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.


Student learns to communicate the basic technology, design and business aspects of a product.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 17.09.2021 - 10.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Teppo Vienamo

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:

    Students work in interdisciplinary teams. Each team is assigned a product that is analyzed from the perspectives of design, business, and engineering. The analysis is supported with lectures and workshops related to manufacturing techniques, materials, services, users, etc. The outcome of the analysis is presented in a final gala.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assessment is based on the depth and richness of the product analysis, clarity of the presentations, quality of the teamwork, as well as participation and activity during lectures and workshops. Self-evaluation and peer evaluation is also used.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Workshops/lectures 30 h
    Independent team work 90 h
    Team tutoring 6 h
    Fieldtrip 3 h
    Presentations 6 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    To be defined during the course

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is one of Aaltonaut minor core course and all Bachelor s level students can participate. Aaltonaut students can conduct integrated language and communication studies in English (LC-1117) during the course. Further information about the course Teppo Vienamo (  See also

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II

    Course Homepage:

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