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ATM303 Project course in atmospheric sciences, 3-5 cr 
Code ATM303  Validity 01.01.2017 -
Name Project course in atmospheric sciences  Abbreviation Project course 
Scope3-5 cr   
TypeAdvanced studies
  GradingGeneral scale 
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Master's Programme in Atmospheric Sciences 

Target group 

Master’s Programme in Atmospheric Sciences is responsible for the course.

Module where the course belongs to:

  • ATM3001 Aerosol Physics, Advanced Studies (compulsory)
  • ATM3002 Biogeochemical Cycles, Advanced Studies (compulsory) 
  • ATM3003 Geophysics of the Hydrosphere, Advanced Studies (compulsory) 
  • ATM3004 Atmospheric Chemistry and Analysis, Advanced Studies (compulsory) 
  • ATM3005 Remote Sensing, Advanced Studies (compulsory) 
  • ATM3006 Meteorology, Advanced Studies (compulsory) 

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.


Any time during the master programme.

Time of the project course is based on the availability of project work and agreed with the project supervisor and student(s).

Learning outcomes 

Project is a compulsory course of the atmospheric master program and it is a part of the career planning studies. The project course aims at developing expert skills that can include:

1) versatile information acquisition, project planning and reporting skills

2) project management, organizing and coordinating skills

3) skills in lifelong learning and employment in the changing working life

4) negotiation skills, education and consultation skills, leadership skills, entrepreneurship skills, intercultural skills

Completion methods 

Project course can be done only once in alone or in a small 2-4 person group for the width of 3 or 5 cr. The project course includes at least one month full time work that can not be a part of other study registration, master's thesis etc. Suitable tasks include research, education or task that assist expert work. The work can be done in one of the following:

1) outside the university, in a government or municipal agency, company, organization, association, foundation or co-operative in Finland or abroad. For this the student may apply for University funding for a trainee-ship included in their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from Career Services.

2) University of Helsinki

Project course acceptance of a written project plan before the work phase as well as self-evaluation on the project and report of the project results after the work phase.



The project work defines the previous knowledge and skills acquired from the student.


The content is determined according to the selected project work. Student is responsible for confirming that the project work qualifies for the credits the when the project plan is sent to the Teacher coordinating the course.

Assessment practices and criteria 

Final grade is based on students self-evaluation (50%), customers/supervisors evaluation of the process and results (25%) as well as the coordinating teachers evaluation of the process (25%). Evaluation matrix has been made to guide the grading.

Other information 

Project work (ATM303) is compulsory and students can in addition do a voluntary practical training (ATM401).

For registration please contact lecturer Taina Ruuskanen (taina.ruuskanen(a) or Katja Lauri (katja.lauri(a)


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
Project course in atmospheric sciences  Course  Katja Lauri,
Taina Ruuskanen 
31.08.20 -10.05.21

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