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. appreciate the breadth and impact of the mechanical engineering field, both in academia and in industry
  2. identify how their work connects to a variety of economic, environmental, and societal issues
  3. can articulate how their own unique professional profile equips them to contribute productively
  4. value the importance of collaborating effectively and of communicating their ideas clearly

Credits: 5

Schedule: 30.08.2023 - 08.12.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Vikki Eriksson, Tua Björklund

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:

    This is a compulsory course for master's degree students in mechanical engineering, connecting all of the advanced study topics. The course is integrated with "LC-0400 Communication skills: integrated speech communication", which will provide an additional credit upon completion. All contact teaching happens during the orientation week and Periods I and II.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Active participation in the seminars and workshops, completion and quality of group and individual assignments.

    The course has weekly assignments, most of which are pass/fail and a few are graded on a scale of 0-5, and a final essay (graded 0-5). In addition, attendance counts toward the total grade of the course. Two sessions can be missed without it affecting the grade.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course consists of seminars and workshops during the orientation week, followed by weekly workshops, in-class group assignments and individual assignments in Periods I-II. The final essay assignment of the course is due in January, Period III.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Registration for the course takes place in Sisu (

    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment :

    The course is available only to mechanical engineering master's level students.  Registration for the course will take place on Sisu (