Study Product Development

Studying Product Development in Aalto University

One of our main goal is to inform about the study opportunities product development at Aalto University.

There are annually ca. 40 different courses from all schools of Aalto University arranged at Aalto Design Factory. However, some of the courses and projects are more engaged and visible in the everyday life of ADF than others. These courses are most present, night and day.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT is aimed at students interested in developing new products, solutions or consumer goods. The problems are given and sponsored by both domestic and foreign industrial companies, who are searching for innovative cooperation with the next generation of product developers. Over the recent years students have also pursued their own projects and startup ideas in PDP.
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Global Team-Based Design Innovation Course. The ME310 experience is like no other. In fact, it’s more of a lifestyle. Through learning-by-doing, students are solving real-life innovation problems with corporate partners, all while surrounded and supported by a close-knit group of course mates, teaching staff, coaches and 310 alumni. The course has been developed at Stanford University to teach the methodologies of Design Thinking.
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International Design Business Management is educating global producers and leaders of innovation in new product, service and business development. The program builds on the premise that new wealth, meaningful social innovation and solutions are increasingly created in the spaces between disciplines and thus there is a need to educate interdisciplinary professionals.
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Aaltonaut is a new Bachelor’s Degree Minor Studies Programme in Interdisciplinary Product Development. Aaltonaut courses rely on problem-based learning as well as interdisciplinary teamwork in hands-on projects. Aaltonaut aims to educate its students on different aspects of product development, reinforcing an entrepreneurial attitude, and improving working life skills.
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Pack-Age is an intensive 15 ECTS packaging design course uniting design, business and engineering thinking to sustainability and project-based learning. Students work in interdisciplinary teams with real projects from the industry. Creative problem-solving is a key concept. The idea is to use student’s background and prior knowledge as a resource for creative group work. The project work is supported by a wide range of theme lectures.
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Here you can find all programs and their courses listed:

CodeNameECTSLinkSchool
AAN-A1001Entrepreneurship in Aalto1WebOodiENG
AAN-C1001Academic and professional coaching5WebOodiENG
AAN-C1002Challenge Breakers5WebOodiENG
AAN-C1003Professional Development5WeboodiENG
AAN-C2003ADD BASICS: Working in the Digital Paradigm5WebOodiENG
AAN-C2006Product analysis5WebOodiENG
AAN-C2007Product Sustainability5WebOodiENG
AAN-C2008Research Project, V5WebOodiENG
AAN-C2009Designing an Electronic Device for Business and Production5WebOodiENG
AAN-C2010Design Your Business5WebOodiENG
CS-E4200Emergent User interfaces,5WebOodiSCI
DOM-E1018Pack-Age15WebOodiARTS
DOM-E5089Games Now!42799WebOodiARTS
Kon-41.4003Interdisciplinary Product Development5WebOodiENG
MEC-E3001Product Development Project10WebOodiENG
MEC-E3100ME310 Team Based Design Orientation L5WebOodiENG
MEC-E3101ME310 Global Innovation Course 1/3 L5WebOodiENG
MEC-E3102ME310 Global Innovation Course 2/3 L5WebOodiENG
MEC-E3103ME310 Global Innovation Course 3/3 L10WebOodiENG
MS-E1000Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors: Mathematics meets Art and Architecture42870WebOodiSCI
TU-C1020Creating Value5WebOodiSCI

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