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: 07.09.2021 - 31.01.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Senni Kirjavainen, Tua Björklund, Floris van der Marel

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:

    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.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    MEC-E1001 focuses on understanding the wider context of engineering practice, transferable skills and the development of professional identity. This complements the project courses MEC-E1003, MEC-E1004 and MEC-E1005, which in turn focus on integrating engineering skills from the different common studies courses and their application in practice.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-Spring V

    2021-2022 Autumn I-Spring V

    Course Homepage:

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