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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.


Syllabus for

Academic year
PPU205 - Sustainable products and production systems
Syllabus adopted 2013-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKAUT
4,0 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology, Mechanical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0113 Intermediate test 4,0c Grading: TH   2,0c 2,0c    

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Bitr professor  Björn Johansson

Course evaluation:


Environment 4,0 hec


In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic eligibility.


  • the purpose is to enhance the students' awareness and understanding on theories, methods and engineering tools used for development of products and production systems which are sustainable in terms of economy, ecology and social aspects.
  • the course has a multidisciplinary approach on product and production systems development in order to increase the awareness and understand the interplay in-between different disciplines and their influence on the overall solution.
  • aims at introducing a sustainability mindset and develop analysis skills in some of the most relevant disciplines in order to have an overall and sustainable viewpoint in later courses including the candidate thesis.
  • the purpose is also to increase the overall understanding and knowledge on the interplay between economic, ecologic and social sustainability as a prerequisite for future detailed studies within the different disciplines.

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

    -Describe what sustainability is and exemplify how the included components relate to each other.
    -Compare and evaluate a limited number of production systems on sustainability metrics and motivate the selection on economy, environment and social aspects.
    -Compare and evaluate a limited number of materials and accompanying manufacturing methodologies on sustainability metrics and motivate the selection within product design on economy, environment and social aspects.
    -Compare and evaluate a limited number of energy types on sustainability metrics and motivate the selection on economy, environment and social aspects.


    The course includes introduction to sustainability concept within product and production systems as well as specifics on production systems, product development, materials and energy systems.

    The purposes of the practical tasks are to build understanding and skills on evaluation sustainability aspects within the key areas which later during the education are of central importance. The purpose regarding study-visits and guest-lectures are to create contacts with the industry.


    Introduction on sustainability is followed by specific focus areas on the topics (production systems, product development, materials and energy systems) and includes:

    -Knowledge test


    Conducted tasks/ labs/ exercises, presence at study visit, seminars and guest lectures. Grades are Fail, 3, 4, 5 and is calculated from total results of knowledge tests and hand-ins.

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