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521042S Creative Design, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 521042S  Validity 01.08.2018 -
Name Creative Design  Abbreviation Creative Design 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline4307 Information Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Computer Science and Engineering DP 

Georgi Georgiev 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits/ 135 hours of work

Language of instruction 



Period 1

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of this course, students are able to:
- Understand and apply in practice basic creative problem-solving and design thinking approaches.
- Systematically ideate and implement creative solutions to a problem, both independently and within a team.
- Apply creative design thinking and low-resolution prototyping, with emphasis on empathy, iterative strategies, and interactions.


The course teaches students of (1) Creative problem-solving; (2) Design thinking and low-resolution prototyping; (3) Teamwork problem-solving; (4) Systematic and unstructured ideation approaches.

Mode of delivery 

Online (Lectures and exercises)/, teamwork in exercises, individual work, and independent studying.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 7h / Exercises 14h / Individual work 124h. There are TA hours each week where guidance is available.

Target group 

Primary target group is first year master's level students of computer science and engineering with the applied computing orientation.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

There are no prerequisites or co-requisites.

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

All necessary material will be provided by the instructor.

Assessment methods and criteria 

20% active participation in lectures and exercises; 40% exercise completion and performance; 40% individual project outcome.


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for fail.

Person responsible 

Georgi Georgiev

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Course work space can be found from University of Oulu Moodle platform


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Creative Design  Course  Georgi Georgiev  07.09.21 -21.10.21

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