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* Retrieved from Course syllabus KH1240 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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Intended learning outcomes

The overall objective in this course is to give basic knowledge in chemical hazards, and fundamental knowledge and understanding in different strategies and measures of sustainable development, both national and international, and with a systems analysis method find the reasons behind different environmental problems.

After concluding this course the student should be able to:

  • describe and explain basic chemical hazards
  • describe important global and national environmental threats
  • describe the three dimensions related to the concepts of “sustainable development”; give a historical overview and describe the global and international strategies and goals.
  • Describe means of control and tools used in industry and society to decrease the environmental impact from an activity or a product
  • In a given subject search for scientific literature from the Internet and in libraries, and with a system analysis method, in a written report, analyse environmental problems and suggest solutions.
  • Oppose to a report and respond opinions on your own report

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • SEM1 - Seminar, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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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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

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Offered by

CBH/Engineering Pedagogics

Main field of study

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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