Sustainability in the Environment


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • demonstate basic understanding of sustainable land use
  • explain how land uses affect natural ecosystems
  • explain how chemical loads affect ecosystem structures and how these effects are mediated
  • explain what administrative structures, including legislation are used to handle environmental problems


  • identify the processes that are important for the analysis and understanding of sustainability of the environment
  • use ecological models to describe impact of chemicals and nutrients on natural ecosystems
  • carry out experimental and theoretical investigations to find solutions to environmental problems
  • apply selected methods to measure load, degradation and fate of selected chemicals in ecosystems
  • write an electronic project report following the standards of the field of study, include relevant original scientific literature, use the correct terminology, and communicate the research-based foundation and problem and results in writing, graphically and orally in a professionallyĀ reasoned and coherent way
  • use relevant software to present, analyze and visualize theories, hypotheses and data in writing as well as orally
  • assess and select relevant original scientific literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project and asses the problem of the project and results in relevant scientific and social contexts


  • use environmental management tools to solve and prevent environmental perturbations
  • handle the planning, implementation and management of complex and unpredictable research and/or developmental tasks and take professional responsibility to implement academic assignments and interdisciplinary collaborations
  • take responsibility for own professional development and specialization

Type of instruction

Project work

Extent and expected workload

450 hours



Name of examSustainability in the Environment
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleKlimaforandringer og bƦredygtighed
Module codeK-BIO-K1-54
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Environmental Science)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science