Sustainable design

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Bachelor in Sustainable design or similar qualifications.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

A student who has completed this module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • has understanding of the social implications of various sustainability challenges
  • has broad knowledge of various and diverse approaches to addressing sustainability
  • has understanding of various ontological and epistemological approaches in sustainability research.

Skills

  • ability to identify and discuss societal structures that are linked to the sustainability challenges faced by modern societies
  • can describe the complexity and multi-layredness of the processes which shape innovative practices and structural adaptation
  • can integrate knowledge across disciplines and fields.
  • is able to demonstrate theoretically informed analyses of sustainability challenges
  • can recognise, analyse and characterise the following perspectives:
    • Systems innovation perspective
    • Strategic Niche Management Perspective
    • Socio-technical regimes
    • Multi Level Perspective
    • Sustainable governance strategies
    • Practice oriented transition
    • Arenas as situated mappings

Competences

  • can analyse conflicts of interest in relations between businesses, governments and civil society in connection to sustainability challenges, globalization and specific planning initiatives.
  • can analyse viable strategic options for sustainable transition within a product area or technology area

Type of instruction

Reading and analysing texts, lectures and cases.

Exam

Exams

Name of examSustainable design
Type of exam
Written exam
ECTS5
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria for evaluation are stated in the Framework Provisions

Facts about the module

Danish titleBæredygtigt design
Module codeTBISDK13104
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology, Sustainable Design and Integrated Food studies
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design