MF2032 Eco Design 6.0 credits

Eco Design

The main goal is to provide the students with basic knowledge on environmental demands and eco-design tools in product development, and to give basic competence in designing products for sustainability.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

After completed the course a student shall be able to:

•  value and handle environmental demands in product development,

•  conduct a simplified environmental performance analyses on a consumer product,                  

•  propose and document design solutions improving products environmental performance in manufacturing, use and recycling,

•  use a set of methods for eco-design.

Course main content

Life Cycle Assement; Recycling of materials and components; Design for disassembly; Design rules for materials choice, surface treatment, structural layout; Relevant EU directives and laws.


Lectures and exercises (14 x 3 hours)

Written exam


A Bachelor in Mechanical engineering or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

F101X/MF102X/MF104X/MF111X/MF112X/MF114/MF116/MF106X/MF107X/MF109X or Bachelor in Machine Design



Notified at beginning of course.


  • PRO1 - Project, 2.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN2 - Exam, 2.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 1.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

PRO1 - Projekt,  A-F

TEN2 - Written exam, A-F

ÖVN1 - 80% attendance, P/F

Final grade is based on PRO1 and TEN2, and attendance.

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design


Anna Hedlund Åström <>

Add-on studies



Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2017.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2015.