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Content and learning outcomes
The course extends over two years, i.e., eight periods. Each period includes different subjects. Main themes for the course are: the role of engineers and the technology in society, social and ethical aspects, the responsibility of people for how the technology is used, the international labour market, culture and communication.
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the student shall be able to
- discuss central questions linked to the importance of engineers in society
- discuss and analyse the role of technology in society, especially in electromagnetism and space / plasma physics, and its role to reach economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development
- discuss and analyse scientific, social and ethical aspects of research and development
- discuss and analyse human responsibility for how the technology is used including the connection to equal opportunities, equality and diversity as well as environment and working environment
- discuss and analyse challenges of working in an international environment such as cultural differences and questions regarding equality and inclusion
- discuss the above-mentioned subjects at a high level,
- give arguments based on scientific results
- meet deadlines
- write short, clear arguing texts based on own analysis as well as given material.
Six discussion based seminars, home assignments with self-reflection as well as a final assignment.
Literature and preparations
Completed Degree of Bachelor (180 credits) or the equivalent academic qualifications. Documented skill in English equivalent to English B.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- UPP1 - Assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- UPP2 - Assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
Participation in all seminars, submitted and passed assignments. The grading is based on the student's active participation in the discussions and on the quality of the submitted reports.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 EF2222
Main field of study
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: