Basic courses of digitalisation

The use of information technology is commonplace in all companies. New digital innovations shape the actions of companies on all areas of business.

In practice, almost all information is now in digital form. This enables companies to develop their businesses and revenue logic to a whole new level. Agile software development methods, software robotics and the effective use of artificial intelligence require new skills from all employees of the company.

NB! Some courses have limits on the amount of FITech students. Persons without a valid study right to a Finnish university have preference to those courses.

Digitalisation courses:

= Contact learning
= Online learning
= Blended learning (online & contact learning)
LUT University: Introduction to IoT-based systems, 4 ECTS. 2.9.–18.10.2019.

Apply before Aug 21, 2019

The course is not available for degree students!

Max amount of FITech students: 60

Course level: Basic

Language: English

Course content:

  • Introduction to the IoT system
  • Basic concepts of probability and random variables
  • Definition of information and communication
  • Introduction to networks and their different topologies
  • The structure of awareness
  • Basics of queuing theory
  • Basics of game theory
  • Three-layer model of IoT-based systems
  • Problems with communication and information processing
  • Applications in cloud-based services and system platforms

After the course, you are able to:

  1. define information and communication
  2. differentiate the physical and symbolic realities
  3. work with the concept of structure of awareness
  4. characterise the internet of things (IoT) and cyber-physical systems
  5. model and analyse systems asconstituted by physical, information and decision-making layers

These skills are needed to built IoT systems for practical industrial applications.

Responsible teacher: Pedro Nardelli (Pedro.Juliano.Nardelli(at)lut.fi)

More information in LUT University’s WebOodi.

Aalto University: Introduction to digital transformation, 1 ECT. 9.9.–25.10.2019.

Apply before Sep 2, 2019

The course is not available for degree students!

Course level: Basic

Language: English

No prerequisites.

This module tries to demystify digital transformation and view it from a number of different perspectives such as general, technology, society level and company level perspectives.

The videos include an informal discussion with experts who have extensive experience from the area both from an academic perspective as well as practitioners.

After te course, the student has ability to

  • identify opportunities and threats of digital transformation from perspectives of an individual, company or society
  • recognise the role of technology and its potential in digital transformation
  • identify general challenges of privacy, regulation and security as well as responsibility of the society, companies and the individual
  • use knowledge, ideas or technologies to handle digital transformation and demands of managers in the digital era.

Responsible teacher: Olli-Pekka Mutanen (olli-pekka.mutanen(at)aalto.fi)

Aalto University: Social media analytics, 3 ECTS. 9.9.–13.12.2019.

Apply before Sep 2, 2019

Course level: Basic

Language: English

No prerequisites.

This course introduces social media as a data source and platform for understanding, exploring, and solving various societal issues. The relevant theoretical concepts around social media, analytic tools, and affordances of different social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube will be discussed in detail. The students will learn how to integrate and apply data collection and analysis methodologies to social media.

After completing the course, the students understand how to apply various research methods to explore social media platforms. They will be able to gather, explore, and analyse real-life social media information that will act as an actionable advice for government, businesses, or the society at large.

Responsible teacher: Aqdas Malik (aqdas.a.malik(at)aalto.fi)

Aalto University: ICT enabled service business and innovation, 5 ECTS. 8.10.–12.12.2019.

Apply before Oct 1, 2019

Max amount of FITech students: 30

Course level: Basic

Language: English

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of IT business and information systems concepts and course TU-E2000 Aalto Introduction to Services are recommended.

This course is a combination of theory lectures, visiting lectures from industry, and case assignments from the following themes:

a) Digitalisation of society: A high-level view to digitalisation and servitisation of economy, industries, and companies

b) Platform economy: Platforms, ecosystems, two-sided markets, and other relevant concepts

c) Digital strategising: Platform stack, open-source, APIs, etc.

d) Trends: Changing topics and trends driving digitalisation, such as MyData and blockchain

After the course you

  • understand the role of ICT and software in driving digitalisation of industries and society in general
  • can apply theoretical concepts to analyse real world cases of digital transformation
  • are familiar with current trends that drive digitalisation
  • are aware of the critical perspectives related to digitalisation

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Responsible teachers: Mikko Heiskala (mikko.heiskala(at)aalto.fi), Kimmo Karhu (kimmo.karhu(at)aalto.fi)

Aalto University: Digital platform economy, 2 ECTS. 28.10.–13.12.2019.

Apply before Oct 21, 2019

Course level: Introductory, no prerequisites.

Language: English

Course content: Enablers of digitalisation, convergence, commoditisation, consumerisation (of IT), democratisation, disaggregation, disintermediation, power of digital aggregators and intermediators, specialisation, lowering entry barriers, servitisation, datafication, mobility, social media. Platforms, platform economy, network effects, boundary resources and how they are used, governance of platforms, digital boost to platforms.

After completing the course the student has a high-level understanding of the scale, scope, and speed of the disruption and destruction that digitalization is having on firms, industries and societies, and technological enablers that are driving the change.

Further, the student can describe the changes that digitalisation brings at the level of industry structures and power, market dynamics and value chains.

The student is also able to describe the main characteristics of (multisided) platforms and platform economy, why platform economy is different to traditional business and the significance on platforms for the economy at large.

Responsible teacher: Kari Hiekkanen (kari.hiekkanen(at)aalto.fi)

Aalto University: Digital ethics and sustainability, 1 ECT. 28.10.–13.12.2019.

Apply before Sep 2, 2019

The course is not available for degree students!

Course level: Basic

Language: English

No prerequisites.

We explore the key sustainability challenges facing the environment, society, business and the information technology sector, and ask some difficult and justified questions about how to address these challenges. These issues are explored on the organisational and the broader institutional or societal levels introducing both mainstream and critical views of corporate responsibility, sustainability and the role of business and technology in our society.

We then extend the discussion to digital ethics issues, including hot topics in IT such as big data and analytics as well as related real-world concerns, cost of digitalisation from a sustainability point of view and explore a number of cases that raise the topic of digital ethics.

After the course, the student

  • has a high-level understanding of the scale, scope and speed of the disruption and destruction that digitalisation is having on companies, industries, societies and technological enablers that are driving the change
  • can describe the changes that digitalisation brings at the level of industry structures and power, market dynamics and value chains.
  • is also able to describe the main characteristics of (multisided) platforms and platform economy, why platform economy is different to traditional business, and the significance on platforms for the economy at large.

Responsible teacher: Olli-Pekka Mutanen (olli-pekka.mutanen(at)aalto.fi)

LUT University: Digital control, an introduction, 4 ECTS. 7.1.–17.4.2020.

Apply before Dec 16, 2019

Course level: Basic

Language: Finnish

Prerequisites: Basics of control systems and knowledge in digital signal processing.

The course focuses on basics of sampling theory and discrete modelling, discrete transfer function, continuous time and discrete state model. Moreover, basics of state equation techniques are introduced. Course covers also the methods of analysis of digital control circuits, discrete frequency response and stability of a discrete system. You will learn about basic digital control algorithms and their tuning and get to know the practical aspects of implementing a digital controller.

Upon completion of the course you will be able to:

  1. write state equations of the system and use them to analyse the behaviour of the system
  2. discretise the state model and the transfer function model and explain the pole mapping from continuous to discrete plane
  3. analyse the properties of the discrete system and examine its stability and behavior using Bode diagram, Nyquist diagram or root locus
  4. design a continuous time controller that meets the given specifications and discretise it by using an appropriate approximation
  5. discretise the given specifications and design directly a discrete controller
  6. program a digital controller and system model.

More information in LUT University’s WebOodi.

Responsible teacher: Tuomo Lindh (tuomo.lindh(at)lut.fi)

Further information:

Aalto University

Minna Kivihalme (minna.kivihalme(at)aalto.fi)

LUT University

Uolevi Nikula (uolevi.nikula(at)lut.fi)

Contact person, applications:

Pilvi Lempiäinen (pilvi.lempiainen(at)fitech.io)

Type of study unit

Set of courses

Teaching semester

2019–2020

Host university

Aalto University, LUT University

Open for non-student

Yes

Level of studies

Basics

Teaching methods

Online and contact learning

Place of contact learning

Espoo

Language

English and Finnish

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