Course syllabus

Environmental Technology

FMIA01, 4 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2015-04-15

General Information

Compulsory for: IBYA1, IBYI1, IBYV1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Attendance at discussion seminars and possible study visit 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.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMI640, FMIF15, GEMF01

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Charlotte Retzner,
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