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Syllabus for

Academic year
PPU206 - Sustainable products and production systems
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-17 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKAUT
4,0 Credits
Grading: UG - Fail, pass
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
0115 Intermediate test 4,0 c Grading: UG   2,0 c 2,0 c    

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Bitr professor  Björn Johansson


PPU205   Sustainable products and production systems


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.

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

After conducted course the student should be able to:
-Describe what sustainability is and exemplify how the sustainability content relate to each other.
-Analyze material choices with sustainability perspectives (Eco-design).
-Compare and evaluate a limited number of possible production systems and motivate the choices stemming from economy, environment and social aspects.
-Compare and evaluate a limited number of energy sources and motivate the choices stemming from economy, environment and social aspects.
-Discuss how the role as an engineer can influence social sustainability from a individual-, Company-, society-, and global perspective.
-Describe the concept and methodologies concerning sustainable development.
-Describe economical concepts in relation to sustainability.
-Reason about and discuss sustainability and the tradeoffs in an industrial context.
-Describe the benefits stemming from a strategy with sustainability focus to perform continuous improvements in Product development and production systems.


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.


- Plan B 4.0 (.pdf document available through Pingpong)
- A number of publications available on PingPong
- Materials from Lectures


In order to pass the course the student needs to;
-Pass the quiz
-Pass written and oral presentations
-Pass laboratory exercises and Project work.
-Be present on ( at least 80 %) lectures and tutoring.

Possible grades are: Fail, Pass.

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