MJ1506 Sustainable Development and Working Environment 8.0 credits
Hållbar utveckling med arbetsmiljö
Educational levelFirst cycle
Academic level (A-D)B
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
PeriodsSpring 13 P3 (5.0 credits), P4 (3.0 credits)
Start date2013 week: 2
End date2013 week: 21
Language of instructionSwedish
Number of lectures
Number of exercises
Form of studyNormal
Number of placesNo limitation
ScheduleSchedule (new window)
Compulsory for TIMAS(IEPS) year 2, TIMAS(IODS) year 2, TIMAS(ROBS) year 2, TIMES(IODS) year 2 och TIMES(IEPS) year 2
Part of programme
The overall aim with the course is to give an overview over Sustainable Development and its application in the profession of the engineer. Focus lays on the threats and possibilities our lifestyle and technical development has on Sustainable Development.
After the course the student should be able to:
- Describe and analyze the concept of Sustainable Development from ecological, social and economical aspects.
- Describe the most important global and national environmental threats and their impact on the ecosystems as well as explain the connection between the environmental threats and our life style.
- Suggest and motivate strategies and measures that can be used by industry and society in order to reduce the environmental impact from a product or an enterprise.
- Indicate and describe means of control and tools that can be used by industry and society in order to reduce the environmental impact from a product or an enterprise.
- Reflect upon the role of the engineer for a Sustainable Development.
- Search information from scientific literature and summarize it in a written report as well as making a critical study of another groups report.
- Recognize the importance of human conditions in the design of products, processes and systems.
Course main content
- Sustainable Development: Ecological prerequisites, definitions and concepts, practical application.
- Threats towards and measures for a Sustainable Development coupled to case studies, the role of the engineer and the individual life style.
- Global and national environmental threats (climate change, Baltic Sea, environmental toxins).
- Consumption society (consumption patterns, rebound effect, ecological footprints, usage of resources, transport, energy, waste).
- The role of technology for a sustainable society (strategies, sustainable energy systems, product design, IPP).
- Economical and legislative means of control and tools (Swedish environmental goals, Swedish Environmental Code, emission trading, ISO 14 000).
- Physical ergonomics, personal injury risks, limitations.
The course is based on lectures and a larger project consisting of owns work, seminars and a written and oral report.
Basic requirements + 30hp
Will be notified at the course start
- PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
- RED1 - Report, 2.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Monika Olsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Spring 10.