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 the course, student can use his/her discipline specific knowledge and skills in designing a small electric device: User interfaces, customer needs, brand values, product architecture, electronics, materials and manufacturing

After the course students has experience of design project collaboration between business, designer, mechanical engineer and electrical engineer students in existing business environment.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.01.2024 - 19.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Teppo Vienamo

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 student teams learn design process and production technologies by designing a small plastic product from an idea to a production-ready plan and also by producing a rapid prototyping model as teamwork.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The evaluation is based on execution of several subtasks, quality of the product concept, and final presentation. Self- and peer evaluationis also used and active attandance to contact teaching is required.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Facilitated and independent teamwork, lectures, field trip. 135 hours of work in total.

    • Workshops / lectures 30 h
    • Independent team work 90 h
    • Team tutoring 6 h
    • Fieldtrip 3 h
    • Presentations 6 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Variable study materials including CES Edupack material database.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course via Sisu (