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, the student should be able to apply and use the substance knowledge of his/her studies in a real-life problem solving. They should be able to successfully participate in a multi-disciplinary project team that creates a demo or a prototype of a product, service or other innovation, using agile development practices, design and product research methods. They should be able to write a project report that summarizes, conceptualizes, and explains the findings and ideas developed during a project as well as deliver related oral presentations.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.09.2020 - 16.06.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Salu Ylirisku

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Salu Ylirisku

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:

    Demola ( project work is a project course organized in collaboration with various industrial and academic partners. The project enables students to work in strategic foresight projects in multi-disciplinary teams. The project lasts rouhgly for two months and is organized according to a schedule, which is different from the Aalto periodic structure. The project involves foresight work, problem framing, concept development, demo building, and end-user validation. The course contributes to learning work-life skills as well as supports students to network with potential future partners / employers.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Pass/Fail - evaluated by Demola supervisors

    Based on:
    - Active participation in the project
    - Delivery of the required documents, presentations, and a demo/prototype

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Project work, 135 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Specified during the course

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course is an option for ELEC graduate students who already have a good competence in their major.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

    17 Partnerships for the Goals