Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Credits: 5

Schedule: 04.02.2019 - 31.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Katja Hölttä-Otto, Katja Hölttä-Otto

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Katja Hölttä-Otto, Katja Hölttä-Otto

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

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    This class will introduce students to design science. Design here is understood in a broad sense to cover engineering design, industrial design, etc. Many design principles and methods are reviewed, applied and analyzed. Students will learn to make connections between design science and other fields in e.g. engineering and how principles in design science can be used to advance these fields. The class will cover a broad set of design methods such as customer needs analysis, methods in need finding, creativity, functional modeling, prototyping, and design for X.


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    at least more than 60 cr at Master s level in a relevant field

Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Please contact the teacher-in-charge

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Design Factory, Engine Room