Course syllabus

Recycling Technology

MMT195, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-25

General Information

Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Sustainable development and recycling are issues of which importance is increasing in the society. The aim of the course is to prepare the student on existing and future demands in this area.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course deals with principles of material recycling and applications for recycled material. It emphases on demands today and tomorrow on products both national and international.

The connection between choice of material and design in development of products together with production techniques and the possibility of recycling the product is dealt with and also a comparison with established materials and newly developed materials.

The tools for achieving the stipulated environmental goals are presented, mainly technical but also organizational. LCA is dealt with both theoretically and practically. The students will carry out a project where they apply the theory on a given product or group of products. The project will be presented both orally and written.

The course also has experimental exercises where the properties of different materials are analysed after recycling and reuse.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination. Exercises with written technical report, oral presentations and compulsory exercises/ laboratory works.


Required prior knowledge: MMT012/MMT186 Production and Manufacturing Methods and FKM015 Materials Engineering, Basic Course.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 10.
The course overlaps following course/s: TNM171

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Mats Andersson,
Course coordinator: Johan Persson,
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