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.


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the possibilities offered by the various workshops, labs, and studio facilities in Aalto ARTS and Aalto Studios.
  • Recognize the safety and health issues associated with working in these facilities.
  • Use the workshops and studios throughout their studies.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 14.09.2021 - 19.10.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Matti Niinimäki

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:

    Safety and usage training for the workshops and studios in Väre and Aalto Studios. The facilities and tools covered in the course include, but are not limited to:

    • Laser cutter
    • 3D printers
    • Waterjet cutter
    • Printlab
    • Wood workshop
    • Metal Workshop

    The course also covers basic introduction to CAD software for creating design files and drawings for the various machines.

    This course has varying content for each implementation of the course and can be taken several times. See the course syllabus for a detailed list of workshops and studios covered in each run of the course.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Working Methods

    • Lectures and assignments on CAD software basics
    • Safety and usage training in the ARTS Infra or Aalto Studios workshops

    Assessment Methods and Criteria


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching hours varies for implememtation of the course.

    Total workload:

    • 3 ECTS
    • 80 hours


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Will be provided during the course.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:


    (2021, 2022) - No teaching

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Sisu replaces Oodi on 9 August, 2021. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture:

    In Weboodi, at the latest one week before the course starts.

    Maximum 15 students for Väre.

    Maximum 12 students for Aalto Studios.

    Students have the course in their approved study plan. Priority will be given to fulltime MA in New Media students as this course is an integral part of their alternative studies.