Degree Regulations of the Aalto University School of Engineering

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1 Degree Regulations of the Aalto University School of Engineering Approved by the Academic Committee for Engineering on 6 June 2011 (Amended 20 August 2012 and 5 November 2012) Chapter 1 General provisions Section 1 Mission The Aalto University School of Engineering, hereinafter referred to as the school, operates in the fields of science and technology. The school carries out scientific research in its fields, provides related higher education leading to degrees, and supports continuing education and societal services related to its fields of expertise in accordance with the Aalto University strategy. The mission of the School of Engineering is to utilise science in the creation of new technologies and approaches related to the technology industry and to the built environment and to train students as experts who comprehend vast entities. In carrying out its mission the school shall act in close interaction with the other schools of Aalto University. The school provides higher education based on research in the field of technology. The school provides master s, bachelor s, doctoral and adult education. The school awards degrees provided in Section 2 below as well as non-degree studies and study modules not included in them. (20 August 2012) Section 2 Degrees The school awards the following degrees: 1) Bachelor of Science (Technology) 2) Master of Science (Technology) 3) the licentiate and doctoral degrees of Licentiate of Science (Technology) and Doctor of Science(Technology) and Doctor of Philosophy. The degrees shall be completed in accordance with the Government Decree on University Degrees ( degree decree ) of 19 August 2004 (794/2004) as amended, as well as with the Aalto University General Regulations on Teaching and Studying and with the present regulations. For the purposes of the present Degree Regulations, bachelor s degree refers only to bachelor s degrees earned at a science university and master s degree only to master s degrees earned at a science university. (20 August 2012) Section 3 Organisation of education leading to a degree The education leading to bachelor s and master degrees shall be planned and organised in the form of degree programmes focusing on expertise required in the field of science and technology and leading to bachelor s and master s degrees.

2 Separate provisions shall be issued regarding the degrees to which the different degree programmes lead. The education leading to licentiate and doctoral degrees shall be planned and organised by the doctoral programme in a research-field-specific manner. The school confirms the professors in charge of each doctoral research field. The education leading to a degree may be organised in collaboration with one or several Aalto schools or other universities. Section 4 Student admissions and right to study Students are admitted to the school to pursue both a Bachelor of Science (Technology)or only a Master of Science (Technology) in accordance with provisions issued separately on student admissions. Students admitted to pursue a bachelor's degree may continue with studies toward the master's degree as separately provided. Students shall be admitted to degree programmes in accordance with the admission criteria confirmed separately. The admission criteria also contain provisions on transferring to another degree programme. At any one time, degree students may only have one valid right to study towards a certain bachelor s and master s degree or only towards a certain master s degree at the school. At any one time, degree students may only have one valid right to study towards a licentiate or doctoral degree at the school. Students admitted into a master s programme on the basis of an applicable bachelor s degree earned at another Aalto University school or another university or polytechnic may be required to take supplementary courses. Doctoral students are admitted in accordance with the admission criteria confirmed separately by the university. Upon application, the school also allows pursuing so-called non-degree studies which do not lead to a degree at the School of Engineering. Separate provisions shall be issued regarding the application procedure of different applicant groups and the possibly associated charges. Section 5 Language proficiency Students must demonstrate in studies included in education for a bachelor s or master s degree or otherwise that they have attained: 1) proficiency in Finnish and Swedish which is required of civil servants in bilingual public agencies and organisations under Section 6(1) of the Act on the Knowledge of Languages Required of Personnel in Public Bodies (424/2003) and which is necessary for their field; and 2) skills in at least one foreign language needed to follow developments in the field and to operate in an international environment. Students who have been educated in a language other than Finnish or Swedish or have been educated abroad shall only be required to demonstrate, in studies included in education for a bachelor s or master s degree or otherwise,that they have attained the language proficiency referred to in paragraph 2 of the previous subsection. Students admitted to the school to pursue both a bachelor s and master s degree and who, under subsection 2, have been exempted by the school from the requirements set forth in subsection 1(1) either completely or only with regard to demonstrating proficiency in the second national language of Finland (Swedish or Finnish) shall complete a minimum

3 of two credits in a language of their choice to meet the foreign language requirement of the bachelor s degree. CHAPTER 2 Bachelor s degree Section 6 Aims of the bachelor s degree The education leading to a bachelor s degree shall provide the students with: 1) knowledge of the fundamentals of the studies included in the degree programme and prerequisites for following developments in fields requiring expertise in science and technology; 2) knowledge and skills needed for scientific thinking and scientific working methods, ; 3) knowledge and skills needed for studies leading to a master s degree and for continuous learning; 4) knowledge and skills to understand and analyse the effects and potential of technology; 5) ability to cooperate and to participate in goal-oriented team work; 6) capacity for applying the acquired knowledge and skills to work; and (7) adequate language and communication skills. The education is based on scientific research and on the practices of the field.. (20 August 2012) Section 7 Extent of the bachelor s degree The extent of studies required for a bachelor s degree shall be 180 credits. The education shall be organised in a manner that allows the student to earn the degree in three academic years of full-time study. Section 8 Study modules of the bachelor s degree The studies leading to a bachelor s degree are: 1) a module consisting of basic studies required by the degree programme, which may include art studies (75 85 credits) 2) a module consisting of common programme studies (15 25 credits) 3) three modules, at least one of which shall be an intermediate module included in the degree programme (extent of subject modules credits); 4) a bachelor s thesis seminar and the associated bachelor s thesis (total of 10 credits) and 5) elective studies so that the total extent of the degree amounts to 180 credits. The total extent of the studies mentioned above in subsection 1, paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be 100 credits. The intermediate studies and scientific basic studies are included in the modules. Intermediate or advanced modules may be included in the master's degree only if the related basic or intermediate module has also been completed. The major of a bachelor s degree consists of a basic module of the degree programme and a related intermediate module, whereas minors consist of another basic module or a second intermediate module based on the basic module of the major. (20 August 2012) Section 9

4 Requisite components of the bachelor s degree To earn a bachelor s degree, students must complete the studies referred to in Section 8 above. Students shall demonstrate that they have achieved the goals set for the degree, for the studies and for the bachelor s thesis and the language proficiency referred to in Section 5. Students shall write a maturity essay to demonstrate conversance with the topic of the thesis and proficiency in Finnish or Swedish. When a student is not required to have the language proficiency referred to in Section 5(1) the school shall determine the language of the maturity essay separately. Section 10 Bachelor s thesis seminar The bachelor s thesis seminar and the associated thesis constitute a study module which covers scientific thinking, retrieving, organising and processing information, as well as language and communication skills. The school appoints a teacher in charge of the bachelor s seminar. A maturity essay shall be written in connection with the bachelor s thesis seminar. Further provisions on the bachelor s seminar and its application procedure shall be issued by the school. (20 August 2012) Section 11 Bachelor's thesis The bachelor s thesis shall be written on a topic related to the field of the degree programme, agreed upon between the student and the thesis advisor designated by the teacher in charge of the bachelor s thesis seminar at the beginning of the seminar. The bachelor s thesis shall be written in either Finnish or Swedish. Students referred to in Section 5(2) above may be granted permission to use a third language by the teacher in charge of the bachelor s thesis seminar. Separate guidelines on the use of other languages in bachelor s theses shall be issued by the school as necessary. The thesis advisor shall follow the progress of the bachelor s thesis and support the student in the process. The bachelor s thesis is presented in a bachelor s thesis seminar. The teacher in charge of the bachelor s thesis seminar is responsible for the approval and grading of the thesis. The bachelor s thesis is a public document which shall be available at the school. Section 12 Demonstrating language proficiency The excellent oral and written language proficiency necessary for the field of the student required under Section 5, subsection 1(1) above shall be demonstrated by writing a maturity essay related to the bachelor s thesis using that national language of Finland which the student has been educated in (Finnish or Swedish). The satisfactory oral and written language proficiency necessary for the field required under Section 5 subsection 1(1), mentioned in the previous subsection, may be demonstrated by passing either an examination or a designated course in the other national language of Finland (Swedish or Finnish) offered by the university, or by passing an equivalent examination at another higher education institution.

5 Section 13 Demonstrating proficiency in a foreign language Students shall demonstrate to have acquired the level of written and oral proficiency required under Section 5, subsection 1(2) in one foreign language included in the curriculum. The language proficiency required under the previous subsection shall be demonstrated by passing a foreign language course or courses offered by the Language Centre for this purpose. These courses place emphasis on the language needed in the field of study of the student. If the university organises an examination for the purpose of demonstrating the requisite language proficiency in a given foreign language, the required language skills may be demonstrated either wholly or partly by passing that examination. Section 14 Work placement A bachelor s degree may include a work placement furthering the professional development of the student, organised in accordance with the regulations of the degree programme. A compulsory work placement is part of the basic studies, while a voluntary placement is part of elective studies. A written report on the placement must always be submitted to the school, which approves the placement and awards the credits for it. A person conversant with the tasks practised during the work placement shall instruct the student in the work placement. As necessary, further guidelines on work placements shall be issued by the school. Section 15 Certificate for the bachelor's degree The school issues degree certificates to students who have earned a Bachelor of Science (Technology) degree in the manner referred to in Section 9. Section 16 Bachelor s degree with honours Students who, in the course of their studies, have shown excellent knowledge of the field as well as maturity and a sense of judgment in the bachelor s thesis may have this recognised in their degree certificate with the phrase 'Pass with Honours'. The decision regarding awarding a degree with honours rests with the school. A degree may be awarded with honours if the weighted average grade of the courses included in the degree is at least 4.0 and the grade for the bachelor's thesis is 'Pass with Distinction'. Courses graded only Pass or Fail shall not be included in the weighted average grade. A degree may be awarded with honours if at least one half of the studies counted toward the degree including the thesis and the associated maturity essay have been completed in accordance with the curriculum confirmed by the school. Chapter 3 Master s degree Section 17 Aims of the master s degree The education leading to a master s degree shall provide students with:

6 1) good overall knowledge of a major of the degree programme; 2) knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific knowledge and scientific methods and for continuous and flexible learning. 3) knowledge and skills to understand the problems of the field from the point of view of users and technical and social systems, as well as from that of the environment; 4) knowledge and skills needed for independently operating as an expert and developer of the field; 5) good language and communication skills and 6) knowledge and skills needed for scientific postgraduate education. The education shall be based on scientific research and the professional practices of fields requiring expertise in science and technology (20 August 2012). Section 18 Extent of the master s degree The extent of studies required for a master s degree shall be 120 credits. The education shall be organised in a manner that allows the student to earn the degree in two academic years of full-time study. Section 19 Study modules of the master s degree The studies leading to a master s degree are: 1) studies of research methodology (9 11 credits); 2) three modules, at least one of which shall be an advanced module of a major subject of the degree programme and no more than one of which may be a basic module (extent of subject module credits); 3) master s thesis (30 credits) and 4) elective studies, so that the total extent of the degree amounts to 120 credits. The intermediate studies and advanced studies are included in the modules. Intermediate or advanced modules may be included in the master's degree only if the related basic or intermediate module has also been completed. The structure of a degree programme organised in cooperation with other Aalto University schools or other universities may on reasonable grounds differ from that presented in subsection 1 above. In such cases, also the teaching may be organised in a manner deviating from the standard module structure. (20 August 2012) Section 20 Major and minors A major of a master s degree is based on intermediate studies focusing on topics relevant to the field. A student s major subject consists of three modules of the degree programme: a basic module completed either for the bachelor s or master s degree and a related intermediate module and one advanced module based on the above-mentioned intermediate module. Even if the student completed several advanced modules based on the same intermediate module, only one major may be included in the degree. Studies constitute a minor if one of the following combinations of two modules which are not part of the major are completed: a basic module and its intermediate module, or an intermediate module and its advanced module. Other combinations of two modules consisting of basic, intermediate, advanced or special modules may be accepted on reasonable

7 grounds by the school. At least one of the two modules shall be either an intermediate or advanced module. Students may also choose a minor from other degree programmes or from another Aalto University school or other Finnish or foreign university, provided that it is approved as part of the personal study plan of the student. By derogation from subsection 2 above, the major shall consist of a basic module, an advanced module and a special or another advanced module specified by the school if the related intermediate module is confirmed in the personal study plan to be included in the minor referred to in subsection 3. As necessary, the school shall determine how the previous studies of students admitted directly to master s programmes correspond to the modules constituting the majors and minors. The same modules may not be included in both the major and minor of the student. Section 21 Requisite components of the master s degree To earn a master s degree, students must complete the studies referred to in Section 19 above. Students shall demonstrate that they have achieved the goals set for the degree, for the studies and for the master s thesis and the language proficiency referred to in Section 5. Students shall write a maturity essay to demonstrate conversance with the topic of the thesis and proficiency in Finnish or Swedish. Students who have already demonstrated their proficiency in Finnish or Swedish through writing a maturity essay for a Bachelor of Science (Technology) or for another bachelor s degree earned in the same language as the current degree, do not need to demonstrate it again for the master's degree. When a student is not required to have the language proficiency referred to in Section 5(1) the school shall determine separately the language of the maturity essay. Section 22 Master s thesis The master's thesis shall be written on a topic related to the major, agreed upon between the student and the teacher who is specialised in the topic of the thesis. On reasonable grounds, the school may also grant permission for the thesis to be written on a topic related to the minor. The school approves the topic and the language of the master s thesis, and appoints a thesis supervisor and one or two thesis advisors for it. As necessary, the school may assign the thesis supervisor to also act as a thesis advisor for the thesis. The school shall decide the approval and grading of the thesis after examining the written statement by the thesis supervisor. In special cases, two written statements are possible if the school has appointed a second thesis supervisor. (20 August 2012 and 5 November 2012) The supervisor of the master's thesis shall be a professor of the school or a holder of the title of docent who is working at the school as his/her main occupation. In addition, the school may, for special reasons, appoint a second thesis supervisor who shall be a professor at another Aalto University school or at a partner university. The thesis advisor shall hold at least a master s degree. (20 August 2012 and 5 November 2012). In the thesis, the student must demonstrate ability to discuss the topic in a mature way. The master's thesis includes a seminar presentation or an equivalent presentation.

8 Students may apply for a topic for their master s thesis when the bachelor s degree and a minimum of 45 credits counted toward the master s degree have been completed. The deadline for the master's thesis shall be agreed upon between the thesis supervisor and the student and scheduled for a maximum of one year from the date of agreement. If the master s thesis is not submitted for examination by the deadline, the topic will expire and the student shall apply for a new topic by submitting an application to the school. While the master's thesis is being worked on, the thesis supervisor shall provide the student with opportunities to report on the progress of the work, on which the supervisor shall give feedback. Similarly, the supervisor may require the student to report on the progress of the master s thesis. The evaluation and approval of the master's thesis shall be requested in writing from the school. The supervisor shall present a written statement explaining the grounds for the evaluation and a proposal for a grade; as a rule, this shall be done within one month of the thesis submission. (5 November 2012) The master s thesis is a public document which shall be available at the school. It shall be submitted in at least two copies. Further provisions on the master s thesis shall be issued by the school. Section 23 Demonstrating language proficiency The excellent oral and written language proficiency necessary for the field of the student required under Section 5 subsection 1(1) above shall be demonstrated by writing a maturity essay related to the master s thesis using that national language of Finland which the student has been educated in (Finnish or Swedish). Students who have already demonstrated their language proficiency in a maturity essay for a Bachelor of Science (Technology)or for another bachelor s degree are not required, as mentioned above in Section 21(4), to demonstrate it again by writing a maturity essay for the master's degree. The satisfactory oral and written language proficiency necessary for the field of the student required under Section 5 subsection 1(1), mentioned in the previous subsection, shall be demonstrated as provided above in Section 12(2). Students who have already demonstrated their language proficiency for a Bachelor of Science (Technology)or for another bachelor s degree are not required to demonstrate it again for the master's degree. Section 24 Demonstrating proficiency in a foreign language Students shall demonstrate to have acquired the level of written and oral proficiency required under Section 5, subsection 1(2) in one foreign language included in the curriculum. The level of language proficiency required under the previous subsection shall be demonstrated as provided in Section 13(2) above. Students who have already demonstrated their language proficiency for a Bachelor of Science (Technology)or for another bachelor s degree do not need to demonstrate it again for the master's degree. Section 25 Work placement A master s degree may include a work placement improving the expertise of the student, organised in accordance with the regulations set forth in the degree programme. The compulsory work placement is part of a module mentioned in Section 19, subsection 1(2), while the voluntary placement is a constituent of elective studies.

9 A written report on the placement must always be submitted to the school, which approves the placement and awards the credits for it. A person conversant with the tasks practised during the work placement shall instruct the student in the work placement. As necessary, further guidelines on work placements shall be issued by the school. Section 26 Certificate for the master's degree The school issues a degree certificate for students who have earned a degree of Master of Science (Technology)in a manner referred to in Section 21. (20 August 2012) Section 27 Master's degree with distinction Students who have demonstrated excellent knowledge of their field in their studies, and particular maturity and sense of judgment in the master s thesis may have this recognised in the Master of Science (Technology) degree certificate with the phrase 'Pass with Distinction. The decision on awarding a degree with distinction rests with the school. A degree may be awarded with distinction if the weighted average grade of the courses included in the degree, excluding the master s thesis, and the grade of the master s thesis are at least 4.0. Courses graded Pass or Fail shall not be included in the average grade. Usually, awarding a degree with distinction requires that at least one half of the studies counted toward the degree including the thesis and the associated maturity essay have been completed in accordance with the curriculum confirmed by the school. Chapter 4 Degrees of Licentiate of Science (Technology)Doctor of Science (Technology)) and Doctor of Philosophy Section 28 Organisation of doctoral education Doctoral education shall be planned and organised by the doctoral programme of the school in the form of research field-specific entities focusing on scientific thinking and on the generation of new knowledge in some area of science and technology. The school shall decide the research fields of doctoral education. As necessary, doctoral study entities shall be organised collaboratively with other Aalto University schools and other universities. The primary doctoral or licentiate degrees awarded by the school is the Doctor of Science (Technology), but earning a predoctoral degree of Licentiate of Science (Technology)is also possible. For special reasons, the school may grant a student permission to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Section 29 Aims of doctoral education The aim of doctoral education is that students: 1) become well-versed in their field of research and its social significance and gain knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific research methods independently and critically and to produce new scientific knowledge within their field of research;

10 2) become conversant with the development, basic problems and research methods of their field; as well as 3) gain such knowledge of the general theory of science and of other disciplines related to their field of research as enables them to follow developments in them. (20 August 2012) Section 30 Doctoral studies Doctoral studies are completed in the form of study modules. Those admitted to doctoral education shall complete: 1) the Scientific Practices and Principles module, 5 20 cr and 2) the Research Field module, cr. The total extent of the studies mentioned above shall be 40 credits. The school confirms the contents of the study modules at the proposal of the supervising professor. The school may, as necessary, require that students admitted to doctoral education complete also other studies. (20 August 2012) Section 31 Contents of studies and thesis The school approves the research field of the student and appoints one of the professors in charge of that research field as the supervising professor of the doctoral studies of the student. The supervising professor shall be a professor of the school (Associate Professor, Full Professor or Distinguished Aalto Professor). The school approves the contents of the study modules referred to in the Section 1 paragraphs 1 and 2 above at the proposal of the supervising professor. The school approves the topic of the licentiate thesis or doctoral dissertation, appoints one or more thesis advisors for it, and takes a decision on the language, examination and approval of the thesis. The thesis advisor shall hold a Doctor of Science (Technology) or a similar academic doctoral degree. If necessary, the supervising professor may also act as the thesis advisor. Applicable courses which have been completed by the student before the completion of the master s degree but have not been counted towards it may be accepted to count towards the licentiate or doctoral degree. Also applicable courses completed at other Aalto University schools or other universities may be accepted to count towards the licentiate or doctoral degree. Section 32 Requisite components of the Licentiate of Science (Technology) To earn the degree of Licentiate of Science (Technology), the student shall: 1) complete the doctoral studies and 2) write a licentiate thesis. (20 August 2012)

11 Section 33 Licentiate thesis In a licentiate thesis, the student shall demonstrate good conversance with the field of research and the capability of independently and critically applying scientific research methods. An approved licentiate thesis may be a monograph or a number of scientific publications or manuscripts vetted for publication deemed sufficient by the university, which deal with the same set of problems and a paper summarising the findings or some other work which meets corresponding scientific criteria. A publication composed of several publications or manuscripts shall meet the scientific criteria for a licentiate thesis when evaluated as an entity. An approved licentiate thesis may also be a literature review showing good conversance with and a critical approach to a topic related to the field of research. A summary referred to in subsection 2 above shall formally be regarded as a licentiate thesis. The summary shall include a report on the research topic dealt with, the most important research findings of the author, as well as a list of separate publications mentioned above, and it shall, as necessary, complement these publications so that the entity meets the criteria described in the previous subsection. The publications may include co-authored publications if the author's independent contribution to them can be demonstrated. An account of the contribution of the author shall be provided in the summary. The evaluation and approval of the licentiate thesis shall be requested in writing from the school. The licentiate thesis is presented at the school. The school shall appoint an examiner, request a statement from the examiner and from the supervising professor and take a decision on the approval and grading of the licentiate thesis. Without special reasons, the examination of a licentiate thesis shall not take more than two months from the date of its submission to the school. The licentiate thesis is a public document which shall be available at the school. The licentiate thesis shall be submitted to the school in at least two copies. Section 34 Certificate for the licentiate degree The school awards the student the degree of Licentiate of Science (Technology). As a token of the earned licentiate degree, the student is issued a degree certificate. Section 35 Requisite components of the doctoral degree To earn the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology), students shall: 1) either earn a Licentiate of Science (Technology)or complete the doctoral studies ; 2) demonstrate independent and critical thinking in relation to their field of research, as well as 3) write a doctoral dissertation and defend it in public. A doctoral dissertation shall contribute to new scientific knowledge. (The permissible formats and general quality requirements for doctoral dissertations have been set forth in a separate decision made on 30 August 2011 by the Aalto University Ac-

12 ademic Affairs Committee titled Väitöskirjan muodot ja yleiset laatuvaatimukset.) (20 August 2012) Section 36 Doctoral dissertation An approved doctoral dissertation may be a monograph or a number of scientific publications or manuscripts vetted for publication deemed sufficient by the university which deal with the same set of problems and a paper summarising the findings, or some other work which meets corresponding scientific criteria. A publication composed of several publications or manuscripts shall meet the scientific criteria for a doctoral dissertation when evaluated as an entity. A summary referred to in subsection 1 above shall be formally regarded as a doctoral dissertation. The summary shall include a report on the research topic dealt with, the most important research findings of the author, as well as a list of separate publications mentioned above, and it shall, as necessary, complement these publications so that the entity meets the criteria described in the previous subsection. The publications may include co-authored publications if the author's independent contribution to them can be demonstrated. If the contribution of the author is not evident from the publication, an account of it shall be provided in the summary. A doctoral dissertation is a public document which shall be available at the school. As necessary, further provisions on doctoral dissertations shall be issued by the school. Section 37 Granting permission to publish In order to obtain permission to publish the dissertations, doctoral candidates shall submit a manuscript of the dissertation and a related request for a permission to publish it from the school, who appoints two preliminary examiners for the manuscript. Additional preliminary examiners may be assigned as necessary. The school obtains the expert statements concerning the manuscript from the preliminary examiners, and upon their receipt, decides on granting permission to publish. The doctoral candidate is provided with an opportunity to reply to the statement of the preliminary examiners. Without special reasons, processing the request for permission to publish shall not take more than four months from the date of submission of the manuscript and the application to the school. Once the doctoral dissertation or the summary has been published, a determinate number of copies of it shall be given to the school. Section 38 Public examination of a doctoral dissertation The doctoral dissertation shall be defended at a public examination for which the school determines the date, language and custos and one or two opponents. If, for special reasons, the opponent has acted as a preliminary examiner of the dissertation, an additional opponent shall be appointed. The work or works constituting the dissertation shall be available for examination at the school for a minimum of ten days before the public examination. The public examination shall begin with a short introductory lecture given by the doctoral candidate after which the opponent(s) shall present their comments. Subsequently, also

13 the audience shall be permitted to present oral or written comments on the dissertation or its defence. If pertinent, these comments shall be taken into account in the evaluation of the doctoral dissertation. Further provisions on the arrangements of the public examination of a doctoral dissertation shall be issued by the school. Section 39 Approval of a doctoral dissertation Within two weeks of a public examination, the opponent(s) appointed by the school shall, either individually or jointly, submit to the school a written statement concerning the dissertation and its defence. Also any written comments announced as forthcoming at the public examination of the dissertation shall be submitted to the school within two weeks of the public examination. The written statements of the opponents and other written comments shall be submitted to the school to be used in the approval and grading of the dissertation. The author shall be given an opportunity to reply to these statements and comments in writing within a time determined by the school. Subsequently, the school decides on the approval and grading of the dissertation. Section 40 Doctoral degree, degree certificate and regalia The school awards the student the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology). As a token of the earned doctoral degree, the student is issued a degree certificate. Separate provisions shall be issued regarding the organisation of conferment ceremonies, granting the regalia associated with the doctoral degree and awarding honorary doctorates. CHAPTER 5 Teaching arrangements and evaluation of study attainments Section 41 Role of the head of programme The head of degree programme is in charge of the planning, execution, assessment and development of the programme. The head of the doctoral programme of the school is in charge of the planning, execution, assessment and development of the doctoral programme. Section 42 Curriculum of a degree programme The curriculum of a degree programme is a general presentation of the goals and implementation measures of the programme. The curricula are outlined by the university on an annual basis. The curriculum of a degree programme shall include at least: 1) the scientific and professional goals of the degree programme; 2) the head of degree programme; 3) the modules of the degree programme and teachers in charge of them;

14 4) the majors and minors of the degree programme and an explanation of their composition of modules and 5) the name of each course, its extent in credits, learning outcomes, the contents covered, teaching and working methods, timetable, language of instruction, the unit(s) in charge of organising the course and the teacher in charge of the course. The curriculum of a degree programme shall contain provisions on the inclusion of courses in modules and whether the course is compulsory, alternative or elective. As necessary, the curriculum shall contain provisions on the maximum number of students admitted into the modules constituting the majors and minors and the related admission criteria. The school publishes the study guides of the degree programmes which explain the curricula in more detail. Section 43 Teaching The teaching provided at the school is divided into teaching periods. The school provides teaching in the form of lectures, exercises, seminars, and using other purposeful methods. The school develops its teaching and evaluation methods continuously. Students shall register for a course in advance in a manner specified by the school. If necessary due to teaching arrangements, advance registration for a course may be organised during the term preceding the course. The contact hours of the course may be cancelled if less than five students register for the course. If the contact hours of a course are cancelled, the course may be taken in a manner announced separately meeting the degree requirements. When a course consists of independently evaluated parts, students must be informed at the beginning of the course, at the latest, of how the independent parts of the course are weighted in the final grade. Section 44 Study guidance Each bachelor s or master s degree student shall have a tutor teacher instructing them in their studies appointed by the school. Tutor teachers shall hold at least a master s degree. Further provisions on tutoring shall be issued by the school. The school also organises other study guidance independently and in collaboration with other units. Career planning is part of study guidance. The processing of the personal study plan is a central method of study guidance. Section 45 Personal study plan Each student shall prepare a personal study plan (HOPS) confirmed by the school. HOPS contains a plan of completion of the studies included in the degree of the student. Inclusion of the course or study module in the personal study plan of the student may be set as a requirement for completing the course or study module. A personal study plan is confirmed separately for each degree and each student may only have one confirmed HOPS at any given time. The school organises guidance in the planning of studies. Further provisions on HOPS shall be issued by the school.

15 The provisions of this section shall apply, as appropriate, to the personal study plans of doctoral students. Section 46 Transfer of credits When pursuing a degree at the school, students may transfer credits awarded by another Aalto University school or other Finnish or foreign universities or institutions for corresponding studies and substitute for studies included in the degree with other studies of the same level. In accordance with the Aalto University regulations, transferring credit on the basis of demonstrating requisite knowledge by other means is also possible. The school decides the transfer of credits on the basis of a written application. Further provisions on the transfer of credits shall be issued by the school. Section 47 Examination arrangements If the degree requirements of a course involve a written or oral examination, a minimum of two possibilities must be arranged for taking the examination each year. Additional opportunities for taking examinations may be provided by the teacher. The dean of the school may determine certain periods for examinations. Examinations of extensive courses may consist of two or more parts. Examinations for a course shall be organised according to the degree requirements in force at the time. This means the degree requirements specified at the start of the course. Examinations for courses to be removed from the curriculum shall be organised at least in the academic year following the removal. Students shall register for an examination one week before the examination is organised. Registration shall be interpreted as participation in the examination unless the registration is cancelled before the start of the examination. (20 August 2012) Section 48 Grades In bachelor s, master s and doctoral degrees, knowledge demonstrated to be on an acceptable level is graded on a scale of 1 5. The same scale is also used for the master s thesis. An approved bachelor s thesis is graded either Pass with Distinction or Pass. The grade for the whole module mentioned above in Section 8, subsection 1(4) is determined on the basis of the grade of the bachelor s thesis. In addition, on reasonable grounds, some courses may be graded Pass if acceptable knowledge has been demonstrated, provided the use of this grade has been noted in the curriculum. In licentiate and doctoral degrees, an approved licentiate thesis and doctoral dissertation and the study modules referred to in Section 30(1) are graded either Pass with Distinction or Pass. The study module referred to in the previous subsection is graded Pass with distinction if the weighted average grade of the courses included in the study module is at least 4.0. Chapter 6 Miscellaneous provisions Section 49

16 Languages of instruction and degrees The languages of instruction and degrees of the school shall be Finnish and Swedish. The school offers the possibility of earning a master s degree and licentiate and doctoral degrees in English in accordance with the decision made in connection with the establishment of the degree programme. The school may decide to use other languages of instruction in addition to Finnish and Swedish. When the language of instruction of a course is English, students are required to also complete the study attainment primarily in English. In examinations, students shall have the right to use both oral and written Finnish or Swedish or the language in which the course was given, if the course was lectured in a third language. Students shall have the right to request for the examination questions to be provided in both official languages of Finland. Students who wish to have their examination questions in the second official language of Finland (Finnish or Swedish) shall request it from the teacher in charge no later than two weeks before the examination. The decision on the right to use a third language rests with the school. Section 50 Degree certificates The dean of the school and the head of degree programme sign the degree certificates for bachelor's and master's degrees. The dean of the school and the head of doctoral programme sign the degree certificates for licentiate and doctoral degrees. The school issues a Diploma Supplement intended for international use to those who have completed a bachelor s, master s or licentiate or doctoral degree. The Diploma Supplement provides information about Aalto University and the school and about the studies and study attainments referred to in the degree certificate as well as about their level and status in the Finnish education system. The degree certificate and the supplement referred to in subsection 2 may be awarded to bachelor s or master s degree students only if they have fulfilled their obligations toward Aalto University and its student union. On request, the school shall issue certificates of completed studies to students (transcripts of records) also during their studies. Chapter 7 Transitional provisions and entry into force Section 51 Entry into force These degree regulations enter into force on 1 August Section 52 Transitional provisions These degree regulations enter into force on 1 August 2011 and remain in force until further notice unless otherwise provided in Aalto University rules and regulations. If the competent administrative body is replaced before a decision is reached on an issue, the issue shall be forwarded for decision to the new administrative body. After the entry into force of these regulations the General Degree Regulations of the Aalto University School of Science and Technology (former Helsinki University of Technology) of 13 December 2004 as amended, will no longer apply at the school. An exception to this

17 is Section 7 of the General Degree Regulations of Helsinki University of Technology under which the degree students may, at any one time, only have one valid right to study towards a Bachelor and Master of Science or only a Master of Science in a given field of technology or at Aalto University. The implementing regulations and other orders issued under the General Degree Regulations of the Aalto University School of Science and Technology (former Helsinki University of Technology) shall apply as appropriate unless otherwise provided in the present degree regulations or other rules and regulations. Students who have started their studies prior to the entry into force of these degree regulations shall pursue their studies in accordance with these regulations as of 1 August 2011 without any application needed from the student. The flexible arrangements mentioned in the Degree Regulations Sections 8 and 19 regarding the modules confirmed in the personal study plan of the student shall apply to all students of the school after the entry into force of these regulations. The supervisor of master s thesis mentioned in Section 22 of the present regulations may also be a person appointed docent prior to 1 January 2011 working at Aalto University as his/her main occupation. For special reasons, the supervising professor of the doctoral studies of a student may also be some other professor of the school than a professor mentioned in Section 31(1) until the approval of the next degree regulations. The degree certificates defined in Section 50 of the present regulations shall be amended to the extent required by the amendments to these regulations or by other rules or regulations of Aalto University. The amendments made to these degree regulations on 20 August 2012 entered into force retroactively as of 1 August Students who have started their doctoral studies prior to 1 August 2012 may on application transfer to pursue doctoral studies in accordance with the new degree requirements. Such transfer requires confirming that the doctoral studies required for the degree of the student comply with the new degree requirements. Students are entitled to complete doctoral degrees in accordance with the degree requirements repealed as of 1 August 2012 until 31 December (20 August 2012) (English translation by the Aalto University Language Centre)

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