DTEK8076 Capstone Project 15 op
Organised by
Information and Communication Technology
Person in charge
Timo Vasankari
Preceding studies
BSc degree or minimum 160 ECTS and BSc thesis completed.

Learning outcomes

At the course students adapt their theoretical knowledge to implement and tune a working solution to a real-life challenge.

After the course students
- can plan and manage team work extending over several months and connect their own work with team deliverables
- recognize the roles and responsibilities of members in a project team and potential challenges in team work
- know how to communicate topics of one's own discipline to stakeholders with diverse educational backgrounds.
- know from firsthand experience how a complex and possibly ill-defined problem is approached and solved through dividing work into phases with their own sub goals, milestones and deliverables
- can analyze and communicate the progress and performance of the project to external stakeholders


Project topics are unique for each instance of the course. Topics are driven by real needs of companies, communities and research groups. For each chosen topic, a project team of typically 5-8 members with different study backgrounds will be formed.

Teaching methods

Compulsory common sessions (12 times). During these sessions general project topics from project planning to project pitching are discussed. Further, teams deliver a project review on their progress and challenges met in projects and ways of working forward with them are discussed. Outside common sessions project teams work independently with tasks specific to their project. Each team is supervised by the course teacher and another teacher or external expert (topic owner).

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Project / practical work
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Tulevaisuuden teknologioiden laitos
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