Basic information

Code: ENG3049

Extent: 20-25 ECTS

Language: English

Organizing department: Department of Mechanical Engineering (Design Factory)

Teacher in charge: Elina Kähkönen

Administrative contact: Saara Kanerva

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

Product development minor: Aaltonaut

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

The Product development minor 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 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 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 and communication are facilitated through specific tasks as well as through online materials throughout the Aaltonaut minor. Additionally, an integrated English course running parallel with Designing Electronic Device for Business and Production course is available. This course (LC-1117) fulfills the compulsory language study requirements for Bachelor degree. Language course not available 21-22. 

Further information is available from Program director Elina Kähkönen ( and





Mandatory courses


Product Analysis




Designing an Electronic Device for Business and Production


Alternative courses

Choose 2-3 courses (10-15 cr) from the following list


Entrepreneurship in Aalto 1I


ADD Basics - Additive manufacturing: from idea to business  




Product Sustainability


AAN-C1013Service design tools for creating change5III-IV
TU-C1020 / TU-C1021Creating value / Kestävä arvonluonti5III-V