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, students

  1. appreciate the breadth and impact of the mechanical engineering field, both in academia and in industry
  2. identify how their work connects to a variety of economic, environmental, and societal issues
  3. can articulate how their own unique professional profile equips them to contribute productively
  4. value the importance of collaborating effectively and of communicating their ideas clearly

Credits: 5

Schedule: 01.09.2020 - 31.01.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Tua Björklund, Tua Björklund

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tua Björklund, Tua Björklund, Veera Kirjavainen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

Students can contact the teaching team via e-mail at any time or through Zoom during the course slot 9-11AM on Fridays in Periods I and II.

MA Senni Kirjavainen (

Dr Sine Celik (

Prof. Tua Björklund (

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 consists of seminars and workshops during the orientation week, followed by workshops, group assignments and individual assignments in Periods I-II. Some reflection assignments can be completed in the Spring.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The course is based on weekly videos and/or Zoom seminars, individual assignments, team assignments and some small group teaching. The course is integrated with LC-0400 Communication skills: integrated speech communication course L, providing students with 5+1 study credits.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Active participation in the seminars and workshops, completion and quality of group and individual assignments

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The course is graded 1-5, based on attendance in teaching sessions and the completion and quality of individual and team assignments.


Study Material
  • Applies in this implementation:

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    Weekly videos and assignments throughout periods I-II, accompanied with some online sessions and small group contact teaching.