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MMS230 - Emissions from transportation
Luftföroreningar från transporter
Syllabus adopted 2021-09-06 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: FRIST
7,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Main field of study: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Teaching language: English
Application code: 99140
Open for exchange students: No
Minimum participants: 50
Maximum participants: 300

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0121 Written and oral assignments 4,0 c Grading: UG   4,0 c    
0221 Project 3,5 c Grading: UG   3,5 c    

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level studies


Emissions to the environment is a big problem for climate and human health. The transport system is a complex system which grows in complexity together with technology. Future engineers/teachers/policy makers need to understand both the basic knowledge about different emissions and the interplay with society at large, in order to prepare for a sustainable future, and for decreased emissions from transportation.

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

1. describe the difference between global emissions (CO2, CH4, N2O) and local emissions (CO, HC, NOX, PM)
2. describe the emissions from “well-to-wheel” and the implications on emissions related to land use, mineral extraction, use of transportation, global climate and health effects
3. describe the different emissions from different modes of transportation and their effect on global climate and health effects
4. analyze one type of measurement technique, the pros and cons and the consequences for society
5. perform a multi-criteria analysis and to present and discuss the results during a seminar
6. discuss the consequences of different system boundaries, lack of knowledge, societal structure (laws and regulations, individual standpoint, etc) on emissions from transportation


1. Global system, overview
2. Energy carriers (emissions from productions)
3. Origin of emissions and emission reduction
4. Emissions measurement and monitoring
5. Emissions in a societal perspective (health effects, politics and regulation)


• Lectures (recorded)
• Discussion forum and Q&A sessions
• Laboratory (remote)
• Assignments
• Project task including presentation (digital) and project report


Recorded videos, presentation slides and scientific publications

Examination including compulsory elements

The first part consists of three assignments and one lab report.
The second part consist of a project presentation and a project report.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.

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