Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FMIA01 overlaps following cours/es: FMI640, FMIF15 and GEMF01. Compulsory for: IBYA1, IBYI1, IBYV1. Course coordinator: Charlotte Retzner,, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies. Assessment: Attendance at discussion seminars and study visits is mandatory. A minor group project is carried out, that must be presented orally and in writing, and the project report must fulfil basic formal criteria. A written exam must be passed, and the result of this exam decides the final grade of the course. Home page:

After passing the course, the student should have gained an understanding of how societal activities affect the environment and how environmental problems can be mitigated, in particular from the perspective of the sectors of construction and infrastructure building. Also, the student should be encouraged to take part in a discussion regarding the particular responsibility of the engineer in relation to sustainable development.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The principles of the concept of sustainable development. The principles behind the emission and dispersion of pollutants. Important environmental problems related to the energy and resource needs of the modern society.

Environmental work/activities in industry: cases and principles. Fundamentals in environmental legislation.

Construction and infrastructure projects in a lifecycle perspective: materials and resource use; environmental and health risks relevant to materials use; waste handling; etc. The relative contribution of the construction/infrastructure sector to environmental problems.

Brandt, N & Gröndahl, F: Som man sår...Miljökunskap. Bokförlaget Natur& Kultur 2002.
Scientific papers, statistics, case studies etc.
The reading list is established each year. Due to the rapid development within the field, this list, valid this year, can be subject to