IT, Sustainability and Social Responsibility, 5 credits
Academic year 2022/2023
Autumn 2022, 33%, Campus
Start date: 29 August 2022
End date: 30 October 2022
Application deadline: 19 April 2022
Application code: UU-11042 Application
Language of instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
Registration: 28 July 2022 – 5 September 2022
Entry requirements: 120 credits including 60 credits in computer science. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083
Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083
About the course
The sustainability of information technology is often not visible in our everyday use of online services and devices. Firmly outside of our view are the energy and emissions that power data centres for video streaming, the rare earth mineral extraction and global supply chains that bring us our digital devices, and the labour needed to package and deliver the stuff we order online.
This course grapples with the environmental and social impacts of information technology. You will engage with critical literatures on sustainability from a number of academic disciplines, and will examine case studies of how IT contributes to (un-)sustainability. As a part of this, you will gain an overview of IT and sustainability as a new field of research, as well as learn about means to develop IT for sustainability. As a core feature of the course, you will be expected to critically reflect on your own past and current project work, and identify how it might be improved in order to make sustainability a core design principle.
Department of Information Technology
hus 10, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
Box 337, 751 05 UPPSALA