Sustainability Management in a Societal and Institutional Perspective


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module, acquire the following: 

Learning objectives


  • Have thorough knowledge and understanding of institutional and social framework conditions, actors and challenges for sustainability management


  • Can analyse and understand the handling of environmental problems on a societal level, including the integration of environmental policies, instruments and institutional aspects
  • Can identify, analyse and assess project-relevant sustainability problems and consequences in an overall perspective
  • Can formulate and analyse proposals for strategies within the environmental field which are based on an analysis of the technical and institutional conditions
  • Can understand, use analytically and critically reflect on relevant quantitative and qualitative economic, sociological, environmental and/or engineering methods
  • Can independently collect data in relation to relevant problems and assess the quality and reliability of the used data
  • Can explain the general structure and methods of the project. Must also be able to reflect critically to sources and use accurate source referencing
  • Can manage a study project in an interdisciplinary and intercultural PBL learning environment 
  • Can independently structure and reflect on project management activities and carry out subject specific and interdisciplinary study project
  • Can apply graphics programmes like Adobe Illustrator, Visio or SketchUp to make relevant illustration(s) for the project


  • Can combine relevant theories, understandings, methods and analyses to form a synthesis towards the preparation of specific strategies and plans directed towards institutional and social framework conditions
  • Can independently reflect on and take responsibility for own learning, professional development and specialisation 
  • Can use online platforms for project management, communication and data management (e.g. Teams, Google Drive)

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work in groups. 


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam


Name of examSustainability Management in a Societal and Institutional Perspective
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleBæredygtighedsledelse i et samfundsmæssigt og institutionelt perspektiv
Module codePLEMSSK22202
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design