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
  • 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: Autumn 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.


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


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.

Reading list

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

Last modified: 2022-04-26