Syllabus for Materials and Sustainable Development
Material och hållbar utveckling
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
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:
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
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
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
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.
On completion of the course the student shall be able to:
describe causes and sources of environmental problems and how they relate to materials engineering and discuss the concept sustainable development,
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 the concept of energy-relevant materials from a sustainability perspective,
discuss how materials engineering can help reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses,
describe energy usage in material production.
The concept of sustainable development. Materials engineering and the environment. Life-cycle analysis. Energy-relevant materials.
Lectures, seminars and group work.
Written examination. 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.