Time: 2 May – 31 August 2023
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Number of study places: 20
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Required previous skills:
Lecturer: Anna Forsström


Credited in degree at Xamk: Master level degrees at Xamk
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: Optional studies
Enrolment by: 16 April 2023
Price: EUR 12 / credit or semester fee EUR 175. You can read more about our payment policy here.

Please, notice that the fee for one semester will not be refunded, if the combined fees for your chosen studies remain below EUR 175 or you cancel your studies.

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please also notice, that Xamk degree students cannot enrol on Open UAS courses.

Learning outcomes:

  • You know the concepts that are central to sustainable technology and know how to apply them.
  • You know how to connect information management to the operations of a company or organization and management tasks.
  • You are familiar with the measures and concepts related to the quality management and quality work of a company or organization.
  • You know how to develop the product, process, and service innovations in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.

Contents and methods:

  • What is the role of sustainable technology in business? What is the research and development activity of companies like? How to acquire and manage new technological information in business?
  • What are the basic principles of sustainable technology? What kind of technology is needed to achieve sustainable development goals? What role do sustainable technology play in research, education, and management? How do companies develop products and services in the field of sustainable technology?
  • What is quality and how is quality measured and evaluated? How are continuous quality and competence development implemented in the company?
  • What is the significance of information in an organization? What does the concept of information management entail?
  • How is sustainable development defined? What does responsible business entail? How do companies take sustainability into account in their business?
  • Where can I apply for funding for research and development projects?

– The course covers 5 ECTS credits, totalling 135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.
– Performing tasks independently.

Study material:
All the material needed for the course can be found on the learning platform.

Assessment methods and criteria:
The students are able to
a) find, study, produce and evaluate critically multidisciplinary data in your field of expertise
b) solve demanding problems in RDI functions
g) communicate proficiently and systematically in your spoken and written native language and in one foreign language

Assessment scale: 

Transcript of records will be delivered upon request by email in PDF form.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
You can cancel your enrolment free of charge 30 days before the course starts. If you have not cancelled by the due date, we will charge the full cost of the course. Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive a course invitation by email.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.

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