MJ2611 Introduction Industrial Ecology 6.0 credits

Introduction Industrial Ecology

The course gives an introduction to Industrial Ecology and presents the developments in research and application in the field of industrial ecology. The course also is discussing the role of industrial ecology in strategic sustainable development on a global scale as well as for strategies for manufacturing industries.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

In this course the key concepts and the historical development of industrial ecology will be critically analysed. System tools to support industrial ecology will be briefly reviewed. Examples will be given how industrial ecology have been and can be used to develop long term strategies for the development of technology and for the industrial sector. The interaction between production and consumption as well as IE as a concept for creating the way for making material and energy use more effective than current practice in countries in the North will be discussed.

Intended learning outcomes *

The course aims at presenting the developments in research and application in the field of industrial ecology and discussing the role of industrial ecology in strategic sustainable development on a global scale as well as for strategies for manufacturing industries.

After completion of the course the students should be able to:

  • Describe, explain and analyze the similarities and differences between an ecosystem and an industrial system
  • Describe and explain the concepts of industrial ecology(IE)
  • Analyse and discuss practical symbiotic cases from an Industrial Ecology and sustainability perspective
  • Explain and analyse the challenges and opportunities of IE from North-South perspective
  • Describe and explain the interaction between sustainable consumption and production within the framework of IE
  • Describe and evaluate the relevance of IE to the development of a residential housing area
  • Search information from scientific literature related to IE and summarize and analyse in written reports
  • Summarize and orally present own work and critically discuss work done by others related to IE

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

At least 100 academic credits (ECTS) in a program of engineering or natural science including documented profieciency in english B or equivalent. 

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Industrial Ecology, T. E. Graedel B. R. Allenby Prentice Hall 2003

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • INL1 - Individual Assignment, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar 1, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM2 - Seminar 2, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 1.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Fulfilling four modules namely (MOM1; 1,5cr: Individual Assignment), (MOM2; 1,5 cr: Seminar I and Study Visit), (MOM3; 1,5 cr: Seminar II ), (MOM4; 1,5 cr: Home-Take Exam)

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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Examiner

Miguel Mendonca Reis Brandao

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 MJ2611

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study *

Environmental Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.

Supplementary information

Replaces 3C1336