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. can relate theory and exercises from other courses to practical issues in machine design
  2. can iterate a design from the initial concept to a working prototype
  3. can organise and document their contribution within a team-based effort
  4. are familiar with typical issues in project management and teamwork, and ways to address those issues

Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.09.2021 - 17.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sven Bossuyt, Kevin Otto

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, working in teams, will complete a specific mechanical design task, representative of mechanisms used in machines. They will develop an initial concept, build a prototype to demonstrate its working, carry out more detailed designs of critical components, and test the prototype.

    Project-based learning in this course will be supported by the theory and exercises taught in the courses from the common studies, taught concurrently.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course grade is based on exercises, meeting the deadlines set for milestones in the project, and on students individual contribution to the team effort.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course is integrated with the MEC-E1001 Mechanical Engineering in Society course and with the other common studies courses in the Mechanical Engineering Master's programme: in this project, the transferable skills learned in the MEC-E1001 course and the engineering skills learned in the other courses are put in practice.

    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.