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KBT265 - Resources and innovation in a chemical and historical context
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKKMT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Chemical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Maximum participants: 25

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0114 Project 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 


Professor  Lars Öhrström


MTS 7,5 hec

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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

Upper secondary school chemistry


The course will put the distribution, use and conflicts over raw materials into a chemical, historical, and economical context. Likewise, the creation of wealth and poverty by technical innovation and entrepreneurship will be discussed in this context and in relation to sustainable use of our resources. The student will get an understanding of the interplay between social, political and economic changes and technical development.

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

Describe how our use of natural resources has lead to conflicts, but also to wealth and poverty, and how it has been a driving force for innovation.

Identify ethical and social dilemmas that related to the competition for raw materials.

Relate these insights into his/her  the future role as an engineering.

Have a scientific approach to theories and models


Resource demands in different fields
Economic growth
Who owns the resources
Use of resources and the environment
New technologies for more efficient use of raw materials
Sustainable production of raw materials with new techniques
Conflicts arising from the competition for natural resources
Project work


Lectures highlighting different aspects of the course.
Project work.


to be announced no later than two weeks before the start of the course


written test, project work

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