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 period dates
Compulsory
User-Centered Methods for Product and Service Design
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
CS-E4900
Compulsory
Human-Computer Interaction
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
CS-C3120
Compulsory
User Interface Construction
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
CS-E5220
Compulsory
DATA-DRIVEN CONCEPT Design
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
CS-E5250
Compulsory
Collaborative Evaluation of Interactive Systems
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
CS-E5230
Design courses
Aalto period dates
Compulsory
User Inspired Design Knowing
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
MUO-E3024
Compulsory
User Inspired Design Making
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
MUO-E3035
Compulsory
Designing for services
10
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
MUO-E3041
Compulsory
Interaction Design
8
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
MUO-E3036
Compulsory
Design for Social Change – Strategy
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
MUOE3040
Compulsory
Design for Social Change – Co-design
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
Compulsory
Wearable Technology and Functional Wear
10
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
5
MUOE1051
Cognitive science courses
University of Helsinki period dates
COMPULSORY  when not part of major studies
Introduction to Cognitive science
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
KIK-KK101
COMPULSORY  when not part of major studies
Scientific reasoning
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
LDA-C501
COMPULSORY  when not part of major studies
Readings in cognitive science
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
LDA-C313
COMPULSORY  when not part of major studies
Cognition and Brain Function
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
LDA-C506
COMPULSORY  when not part of major studies
perception communication and cognition
5
CR
Book exam
Period:
1
2
3
4
LDA-C308