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Syllabus for

Academic year
KBT140 - Global chemical sustainability
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPISC
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology, Chemical Engineering
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: B

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   27 Oct 2014 am V,  03 Jan 2015 am V,  27 Aug 2015 pm M

In programs

MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Biträdande professor  Magdalena Svanström


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/78da17de-b858-447e-9f49-c0f8c131e8d4

Theme:

Environment 7,5 hec


Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic university-level knowledge in environmental engineering or environmental science

Aim

This course provides the students with an understanding of the effects on sustainability of the actions of an engineer and means to identify appropriate changes and to assess changes.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

-Give an overview of the function and state of the natural systems in the world, with more detailed explanations for issues relating to chemistry and chemicals

-Explain how the human society, in particular chemical and chemical engineering industry, affects and depends on natural systems

-Describe international and regional work on environment and sustainable development on governmental and non-governmental level

-Identify appropriate tools and strategies for sustainable development in society, in particular industry

-Analyze sectors of society, in particular chemical and chemical engineering industry, and formulate appropriate strategies for sustainable development

-Describe the importance of including different stakeholders and perspectives in discussions on sustainable technology development

-Apply a qualitative sustainability assessment procedure to compare different technologies, including a stakeholder analysis and a multicriteria analysis

The course also includes experiences of using generic skills from earlier courses, e.g.:
-Oral and written presentation
-Working in team
-Project work
-Critical review


 


 

Content

The course deals with incentives for sustainable development in chemical and chemical engineering industry and with tools and strategies to achieve it. The course deals with how natural systems function and the connections to the social and economic dimensions. It also deals with efforts to solve sustainability problems on regional and global arenas, and the major sustainability challenges in industry and tools and methods for identifying change needs and possible solutions. The course is broad but has a particular focus on process industry related issues, on chemistry and chemicals, on international and global concerns and efforts, and on the environmental dimension of sustainable development.

Organisation

The course offers learning opportunities through a variety of different activities. In exercises and lectures, students are encouraged to share their own experiences with the rest of the class and with the teachers. The multi-cultural environment in the class with students from all over the world and from different engineering specializations is regarded as an asset and will be utilized as much as possible in the course.

Literature

"Sustainable development for engineers: A handbook and resource guide", Edited by Karel Mulder, Greenleaf Publishing 2006

Handouts from lectures and exercises or dedicated texts.

Student project reports.

Examination

50% of the total points may be collected from the written examination and 50% from participation and performance in different other activities.


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