Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: C4, D4, E4, E4em, F4, I4, M3, N3, Pi4, W4. Course coordinator: Håkan Rodhe,, Internat institutet f industr miljöekon. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 10. The number of participants is limited to 25 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Assessment: Assignment and written exam. Home page:

Based on previous gained knowledge in a particular field of engineering, the student should be able to identify and evaluate preventive solutions to environmental problems using both technical and management-oriented tools and methods.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Pollution prevention solutions are attractive both to society in general and to industry but require knowledge in the fields of processes, products and management in modern business organisations. The course gives participants the chance to explore solutions that use technical as well as managerial tools and methods. The various course elements deal with the key aspects of process integrated environmental protection, including technical strategies to increase efficiency in water- energy- and material flows (exploring methods such as monitoring, maintenance, cleaner technology, process modification, on-site recycling, good housekeeping) and environmental management (including supply chain management and an introduction to current environmental management standards such as ISO 14000). Product related issues constitute a central part of the course looking into life cycle analysis, ecodesign and ecolabeling. The course also takes a wider perspective and look at industrial development and the engineer’s role and responsibility to work with industry to reduce environmental impacts. The course consists of lectures in combination with seminars, exercises and a major assignment; all with an ambition to have a high level of student activity. Professionals in environmental management regularly contribute to the course.

Rodhe, H. & Karlsson, M. (eds.) Textbook on Cleaner Production, IIIEE Lund University 2002.
Johansson, A., et al. Strategies for Cleaner Technology, IIIEE, Lund University 2003.
Almgren, R. & Brorson, T: Miljörevision, 2003.