Basic information

Code: ENG3049

Extent: 25 ECTS

Language: English

Teacher in charge: Elina Kähkönen

Target Group: All Aalto’s students

Application procedure: No separate application process

Quotas and restrictions: No restrictions, number of participants at courses may be limited

Prerequisites: no

Content and structure of the minor

Aaltonaut minor: Learn how to develop the products of the future

Aaltonaut students learn how to tackle complex, real-life problems connected to product development in multidisciplinary, teams.

The Aaltonaut curriculum integrates design, business and engineering to enable students to develop the products of the future. Graduates of the program gain extensive teamwork experience that enables them to work in a variety of fields.

Each course in the Aaltonaut minor is built around a real-life product development problem. Students work in multidisciplinary teams to tackle these problems from the perspectives of business, engineering and design. Students learn to solve open-ended problems in a hands-on, project-based setting that encourages an entrepreneurial mindset. Company collaboration is an essential part of the Aaltonaut minor, including company visits, guest lectures and program development to ensure that Aaltonaut students learn the skills they need to succeed in their future careers.

Teamwork is facilitated by integrated communication skills modules, which, when taken in sequence across the courses in the program, can be used to replace one of the compulsory language studies courses included in the Aalto University’s Bachelor degree program. All Aaltonaut courses are taught in English.

 

Business

Design thinking

Engineering

 

Value, cost, pricing

Business models

Customer perspective

Ideation, creativity, problem reframing

Prototyping, visualizing, testing

User centredness

Functioning, functionalities

Research approach

Composition; materials, manufacturing

Product analysis

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Design your business

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Device design*

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Product sustainability

 

 

 

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*Designing an electronic device for business and production

Further information is available from Program director Elina Kähkönen (elina.kahkonen@aalto.fi) and http://aaltonaut.fi


code

name

ECTS

period

Core courses

15


AAN-C1003

Professional Development

5


AAN-C2006

Product Analysis

5


AAN-C2009

Designing an Electronic Device for Business and Production

 5

Elective courses

10


Choose so many courses below that the Minor will be at least 25 cr

AAN-A1001

 Entrepreneurship in Aalto 1

AAN-C1002

Challence Breakers

5


AAN-C2011

ADD BASICS: Working in the Digital Paradigm

5-10


AAN-C2007

Product Sustainability

5


AAN-C2008

Research Project V

5-10