This course is the basic version of the advanced Responsible Space Tourism course module offered at Porvoo campus. The module introduces simplified explanations of emerging phenomenon in the tourism industry-future space tourism. The course is divided in two parts, with the first going through the status of the current industry such as technical and ethical aspects and the second part provides insights for understanding weak signals and future scenario planning in form of sustainability. At the end of the course, students will have gained a basic understanding of a new framework research tool used for designing a sustainable future in the tourism industry.
Course is 100% virtual. (Microsoft Teams or Moodle will be used and course virtual link will be provided when course starts)
Unit 1: An introduction to space tourism (history and current)
Unit 2: Social sustainability (Changes in the society and the ethical concerns)
Unit 3: Economic sustainability (Case study: UK spaceports)
Unit 4: Environmental sustainability
Unit 5: Legislation
Unit 6: Future forecasting (Sustainable Future Planning Framework)
20% of course weight assessment: Electronic test - Unit 1 & Unit 3
20% of course weight assessment: Electronic test - Unit 6
60% of course weight assessment: Written assignment from one of the four topics-Unit 2, 3, 4
Possible company visits
Lectures and workshops
Independent study and teamwork
The module advances the following competences: cultural awareness, business mind-set, research methods, product service development, future scenario planning, sustainability and weak-signals in aviation.
• Books on the content topics
• E-books and online articles
• Online tutorials
• Companies’ web portals
• Relevant media, news agencies, quality press, etc.
• Exercises, tests
• Instructors’ own materials, materials produced by students.
• Darren Trofimczuk, Porvoo (Darren.trofimczuk@haaga-helia)
Starting level and linkage with other courses
Internationality: Possibility to operate with international teams and international lectures. Possible guest lecturers from international organisations and partner universities.
Assessment criteria - grade 1
The student has some understanding of different space tourism aspects used in the module. He/She is able to communicate at a minimal level with space tourism terminology and theory. The student is able to operate only when aided by other students and supervisors
Assessment criteria - grade 3
The student is able to understand most aspects space tourism aspects used in the module. He/She is able to communicate at an intermediate level space tourism terminology and theory. He/She is able to discuss and write assessment tasks with reference to some space tourism academic materials mostly independently.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
The student is able to understand many concepts of space tourism used in the module. He/She is able to communicate fully independently with space tourism terminology and theory. He/She is able to discuss and write assessment tasks with reference space tourism academic materials independently. He/She applies a problem-solving approach to sustainable future tourism issues.
Evaluation criteria, approved/failed
All assignments must be passed to achieve an overall pass grade for the module.