Syllabus for Materials and Sustainable Development

Material och hållbar utveckling

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TM115
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Materials Engineering A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2020-02-25
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 27, 2020
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree including 50 credits in materials engineering and materials science, of which at least 10 credits in materials chemistry, 10 credits in technical materials/construction materials and 5 credits in physics of materials, and 25 credits in mathematics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
  • Responsible department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  • discuss the concept sustainable development,
  • describe causes and sources of environmental problems and how they relate to materials engineering,
  • describe how different materials can be recycled and what factors may complicate the recycling process,
  • evaluate and critically review a life-cycle analysis of an existing process,
  • discuss energy usage and energy-relevant materials from a sustainability perspective,
  • discuss how materials engineering can help reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses.

Content

The concept of sustainable development. Materials engineering and the environment. Life-cycle analysis. Energy-relevant materials.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars and group work.

Assessment

Written examination and written assignments. Oral presentations of group work. Active participation in seminars.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.