Management Systems and Sustainability, 6 credits (TKMJ28)

Management Systems and Sustainability, 6 hp

Main field of study

Energy and Environmental Engineering

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Sara Gustafsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Niclas Svensson

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping o
6MSUS Sustainability Engineering and Management, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping o
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Energy and Environmental Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Energy and Environmental Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's Programme
  • Sustainability Engineering and Management, Master's Programme
  • Mechanical Engineering, 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

Admission to master level studies. The course LArge Technical Systems (or corresponding).Basic knowledge of business organizations and sustainability.

Intended learning outcomes

The course will provide the student with knowledge of strategies,tools and approaches for effective corporate sustainability management and of how these can be used in a systematic way. After successful completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • Probleamtize the adoption of sustainable development concepts in the business sector.
  • Critically reflect on what different tools for corporate sustainability management can contribute with to a company's sustainability management efforts.
  • Explain different drivers for corporate sustainability management of sustainability,such as legislation and stakeholder interests.
  • Analyze sustainability strategies of an existing company.
  • Discuss the relations between corporate management of sustainability and competitiveness.

Course content

Subjects included are: Corporate environmental and sustainability management. Environmental management systems. Quality management systems. Instruments for integrated corporate management of sustainability. Basic environmental economics.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of three parts. Theories of corporate management and sustainability are presented at lectures. These theories are used in a group assignment with the aim to analyze sustainability strategies of an existing company. The group assignment is presented in a written report and an oral presentation. Supervision seminars are used to support the group assignment. Further case studies are discussed and exercises are performed at seminars.

Examination

TEN2Written examinationU, 3, 4, 53 credits
UPG3Group assignment, presented at seminar and in written reportU, G2 credits
UPG2Seminars and ExercisesU, G1 credits

Grades

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

Other information

Supplementary courses: Industrial Ecology, Resource Efficient Products, Biofules for Transportation.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Niclas Svensson

Examiner

Sara Gustafsson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 42 h
Recommended self-study hours: 118 h

Course literature

Kurslitteraturen kommer att annonseras på kursens hemsida vid kursstart.
Kurslitteraturen kommer att annonseras på kursens hemsida vid kursstart.
TEN2 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits
UPG3 Group assignment, presented at seminar and in written report U, G 2 credits
UPG2 Seminars and Exercises U, G 1 credits

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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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