Waste Management, Resources and Energy Planning in Sustainable Cities


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Has thorough knowledge of a planning tool within energy planning or resource management
  • Has knowledge of selected scientific methods and their application for analysis of a chosen research problem.
  • Has knowledge of the basic structures of energy system and waste/resource management
  • Has knowledge of different models for the development and design of cities and the impacts of these models
  • Knowledge of theories of science and research methods relevant for conducting research within the field of sustainable cities


  • Can identify a relevant research problem within the field of sustainable cities
  • Can design a research project and use relevant research methods in order to analyse the chosen problem
  • Can independently collect relevant data in relation to the challenges and problems of the project, and assess the quality and reliability of this data
  • Can independently structure project management activities and carry out subject specific and interdisciplinary study project
  • Can motivate, substantiate and communicate the general structure and methods of the project in a scientific context
  • Can critically analyse the environmental, social and economic impacts of urban development
  • Can understand, apply and critically reflect on relevant quantitative as well as qualitative economic, social, environmental and/or technical methods of analysis and identify the interests connected to these
  • Can apply and advance knowledge obtained during semester modules
  • Can communicate research-based knowledge and discuss professional and scientific problems in relation to the interplay between urban development and sustainable development with peers and non-specialists
  • Can relate critically to sources and indicate accurate references
  • Can plan and manage a study project in a PBL learning environment


  • Can carry out simple research investigations of sustainability aspects in an urban context in which the methodological approach takes into account the complex relations of cities
  • Can relate critically to sources and indicate accurate references
  • Can form part of and contribute to team work by planning and managing the research process
  • Can reflect on the project process and identify development potentials for the next study project
  • Can take responsibility for own learning 


Type of instruction

Problem-oriented project work in groups



Name of examWaste Management, Resources and Energy Planning in Sustainable Cities
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 titleAffaldshåndtering, ressourcer og energiplanlægning i bæredygtige byer
Module codePGLSUSK20101
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Cities)
Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design