Sustainable Strategies, 6 credits (TMKA07)

Hållbarhetsstrategier, 6 hp

Main field of study



Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Renee Wever

Director of studies or equivalent

Peter Hallberg
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MDES Design, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 English Linköping o/v

Main field of study


Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Design, Master's Programme

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.


Three years of completed university studies. Admission to masterprogramme in Design. Knowledge of design for sustainability.

Intended learning outcomes

The main objective is for students to develop knowledge about and skills for different perspectives on sustainability and associated design strategies. After the completed course the student shall be able to

  • Articulate the differences between visions on sustainability and their associated design strategies
  • Argue for the selection of a specific strategy in light of a given challenge, while articulating its limitations
  • Independently apply one of the strategies to a design challenge

Course content

Contemporary perspectives on sustainability and associated design strategies, such as, applied eco-design, cradle to cradle, biomimicry, circular economy. The course will cover underlying sustainability visions, associated design strategies, and business rationale. Critical and reflective reading, tools and methods.

Teaching and working methods

The course will be organized around lectures, discussion seminars, analytic workshops, cases, and a condensed design assignment. Recent output will be presented by researchers and mutually critically assessed.


UPG1Visions essayU, G3 credits
PRA1Design assignmentU, 3, 4, 52 credits
UPG2Reflection documentU, G1 credits


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


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Peter Hallberg


Renee Wever

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 160 h

Course literature

Recent books, articles and conference papers provided by staff.
Recent books, articles and conference papers provided by staff.
UPG1 Visions essay U, G 3 credits
PRA1 Design assignment U, 3, 4, 5 2 credits
UPG2 Reflection document U, G 1 credits

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