Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.01.2019 - 09.04.2019

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

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-IV 2019-2020 (spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

1. Assess the need for a prototype of a device, connected conditions for implementation and timetable for the project.

2. Choose the implementation principles for the electronic prototype and suitable structural constituents on the component and module levels.

3. Use computer-based tools for prototype design.

4. Calculate the mechanical structures required by the electronics of the prototype.

5. Determine the measurement and testing principles for the prototype, required measurement instruments and detailed testing arrangements. 

6. Formulate detailed documentation of the prototype.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The composition of prototype devices, conditions encountered in their design. Determining and selecting modules. Computer-assisted design methods. Critical components. Planning and implementation of measurement and testing arrangements. Themes of this course are a further continuation of a course on designing electronic devices (Design of Electronic Equipment, course in Finnish).

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

Each week a progress report is given by participants. Typically groups of 2-3 people are formed during the first lecture. The verbal reports, supplemented by relevant slides, contain highlights of all technically relevant design topics of the selected project theme. These can be, but are not limited to, mechanical dimensioning and selection of materials, electronic design with components, schematics and block diagrams and even testing and evaluation tools.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, planning and testing exercises in a laboratory.

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

Evaluation is based on 1) weekly verbal presentations and 2) final project document, on paper. Each memeber in the respective groups will get the same grading.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures contact teaching 24

Supervised independent work in a laboratory 109 h



Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Eppinger, Ulrich:Product desighn and development, McGraw-Hill 2011,

Messler: Engineering problem solving 101, McGraw-Hill 2012

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

ELEC-E8730 Design of electronic equipment

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 3: English

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

Weekly presentations of each group. Participation is highly recommended unless flu or related viruses make you ill.


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