Curriculum 2011 - 2013

Curriculum with courses as a file:  SDE Curriculum 2011

Master’s Programme in Service Design and Engineering 2011 - 2013

Degree Programme in Computer Science and Engineering

Degree: Master of Science in Technology - M.Sc. (Tech) 120 ECTS

Major: Service Design and Engineering (IL3005)

 

Director of the programme:            Professor Heikki Saikkonen

Assistant Director of the

Programme:                                      Professor (pro tem) Matti Hämäläinen

 

Professors of the major:                 Professor Heikki Saikkonen

                                                           Professor Matti Hämäläinen

                                                           Professor Marjo Kauppinen

                                                           Professor Juha Laine

                                                           Professor Tapio Takala

                                                           Professor Antti Ylä-Jääski

 

Program Coordinator:                     Håkan Mitts

 

More information:                            https://into.aalto.fi/display/ensde/

 

General program structure:

 

The Master’s Programme in Service Design and Engineering (SDE) consists of six study modules A2, A3, C, W, M and D total of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). Students must complete all listed courses in the modules as part of master degree.

 T233-2     A2 - Intermediate Module in Service Design and Engineering               20 cr

             - Service and information science foundations

 

T234-3     A3 - Advanced Module in Service Design and Engineering                   20 cr

             - Software technology and engineering

             - Enterprise information systems

             - Media and service design

             - Innovation and entrepreneurship

             - Technology management

 

T235-C    C- Special Module in Service Design and Engineering                          20 cr

             - Digital Innovation Venture Experience 

 

T901-M    M - Methodological Principles                                                             10 cr

 

T901-W    W - Elective Studies                                                                              20 cr

               - min. 3 ECTS of English

               - free selection from SDE tracks

 

T901-W    D - Master’s Thesis from tracks                                                             30 cr

 

 

The Aalto SDE Master's Programme is new holistic interdisciplinary approach to CSE, ISM and ICT computing graduate education. The SDE programme focuses on the development of digital and software services from user centric perspectives to meet the complex networked enterprises strategic business needs.  Students cover foundations service system and platforms both from technical and business perspective. The programme is very intensive two (2) year full-time commitment. Innovation and entrepreneurship has impact on the teaching perspectives and collaborative group works. Many courses focus on service concept research, strategic foresight, service development, media design, software engineering, open innovation, business modeling, implementation strategies, lifecycle architectures, and governance models. All students will be engaged in a real-life research “case” or “new start-up” project in business camp or project.

Programme learning outcomes have been aligned with the future engineering capabilities in the context of conceiving, designing, implementing and operating (DCIO) in the large digital and information systems context. The scope covers both high-level information management topics as well as enabling specific technical research and innovation topics. Some of the courses require the students to analyze real user and business stakeholder needs, implement business need by programming new solutions, and manage these new systems in authentic situations.

The SDE programme provides also good foundation for scientific research career. The research methodology studies on paper writing, publishing, and the M.Sc. thesis are a solid track to highly valued graduate, development, consulting, or research position in industry and academic institutions.

SDE students graduate to highly competitive information technology roles in international and local organizations both in the business and technology roles. Typical tittles can be etc. Service Development Engineer/Consultant, Media/Service Concept Designer, Information Architect, Systems Engineer, Business Development Manager, Service Manager, Account Manager, Product/Service Manager, Enterprise Architect, Chief Service Officer (CSO) or Chief Technology Officer (CTO). There are several cases where SDE students have founded successful new ventures, business or non-profit organizations from the content of programme.

 

T233-2 Intermediate Module in Service Design and Engineering A2 (20 ECTS)

Professors in charge of the module: Prof. Saikkonen, Prof. Hämäläinen, Prof. Kauppinen and Prof. Nieminen

Description of the module: The A2 is “an introduction to digital services technology and business from computer science, information technology and software engineering perspective” module provides the foundation for innovative service design and engineering. This module requires some basic programing skills from non-CSE or non-IS students.

 

Code

Course

ECTS

Period

Year

T-86.5310

ICT Enabled Service Business and Innovation P

4 - 6

I

1

T-86.5141

Enterprise Systems Architectures

4

I

1

T-121.5300

User Interface Construction

4

II

1

T-76.5615

Requirements engineering

3

III

1

T-106.4300

Web Software Development

4

II-III

1

 

Total

20

 

 


T901-M Methodological Principles M (10 ECTS)

Professors in charge of the module: Prof. Saikkonen and Prof. Kauppinen

Description of the module: The M-module is collaborative research module with courses on research foundation. The seminars are focusing in research methods and master thesis research or project related academic topics presented and approved by specialization track professor.

Code

Course

ECTS

Period

Year

T-86.5200

Service research seminar P

5

I – IV

1

T-76.5050

Methods for SW Engineering and Business Research

5

I - II

2


 Total

10




T235-C Special Module in Service Design and Engineering C (20 ECTS)

Professors in charge of the module:  Prof. Saikkonen

Description of the module: Special module in digital service from conceive, design, implement and operate (CDIO) consists of four (4) compulsory courses for full time SDE students. The objective of this module is to teach students to work in expert teams on challenging digital and information services related technology and business innovation questions, problems, cases and Capstone projects. This special SDE limited access module is intended to provide a culminating graduate experience that allows a student to demonstrate their technological innovation and entrepreneurial proficiency in several of the learning outcomes that are set forth by the program.

 

Code

Course

ECTS

Period

Year

T-106.5261

Master’s Studio in Service Design and Engineering

6

I – III

1

T-106.5750

Aalto Service Camp

6

III-IV

1

T-86.5415

Digital Service Insight and Innovation I

2 – 6

II – IV

1

T-86.5416

Digital Service Insight and Innovation II

2 – 8

I – II

2

 

Total

20

 

 

 

 

T234-3 Advanced Module in Service Design and Engineering A3 (20 ECTS) tracks

Students must complete one of the preselected combinations of courses (full track) as part of master’s degree studies. The track must be confirmed in the students personal study plan and approved by head of programme before registering to the track.

SDE specialization in “Software technology and engineering” (20 ECTS) from prof. Saikkonen

Code

Course

ECTS

Period

Year

T-110.5130

Mobile systems programming

5

III-IV

1

T-106.1227

Data Structures and Algorithms

3

III-IV

1

T-76.5150

Software Architectures P

5

III-IV

1

T-106.5250

Distributed Systems

5

I-II

2

T-110.4206

Information Security Technology

3

I

2

 

Total

21

 

 


SDE specialization in “Innovation and entrepreneurship track” (20 ECTS) from prof. Kauppinen

Code

Course

ECTS

Period

Year

TU-22.1335

Service Innovation and New Service Development

5

I-II

1

T-128.2500

Management of a Software Venture P

6

III-IV

1

T-128.5400

Software Entrepreneurship Seminar

4

I - II

2

T-86.5751

Strategic Digital Service Innovations P

5

I - II

2

 

Total

20

 

 


SDE specialization in “Media and service design” (20 ECTS) from prof. Hämäläinen

Code

Course

ECTS

Period

Year

T-76.5612

Software Project Management P

3

III

1

T-111.5900

Experimental User Interfaces

4

III-IV

1

T-111.5350

Multimedia Programming

4

I-II

1

S-38.3062

Modelling Human Behaviour P

3

III

1

T-86.5751

Strategic Digital Service Innovations P

6

I - II

2

 

Total

20

 

 


SDE specialization in “Enterprise Information Systems” (20 ECTS) from prof. Hämäläinen

Code

Course

ECTS

Period

Year

T-86.5180

IT Governance

4

II

1

T-76.5762

Legal Aspects of Service Management P

3

II

1

T-86.5171

Seminar on Enterprise Architectures

4

III

1

T-76.5612

Software Project Management P

3

III

1

T-86.5751

Strategic Digital Service Innovations P

3

I - II

2

Students must choose one (1) courses of the following:

T-86.5165

Seminar on Enterprise Information Systems P

4

I – II

2

T-86.5161

Special Course in IS Integration P

4

I – II

2

 

Total

21

 

 


SDE specialization in “Technology management track” (20 ECTS) from prof. Hämäläinen

Code

Course

ECTS

Period

Year

T-76.5612

Software Project Management P

3

III-IV

1

TU-53.1320

Organizations and Networks P

4

III

1

TU-91.1011

Principles of Strategic Management

4

III – IV

1

T-86.5751

Strategic Digital Service Innovations P

6

I-II

2

Students must choose one (1) of the following:

TU-22.1439

Project Finance L

6

IV

1

TU-91.2009

Entrepreneurial Finance

5

IV

1

TU-91.2005

Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

5

I - II

2


Total

22




Elective Module in Service Design and Engineering W (20 ECTS)

Code

Course

ECTS

Period

Year

Compulsory Courses (3 cr):

Kie-98.1310

Introduction to Academic Communication for  Master’s Programs in English, o + w*

3

I-II, III-IV


Select courses to complete 20 credits for the Elective studies module. The following courses are recommended:

Kie-98.1320

Writing for Master's Students, w

3-5



T-106.1004

IT Services on Aalto Otaniemi campus **

2

I

1

Selection of courses from SDE tracks or study guide


20

I - IV

1 - 2

 

Total

20

 

 


Student must complete minimum of 3 ETCS in English language as specified in the curriculum. *Course Kie-98.1310 is integrated in the SDE course T-86.5200 Service Research Seminar.

SDE program recommends students to include practical training max 5 ECTS from internships. Students are highly recommended to take elective courses from other specializations tracks as electives to fulfill elective 20 ECTS requirement. The IT Services (marked with **) at Aalto is strongly recommended for all SDE students.

 

Master’s Thesis D (30 ECTS)