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.


  • ILO 1: Students can explain the principles of design process management in building projects
  • ILO 2: Students can apply lean principles and methods in design process
  • ILO 3: Students can explain waste in design process and the impact of design process on waste of construction
  • ILO 4: Students can explain the role of digitalization in design and apply digital tools in design process management
  • ILO 5: Students can collaborate in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams

Credits: 5

Schedule: 24.10.2022 - 12.12.2022

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:

    On this multidisciplinary course, students learn advanced processes and methods related to building design process management in construction projects. The focus is on managing and coordinating interdisciplinary building project teams throughout the different design stages to ensure that design solutions are fit for purpose and comply with design requirements. Design requirements include sustainability goals, related to e.g. CO2 emissions during construction and use phase, and designing for constructability so that the building can be constructed in minimum time, minimizing carbon emissions during construction phase. The course is based on a large, multidisciplinary project assignment. Each student will have a role and project tasks. Mentors include project and design managers of the real case projects, familiar with the Owner's requirements in each case, to help steer the groups in the right direction during weekly meetings. Additionally, there is a pool of mentors from the industry (designers and builders) who can review any discipline-specific questions.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    20% individual essay, 80% project work. Project work done is multidisciplinary teams of around 10 people. Team grade is distributed to individuals based on peer review process.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching around 35 hours, individual and group work around 100 hours.


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 Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Autumn II

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course will take place on Sisu ( Maximum 50 students. Students from Building Technology programme are prioritized.