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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

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Syllabus for

Academic year
KKM022 - Ecology for engineers
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPISC
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Bioengineering, Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology, Chemical Engineering
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


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

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0108 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   29 Oct 2014 am M,  02 Jan 2015 am V,  21 Aug 2015 am M

In programs

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

Examiner:

Univ lektor  Ulrika Palme
Biträdande professor  Gregory Peters
Biträdande professor  Magdalena Svanström


Replaces

KKM021   Ecology for engineers

Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/3f455e58-2670-43a9-ab5a-1a91b47318cb

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

The course aims at giving substantial and functional knowledge on ecology, ecosystem services and provision of raw materials from biological systems to the industry in a society adapting towards sustainability.

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


  • Describe fundamental ecological principles

  • Identify and describe the major biomes of the world

  • Explain how the productivity of biological systems and ecosystem services affect and are affected by activities in society

  • Explain how industry could be transformed to enable sustainable use of natural capital

  • Describe valuation of nature from different ethical perspectives

Content

Ecological principles

Biomes

Biological diversity

Ecosystem services

Sustaining biological resources for society's consumption

Valuation of nature and ecosystem services

Organisation

Lectures

Seminars

Field trips

Projects and exercises

Role play

Literature

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Reports (www.millenniumassessment.org)

Course book to be announced on the course home page in August

Student project fact sheets

Scientific papers distributed during the course

Examination

The course is examined through a range of activities accredited a maximum of 100 points. To pass the course you have to collect a minimum combined score of 50 points from the various course activities, including a minimum of 28 points on the final written exam.


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