Course syllabus

Hållbar utveckling
Sustainable Development

FMIF30, 3 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2018/19
Decided by: PLED W
Date of Decision: 2018-03-22

General Information

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


The development of modern technology must be connected to sustainable development, e.g. through environmental adaptation of product development. Therefore, this course aims at presenting an active and critical approach to the introduction and use of new technology from a holistic perspective (life cycle oriented).

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Lectures and seminars address some important environmental and resource issues, such as energy and climate, chemicals, air pollution, waste issues and environmental management in companies, such as life cycle analysis. Lectures and seminars also introduce the subject areas for the papers. A group paper, with tutoring in several steps. Possible subjects are presented at the beginning of the course, but the groups should formulate their own research questions. Seminars at the end of the course are aimed at presentation and critical discussion of the papers; each group should prepare for the discussion.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: A paper written according to given rules; attendance and active participation at a seminar, including critical discussion of another paper; active participation in the tutoring process; attendance at minimum 75% of the lectures. Approved written reflections on two lectures.

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.


Required prior knowledge: Minimumn 90 higher education credits within the programme.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMIF15

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Eva Leire,
Course coordinator: Per Svenningsson,
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