Course Overview

University of Eastern Finland (UEF) hosts a number of different summer courses in August 2019. The course Deep Reinforcement Learning for Computer Games is organized by the School of Computing of the UEF. The teaching takes place at the Joensuu campus of the UEF from August 12th to 16th.

The course is intended as a brief introduction to reinforcement learning and its application to different game applications. It provides an introduction to reinforcement learning, starting from the basics and ending up with advanced topics like deep reinforcement learning for video games and robotics. The course will cover lectures, practicals, project and learning diary. While no formal pre-requirements are set, programming knowledge of Python, certain level of mathematics/statistics and deep neural network will be helpful for the maximum benefit of the participant.

General Course Information

Venue: Joensuu campus
Dates: 12-16 August 2019
Credits: 3 ECTS (+ project work, 2 ECTS)
Teaching language: English
Level: Master and doctoral students

The course amounts to either 3 ECTS or 5 ECTS, depending on the mode:

A. Lectures + practicals + learning diary (August 12 - 16), total 3 ECTS
B. A. part + individual project (Completed after the course), total 5 ECTS

The course contains 5 days of lectures, hands on practicals, project work and learning diary.

You will earn 3 ECTS for attending the first week and additional 2 ECTS if you finish an additional project (See Tasks).

The course will be assessed as pass/fail. Students who pass the course will receive a course certificate.

The lecture notes and slides for the course are available on the following page: (

Preparing for practicals

If you are bringing your own laptop, follow instructions on the following page before first practical session: (

Social Program

For the social program, look (