Credits: 10

Schedule: 30.10.2017 - 14.12.2017

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

professor Eero Miettinen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

V, 2018 – 2020.

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

●     Identify and  respond to varying individual user and customer requirements with flexible and customisable product offerings that are feasible in industrial scale.

●     Design and justify concepts for modular product systems and architectures, which generate variation on respects that are relevant, attractive and add value for customers.

●      Design product architectures that are based on shared platforms, mass customization, modularity, and flexible manufacturing and logistics solutions, making them aware of and pay attention to the second life of products and design for the recycling of the components of modular products

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Individual and situation specific variation in customer requirements.

Product architectures, design for modularity, design for platforms, system design.

Design for customization, personalization and self-customization

Mass customization, level of variation, cost structure, logistics and quality.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, assignments briefs and debriefs by discussion. Learning is summarized in a case studies where a student or a team of students design and present a concept for a mass customized product or system.

Evaluation will be based on team and independent assignments.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

270 h

Lectures, excursions, assignment briefs and debriefing sessions 50 h (7 x 8h)

Team tutoring 10 h

Team work with the design assignment 40h

Independent assignment 130h

Personal reflection: 40h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Will be announced in the beginning of the course.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 




Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Max 50 students

Priority to Collaborative and Industrial Design students.