Course syllabus

Industriellt miljöarbete
Industrial Environmental Management

KII010, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

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

General Information

Elective for: C4, D4, E4, E4-em, F4, I4, M4, W4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


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.

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


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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Assignment and written exam.


The number of participants is limited to: 25
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Håkan Rodhe,
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