Sustainability challenges


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 been through the module:

Learning objectives


  • has knowledge about a diversity of possible dimensions in the concept of sustainability such as environmental, social, economic, ethical sustainability
  • understands current challenges concerned with sustainability on different levels of societal life


  • can characterise and analyse current challenges concerned with sustainable development
  • can develop scenarios and considerations concerning viable strategic options as a response to the sustainable challenges
  • can plan sustainable solutions to specified challenges including how to stage and organise a process for sustainable transition at company level or in another chosen context
  • can develop or redesign business models to support sustainable transitions
  • can work together with and enrol interested parties in companies, governmental bodies and / or from the civil society in a sustainable transition project


  • can reflect upon viable strategies for sustainable transitions and consider the possibilities in a design oriented approach
  • can reflect upon viable ways of engaging and enrolling actors from a diversity of knowledge, institutional and business domains by taking into account the repertoire of transition strategies

Type of instruction

Project assignment, carried out in groups of 2 to 5 students. The project should be planned in cooperation with a company or an institution.



Name of examSustainability challenges
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBæredygtighedsudfordringer
Module codeTBISDK13201
Module typeProject
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