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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This workshop course introduces students to the assessment of ecological and social impacts of materials, products and systems, and familiarizes students with the principles of the process. Students will also learn to use the CES EduPack tool (on Aalto computers) to support this assessment. Outcomes include a small assessment exercise and report.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 29.10.2019 - 12.11.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Tatu Marttila

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tatu Marttila

Contact information for the course (valid 15.08.2019-21.12.2112):

Responsible teacher: Tatu Marttila (@aalto.fi) 

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

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The workshop sessions consist of a lecture part and tutored working with CES EduPack tool (on Aalto computers).

  • Applies in this implementation:

    This workshop course familiarizes the students with assessing ecological and social impacts of materials, products and systems. Students will use the CES EduPack tool (on Aalto computers) to support material selection & system design.


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Course is assessed as Pass/Fail. Students must participate to lectures, produce an assessment, and deliver the project report.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Outcomes include a small assessment exercise and report. 

    This is a PASS/FAIL course.


Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    2 ECTS = 54 hours

    - Lectures 12 h
    - Independent work 24 h
    - Project report 16 h
    - Self reflection 2 h

    Workload consists of lectures (1/4), readings and independent work (2/4), and project report (1/4).

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Workload:
    Contact days (4h x 3) = 12h
    Readings = 12h
    Assessment exercise = 18h
    Project report = 12h

DETAILS

Study Material
Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Registration in WebOodi. Student places (25) limited by the number of computers in class.

    The order of priority for admitting students:
    Creative Sustainability major students;
    Creative Sustainability minor students;
    Department of Design masters students (taken in in the order of registration);
    Students for whom the course is part of his/her major's or programme's alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year;
    All other master students.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    This period II course is prioritized for Creative Sustainability (CS) students (mandatory for CS Design), and also (if space allows) open for other Dept. of Design students and other Master students at Aalto University. 

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further Information
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Aalto course.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    This period II course is prioritized for Creative Sustainability (CS) students (mandatory for CS Design), and also (if space allows) open for other Dept. of Design students and other Master students at Aalto University. 

Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    Contact days (x3) 13.00-17.00 in Väre computer class.

Description

Registration and further information