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.


After the course the student:

    Is able to manage in engineering work situation where you need to find a proper solution for a problem in a limited time.

    Can utilise core and advanced knowledge in designing a product.

    Is able to utilise information search tools and other methods.

    Is able to use skills in critical/creative thinking and problem solving.

    Has deeper understanding on the role of professional ethics and responsibility.

    Has improved the skills in time and resource management, and in team working

    Is able to act in basic leadership and project management situations.

    Has improved his skills in written communication, visualization, oral and graphical presentation.

    Is able to assess and evaluate on personal, team and peer level and can utilize different feedback styles.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.09.2020 - 14.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jouni Paltakari

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jouni Paltakari

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:

    The course uses Problem-Based-Learning. The students will be working in teams with real cases and design tasks based on a brief from a company or a research spin-off from academia. The outcome is a new solution, concept or a prototype related to fibre based product or its production. Project work includes several stages such as research, insight, ideation and concept creation. The course targets at teaching a systematic and innovative solution creation for a real customer in a limited time and resources. The progress of each team is controlled by check-point meetings and intermediate evaluations. The final outcomes are concepts, prototypes and design report that will be presented and evaluated in the end of the course.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Project work

    Final design report

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 2-5 h

    Seminars 5 h

    Project work 105-108 h

    Self-study 20-25 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Distributed after course has started

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    CHEM-E2160 Product Development Practices, 5 cr

    Laboratory safety course CHEM-A1010 or CHEM-E0140 (or alternatively, laboratory safety as part of courses CHEM-A1000 or CHEM-E0100 taught before Academic Year 2017-2018) must have been passed before performing any laboratory works in this course.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption



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