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.


- identify and analyze the dynamics between the individual, the team, and the community, in the context of creative transdisciplinary problem solving

- identify and analyze the reasoning and practice of design-driven ways to solving ill-defined problems

- as a team, collectively apply the problem-solving methods to a real-life societal challenges

- as a team, collectively create a solution to the challenge

- individually and collectively reflect the design outcomes and the learning progress

Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.09.2020 - 07.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Ville Eloranta

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Ville Eloranta

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:

    Readings, project work in multidisciplinary teams, pre-assignments, class work, individual and team assignments

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    - Pre-assignment

    - Participation

    - Individual reflections

    - Event preparation and presentation

    - Team reflection

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    - Classroom hours 23h

    - Class preparation 38h

    - Teamwork 57h

    - Individual assignments 17h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Will be announced prior to the first session on the course website in MyCourses

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    B.Sc. degree.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    17 Partnerships for the Goals