Course syllabus

Avfallshantering och resurshushållning
Solid Waste Management and Resource Management

FMIF40, 15 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED W
Date of Decision: 2017-04-03

General Information

Elective for: W4-ms
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is that students should acquire a holistic view on solid waste, waste management and resource management from a systems perspective. The students should learn to reflect on the connection between consumption, the generation of solid waste, the environmental impact of solid waste, and different policy instruments and their effects.The aim is also to integrate knowledge of resource management with previously acquired knowledge.

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 consists of the following:

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: A written exam, literature assignment, a paper and a discussion seminar. For the paper to be graded, the course director should have been able to follow the writing process. Participation in seminars and study visits are mandatory. The final grade is based on the written exam and the individual paper and seminar on a 50/50 basis.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0116. Name: Examination Part 1.
Credits: 9. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Approved written exam, approved literature assignment, seminars, study visits
Code: 0216. Name: Examination Part 2.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Approved report and critical discussion


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMI090

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Eva Leire,
Course homepage:
Further information: Two possible re-exams: one in the Spring and one in August; the exact time will be decided together with the students concerned.