Basic information of the minor

Code: CS.a; BIZ40015

Extent: 15-25 ECTS

Language: English

Teacher in charge: Professor Mikko Jalas

Administrative contact: Study Coordinator Naoko Nakagawa

Target group: Aalto University Master level students

Application procedure:  

An applicant should be a master student of Aalto University and have an interest in multidisciplinary teamwork. Application documents: a free-form letter of motivation, CS study plan, CV and student`s academic record (transcript). All documents should be in English.

The application time is once a year in the spring. Instructions for applying will be found in Into: Instructions for applying

Please attach all the required application documents when you fill in the eAge application form. Newly accepted Aalto students who do not have the Aalto password can apply by sending the required application documents directly to the study coordinator Naoko Nakagawa. (naoko.nakagawa@aalto.fi)

Students from other Finnish universities apply via JOOPAS https://haku.joopas.fi.

Quotas and restrictions: Altogether 20 students from all the Schools of Aalto. An applicant should be a master student. CS steering group will accept the minor students based on the application documents.

Prerequisites: Please see application procedure and quotas and restrictions.

Content and structure of the minor

The minor is multidisciplinary. Contributing schools: Aalto ARTS/ Department of Architecture and Department of Design, Aalto BIZ/ Department of Management Studies and Aalto ENG/ Department of Built Environment.

http://acs.aalto.fi/

Learning outcomes

The Creative Sustainability minor study is offered to master students  of all the disciplines in Aalto University in order to help to broaden and deepen sustainability knowledge and get acquainted with multidisciplinary approach during one’s own master degree studies.

The minor supports particularly such skills that are needed in the planning and designing of sustainable solutions in the built environment and in the management of both design and business innovation and those social conflicts that are inherent in the sustainability agenda. Minor in CS provides opportunities to develop and make use of one's knowledge in other areas of study. On the other hand, the minor contributes to sustainability expertise. The interdisciplinarity of the programme will enhance the understanding of the work practices of sustainability experts from different fields as well the skills of communication about sustainability.

Content

The Creative Sustainability minor studies offer a possibility to study sustainability courses in international and multidisciplinary teams. Studies combine insights and courses from systems thinking, sustainable urban and building design, responsible business, sustainable product and service design, environmental impact assessment of landscape planning, real estate and global development issues.  

Timing

Timing of the minor in the teaching periods of the academic year: one academic year

Structure of the minor

Code

Name

Credits

Students can choose courses from the following list:

15-25

Arts / department of design

MUO-E8012

Design for Government

10

MUO-E8015

CS Project

1-12

MUO-E8017

Eco-auditing

2

MUO-E8018

Sustainability Politics

5

MUO-E8025

Sustainable Product and Service Design

6

MUO-E8021

Participatory Methods and Facilitation Skills

5

MUO-E8023

Values in Design Futures

5

MUO-E8026 Designing for urban governance and services5
MUO-E8027 Urban transitions and futures5


Sustainability studies in other universities


Arts / department of architecture

ARK-E2007

Interplay of Cultures, Studio

(Notice: “WAT-E2060 Sustainable Built Environment” should be completed first.)

10 
ARK-E3506Revitalize
ARK-E4009Sustainability Tools for Building Designers2-5
ARK-E5001Possible Cities10
MAR-E1005Restoration and Management of Urban Biotopes9

MAR-E1024

Sustainable Landscape – EIA, Studio

10

MAR-E1025

Green Area Planning

7

School of business

21E10000

How to change the world: Innovating toward Sustainability

6

21E11001

Dialogues in Corporate Responsibility in Global Economy (not offered during 2019-2020)

6

21E12002

CAPSTONE in Creative Sustainability

6

21E16001

Sustainability in Business

6

21E16100

Energy Business and Innovation

6

22E29100

Accounting for Sustainability

6

25E18000

Sustainable Entrepreneurship

6

26E03302Sustainability in International Business6
35E03000Sustainable Supply Chains
6

51E00100

Business Ethics

6

77E28000Corporate Responsibility Communication

21E06050

Responsibility Management, book exam

6

School of engineering / Department of Built Environment

REC-E3100

Real Estate Economics

6

REC-E3200

Institutions in Real Estate Economics

6

REC-E4700

Environmental Law

6

REC-E4400

Real Estate Business and Entrepreneurship

6

REC-E4200

Real Estate Development

6

WAT-E3020

State of the World and Development

2

WAT-E2060

Sustainable Built Environment

5

WAT-E2070

Sustainable Global Technologies Studio (“WAT-E3020 State of the World and Development” and “WAT-E2060 Sustainable Built Environment” should be completed first.)

10