University of Oulu, 2016

Study Guides

You can find instructions specific to your own study programme below.

See the Studies in degree programme page for further subject specific guidelines and information.

Programme Structure Diagram 2019-2020

Programme Structure Diagram 2018-2019

Programme Structure Diagram 2017-2018

Study guides

The study guide contains a detailed description of all courses in our Faculty. While the printed guides are in Finnish, you can find use Weboodi to find information in English.

From the Information Processing Science degree programme, you can graduate as a Bachelor of Science (luonnontieteiden kandidaatti, LuK, 180 credits) or a Master of Science (filosofian maisteri, FM, 120 credits). The mandatory studies in the Bachelor of Science degree as the same for all students. There are two study lines in the Master’s Programme: IT Systems and Software Production. You can also graduate as a Master of Science from the international Master’s Programme in Software, Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment (GS3D).

For further information about the study lines, please see the study guide.

WebOodi includes all of the Information Processing Science courses and their structures. Supplementary information is available in the degree programme’s study guide. You can also download the Faculty’s old study guides that include all of this information.

Structure of the studies of the degree programme on Information Processing Science 2019–2020

 

Structure of the studies of the degree programme on Information Processing Science 2018–2019

Structure of the studies of the degree programme on Information Processing Science 2017–2018

Old study guides

Attachments: 

File BSc_Information Processing Science_2018-2019.docx

File MSc_Information Processing Science_2018-2019.docx

Programme Structure Diagram 2019-2020

 

Programme Structure Diagrams -2018

ElEng BSc 2017-2018

ElEng MSc 2017-2018

ElTelecom BSc 2018-2019

ElTelecom MSc 2018-2019

Curriculumns

WCE 2019-2021

WCE 2018-2020

WCE 2017-2019WCE

2016-2018

WCE 2015-2017

WCE 2014-2016

WCE 2013-2015

WCE 2012-2014

WCE 2011-13

 

A three-year candidate degree (BSc, Bachelor of Science) is followed by a 2-year master degree (MSc, Master of Science).

The bachelor's degree in biochemistry at Oulu University consists of the following elements:

 

BSc Degree

 

General studies

7 credits

Basic studies in Biochemistry

30 credits

Intermediate studies in Biochemistry

56 credits

Maturity test

0 credits

Chemistry

21 credits

Biology and statistics

18 credits

Optional studies

48 credits

Total at least

180 credits

Consistent with our goal to provide the highest-level of education and research through the systematic recruitment of experts from Finland and aboard, circa half of the teaching on the BSc is in Finnish and half in English.


Education leading to a BSc in biochemistry provides the student with the ability to:

  • apply fundamental knowledge in biochemistry and ancillary subjects and to follow and evaluate developments in that field;
  • apply scientific thinking and to use scientific methods;
  • relate to and discuss the high public awareness and impact on society of biochemistry;
  • complete responsible and goal-oriented teamwork and in individual work;
  • apply the acquired knowledge in working life;
  • communicate in Finnish and Swedish as stipulated in the Degree Statute, as well as proficiency in English;
  • demonstrate transferable and cognitive skills, including the ability to communicate effectively.

Studies are organized such that students can complete the degree within three years of full-time study. Obligatory course units are organized at the beginning of studies and are common to all students. During the second and third year students select course units specific to their individual longer-term goals. Students are encouraged to undertake a period of time abroad during the BSc and the Spring-term of 3rd year is kept free from obligatory courses to facilitate this. There is also an option for a BSc Degree in biochemistry with international exchange. This includes additional appropriate compulsory language studies to allow integration of the student into the host environment during student exchange period. Student is free to select either of the BSc Degrees and may freely switch between degrees.

Successful completion of the BSc allows automatic progression to either of our MSc degree programs without the need to reapply.

Study guides, descriptions and timetables of individual courses, can be found in WebOodi

Course structure diagrams:

 

Course structure diagram for BSc studies in biochemistry 2016-2017

Course structure diagram for BSc studies in biochemistry 2017-2018

Course structure diagram for BSc studies in biochemistry with international exchange 2017-2018

Course structure diagram for BSc studies in biochemistry 2018-2019

Course structure diagram for BSc studies in biochemistry 2019-2020 (in Finnish)

Study guide 2016-2017 as a pdf file.

A two-year MSc degree in protein science and biotechnology consists of the following elements:

MSc degree

 

Obligatory advanced courses

77 credits

Maturity test

0 credits

Optional studies

43 credits

Total at least

120 credits

This MSc study programme was established to meet the clear needs of academia and industry in the post genomic era. This study line is specifically aimed at giving students in-depth understanding of the structure-function relationship of proteins and the techniques used to produce and characterize them and is built around the international level research undertaken in this field in the faculty.

Students will undertake 120 study points (equivalent of two years) of studies. These studies are designed to maximise hands on individual training in modern state of the art techniques and methodologies while providing a solid groundwork in theoretical aspects of the field. Around half of the degree involves integration of students into different research groups, both three month placements in research groups and finally cumulating in a 6 month research project.

The programme is highly flexible, even within the obligatory courses, with more than three-quarters of the degree involving student choice. Hence it allows students to specialize in the aspects of protein science and biotechnology which will most benefit their future career. The programme is particularly aimed at people going into research and former students have been very successful in finding PhD positions in Finland and abroad.

The study programme includes, but is not limited to, studies in molecular biology, protein chemistry, biocomputing, bioinformatics, protein folding, systems biology, structural studies by x-ray crystallography and NMR, courses on other advanced methodologies (see below), mini-projects and the final research project. All projects are carried out in active well-funded research groups.

As an example of one course in the degree programme:

Biochemical methodologies II: This course comprises of 11 hours of lectures, 8 hours of exercises and 3 weeks of practical work. Students will work on an individual basis to characterise a unique mutant of a protein they have previously made (molecular biology II) and purified (protein chemistry II). The characterization will include circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy, sub-second kinetics by stopped-flow and quenched-flow, mass spectrometric analysis by ES-MS and MALDI-tof, basic proteomics, microcalorimetry and surface plasmon resonance. The course write up requires a cross-comparison between results obtained on different mutants.

Education leading to a Master's degree in Protein Science and Biotechnology provides the student with:

  • apply scientific knowledge and methods to topical tasks and to undertake scientific research with supervision;
  • analyze information and data and their setting within a theoretical network accompanied by critical analysis and assessment;
  • integrate the subject area as a coherent whole;
  • communicate with good language skills for national and international tasks;
  • demonstrate transferable and cognitive skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and critically about science using a variety of approaches;
  • apply further knowledge, including the abilities to conceive, design and implement independent research and demonstrate capability for scientific postgraduate work.

Consistent with our goal to provide the highest-level of education and research through the systematic recruitment of experts from Finland and aboard all of the teaching on our MSc study programmes is in English.

Studies are organized such that students can complete the degree within two years of full-time study. Obligatory course units are organized at the beginning of studies and are common to all students. Students are encouraged to undertake a period of time abroad during the MSc, especially during the MSc thesis work.

After completion of master's thesis student has to write a maturity test based on the thesis, if it has not been written earlier in Bachelor's degree either in Finnish or English. If maturity test has been written in earlier studies, the abstract of the Master's thesis can be accepted as a maturity test.

This MSc differs from the one aimed at international students only during the first two months.

Course structure diagrams and study guides:

Study guides, course descriptions and timetables of individual courses can be found in WebOodi.

Course structure of MSc studies in protein science and biotechnology 2016-2017

Course structure of MSc studies in protein science and biotechnology 2017-2018

Course structure of MSc studies in protein science and biotechnology 2018-2019

Course structure of MSc studies in protein science and biotechnology 2019-2020

Study guide 2016-2017 as a pdf file.

 

The Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine offers two Master's study lines in Biochemistry and one joint Master's programme with University of Ulm.

  • MSc in Protein Science and Biotechnology
  • MSc in Molecular Medicine
  • MSc in Molecular Medicine with a double degree from University of Oulu and University of Ulm

Teaching language in programmes is English

All study lines offer flexibility for students to specialize in the aspects which they believe will most benefit their future career, including courses from the outside of the faculty, while at the same time having timetables which allow completion of the degree within two years.

A student with suitable BSc degree or equivalent higher education degree which has consisted minimum of three (3) years of full-time study and enables the applicant to apply for higher university degree (master) studies in his/her home country can apply Master’s programmes (120 study points).

You will find a short description and study structure diagrams of the study lines and the double degree programme by choosing from the drop-down menu in this same page "Protein Science MSc", "Molecular Medicine MSc", "Molecular Medicine DD".

he main objective of the International Master programme of Molecular Medicine is to train students in the field of molecular biomedical research. The program brings together complementary focus areas at Universities of Oulu and Ulm offering the students a wider study curriculum than otherwise available in either university. Thus learning possibilities are unique and top in the field.

Focus areas of the programme are:

  • stem cell biology
  • molecular oncology
  • trauma research
  • immune defence
  • drug discovery
  • extracellular matrix research
  • hypoxia response research

Completion of this programme provides the student with highly specialized knowledge, ability for critical thinking and problem solving with skills to integrate knowledge from different fields. This programme trains students thoroughly in an area of application of molecular medicine. It enables students to engage in independent and creative research at the cross roads of medicine and basic science.

The double degree study programme in molecular medicine between University of Oulu and University of Ulm corresponds to a second cycle degree, master level (120 ECTS credits), giving access to doctoral programmes, equivalent to a PhD level in Europe. Studies leading to the double degree will last two years totaling 120 ECTS credits. Master of Molecular Medicine is based on a two year study programme: at least 1 year spent at the home institution and maximum of 1 year at the host institution, according to a study plan jointly defined by the home and host institutions. The first block of studies (15 ECTS) is spent at the home university and minimum of 30 ECTS credits has to be obtained at the host institution.

The learning objectives of individual courses of double deree programme both in the Universities of Oulu and Ulm is described here.

After successful implementation of a common double degree programme at both universities a certificate of “Master of Science in Biochemistry, study line Molecular Medicine" will be awarded from University of Oulu and “Master of Science in Molecular Medicine” from University of Ulm.

Course structure diagram of double degree programme 2017-18

Course structure diagram of double degree programme 2018-19

Course structure diagram of double degree programme 2019-20

 

Course descriptions and timetables of individual courses and study guide can be found in WebOodi.

Study guide 2016-2017 as a pdf file.

The registration to courses and exams is done in WebOodi.

A two-year MSc degree in molecular medicine consists of the following elements:

MSc degree

 

Obligatory advanced courses

69 credits

Maturity test

0 credits

Optional studies

51 credits

Total at least

120 credits

The molecular medicine study line is specifically aimed at giving students in-depth understanding of the intra-cellular, cell-cell and cell-matrix events in normal and altered conditions at the molecular level and the techniques used to characterize them. It is built around the international level research undertaken in this field in the faculty.

Students will undertake 120 study points (equivalent of two years) of studies. These studies are designed to maximise hands on individual training in modern state of the art techniques and methodologies while providing a solid groundwork in theoretical aspects of the field. Around half of the degree involves integration of students into different research groups, both three month placements in research groups and finally cumulating in a 6 month research project.

The programme is highly flexible, even within the obligatory courses, with more than three-quarters of the degree involving student choice. Hence it allows students to specialize in the aspects of molecular medicine and cellular and molecular biology which will most benefit their future career. The programme is particularly aimed at people going into research.

The study programme includes, but is not limited to, studies in molecular biology, protein chemistry, systems biology, bioinformatics, immunology, and  extracellular matrix, developmental and cancer biology and molecular level understanding of the role and interplay between intracellular compartments. It also includes mini-projects and the final research project. All projects are carried out in active well-funded research groups.

 

Education leading to a Master's degree in Molecular Medicine provides the student with:

  • apply scientific knowledge and methods to topical tasks and to undertake scientific research with supervision;
  • analyze information and data and their setting within a theoretical network accompanied by critical analysis and assessment;
  • integrate the subject area as a coherent whole;
  • communicate with good language skills for national and international tasks;
  • demonstrate transferable and cognitive skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and critically about science using a variety of approaches;
  • apply further knowledge, including the abilities to conceive, design and implement independent research and demonstrate capability for scientific postgraduate work.

 

Consistent with our goal to provide the highest-level of education and research through the systematic recruitment of experts from Finland and aboard all of the teaching on our MSc study programmes is in English.

Studies are organized such that students can complete the degree within two years of full-time study. Obligatory course units are organized at the beginning of studies and are common to all students. Students are encouraged to undertake a period of time abroad during the MSc, especially during the MSc thesis work.

After completion of master's thesis student has to write a maturity test based on the thesis, if it has not been written earlier in Bachelor's degree either in Finnish or English. If maturity test has been written in earlier studies, the abstract of the Master's thesis can be accepted as a maturity test.

Course structure of MSc studies in Molecular medicine program 2018-19Course structure of MSc studies in Molecular medicine program 2018-19Course structure of MSc studies in Molecular medicine program 2016-2017

Course structure of MSc studies in Molecular medicine program 2017-2018

Course structure of MSc studies in Molecular medicine program 2018-19

Course structure of MSc studies in Molecular medicine program 2019-20

Course descriptions and timetables of individual courses  ans study guide can be found in WebOodi.

Study guide 2016-2017 as a pdf file.

The registration to courses and exams is done in WebOodi.

Product Management (ProM) Programme Stucture according to the year studies started

Substitute Courses (courses before 2015 compared to new courses)

Last updated: 25.11.2019