Syllabus for Project in Multidisciplinary Teams

Projekt i mångvetenskapliga team


  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 1TG434
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Sustainable Destination Development A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2020-02-27
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2022-02-11
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2022
  • Entry requirements:

    A Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits, and in addition participation in courses of 30 credits within sustainable destination development. Introduction to Sustainable Destination Development. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • by working in multidisciplinary groups, make use of others' knowledge and skills as well as communicate and make use of their own expertise and skills on issues of sustainable destination development,
  • translate theoretical knowledge into solutions in practical situations for sustainable destination development,
  • explain both how sustainable destination development and all social challenges are complex entities, where many different skills are needed for their resolution, as well as the importance of heterogeneity,
  • communicate verbally and in writing with different actors in society on issues of sustainable destination development.


In multidisciplinary groups, the students work with a specific tourism and/or regional sustainability challenge. The groups consist of students of varying background with different expertise and skills. We take concrete challenges from the tourism industry, the region, the county administrative board, civil society, etc, as students in smaller groups collaborate based on the Design-thinking as well as the Experts-in-team methodologies. The coupling to the Gotland community, and working on the challenge in collaboration with the actors who own the problem, is central to the course, in addition to applying knowledge to practical solutions.


Lectures, seminars, supervision, study visits, exercises, individual assignments and group work.


Written report of individual assignment (2.5 credits) as well as oral and written presentation of group work (5 credits).

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 targeted pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Other directives

This course cannot be included in the same degree as 1TG421.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Literature is chosen according to the specific project.

Last modified: 2022-04-26