Industrial Ecology, 6 credits (TKMJ10)

Industriell ekologi, 6 hp

Main field of study

Energy and Environmental Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Joakim Krook

Director of studies or equivalent

Niclas Svensson

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6IKEA Chemical Analysis Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 6 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Energy Engineering) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Energy Engineering) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Energy Engineering) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Energy Engineering) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Energy Engineering) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Energy Engineering) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Energy Engineering) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Energy and Environmental Engineering) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping o
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme (Environmental Innovation Management) 2 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping o
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme 2 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6MSUS Sustainability Engineering and Management, Master's programme 2 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Energy and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Chemical Analysis Engineering, B Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme
  • Sustainability Engineering and Management, Master's programme
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, 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

Admittance requirements for master programme at LiTH or at least two years engineering studies at university level. Large Technical Systems and the Environement or a comparable basic course in Environmental Science is compulsory

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
  • on a general level analyse how cooperation between different actors regarding material and energy resources can be developed

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
  • Industrial symbiosis – occurrence and typology, Eco-industrial parks, Development of industrial symbiosis, Socio-economic dimensions of industrial symbiosis
  • Business dimensions and insights into the conditions for a company in the recycling business

Teaching and working methods

The course includes lectures, guest lectures and different levels of group assignments.

Examination

TEN2A written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits
UPG1Approved assignmentsU, G2 credits
Active participation in group assignments.

Grades

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

Other information

Supplementary courses: Management systems and sustainability, Resources effcicient products

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Niclas Svensson

Examiner

Joakim Krook

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 54 h
Recommended self-study hours: 106 h

Course literature

Industrial ecology and sustainable engineering, T.E. Graedel, B.R. Allenby, Pearson Education, ISBN: 0138140340
Industrial ecology and sustainable engineering, T.E. Graedel, B.R. Allenby, Pearson Education, ISBN: 0138140340
TEN2 A written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
UPG1 Approved assignments U, G 2 credits
Active participation in group assignments.

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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. 

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