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Academic year
PPU065 - Sustainable development
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-13 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKDES
7,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Fail, pass
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Design Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Block schedule: D

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0106 Written and oral assignments 7,5 c Grading: UG   7,5 c    

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Master of Fine Arts  Jonas Tuveson


Environment 7,5 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

Ergonomics TD (MTT010)
Design and human factors (MMF273) or similar courses.


The course aims for giving an understanding for the complex relations that influence environmental adaption, of products and services, seen from a cycle-of-life perspective, which includes product development, manufacturing, consumption, transport and destruction.

The course aims to introduce different methods and tools for sustainable product development.

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

- understand the current state of our planet, considering population growth, human needs, resources, technology systems and the limitations and problems between humans and the environment

- be aware of the complexity of human needs facing eachother in the environmental constraints, which also includes human relations such as conflicts, relations between different generations and democracy

- understand the importance of long term and ethical considerations when evaluating the sustainability of different technical systems

- understand the importance of communication across professional and disciplinary areas

- work with large comprehensive problems by identifying och delimiting them into a managable size

- perform qualified environmental analyses regarding sustainability at an adequate level

- suggest measures to be taken as a result of an environmental analysis of a product

- have shown maturity when it comes to choosing the level of difficulty and details during the written and oral presentations of the work


The education is done partially through a theory section with lectures as well as practice sessions such as laboratory experiments and discussion tasks.

The course also contains a project task where the participants shall develop a product/service from the starting point of the theoretical session about environment-adapted product development and sustainable development.


Hållbar utveckling - en introduktion för ingenjörer och andra problemlösare, Fredrik Gröndahl och Magdalena Svanström (senaste upplagan).
Okala Practitioner- Integrating Ecological Design.


Intermediate test as well as tasks and projects, with the grade approved, fail.

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