How to register
COURSE STARTS ON FEB 19 (MONDAY GROUP) AND FEB 20 (TUESDAY GROUP). BEFORE ATTENDING THE FIRST SESSION YOU MUST REGISTER IN OODI TO THE MONDAY GROUP OR TO THE TUESDAY GROUP BUT NOT TO BOTH!
There are no lectures and all teaching is done in TUAS building PC-classroom 1521, which is the room "AS_mikro” in the map.
There is one group Mondays 14.15-16.00 and another Tuesdays 14.15-16.00. You MUST register to one of the groups in OODI. Do NOT register to both groups. There is a limitation on the number of participants on the course, so in case the groups are full you can no longer participate. YOU MUST ATTEND THE FIRST SESSION OF THE GROUP ON FEB 19 (IF YOU REGISTERED TO THE MONDAY GROUP) OR FEB 20 (IF YOU REGISTERED TO THE TUESDAY GROUP). If you fail to do this, you cannot participate on the course. The reason for this requirement is that we immediately form the teams (team size 3 persons) and start with the laboratory session. IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE FIRST SESSION DUE TO A FORCE MAJEUR REASON (E.G. SICKNESS), EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE THE SESSION, SO WE CAN PUT YOU TO A TEAM.
How to pass the course
We have kept the amount of information on the webpage quite limited, so that everyone can be expected to read it all - we have everything on this page. You must read it all to pass the course. The most important thing is to start working immediately with your team and to make sure that you meet all the deadlines. It is not enough to attend the PC classroom session once a week!
If you read all the info and start working early enough, it should not be a problem to pass the course - last 2 years, all students were active and no-one had problems passing. You can ask for help in the weekly sessions in the PC class.
We try to keep the workload constant and use intermediate evaluations - there is no exam. More details in the document Grading Principles.
Everything is done in the team that you form in the first session. However, you must also hand in a peer audit form which everyone does individually.
Schedule and Deadlines
You need to work also outside the weekly sessions. The deadlines mean that you must demonstrate face-to-face during the PC-classroom time. All team members must be present, but you can email seppo.sierla in advance if you need an exception. E.g. the deadline for tutorial part 2 is on week 10, you should have completed it when you come to class - however, if you still need help with some minor issues, that is ok: ask the teacher in the beginning of the session.
- PC-class: Week 8: First session, teams form, and tutorial part 1 will hopefully be finished
- LAB: Week 9: Hands-on
- PC-class: Week 10: Deadline for tutorial parts 1 and
2. Additionally, both hands-on exercises need to be submitted on the MyCourses page latest Mar 10.
- PC-class: Week 11: Deadline for tutorial part 3
- PC-class: Week 12: Deadline for tutorial part 4. Team project starts
- PC-class: Week 13: Possibility to discuss any issues in the team project with teachers. Possibility to submit the team project report and peer audit form.
- PC-class: Week 15: Deadline to submit the team project report and peer audit form.
PENALTY FOR MISSING A DEADLINE: If you submit late, you will lose half the points from that submission. If you are more than 2 weeks late, your submission will not be accepted. No submissions will be accepted after the PC classroom session on week 20. If you submit the hands-on exercises late, the MyCourses submission will be closed, in which case you should email to Seppo Sierla.
Is anything unclear about course arrangements?
Technical support is only available face to face in the PC classroom sessions. If there is something unclear about course arrangements, make sure that you have fully read this webpage. If it is still unclear, ask the teachers during the PC classroom session or email seppo.sierla[at]aalto.fi
Hands-on session in the laboratory
Each team will have one hands-on session of 1 hour with the equipment (Festo modular production system) that we will be modelling in the PC classroom. The equipment is documented in the pdf Case description. The session is in TUAS building room 2552, which you find on the map.
The time for the session should be reserved
immediately when you form your team. First form the team and then go to reserve a time slot from the link Hands On Group Enrollment. The available time slots are on week 9. The teacher of the lab sessions is Aleksi Pesonen aleksi.r.pesonen[at]aalto.fi
The material for the lab session is found below in the link Hands On 1 and Hands On 2. You are required to read them and do the preliminary exercises before coming to the lab. After the lab, you should complete the exercises and submit both assignments at the bottom of this page. Only one group member needs to submit. The deadline is Mar 10!