Theory and practice with a purpose

Which courses to choose?

The degree requirements vary a bit between different schools, but the principle is to select min. 5 ECTS from each ‘foreign’ curriculum in addition to the two USchool courses (USchool Intro; User Experience Design in Practice). 

In Aalto, the minor consists of 20-25 ECTS, and in Helsinki University min. 25 ECTS

COMPULSORY COURSES 

CS-E3900 USchool Intro 2cr

and one of the following

CS-E4900 User-Centred Methods for Product and Service Design 5cr

MUO-E3024 User Inspired Design Knowing L 5cr

Uschool JOINT courses
Aalto period dates
Compulsory
USchool Intro
2
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
CS-E3900
Compulsory
User Experience Design in Practice
3
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
MUO-E3030
Computer science courses
Aalto SCI period dates
Compulsory
User-Centered Methods for Product and Service Design
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
CS-E4900
Compulsory
User Interface Construction
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
CS-E5220
Compulsory
Human-Computer Interaction
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
CS-C3120
Compulsory
Design Project
10
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
CS-E5200
Compulsory
Usability Evaluation
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
CS-E5210
Design courses
Aalto Arts period dates
COMPULSORY
User Inspired Design Knowing
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
MUO-E3005
COMPULSORY
Strategic Co-Design
5-10
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
MUO-E3007
COMPULSORY
Design for services
5-10
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
MUO-E3008
COMPULSORY
Interactive Prototyping
10
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
MUO-E3002
COMPULSORY
Experience Driven Design
10
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
MUO-E3006
COMPULSORY
Design ethnography
10
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
MUO-E3016
Cognitive science courses
University of Helsinki period dates
COMPULSORY  when not part of major studies
Introduction to Cognitive science
6
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
Cog101
COMPULSORY  when not part of major studies
Scientific reasoning and argumentation
3
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
Cog421
COMPULSORY  when not part of major studies
Cognitive psychology I
2,5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
Cog 115
COMPULSORY  when not part of major studies
Cognitive psychology II
6
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
Cog 116
COMPULSORY  when not part of major studies
Psychology of perception I
6
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
Cog 212