Sustainable design


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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.



Name of examSustainable design
Type of exam
Written exam
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBƦredygtigt design
Module codeTBISDK13104
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design