Sustainable Products and Services

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module acquire the following: 

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the scientific theoretical and methodological basis of key analytical tools for environmental assessment of products  
  • Have thorough knowledge of key concepts in eco-design of products
  • Knowledge of creativity in the eco-design process
  • Basic knowledge of consumption practices and consumption volumes 
  • Knowledge of regulatory aspects for the development of sustainable products  

Skills

  • Can plan and carry out independently the quantitative life-cycle based environmental assessment of a given product 
  • Can shift from qualitative to quantitative representations of product systems, select and gather relevant data and information needed to calculate impact estimates for the product 
  • Can think creatively and to include elements of critical reflection to the eco-design of a product 
  • Can analyse and describe the eco-design process by using relevant theories and empirical investigations 
  • Can organise eco-design procedures for a specific product

Competences

  • Can creatively develop solutions for the ecodesign of products that take into account the products’ life cycle perspective
  • Can interpret quantitative and qualitative environmental assessment results and use them in a product improvement and design context  

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, seminars, assignments, etc.

Exam

Exams

Name of examSustainable Products and Services
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentStated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleBæredygtige produkter og serviceydelser
Module codePGLEMSK17103
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Planning, Geography and Surveying
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design