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.


In completing the assignment, the student gains experience in

  • formulating a technical challenge and defining criteria by which to evaluate a solution
  • identifying, obtaining, and interpreting relevant documentation, standards, and scientific literature
  • analysing and solving technical questions or problems
  • planning and documenting independent work
  • developing research-based deep knowledge about a specific topic
  • building and demonstrating a unique professional identity

Credits: 10

Schedule: 19.09.2021 - 29.05.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Heikki Remes, Sven Bossuyt

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:

    Special assignments are independent experiments, projects, or literature surveys on the topics of mechanical engineering. The tasks and deliverables for each assignment are to be agreed between the student and the supervisor individually, and approved by the director or deputy director of the programme beforehand.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    deliverables to be agreed with the supervisor and approved by the programme director or deputy director.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    In any case, the deliverables shall include a report that at least briefly describes the context in which the assignment originated, reflects on the relevance of the assignment to mechanical engineering, justifies the tasks included in the assignment, and critically evaluates the outcome.

    All professors and lecturers of the Department of Mechanical Engineering can act as supervisors of special assignments.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-Summer

    2021-2022 Autumn I-Summer

    Course Homepage:

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

    Please contact the possible supervisor.