Course syllabus

Företagande - entreprenörskap och miljö
Business Development and Environmental Aspects

EEMF01, 9 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2013-04-15

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: F3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the entrepreneurial possibilities as an engineer and to convey an active view on business development as a potential carreer way. Basic aspects on the entrepreneurial process and key concepts within business establishment will be highlighted. A goal is also to emphasize the importance of following an environmental line in the engineering process to move towards a sutainable society in the future. The course will therefore also stimulate a developed, active and critical view on the introduction and use of new technology in our effort to reach a sustainable society. The possibility to bring new and environmentally approved technology to the market will be emphasized and the skill to communicate and convey your message will be exersized during the debate practice and the final project presentation.

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 multifaceted role as professional engineer will be illustrated in an introductory lecture by a physics engineer who has worked in official adminstration as well as in start-up companies and global industry. The lecture topics will focus on entrepreneurship during LP 3 and with a focus on environment and sustainable development during LP 4.

During LP 3 the students develop and write a business plan on a business idea they have selected them selves.

During LP 4 the students will work independently on a project theme, which has an environmental core but also describes a relation to technology development, where an entrepreneurial/business aspect also is included.

During LP 4 the environmental and subtainable societal contents of the course are examined in a written quiz.

The course is finalised on a conference day where the students present their project works in a series of oral presentations.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: To pass the course the following tasks should be approved: case report,written PM on business plan preparation, written business plan, written exam in sustainability, and presented project work including written project report in environmental and sustainable engineering. Website:

Code: 0110. Name: Environment and Sustainable Engineering.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed compulsory parts. Written quiz covering the lecture series.Final examination by satifactory project presentation and approved final project report.
Code: 0210. Name: Entrepreneurship.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed compulsory parts: written business plan, debate, approved project presentation and written project report.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: EEM035

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Thomas Laurell,
Course homepage:
Further information: (Swedish) Obligatorisk för F