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HF1200 Environmental Science 6.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus HF1200 (Spring 2010–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Environmental effects
  • Environment purifications technologies: gas-, air, soil- and water purification
  • Comprehensive attitude to an overall viewofenvironmentalissues
  • How environment matters are prioritized in a business enterprise, live cycle assessments
  • The tools available to society to control environment protection, description of environmental consequences
  • Waste managementandrecyclingprinciples
  • Physical environment: load, noise, illumination, chemical health risks etc
  • How to design a work site ergonomically an ppsychosocialand ergonomic workplace
  • To geta basic knowledge ofproject and usabilityinprocurement,

Intended learning outcomes

After completing this course students are to:

  • Know asmuchofcurrentenvironmental problems, technologiesandregulatory issuesthathe/shecandevelopandmaintainproductsandprocessesin anecologicallysustainablewayand be able to participleinsetting and evaluation ofenvironmental standards inpublicprocurement and contacts with authorities in a technically and ethically correct way
  • Know as muchaboutinjury preventionthathe/shecanpreventwork-related injuriesbyapplyingknowledgeofahealth promotionapproach.

·        Studentsshouldbe ableto applyanddevelopfutureworkplacesenvironmental and quality systemsby being ableto document, measure,monitorand improveworkingpracticesandaddress anyshortcomings

Course disposition

The course consists of lectures, exercises,mandatorylaboratoryandworkpresentations,Attendance is mandatory forlaboratory work andsimilar.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge and skills corresponding to the requirements for acceptance to the engineering education

Recommended prerequisites

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”Hållbar utveckling: en introduktion för ingenjörer och andra problemlösare.”  Fredrik Gröndahl, Magdalena Svanström. Liber

Utvalda kapitel ur boken: ”Arbete och teknik på människans villkor”, Prevent. (utvalda kapitel kan köpas som pdf av STH)

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


  • LAB1 - Exercises, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 1.5 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.

Final grade, A-F, is based on all parts of the course.

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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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 HF1200

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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