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Creative Sustainability

Basic information of the minor

Code: CS.a

Extent: 15-25 ECTS

Language: English

Teacher in charge: Mikko Jalas

Target group: Aalto University Master level students

Application procedure:  

An applicant should be a master student of Aalto University and have an interest in multidisciplinary teamwork. Application documents: a free-form letter of motivation, CS study plan, CV and student`s academic record (transcript). All documents should be in English.

The application time for the academic year 2015-2016 is May 1-15 2015. Instructions for applying: http://studyguides.aalto.fi/minors-guide/2015/en/minor/instructions-for-applying.html.

Please attach all the required application documents when you fill in the eAge application form. Newly accepted Aalto students who do not have the Aalto password can apply by sending the required application documents directly to the study coordinator Naoko Nakagawa.

Students from other Finnish universities apply via JOOPAS https://haku.joopas.fi. CS steering group will accept the minor students based on the application documents. 

More information: Study Coordinator Naoko Nakagawa: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Address for newly accepted students for sending the applications: Naoko Nakagawa, Creative Sustainability Study Coordinator, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, PL 31000, 00076 Aalto, Finland.

Quotas and restrictions: Altogether 30 students from all the Schools of Aalto. An applicant should be a master student of Aalto University and have an interest in multidisciplinary teamwork.

Prerequisites: Please see application procedure and quotas and restrictions.

Content and structure of the minor

The minor is multidisciplinary. Contributing schools: Aalto ARTS/ Department of Architecture and Department of Design, Aalto BIZ/ Department of Management Studies and Aalto ENG/ Department of Real Estate, Planning and Geoinformatics.

http://acs.aalto.fi/

Learning outcomes

The Creative Sustainability minor study is offered to all master’s student in Aalto University in order to help to broaden and deepen sustainability knowledge and get acquainted with multidisciplinary approach during one’s own master degree studies.

The minor supports particularly such skills that are needed in the planning and designing of sustainable solutions in the built environment and in the management of both design and business innovation and those social conflicts that are inherent in the sustainability agenda. Minor in CS provides opportunities to develop and make use of one’s knowledge in other areas of study. On the other hand, the minor contributes to sustainability expertise. The interdisciplinarity of the programme will enhance the understanding of the work practices of sustainability experts from different fields as well the skills of communication about sustainability.

Content

The Creative Sustainability minor studies offer a possibility to study sustainability courses in international and multidisciplinary teams. Studies combine insights and courses from systems thinking, sustainable urban and building design, responsible business, sustainable product and service design, environmental impact assessment of landscape planning, real estate and global development issues.  

Timing

Timing of the minor in the teaching periods of the academic year: one academic year

Structure of the minor

Code

Name

Credits

Students can choose courses from the following  list:

Arts/department of design

MUO-E8003

Systems Thinking 1

2

MUO-E8004

Systems Thinking 2

2

Sustainable Product and Service Design Module
(MUO-E8005   & MUO-E8006)

Student can choose either the whole module ( MUO-E8005 Sustainable Product and Service Design, Theory and MUO-E8006 Sustainable Product and Service Design, Case) or only the theory course MUO-E8005 Sustainable Product and Service Design, Theory)

MUO-E8005

Sustainable Product and Service Design, Theory

4

MUO-E8006

Sustainable Product and Service Design, Case

6

MUO-E8017

Eco-auditing

2

MUO-E8009

Values in Design

5

MUO-E8010

Participatory Methods and Facilitation Skills

2

MUO-E8011

Creative Cooperation Methods and Skills

2

MUO-E8012

Design for Government

10

MUO-E8014

Theoretical Changing Courses

1-12

MUO-E8015

CS Project

1-12

MUO-E8018

Sustainability Politics

5

 

Sustainability studies in other universities

 

Arts/department of architecture

ARK-E3505

Sustainable Building Design

10

ARK-E5505

Sustainable Urban Design

10

MAR-E1024

Sustainable Landscape – EIA, Studio

10

ARK-E5503

Cities in Transition – Research & Theory

5

ARK-E5504

Cities in Transition, Studio

10

School of business

21E12002

CAPSTONE in Creative Sustainability

6

21E16000

Sustainable business & consumption

6

21E10000

How to change the world: Innovation toward Sustainability

6

21E11001

Dialogues on Responsible Organizing towards Sustainable Economies*

6

51E00100

Business Ethics

6

21E06050

Responsibility Management, book exam

6

25E18000

Sustainable Entrepreneurship*

6

School of engineering, Department of real estate, planning and geoinformatics:

Maa-20.3395

Sustainable Real Estate Business

5

Maa-20.3375

International Land Management

6

Maa-20.3401

Corporate Real Estate Management

5

Maa-20.3402

Real Estate Development

5

Maa-20.3345

Urban Economics for Real Estate

5

Maa-20.3409

Real Estate Finance

5

Maa-20.3392

Special Assignment in Real Estate Studies

5

School of engineering, Department of civil and environmental engineering: sustainable global technologies:

Yhd-12.3081

State of the World and Development

2

Yhd-12.3088

Sustainable Global Technologies; Changing Course

5

Yhd-12.3092

Sustainable Technologies Studio

10

 
*Structure of the minor has been updated, the change will be formally confirmed by the Committee for Arts, Design and Architecture on 18.11.2015.

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