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 describe what activities are required for developing a design concept with functioning electronic prototype. They are able to outline what kinds of electronic and software components are needed for creating a functioning prototype. They will also be able to explain what kinds of tools are needed in the process.

After completing the course, the students will have an experience of a real collaborative project in creating a functioning electronic prototype. They will also have an experience in contextually grounding the idea and evaluation of their prototype as well as in presenting their design concept with a functioning electronic prototype. Furthermore, the students will have experience in producing online documentation of their project.

After completing the course, the students are able to conduct a concept design project for creating electronic products by using a high-level prototyping platform. They will also be able to support their process with appropriate prototyping tools.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.01.2024 - 29.05.2024

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 covers technology prototyping with a high-level electronic platform, sensors, actuators, programming, 3D printing, and laser cutting. The course includes activities to contextualise, conceptualise and communicate design. Teaching and learning happens through project work, lectures, exercises and tutoring.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Presentations, deliverables, documentation, prototype, and teamwork are reviewed according to criteria explicated in detail during the course.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 57 hours
    Teamwork 60 hours
    Independent work 20.5 hours


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Learning materials are specified during the course.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment : The number of participants will be limited 50 and students of the major Digital Systems and Design are given priority.

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