HF1200 Environmental Science 6.0 credits


  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

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 main content

  • 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,


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


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


”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)


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

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

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems


Anna Williamsson, anna.williamsson@sth.kth.se


Charlotta Dellve <dellve@kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2010.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.