Sustainable Products and Services


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module acquire the following: 

Learning objectives


  • Knowledge of the scientific theoretical and methodological basis of key analytical tools for environmental assessment of products  
  • Have thorough knowledge of key concepts in eco-design of products
  • Knowledge of creativity in the eco-design process
  • Basic knowledge of consumption practices and consumption volumes 
  • Knowledge of regulatory aspects for the development of sustainable products  


  • Can plan and carry out independently the quantitative life-cycle based environmental assessment of a given product 
  • Can shift from qualitative to quantitative representations of product systems, select and gather relevant data and information needed to calculate impact estimates for the product 
  • Can think creatively and to include elements of critical reflection to the eco-design of a product 
  • Can analyse and describe the eco-design process by using relevant theories and empirical investigations 
  • Can organise eco-design procedures for a specific product


  • Can creatively develop solutions for the ecodesign of products that take into account the products’ life cycle perspective
  • Can interpret quantitative and qualitative environmental assessment results and use them in a product improvement and design context  

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, seminars, assignments, etc.



Name of examSustainable Products and Services
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 titleBæredygtige produkter og serviceydelser
Module codePGLEMSK17103
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning)
Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design