Course syllabus

Miljö och management
Environmental Management

FMIF05, 12 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED W
Date of Decision: 2023-03-27

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: W3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The general aim of the course is that students should acquire knowledge about environmental management in companies and in society and to stimulate discussion and reflection on strengths and weaknesses of enironmental tools and policy instruments.

The course should provide a basis for critical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of environmental tools and policy instruments. In addition to this the student is trained in critical thinking, problem definition and in written and oral communication.

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


Basic concepts and principles of environmental issues are highlighted. The course should also give knowledge about economic and administrative policy instruments, as well as the advantages and drawbacks of different environmental tools, e.g. environmental legislation, life cycle assessment, environmental impact assessment, environmental management systems, environmental labelling and emission trading. The concept of sustainability and sustainability reporting.

Among the course requirements are an assignment in environmental legislation showing an understanding of the legal process of an environmental case, a discussion seminar on literature dealing with various aspects of sustainable development. A project involves a critical examination and analysis of an “environmental tool”, both politically decided policy instruments and methods and tools used in the economy.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: A passed assignment in environmental law, including opposition to an essay and written exam. One lecture is mandatory. The final grade is based on the essay rating and on the exam.

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: Report.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved report and critical discussion
Code: 0214. Name: Examination and Environmental Legislation Project.
Credits: 7. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written exam and environmental legislation project


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMI065, FMIF01, FMIF15, FMI031, FMIA01, FMIF10, FMIF20, FMIF35, FMIF45, FMIF50

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Max Åhman,
Course administrator: Petra Malmquist,
Course homepage:
Further information: Instruction consists of lectures, a paper and written assignments in group, and seminars.