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The course is an evening class, in English, with a focus on sustainable development , entrepreneurship and innovation at both local and global levels. The aim is for students to develop a concrete proposal (idea / innovation) that promote sustainable development. This can be a technical application , a method / model , a mobile application (App) or the like.
The lectures will partly provide an introduction and examples of different problems found in developed as well as developing countries and demonstrate the role of technology , and provide tools and inspiration for project ideas.

The lectures will deal with different concepts such as sustainable urban development , communication and ICT , energy, water- related issues, the global chemical use , innovation and entrepreneurship, and more. Moreover, various tools for business intelligence and problem analysis, goal setting, written and oral reports , etc. to be treated .

The student will undertake a feasibility study with a problem inventory of “a sustainability issue " and then propose a solution , innovation , presented in a " Concept Note" , which can participate in a student-driven ideas competition sponsored by the business community.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AE1707 (Autumn 2014–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is an evening class, in English, with a focus on sustainable development , entrepreneurship and innovation at both local and global levels. The aim is for students to develop a concrete proposal (idea / innovation) that promote sustainable development. This can be a technical application , a method / model , a  mobile application (App) or the like.
The lectures will partly provide an introduction and examples of different problems found in developed as well as developing countries and demonstrate the role of technology , and provide tools and inspiration for project  ideas.
The lectures will deal with different concepts such as sustainable urban development , communication and ICT , energy, water- related issues, the global chemical use , innovation and entrepreneurship, and more. Moreover, various tools for business intelligence and problem analysis, goal setting, written and oral reports , etc. to be treated .
The student will undertake a feasibility study with a problem inventory of “a sustainability issue " and then propose a solution , innovation , presented in a " Concept Note" , which can participate in a student-driven ideas competition sponsored by the business community.

Intended learning outcomes

Describe, problemitise and discuss what drives economic, social and technological development and how it impacts the environment.
Describe the role of globalization and technology in development , threats and opportunities .
Analyze and describe what sustainable development stands for environmentally, economically , technically and socially , and how these dimensions are linked to each other .
Describe how historical, political , economic and social structures promote or hinder sustainable development on a  national, regional and global scale.
Identify and apply the knowledge which is beneficial to sustainable development , nationally and globally .
Plan, execute and present an independent work which results in an idea/innovation relating to sustainable development.
Be able to participate in a student-driven  project and idea competition with a focus on sustainable development , NORQUEST .

Course Disposition

The course is an evening class, in English, where speakers from KTH and various agencies, companies and organizations will share their knowledge and experience .
The course consists of a lecture block , homework assignments and an essay presented in writing and orally .
The essay shall consist of a well-informed proposals to be able to participate in a design contest or be the basis of a degree at the bachelor's or master's level (eg support a MFS application).

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in English corresponding to English A/ English 6. Applicants with non-Swedish upper secondary education is exempt from the requirement of Swedish.

Recommended prerequisites

The course is given in English.

Equipment

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Literature

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • ANN1 - Attendance, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • INL1 - Assignment, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project Proposal, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

• ANN1 - Attendance, 1.0 credits , grade scale : P, F
• INL1 - Assignment, 2.0 credits , grade scale : P, F
• PRO1 - Project Proposal , 3.0 credits, grade scale: A , B, C , D, E , FX, F
• SEM1 - Seminar , 1.5 credits, grade scale: A , B, C , D, E , FX, F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AE1707

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study

Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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