Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FMIF10 overlap following cours/es: FMIF01, GEMF01, FMIF01 och GEMF01. Compulsory for: Pi3. Course coordinator: Charlotte Malmgren,, Miljö- och energisystem. Recommended prerequisits: Minimum 90 higher education credits within the program. Assessment: A written examination. At least two assignments (individual och in small groups) are required. The first assignment is a short literature study that analyses some important and current issue of the course, and is presented in the form of a short scientific report, which is also defended orally. The second assignment comprises economic and/or technical calculations relevant to the contents of the course, that are to be accompanied by an independent critical evaluation. The assignments are presented and discussed in seminars. Participation in discussion seminars is mandatory. Further information: Written exam in December. The first part of the spring term is taken up by the assignments. Home page:

Many students will work in large companies, with activities or production on/for an international market. These positions entail a personal responsibility for, e.g., environmental and resource issues. In this context knowledge is essential, not only about current environmental and sustainability issues, but also about the societal framework and about methods used in industry, commerce and the public sector.

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

Description of society's supply of energy and natural resources and local and global environmental problems related to the processes of production, consumption/use and waste handling.

Limitation of resources related to the demands of modern society (non-renewable and renewable resources, conflicts over land use, etc.).

Critical appraisal of the concept of sustainable development. Introduction to a life cycle perspective on services and products.

Overview of environmental legislation in relation to the environmental issues and other policy instruments. Consequences for companies and organisations.

Methods used in organisations and companies.

Brandt, N & Gröndahl, F: Miljöeffekter. Kompendium i miljöskydd, del 4. Industriellt Miljöskydd KTH, Stockholm, latest edition.
Energiläget (annual report)
de Facto, last edition (annual report).
Scientific articles and reports.
Reference: Ammenberg, J: Miljömanagement. Studentlitteratur, Lund 2004. ISBN 91-44-02813-X.
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