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FSK3003 Sustainable Development for WISE PhD students 7.5 credits

Welcome to the course ”Sustainable development of WISE PhD students”. This is an obligatory course for WISE PhD students. The course will give you an overview of basic concepts, models and methods within sustainable development, with a focus on the role of materials for sustainable development. We will discuss different ways of understanding and interpreting the concept of sustainable development, and how society's use of materials affects the possibilities for sustainable development. Through the course workshops and discussions, you will reflect on how your own and other participant’s research areas relate to the global goals for sustainable development, in such a way that both difficulties and opportunities to contribute to long-term sustainability become clear. (Note that the course runs over two periods and the pace of study is 25%. The KTH course administrative system provides incorrect information about this, and unfortunately it is impossible to change.)

 

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2023 Start 30 Oct 2023 programme students

Target group

graduate students within the WISE program

Part of programme

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Periods

P2 (7.5 hp)

Duration

30 Oct 2023
15 Jan 2024

Pace of study

50%

Form of study

Distance Daytime

Language of instruction

English

Course location

AlbaNova

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule

Application

For course offering

Autumn 2023 Start 30 Oct 2023 programme students

Application code

51024

Contact

For course offering

Autumn 2023 Start 30 Oct 2023 programme students

Contact

Anna Delin (annadel@kth.se)

Examiner

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Course coordinator

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Teachers

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FSK3003 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Basic concepts, models and methods within the subject area of sustainable development. Different ways of understanding and interpreting the concept sustainable development. How society's use of materials affects the possibilities for sustainable development. The role of materials science for sustainable development. The own research area must be put in relation to global goals for sustainable development in such a way that both difficulties and opportunities to contribute to long-term sustainability become clear.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student will be able to:

  • report on, reflect on and critically discuss the concept sustainable development and how it relates to the student’s own research area,
  • analyze interactions and possible conflicts between different aspects of sustainability (ecological, economic and social, including gender equality aspects), with a particular focus on the student’s own research area,
  • explain system conditions pertaining to the ecosystem’s life-sustaining and resource-creating functions and relate this to the student’s own research area.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The course is open for graduate students within the WISE program. 

Recommended prerequisites

None.

Equipment

No special equipment needed.

Literature

Links to articles and other study material will be distributed during the course.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F

Examination

  • INL1 - Assignment, 7.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

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

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Anna Delin (annadel@kth.se)

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Applied Physics