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MJ2350 Sustainability and Economics 5.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ2350 (Spring 2017–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

1.      Replacing GDP as a measure of progress

2.      Local Sustainable Development

3.      European issues on Sustainability & Economics

4.      Sustainable transport systems in a global context

5.      Climate Change and the Conditions for Industrial Transformation

6.      Corporate Social Responsibility

7.      Clean Tech - Using Technology to Change the World

8.      Water Resources and Management

Intended learning outcomes

The objective with the course is to give the student a deeper knowledge in both technical and non-technical issues concerning sustainability and its interaction with economic issues.

After the course the student should be able to:

  • account for the general principles of sustainability and how it interacts with economic conditions and restrictions
  • account for the principles of large infrastructure systems, as e.g. transport and water systems, related to sustainability and economics
  • describe alternative measurement tools to GDP
  • account for the meaning of Clean Tech for a sustainable development

Course disposition

Project: 36,5 h (5 h + 7 x 4,5 h)

Seminars: 7 h (7 x 1 h)

Oral presentations: 19.25 h (8 x 1.5 h + 7.25 h)

Study visits: 1  á 8 h, including student presentations

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

A minimum of 150 credits within one or several of the following subjects: technical, natural science, architecture and or economy, plus English knowledge which is equivalent to English A/English 5

Recommended prerequisites

B.Sc. or 180 ECTS credits in the field of Engineering, or corresponding education.


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Will be distributed by each teacher and becomes available on Bilda.

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


  • NÄR1 - Attendance, - credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 5.0 credits, grading scale: 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Compulsory participation at all course items (NÄR1, 0 credits)

Approval on the project work (PRO1, 5 credits)

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 MJ2350

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study

Technology and Economics

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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