Course syllabus

Environmental Technology

FMIA01, 4.0 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED W
Date of Decision: 2024-04-02
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Main field: Technology Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Mandatory for: IBYA1, IBYI1, IBYV1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


After passing the course, the student should have gained an understanding of how societal activities affect the environment and how environmental problems can be mitigated, in particular from the perspective of the sectors of construction and infrastructure building. Also, the student should be encouraged to take part in a discussion regarding the particular responsibility of the engineer in relation to sustainable development.

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 principles of the concept of sustainable development. The principles behind the emission and dispersion of pollutants. Important environmental problems related to the energy and resource needs of the modern society.

Environmental work/activities in industry: cases and principles. Fundamentals in environmental legislation.

Construction and infrastructure projects in a lifecycle perspective: materials and resource use; environmental and health risks relevant to materials use; waste handling; etc. The relative contribution of the construction/infrastructure sector to environmental problems.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Attendance at discussion seminars and potential study visit is mandatory. A minor group project is to be presented orally and in writing, and the project report must fulfil basic formal criteria. The final grade is decided by the result of the written 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: 0110. Name: Environmental Technology.
Credits: 4.0. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5).


The number of participants is limited to: No
Kursen överlappar följande kurser: FMI640 FMIF15 GEMF01 FMI031 FMIF01 FMIF05 FMIF10 FMIF20 FMIF35 FMIF45 FMIF55 FMIF60 VTVA05 FMIA10 FMIA05 FMIF50 VVR150

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Course coordinator: Joakim Haraldsson,
Course administrator: Petra Malmquist,
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