Basic information of the minor
Code: CS.a; BIZ40015
Extent: 15-25 ECTS
Teacher in charge: Professor Mikko Jalas
Administrative contact: Study Coordinator Naoko Nakagawa
Target group: Aalto University Master level students
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:
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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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.
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 of the minor in the teaching periods of the academic year: one academic year
Structure of the minor
Students can choose courses from the following list:
Arts / department of design
Design for Government
Sustainable Product and Service Design
Participatory Methods and Facilitation Skills
Values in Design Futures
|MUO-E8026||Designing for urban governance and services||5|
|MUO-E8027||Urban transitions and futures||5|
Sustainability studies in other universities
Arts / department of architecture
Interplay of Cultures, Studio
(Notice: “WAT-E2060 Sustainable Built Environment” should be completed first.)
|ARK-E4009||Sustainability Tools for Building Designers||2-5|
|MAR-E1005||Restoration and Management of Urban Biotopes||9|
Sustainable Landscape – EIA, Studio
Green Area Planning
School of business
How to change the world: Innovating toward Sustainability
Dialogues in Corporate Responsibility in Global Economy (not lectured during 2018-2020)
CAPSTONE in Creative Sustainability
Sustainability in Business
Energy Business and Innovation
Accounting for Sustainability
|26E03302||Sustainability in International Business||6|
|35E00800||Sustainable Supply Chains (may start from 2019-2020)||6|
|77E28000||Corporate Responsibility Communication||6|
Responsibility Management, book exam
School of engineering / Department of Built Environment
Real Estate Economics
Institutions in Real Estate Economics
Real Estate Business and Entrepreneurship
Real Estate Development
State of the World and Development
Sustainable Built Environment
Sustainable Global Technologies Studio (“WAT-E3020 State of the World and Development” and “WAT-E2060 Sustainable Built Environment” should be completed first.)