Syllabus for Sustainable Development: Project Management and Communication

Hållbar utveckling - projektledning och kommunikation

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1MV024
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Sustainable Development G2F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2011-03-10
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2011
  • Entry requirements:

    University studies 60 credits/equivalent

  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences
  • This course has been discontinued.

Learning outcomes

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

  • thoroughly describe a delimited part of the sustainability challenge;
  • plan, carry out and present a project work that applies theoretical knowledge and contributes to a sustainable development;
  • demonstrate good ability to work independently;
  • account for and evaluate the practical problems that can arise when working with projects;
  • account for and critically relate to the practical and ethical dilemmas that can arise when working for a sustainable development.


The students carry out a project individually or in groups that in one way or another aims to contribute to sustainable development. The student comes up with a project idea that is processed by an interdisciplinary reference group. When the project proposal has been accepted, the student runs his/her project with the support of a contact person/supervisor and CEMUS as a resource base. The project is processed during continuing seminars and is presented in a project report, and in an outreach context. The project should combine theoretical and practical skills with method knowledge. The project can focus on a field within or outside the university domain. Focus is put on critically discussing and presenting the project results in both writing and speech.


Individual work combined with supervisor meetings and seminars.


The examination consists of two main parts. The first part consists of the writing a project report, presentation of the project and a written evaluation of the work process (10 credits), part two is examined continually through written preparation before and active participation in seminars (5 credits).

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2016

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Mandatory reading - everybody reads this literature

  • Atkisson, Alan The sustainability transformation : how to accelerate positive change in challenging times

    London: Earthscan, c2011

    Find in the library


  • Course Reader

    Find in the library


  • Eriksson, Mikael; Lilliesköld, Joakim Handbook for small projects

    Liber, 2010

    Find in the library


  • Gallo, Carmine Talk Like Ted : The 9 public-speaking secrets of the world's top minds

    New York: St. Martin's press, 2014

    Find in the library


  • The Common Cause Handbook

    Public Interest Research Centre, 2011



Choose one book for in-depth reading from this list

Reading list revisions

Last modified: 2022-04-26