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.


  • Understand the principles of design process management in building projects
  • Understand and apply lean principles and methods in design process and their impact in production, including:
    • Lean design management
    • Waste in design process and the impact of design process on waste of construction
  • Understand role of digitalization in design and apply it in design process management, including:
    • BIM process
    • Virtual design and construction
    • Situational awareness of design
    • Digitalized construction workflows
    • Direct digital construction
    • Automation and robotics
    • Digital product data

Credits: 5

Schedule: 01.11.2021 - 16.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Olli Seppänen

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:

    Advanced processes, methods and technologies related to lean and digitalized design process management in construction projects.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Individual assignments and project works

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching around 30 hours, individual and group work around 105 hours.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture material and other provided material

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II

    2021-2022 Autumn II

    Course Homepage:

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


    Maximum 50 students. Students from Building Technology programme are prioritized.