Sustainability Management in Organisations


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module acquire the following: 

Learning objectives


  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the framework conditions, challenges and roles of enterprises and organisations in relation to sustainable development, including also the tools and systems which are relevant on an organisation level


  • Can identify a relevant research problem within the field of environmental management and sustainability
  • Can design a research project and use relevant research methods in order to analyse and assess the chosen problem and its consequences
  • Can justify and substantiate the relevance of the chosen research problem based on relevant theories
  • Can independently structure project management activities and carry out subject specific and interdisciplinary study project
  • Can understand, use and critically reflect on relevant quantitative as well as qualitative methods of analysis
  • Can independently procure relevant data in relation to the challenge and problem of the project and assess the quality and reliability of these data
  • Can motivate, argue and communicate the general structure and methods of the project. Must also be able to reflect critically on sources and use accurate source referencing
  • Can use project-relevant theories to structure plans and action for improved sustainability at organisation level
  • Can plan and manage a study project in a PBL learning environment


  • Can structure and handle the complex combinations of specific challenges at an organisation level (eg. business level)
  • Can combine and compose the use of relevant theories, understandings, methods and models so that they form an analytical framework to be used when preparing specific strategies and plans adapted to the possibilities of the enterprise(s) or organisation(s).
  • Can independently take responsibility for own learning, professional development and specialisation
  • Can reflect on the project process and identify development potentials for the next study project 

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work in groups. 



Name of examSustainability Management in Organisations
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 titleOrganisationsrelateret bæredygtighedsledelse
Module codePGLEMSK20101
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 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