Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.01.2020 - 20.05.2020

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-V 2018 - 2019 (spring)
III-V 2019 - 2020 (spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


After completing the course, the students will be able to describe what activities are required for developing a design concept with functioning electronic prototype that features a microcontroller. They are able to outline what kinds of components are needed for creating a functioning electronic prototype. They will also be able to explain what kinds of tools are needed in the process.



After completing the course, the students will have an experience of a real collaborative project in creating a functioning electronic prototype. They will also have an experience in contextually grounding the idea and evaluation of their prototype as well as in presenting their design concept with a functioning electronic prototype. Furthermore, the students will have experience in producing online documentation of their project as well as writing a personal reflective learning diary.



After completing the course, the students are able to conduct a basic concept design project for creating electronic products by using a high-level prototyping platform, such as Arduino. They will also be able to support their process with techniques, such as 3D printing and laser cutting.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course covers technology prototyping with a high-level electronic platform, such as Arduino, including microcontroller programming, electronic circuit creation, sensors, actuators, rough modelling, 3D printing, and laser cutting. The course includes activities to contextualise, conceptualise and communicate design. Teaching and learning happens through project work, lectures, tutoring, and learning diary keeping.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

  1. active participation in collaborative sessions
  2. collaborative design process (rigour, management, documentation)
  3. collaborative design outcome (relevance, functioning, presentation)
  4. individual reflection (coverage, use of references)

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 57 hours

Teamwork 60 hours

Independent work 20.5 hours

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The study materials comprise mainly of online resources, which are specified during the course.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration occurs through WebOodi.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

language class 3: English


Registration and further information