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.


After the course, student can use his/her discipline specific knowledge and skills in designing a small electric device: User interfaces, customer needs, brand values, product architecture, electronics, materials and manufacturing

After the course students has experience of design project collaboration between business, designer, mechanical engineer and electrical engineer students in existing business environment.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 15.01.2021 - 16.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Teppo Vienamo

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Teppo Vienamo

Contact information for the course (valid 18.12.2020-21.12.2112):

responsible teacher, Teppo Vienamo,

other teachers

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:

    The student teams learn design process and production technologies by designing a small plastic product from an idea to a production-ready plan and also by producing a rapid prototyping model as teamwork.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The evaluation is based on execution of several subtasks, quality of the plastic product concept, and final presentation. Self-evaluation and peer evaluation is also used.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Facilitated and independent teamwork, lectures, field trip. 135 hours of work in total.

    • Workshops / lectures 30 h
    • Independent team work 90 h
    • Team tutoring 6 h
    • Fieldtrip 3 h
    • Presentations 6 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Variable study materials including CES Edupack material database.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    AAN-C2001 - Plastics Product Design

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption