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CS30A7381SS Systematic Creativity - TRIZ Basics Online, 3 cr 
Code CS30A7381SS  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Systematic Creativity - TRIZ Basics Online  Abbreviation Systematic Crea 
Credits3 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesYes
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Leonid Chechurin 

Description by Study Guide

The course topics are related to sustainable development.

This course is an alternative to CS30A7380SS Systematic Creativity - TRIZ Basics (3 cr) and it will be provided two times a year, during winter and summer school.

Check course schedule from - winter/ summer school.


M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 – 2


Winter School and Summer School

LUT Summer School time 


LUT Winter School time 

To be announced later

Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professori, Ph.D. Leonid Chechurin

Iuliia Shnai (course administrator)


After having completed the course, student should be able to:

  • recognise the role, place and institutions of invention in innovation process/ business.
  • model a problem situation as a contradiction and invent by applying standard methods of their elimination.
  • formulate various models of inventive (to be) solutions, suggest practical implementation of models.
  • find patents/papers on the subject of inventive problem, landscape the state of art in the problem.

Introduction: creativity, invention, innovation. Thinking inertia and other invention killers. Tools for creativity support and place of TRIZ among them. History of TRIZ.
Part 1. Patens, Patent search, Intellectual property
Part 2. Function, function definition
Part 3. Function oriented search. Biomimetics
Part 4 Axiom of Ideality in TRIZ, Ideal Final Result.
Part 5. Contradiction analysis and elimination. Invention as contradiction elimination.

Teaching Methods 

Online course: virtual lectures (videos, texts) 24 h, quizes and exercises 10 h, online discussions 10 h, assignments 20 h, peer review 10 h, WebEx 4 h. Total workload 78 h.

Suitability for doctoral studies (Yes/Leave empty) 


Doctoral School course where enrollment is in WebOodi (Yes/Leave empty) 


Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Final grade 0-5: quizzes and exercises 30 %, assignments 30%, peer review 20%, open discussion 20%.

Course Materials 

Online materials e.g. videos, texts, quizzes, exercises will be announced on course site.


Preferably, students of engineering major or Bachelor degree in non-technical studies

Limitation for students? (Yes, number, priorities/Leave empty) 

Yes, 25

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

Yes, 10

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

Yes, 5


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