The student is able to implement a research or development project that benefits working life, his/her own field of study or professional development independently, responsibly and within a cooperative network. He/she knows how to communicate his/her work at different stages clearly, correctly and graphically to a peer and other audiences. He/she knows how to report the results of his/her work, evaluate them and bring forth suggestions for development in an appropriate manner in writing, orally and visually.
Realization/production of the thesis
Reporting of the thesis
Written, verbal or visual disclosure of the thesis results and their publication within a community of experts
Evaluation of the thesis work process
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Sufficient familiarity with one's own professional field and research and development methods. The student has successfully compiled an approved thesis plan and theoretical framework.
Assessment criteria - grade 1 and 2
The course is evaluated as Pass (S)/Fail (0).
• implements working life, field-specific or professional knowledge from a useful research & development project independently, responsibly and in cooperation with others
• knows how to process and critically evaluate information, theories, concepts, methods and principles from his/her own field
• knows how to report the results of his/her work, evaluate them and bring forth suggestions for development in an appropriate manner in writing, orally and visually
• knows how to communicate his/her work at different stages clearly, rationally and graphically to a peer and other audiences
• is able to evaluate and develop his/her own knowledge and readiness for continuous learning
The thesis is evaluated summatively following its completion and presentation, on a five-point scale according to thesis-specific criteria: 5 (Excellent), 4 (Very good), 3 (Good), 2 (Satisfactory) and 1 (Adequate). The evaluation criteria for the thesis are published on the jamk.fi/en Web site.
Assessment methods are based on learning objectives. Assessment is qualitative, based on a criteria and the student's self-assessment plays an important role in it.
The learning outcomes of individual courses are assessed in relation to the objectives of the course concerned. Unless otherwise defined in the curriculum, a course accepted as completed is assessed either on the following five-step scale: 5 (Excellent), 4 (Very Good), 3 (Good), 2 (Satisfactory), 1 (Sufficient) or it is graded as Pass/Fail, marked as “S (Pass)” and “0 (Fail)”.
If the student does not meet the minimum criteria set for the course, the grade is 0 (Fail).