Study Guide 2015-2016

TTI-90006 Orientation to Doctoral Studies, 3 cr

Additional information

Suitable for postgraduate studies

Person responsible

Risto Ritala, Anna Nykänen


Implementation 1: TTI-90006 2015-02

Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer

 13 h/week
+4 h/week




1. Lecture diary essays from two compulsory seminars and from two elective seminars. 2. Literature review 3. Research scheme All requirements should be completed during one academic year.
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Learning Outcomes

This course is an introduction to conducting dissertation research and pursuing doctoral studies. After completing the course, doctoral students will know how to prepare research plans and literature reviews. They will be familiar with the steps towards a research career, the process of critical appraisal and the basic concepts of research philosophy and ethics. They will possess the competence to evaluate the validity and reliability of research findings. In addition, the course will provide doctoral students with the opportunity to develop their scientific communication skills and improve their spoken and written English. This course is a general prerequisite to all doctoral students in the Doctoral Programme in Engineering Sciences.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. steps of the research career      
2. research plan and literature review of the research topic      
3. basics of scientific philosophy and ethics     

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
TTI-90006 Orientation to Doctoral Studies, 3 cr TUT-9006 Orientation to Doctoral Studies, 5 cr  

Last modified 21.01.2015