Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Within this study unit we will focus on the following competencies:
Profession specific competence in Design
SDGs in focus: 4 - Quality Education and 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

Learning outcomes

Once you have completed the study unit you will have:

The ability to use modelling and simulation, visualization and analytic tools to design products and processes and make products (knowledge, skill)

The ability to design and optimize parts for 3D printing (knowledge, skill)

The ability to use 3D printers (skill)

Experience in group work, innovation and product development (skill, attitude)

The ability to simulate and verify the machining of parts using CAM software for CNC machines (knowledge, skill)

The ability to follow safety procedures and ethical codes (knowledge, attitude)

Course contents

Introduction to 3D Printing
Liquid-Based Additive Manufacturing Systems
Solid-Based Additive Manufacturing Systems
Powder-Based Additive Manufacturing Systems
Additive Manufacturing Data Formats
Generative Design
Group Design Project
Lab Exercise

Prerequisites and co-requisites

It is recommended to have taken the Computer Aided Design course first.

Previous course names

This course compensates Additive Manufacturing (2021).

Additional information

Attendance is compulsory for group work and labs.

Recommended or required reading

"3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, Principles and Applications". Chua and Leong.

"Machining Simulation Using SOLIDWORKS CAM", Kuang-Hua Chang

Study activities

  • Lectures - 8 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 12 hours
  • Practical exercises - 8 hours
  • Small-group work - 40 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 27 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Assignment 1. LinkedIn Learning (20%)
Group Work Project (50%)
Essay (20%)
Lab exercise (10%) - RU


  • Anukka Harri
  • Ullah Rizwan
  • Vihtonen Mathew


Vihtonen Mathew

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2023-10-11

The timetable of the course

Refer the Plans tab in itslearning for weekly details

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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