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TEK225 - Technology and society
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MTS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Course round 1


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Project 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

TKVOV CIVIL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Erik Bohlin



Course round 2


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Project 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

TKAUT AUTOMATION AND MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 
TKELT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Erik Bohlin



Course round 3


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Project 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

TKMAS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TIKEL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKAUT AUTOMATION AND MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 
TKELT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Erik Bohlin



Course round 4


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Project 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

TKAUT AUTOMATION AND MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKDAT COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKVOV CIVIL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 
TKELT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Erik Bohlin



Theme:

MTS 7,5 hec


Eligibility:

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

No particular prerequisites are needed.

Aim

The aim of the course is to improve the understanding of the interplay between technology and society, especially several forms of institutional and governmental roles for industrial change, corporate strategy, technology use and development.

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

- Identify, analyze och problematize the role of institutions for industrial change, corporate strategy, technology use and change.
- Apply concepts such as regulation, policy, institutions and innovation on individual, corporate, societal technology use and development.
- Identify and analyze ethical and social problems when adopting new technology.
- The student should also be able to apply the concepts in relation to the future working role as engineer.

Content

The course is an overview course which considers technology development and societal interaction based on theories from the following areas: foresight, information society, regulation, policy, strategy, ethics, and globalisation.  The course provides hand-in assignments and project work which requires the student to connect the course agenda and main issues to the respective student's technology base of their engineering degree.

Organisation

Lectures and seminars.

Literature

Se course homepage for current information.

Examination

An essay based on project work, hand-in assignments and take home exam. Grades: F, 3, 4, 5.


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