• *Tentative grades can be found at the bottom of the page*

    Welcome to the Translational Engineering Forum!

    Course Zoom link: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/65937809053

    This course is led by Ivan Vujaklija (ivan.vujaklija@aalto.fi,  Office F306, Rakentajanaukio 2c) and co-taught by Marc Desmulliez (m.desmulliez@hw.ac.uk)

    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 the labs in Otakaari 5 I-wing 2nd floor as well as 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 (25%)
    • Group report assessment (35%)
    • Learning logs (25%)
    • 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


    Lectures (for everyone): Tuesdays 15:15-17:00 in person (and Zoom) or prerecorded (see below)

    Exercises (for everyone): on Thursdays 10:15-12:00 in person (and Zoom) or prerecorded (see below)

    Additionally for +2 ECTSTwo blocks

    Week 44

    • 02/11 Thursday: 1:15pm – 5:15 pm (with breaks)
    • 03/11 Friday: 10:15am – 12:15 pm 

    Week 46

    • 16/11 Thursday: 1:15pm onwards
    • 17/11 November: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

    Prerecorded lectures are lecture videos that will be uploaded here in the Materials section an made available at the designated time of the respective session (and remain accessible till the end of the course).

    TEF 2023 course timeline

    Tentative schedule (subject to updates):

    For everyone:

    1. Week 38:
        • Lecture 1: Course introduction and topic introduction (in person and zoom)
        • Lecture 2: Engineering project management (in person and zoom)
    2. Week 39:
        • Exercise 1: Introduction to exercises and projects (in person and zoom)
        • Lecture 3: Regulations, standards and certifications (prerecorded)
    3. Week 40:
        • Exercise 2: Management exercise (in person and zoom)
        • Exercise 3: Risk assessment exercise (in person and zoom)
    4. Week 41:
        • Lecture 4: Embedded electronic system design (in person and zoom)
        • Lecture 5: Software design (prerecorded)
    5. Week 42:
        • Break due to the evaluation week
    6. Week 43:
        • Exercise 4: Communication Protocols (in person and zoom)
        • Exercise 5: SW & Signal Processing (in person and zoom)
    7. Week 44:
        • Lecture 6: MEMS and electronics integration (prerecorded)
        • Exercise 6: MEMS exercise (in person and zoom)
    8. Week 45:
        • Forum – Guest Lecture-1 (prerecorded)
        • Project contact session (per arrangement)
    9. Week 46:
        • Forum – Guest Lecture-2 (prerecorded)
        • Project contact session (per arrangement)
    10. Week 47:
        • Forum – Guest Lecture-3 (prerecorded)
        • Group presentations (in person and zoom) - date and time might change
    11. Week 48:
        • Lecture 7: Concluding lecture (in person and zoom)

    +2 ECTS:

    (to be detailed)

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