Syllabus for Materials and Sustainable Development

Material och hållbar utveckling

  • 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:
  • Revised: 2021-10-20
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 28, 2022
  • Entry requirements: Bachelor degree of at least 180 credits, including 70 credits in physics, chemistry, material science and/or materials engineering and 20 credits in mathematics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6. (A Swedish Bachelor's degree fulfills the requirement in English.)
  • Responsible department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Learning outcomes

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,
  • describe energy usage in material production.

Content

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

Instruction

Lectures, seminars and group work.

Assessment

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.

Reading list

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