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 this course, students

  1. can relate theory and exercises from other courses to practical issues in machine design
  2. can iterate a design from the initial concept to a working prototype
  3. can organise and document their contribution within a team-based effort
  4. are familiar with typical issues in project management and teamwork, and ways to address those issues

Credits: 5

Schedule: 30.08.2023 - 01.12.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sven Bossuyt

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:

    Students, working in teams, will complete a specific mechanical design task, representative of mechanisms used in machines. They will develop an initial concept, build a prototype to demonstrate its working, carry out more detailed designs of critical components, and test the prototype.

    Project-based learning in this course will be supported by the theory and exercises taught in the courses from the common studies, taught concurrently.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course grade is based on exercises, meeting the deadlines set for milestones in the project, and on students individual contribution to the team effort.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course will take place on Sisu (