Course syllabus

Samhällssäkerhet och resiliens
Societal Resilience

VRSN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2022/23
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED BI/RH
Date of Decision: 2022-04-06

General Information

Main field: Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation.
Compulsory for: MKAT1
Elective for: BI4, RH4, W4, R4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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 is designed with particular focus on critical thinking in relation to societal safety and sustainability. It is structured in modules with a lecture and a seminar or roleplay designed to illuminate central concepts, questions, challenges and functions for societal resilience. The seminars and roleplay follow case studies from countries with different conditions and are based on literature, movies and case study material, as well as specific questions for reflection and dialog.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written individual course paper and approved portfolio of assignments to mandatory seminars. The portfolio examination also includes peer assessment.

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: 0114. Name: Societal Resilience.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Course Paper
Code: 0214. Name: Individual Portfolio.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Portfolio of assignments


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 45
Selection: Completed university credits within the program. Within programs where the course is given as a compulsory course students are guaranteed admission. Thereafter priority is given to students enrolled the Programme Risk Management and Safety Engineering and Fire Safety Engineering, second priority is given to students enrolled in programs that include the course in the curriculum.
The course overlaps following course/s: VBRN30

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Magnus Hagelsteen,
Further information: Guaranteed admission for 5 students from Graduate Schools enrolled at one of the programs; SADVS, SAGLS, SASSG SADA or SAMES.