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.



After completing the course, the students will be able to explain in concrete detail what is needed for creating a functioning IoT prototype including hardware, embedded software, and network-based service. The students will be able to identify the key challenges related to embedded software development in the IoT context. 


After completing the course, the students will have an experience of an IoT concept design project from contextual study to hand-over of a design concept. They will also have experience in working in varying multidisciplinary teams in different roles in negotiating and describing technically oriented requirements.


After completing the course, the students will be able to plan and execute a multi-disciplinary concept design process for IoT products. They are able to evaluate also technical content of a requirements proposal.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 24.10.2022 - 08.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Salu Ylirisku

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:

    The course includes multi-disciplinary teamwork and students will learn about various aspects on the user-centred requirements framing and description for IoT products. The course includes the building of a functioning interactive prototype to help in demonstrating the experience that an IoT design concept could support.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Presentations and documentation are also evaluated according to criteria specified during the course.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 25.5 hours

    Teamwork 94.5 hours

    Independent work 14 hours


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment :

    Enrolment via Sisu (

    Max number of students in the course is 50. Priority is on IDBM students.