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 this course the student will be able to:

- Understand the process and requirements to convert basic research into innovative products and technologies.

- Apply the process of demand based product development.

- Define core knowledge and skills needed to design multidisciplinary technical products.

- Design a concept for an electronic device and anticipate main challenges in the entity including SW/HW interfaces, EMC, assembly and manufacturing.

- Identify processes needed for quality assurance in product development.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 22.09.2020 - 08.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Simo Särkkä, Ivan Vujaklija

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Simo Särkkä, Ivan Vujaklija

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:

    Translational Engineering Forum addresses practical product development and conceptual design of electronic systems including ICs, sensors, communication devices and embedded software. The course reviews the trends for emerging devices and opportunities for new products, product and technology development processes and knowledge base needed for new device creation. In addition to lectures the course contains exercises such as device teardown and concept definition.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    • Mid-course group report assessment (15%)
    • Group presentation (30%)
    • End-of-the-course group report assessment (15%)
    • Weekly learning logs (20%)
    • Peer review (20%)

    Minnimum needed to succesfully pass the course (eg. grade 1) is 51%. The grades from that point go in 10% increments (e.g. 71-80% for 3)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


    Lectures, hardware teardown study: 48 h
    Homework and other independent work: 82 h



    Lectures and Exercises: 48h; Homework and independent work: 82h



Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Handout/lecture slides

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Bachelor's studies, basics of electrical engineering

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption