Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.09.2018 - 07.11.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Prof. Sami Franssila

Other teachers:

Prof. Jari Koskinen, Uni. Teacher Kirsi Yliniemi and Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

You can contact us by email:

University Lecturer Kirsi Yliniemi (

Professor Sami Franssila (

Also, after each session you can come to discuss and if necessary, we can also book separate times for more discussion.

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I - II

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students will work in small groups on a real research or design project. The group will be responsible for project management, actual implementation and results reporting. A seminar is arranged where groups present their findings.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Workshops and Research project

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

After this course student

Should know:

-different roles in groups

- different questions types

- entrepreneurial mindset

- how to make an effective pitch

- how to start solving problems which are badly defined

Nice to know:

- how you react to critical but construcitve feedback

- what types of roles you take in the groups

- how you react if teh group work does not go planned

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Group activities, oral presentations and reflective journal.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

Pre-assignment: Max. 5 p

Exercises during Sessions 2, 3 and 5: 3 x 5 points --> Max. 15 points

Mid-term presentation (COSIO) --> 10 points

Final Presentation --> 45 points

Group Work Diary --> 10 points

Project Reflection --> 5 points

Active Group participation (peer-reivewed) -->10 points

TOTAL: 100 points

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact sessions 5 * 3 h

Group project  115 h

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

Contact sessions 5 * 3 h

Group project  115 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Handouts, scientific articles.

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Most of the material will be found by the group. Lecture slides etc. material shown in the sessions will be provided in MC.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Compulsory courses of Functional materials.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 - 5.

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course will be offered only with 5 cr.

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

Sessions times can be found from the MC's front page.

Note! Some sessions have compulsory attendance and some session will provide you points (by making the exercises) - these points cannot be compensated.


Registration and further information