Course syllabus

Miljösystemanalys: Management för hållbar utveckling
Environmental System Studies: Management for Sustainable Development

FMIF01, 6 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-04-08

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: I3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Many students will reach positions as directors or as projects leaders in large companies, with activities or production on/for an international market. These positions entail a personal responsibility for, e.g., environmental issues. Under these circumstances, a pro-active perspective, the ability to consider different aspects in advance, is are extremely important.

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


Description of environmental problems of large geographic range and their consequences, both short- and long-term.

Limitation of resources related to the demands of modern industrialised society (non-renewable and renewable resources, etc.).

Critical appraisal of the concept of sustainable development. Introduction to a life cycle perspective on services and products.

Overview of environmental legislation in relation to the environmental issues: international conventions and how they relate to EU-wide and national legislation. Responsibility for the environment and health in companies.

Introduction to environmental economics and policy instruments within the field of environment and energy (economic, administrative etc.).

Methods used in trade and industry to meet the demands of legislation and the customers through the ISO 14000 standards: environmental management systems, environmental labelling, communication, life cycle assessment.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: A written exam at the end of the course and a short midterm exam; both must be passed. A project, written in groups of 4-5 students, is presented and discussed in seminars. Mandatory participation in seminars.In the final grade the Project is weighed 1/3, and the written exam 2/3.

Code: 0113. Name: Project.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved project
Code: 0213. Name: Examination.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved written exam


Required prior knowledge: Minimum 90 higher education credits within the program.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMI065, FMIF05, FMIF10, FMIF15

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Per Svenningsson,
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