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.


The student will have good skills in structuring and solving real-life problems posed by firms and research organizations, based on collaborative work in project teams and the development of operations research models. The student will be able to communicate well through oral presentations and to well-written reports. 

Credits: 7

Schedule: 14.01.2022 - 03.06.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Ahti Salo

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teamwork is practiced in the context of techno-economic projects. Building and application of models. Project planning, execution and reporting. Excursions to companies and research organizations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in seminar and project work

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact hours 14h. Attendance is compulsory.
    Project work 115h (170h project leader)


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture slides and reading materials. 

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    2 Zero Hunger

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

    14 Life Below Water

    15 Life on Land

    16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 cr, for project leader 7 cr. Restricted number of participants.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring III-V

    2021-2022 Spring III-V

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.