Topic outline

  • General

    Tentative grades can be found at the bottom of the page

    Welcome to the Translational Engineering Forum!

    Course Zoom link:

    This course is led by Ivan Vujaklija (,  Office F306, Rakentajanaukio 2c) and co-taught by Marc Desmulliez (

    This year’s course will be conducted in a hybrid format (combination of in person and remote accessible materials) and will consist of lectures and exercises. In addition, the course will have an option for obtaining additional 2 ECTS (so 7 ECTS in total) by taking extra entrepreneurship activities detailed bellow. Keep in mind that the 7 ECTS version of the course is obligatory for all SSIs students and otherwise the additional 2 ECTS credit portion of the course cannot be taken on its own (so only in conjunction with the remaining 5 ECTS).

    Zoom, MyCourses, and email will be the main course platforms, however, participants are encouraged to utilise any other means of communication that they might find useful for supporting their own work.

    All the handouts for the course will be uploaded in the Materials section of the page (on your left) according to the schedule. All video materials as well as Zoom links for the online contact sessions will be posted timely here in both Materials section and via the Course Forum (see below).

    Throughout the course, participants are also at liberty to use electronics workshop (sähköpaja) at Maarintie 8 (ground floor, room 1558) if they see fit.

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing this course, the participants are able to:

    • Understand the process and requirements to convert basic research into innovative products and technologies
    • Apply the process of demand-based product development
    • Define core knowledge and skills needed to design multidisciplinary technical products
    • Design a concept for an electronic device and anticipate main challenges in the entity including SW/HW interfaces, EMC, assembly and manufacturing
    • Identify processes needed for quality assurance in product development

    Assessment Methods and Criteria

    5 ECTS:

    • (pre)Assignment (5%)
    • Group presentation (30%)
    • Group report assessment (35%)
    • Learning logs (20%)
    • Peer review (10%)

    +2 ECTS: Group pitch (to be detailed)

    Study Material

    The course is mainly based on lecture videos, notes, and handouts that will be made available on the course homepage.


    Recommended: basic design concepts, basics of circuit design, basic programming



    • 5 ECTS: Tuesdays 15:15-17:00 in person (and Zoom) or prerecorded (see below)
    • Additionally for +2 ECTS: Monday 11:15-13:00 via Zoom (to be confirmed)

    Exercises (just for 5 ECTS) on Thursdays 10:15-12:00 in person (and Zoom)

    Timetable TEF 2022

    Tentative schedule (subject to updates):

    5 ECTS:

    1.       20/09: Lecture 1: Translational Engineering – Course introduction and topic introduction (in person and zoom)

      • 22/09: Exercise 1: Introduction to exercises (in person and zoom)

    2.       27/09: Lecture 2: Engineering project management (prerecorded)

      • 29/09: Exercise 2: Management exercise (in person and zoom)

    3.       04/10: Lecture 3: Regulations, standards and certifications (prerecorded)

      • 06/10: Exercise 3: Regulatory affairs exercise (in person and zoom)

    4.       11/10: Lecture 4: Embedded electronic system design (prerecorded)

      • 13/10: Exercise 4: Embedded electronics exercise (in person and zoom)

    5.       18/10: No lectures - evaluation week

      • 20/10: No exercises, evaluation week

    6.       25/10: Lecture 5: Software design (prerecorded)

      • 27/11: Exercise 5: SW exercise (in person and zoom)

    7.       01/11: Lecture 6: MEMS and electronics integration (prerecorded)

      • 03/11: Exercise 6: MEMS exercise (in person and zoom)

    8.       08/11: Forum – Guest Lecture-1 (prerecorded)

      • 10/11: Project contact session (per arrangement)

    9.       15/11: Forum – Guest Lecture-2 (prerecorded)

      • 17/11: Project contact session (per arrangement)

    10.   22/11: Forum – Guest Lecture-3 (prerecorded)

      • 24/11: Group presentations (in person and zoom)

    11.   29/11: Lecture 7: Concluding lecture (in person and zoom)

    +2 ECTS: (to be detailed)

    1.       26/09: Week 39 - Lecture_1 - Entrepreneur

    2.       03/10: Week 40 - Lecture_2 - Entrepreneurship

    3.       24/10: Week 43 - Lecture_3 - Entrepreneurship

    4.       31/10: Week 44 - Lecture_4 - Entrepreneurship

    5.       07/11: Week 45 - Lectures_5 and 6 - Entrepreneurship

    6.       28/11: Week 48 - Lecture_7 - Entrepreneurship

    7.       05-09 (evaluation week): Week 49 - Lectures_8 and 9 - Entrepreneurship