Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), 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.



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

Credits: 10

Schedule: 14.04.2020 - 19.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Severi Uusitalo

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):



  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Will be announced in the beginning of the course.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:




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