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ML1608 Maintenance Economy for Sustainable Production 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ML1608 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

•    Results and liquidity, product and investment calculations, as well as profitability calculations and accounting principles
•    Industrial sustainable development and the relationship between the economic, social and environmental aspects
•    Legislation on sustainability reporting, sustainability accounting and stakeholder engagement
•    Life-cycle assessment (LCA)
•    Negotiation skills
•    Written communication in form of project reporting

Intended learning outcomes

After completed course, the students should be able to:

•    formulate, choose and apply various business calculations
•    complete a joint work in form of a project
•    account for how sustainability aspects in industrial production relate to the activities of industrial companies, as well as their way of reporting
•    account for life-cycle assessment (LCA) as a method, and make arguments for its suitability
•    account for the regulations that controls the frame of external accounting

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Approved module SEM2 in ML1618 and module SEM2 in ML1619 

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


  • PROA - Project Work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVNA - Assignments, 1.5 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.

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

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Education cycle

First cycle

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