Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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DTEK0046 Technological systems, foresight and societal change 5 ECTS
Organised by
Information and Communication Technology

Learning outcomes

After this course the students will understand core processes in technological systems and technologies relationship to societal change. After the course, students should have an understanding innovation systems, technological innovations systems, the relationship between technological development and societal change. The course will also give an strategic level view on managing technological change in companies and how foresight and impact assessment can be used to control uncertainties related to future development.


The course will go through theoretical foundations of 1) the nature of technology, 2) innovations systems, 3) technology delivery systems, 4) technology foresight process, and 5) impact assessment.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English
Oral exam
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Mandatory: yearly changing list of scholarly articles confirmed by the lecturer prior to the lecture series and Porter A. (2004) Forecasting and Management of Technology. Wiley-IEEE

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Future Technologies
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Future Technologies
DP in Computer Science
DP in Computer Science
DP Bachelor of Science in Techn.(Communication St)
DP in Information and Communication Technology
MDP in Digital Health and Life Sciences (Tech.)
Finnish Study Modules