of LUT's distance learning programs (JEDI, MEC).
|Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)
|Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)