The purpose of Inkubio’s Studies Committee is to promote the interests of bioinformation technology students by taking part in current conversations regarding the degree program as well as offering the members concrete help with their studies. The Studies Committee is run by the Master of Studies in the guild’s board.
The guild conducts an annual study survey to examine the members’ views on study matters. The online survey form is open for all current and past students of the bioinformation technology program. The report of the answers is one of the most important tools for supervision of the students’ interests, and it is presented also to the planning officer and the responsible professor of the program.
The survey investigates the students’ opinions on, for example, where the program has succeeded and where improvement is needed. The results are used in planning revisions for bachelor’s and master’s programs. The study survey is a way for the guild members to have an impact on the quality of teaching.
Hallopeds are student representatives in the university’s administrative organs, where they represent their student community. The administrative committees decide on many important study-related matters, such as intake of students, curricula and appointments. Many committees prepare proposals for the Academic Committee of Electrical Engineering, which makes decisions concerning the School of Electrical Engineering.
The most important administrative committees for the bioinformation technology students are:
Degree Programme Committee of Bachelor’s Programmes in Electronics, Communications and Automation meets once in every period. It puts forth proposals for the Academic Committee of Electrical Engineering on the degree program curricula, degree requirements and admission criteria, appoints the responsible teachers of bachelor’s seminars and performs other duties assigned to it.
Life Science Technologies Degree Programme Committee (LST DPC) was founded in early 2015. It decides on the curriculum of the Life Science Technologies master’s program and the topics, supervisor, and evaluation for the master’s theses.
Quality of Education Committee (QEC, in Finnish OpLaa) functions include developing teaching, interviewing applicants for teaching positions, evaluating teaching demonstration and developing teacher tutoring. The committee arranges also events and small-scale lectures for teachers and students concerning teaching, evaluation, academic life and current study affairs in general.
Academic Committee of Electrical Engineering is the top decisive organ in the School of Electrical Engineering. It decides on the school’s curriculum, degree requirements, admission criteria, other matters related to academic affairs, organising of the promotion and giving the title of doctor honoris causa. It may also have other duties determined by the dean.