EL2220 The Sustainable Systems and Control Engineer 3.0 credits

Den hållbara ingenjören i systemteknik

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 he19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Autumn 17 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the students should be able to:

- Understand and discuss key issues of the role of engineers in the society.

- Understand the role of technology in society, and its role in achieving economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development.

- Be aware of and show respect to scientific, social and ethical aspects of research and development.

- Be aware of our responsibility for how technology is used, including social and economic aspects as well as environmental and safety aspects.

- Be aware of the ethical and cultural issues and differences in an international environment.

- Discuss and lead discussion on high level considering the above topics, present arguments based on scientific results.

Course main content

The course is spread over two years, that is, eight periods.  Each period covers a different topic.  The main topics of the course are:  the role of technology and the role of engineers in the society, social and ethical aspects, our responsibility for how technology is used, the international labor market, culture and communication

To deepen the connection to relevant industry, the course includes a study trip.

Disposition

Eight seminars with teacher led discussion, home assignments with self-reflection

Eligibility

Completed Bachelor's degree (180 higher education credits), or equivalent academic qualifications. Documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.

Literature

Study material is specified in connection with the assignment for each seminar. Sometimes finding material is part of the assignment.

Examination

  • UPP1 - Assignment, 1.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • UPP2 - Assignment, 1.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Participation at all seminars submitted and accepted home assignments.  The grading is based on the student’s active participation in the discussions and on the quality of the submitted reports.

Offered by

EECS/Intelligent Systems

Examiner

Petter Ögren <petter@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.