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Syllabus for

Academic year
MPM091 - Environmentally adapted product development
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-17 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPAEM
7,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Fail, pass
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design Engineering
Department: 43 - MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

This course round is cancelled


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Maximum participants: 30

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Project 7,5 c Grading: UG   7,5 c    

In programs

MPAEM MATERIALS ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPAEM MATERIALS ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Antal Boldizar


Replaces

MPM090   Environmentally adapted product development and manufacturing

Theme:

Environment 4,0 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 courses in polymeric and metallic materials

Aim

The course aims to provide understanding of the complex context of product development with consideration of ecological aspects, a comprehensive overview of current applicable possibilities and related manufacturing processes. Search for and evaluation of alternative solutions for environmental adaptation are practised. The course is based on a life-cycle perspective and deals with the product development, manufacturing, product use and disposal.

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

1. Understand and describe common assessment tools for environmentally adapted product development and make appropriate and motivated selections of tools
2. Use the chosen tools for design of an environmentally adapted product, especially concerning material selection and manufacturing method
3. Identify the environmental influence of common engineering materials and to make motivated selections of materials

Content

This course deals with environmental issues, such as selection of materials and manufacturing processes, in particular the balance of properties and manufacturing to the environmental aspects of products, mainly for products made of plastics and metallic materials. Prerequisites for environmental adaptation are discussed, particularly in the context of alternatives for disposal of products by reuse of products and materials, energy recycling, biodegradation and landfilling.

Organisation

The course includes lectures, discussions and an extensive case study. The lectures and the discussions will provide a survey of current topics and also give a frame for the case study alternatives. Case study work will be carried out in groups, to be performed in parallel to the lectures.

Literature

Attendences choice

Examination

Assessment will be based on fulfilment of the pedagogic goals and an approved case study, both the written report and the oral presentation.


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