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.


Student has ability to a) identify short and long term future consequences of plans and decisions from an integrated scientific, ethical and intergenerational perspective and to merge this into a solution-focused approach, moving towards a sustainable society b) realize ethical and sustainability considerations when developing new products/technologies c) recognize and address diverse obstacles in transforming a technology into a business d) recognize both benefits and real-world concerns that digitalization brings to the fields of IT and sustainability.

Credits: 1

Schedule: 24.10.2022 - 11.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Olli-Pekka Mutanen

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:

    In Digital Ethics and Sustainability module we explore key challenges facing the environment, society, business and the Information technology sector, and ask some difficult and justified questions about how to address these challenges. These issues are explored on an organizational and a broader institutional or societal level introducing mainstream and more critical views of corporate responsibility, sustainability and the role of business and technology in our society. Then we extend the discussion to look at the digital ethics issues, hot topics in IT such as Big Data and Analytics and related real-world concerns, cost of digitalisation from a sustainability point of view and explore a number of cases that raise the topic of digital ethics.


Substitutes for Courses


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.