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: Katri Koistinen

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.

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

code

name

ECTS

period

Mandatory courses



AAN-C2006

Product Analysis

5

I-II

AAN-C2009

Designing an Electronic Device for Business and Production

 5III-IV

Alternative courses



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

AAN-A1001

Entrepreneurship in Aalto 1I

AAN-C2012

ADD Basics - Additive manufacturing: from idea to business  

5

IV-V

AAN-C2007

Product Sustainability

5

I-II
AAN-C1013Service design tools for creating change5III-IV
TU-C1020Creating value5III-V