Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TKMJ14 Large Technical Systems and the Environment, 6 ECTS credits.
/Large Technical Systems and the Environment/

For:   IND   MEC   SUS  


Prel. scheduled hours: 44
Rec. self-study hours: 116

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Energy and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

In this course, the student will develop knowledge of modern environmental engineering. Emphasis is on new and established proactive solutions of environmental problems related to large technical systems. After the course, the student will be able to;
  • explain how large technical systems influence the environment and discuss technical, economic and political implications in re-developing such systems.
  • outline common mitigating measures used to minimise pollution of air and water and describe the role of such end-of-pipe technologies in modern environmental engineering.
  • describe and, on a general level, reflect upon how different proactive strategies can contribute in limiting environmental impacts of the society‚?Ts use of materials and energy.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Environmental science and a general knowledge of industry and large technical systems are beneficial

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

Supplementary courses:
Building energy Systems, Energy systems analysis, Industrial ecology, Industrial energy systems, Management systems and sustainability, Resource efficient products, Environmental systems analysis-project course.

The course is based on lectures, seminars, assignments and study visits. A minor project work is part of the course as well.

Course contents:
The course covers different themes such as the emergence of environmental problems, environmental history, technical, organisational and environmental aspects of large technical systems with special emphasis on energy and waste management systems, traditional end-of-pipe technologies, system thinking and life cycle approaches in solving environmental problems.

Course literature:
A course compendium consisting of selected scientific articles and book chapters.

Written examination
Active participation in seminars, assignments and

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: IEI.
Director of Studies: Carina Sundberg
Examiner: Joakim Krook
Link to the course homepage at the department

Course Syllabus in Swedish

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Last updated: 08/24/2017