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Technological phenomena in context

Individual course

The aim of the course is to empower its participants to analyse the world we live in. The analysis is from an engineering perspective. It includes reflections of the economical impact of engineer innovation in context, and the current benefits and limitations of utilising co-creation methods in the development of new artifacts.

Course contents:

  1. Identify current world affairs relevant to a company’s technology innovation through different context dimensions (environmental, intersubjective, subjective).
  2. Formulate objectives for understanding the development of a company’s technology innovation and the type of questions that would deliver the answers needed to meet them.
  3. Identify the landscape of co-creation (different types of areas: industrial, engineering, services, economy, etc.) to support the development of technology innovation.
  4. Recognise the impact of current technologies in our context (as consumer, employer, employee, entrepreneur, academic…).
  5. Interpret how technology shapes economy or how the economy shapes technology.
  6. Recognise meaningful technologies (for whom: economy benefits, environment, personal prestige…).
  7. Recognise shortlived technologies, disruptive technologies, etc.
  8. Distinguish the importance of networking by bridging theory and practice together.

More info: https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/opintojakso/DTEK2039/8673

Responsible teacher

University of Turku
Carolina Islas Sedano

Contact persons for applications

FITech
Pilvi Lempiäinen , Service designer
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Category:
Technical studies
Topic:
Industrial engineering and management
Course code:
DTEK2039
Credits:
5 ECTS
Teaching period:
28.10.-22.12.2019
Application deadline:
13.10.2019
Host university:
University of Turku
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Level of studies:
Master
Teaching methods:
Contact
Place of contact learning:
Turku
Language:
English
Study suitable for:
Master's level students in information technology or a closely related field