Industrial Ecology, 6 credits

Industriell ekologi för ökad resurseffektivitet, 6 hp

TKMJ35

Main field of study

Energy and Environmental Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Niclas Svensson

Director of studies or equivalent

Niclas Svensson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping C
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Biotechnical Engineering Specialization) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping E

Main field of study

Energy and Environmental Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering
  • Energy-Environment-Management M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Environmental Technology

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims at developing the participants’ understanding of a proactive approach to the prevention of environmental impact from products, organisations and technical systems. This will be accomplished since the participant will be able to;

  • evaluate environmental impact from material and energy flows in a life cycle perspective based on thermodynamics and suggest improvements with the awareness of the risk for problem shifting
  • apply material strategies such as dematerialisation, substitution and waste hierarchies regarding different products
  • describe the usability of different tools and strategies for optimising material and energy flows in a life cycle perspective
  • describe and use life cycle assessment to quantify environmental impacts from a system,
  • search and analyse information regarding a societal environmental problem, propose realistic system approches for increased resource efficiency and present the results both orally and in written form.

Course content

  • Material strategies with special emphasis on waste and recycling: Waste management in practice, Waste hierarchy, Reuse, Material and Energy recycling, Land-fills, Urban and Land-fill mining, Resource dissipation, Exergy and entropy, Dematerialisation, Transmaterialisation, Material and substance selection, Service-life, Use of by-products, Producers’ responsibility
  • Tools and concepts for environmental systems analysis with special emphasis on material flow analyses: Problem shifting – tool selection, Material flow analyses, Total material requirement, Direct material input, Material intensity per service, Ecological rucksacks, Ecological footprint, Substance flow analyses, Life-cycle assessments
  • Urban and landfill mining, waste hierarcies, exergy and entrophy
  • Business dimensions and insights into the conditions for a company in the recycling business

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, guest lectures, literature seminars and different forms of group exercises

Examination

UPG1Assignments2 creditsU, G
TEN1Written examination4 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
Active involvement in group exercises

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Niclas Svensson

Examiner

Niclas Svensson

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

Vetenskapliga artiklar och rapporter
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG1 Assignments 2 credits U, G
TEN1 Written examination 4 credits U, 3, 4, 5
Active involvement in group exercises

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Vetenskapliga artiklar och rapporter

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
UPG1

                            
2.3 System thinking
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
X

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X

                            
3.2 Communications
X

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context
X
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context
X
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
4.4 Designing
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
4.5 Implementing
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
4.6 Operating
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development
X

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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