Environmental Engineering BA (B), Environmentally Driven Innovation, 15 Credits

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Environmental Engineering BA (B), Environmentally Driven Innovation, 15 Credits

General data

  • Code: MÖ023G
  • Subject/Main field: Environmental Engineering
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Progression: (B)
  • Credits: 15
  • Progressive specialization: G1F - First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Natural science, Design, and Sustainable Development
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Established: 9/20/2007
  • Date of change: 1/16/2023
  • Version valid from: 7/1/2023

Aim

The students should acquire a broad understanding of product, innovation and business development, and knowledge of technology diffusion, environmental driving forces and environmental markets. The teaching is problem-oriented aiming at students require the theoretical and practical skills in project implementation.

Course objectives

Course objectives
After completing the course, students are expected to:
- Understand the innovation process.
- Understand how environmental expertise can be used in product and business development.
- Understand the entire chain from raw materials, through production and business development to waste product from an environmental, a technical and an economic perspective.
- Be able to conduct basic financial calculations and market assessments.
- Be able to perform simple life-cycle analyses and environmental assessments.
- Have the ability to establish a product development plan and a business plan.

Content

The course covers basic knowledge of functional needs, the environment as a driving force, environmental markets and the development of ideas, entrepreneurship, strategic business planning and the innovation process. The course also includes elements of production, marketing and basic production and investment calculations.

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

Teaching consists of lectures and seminars. The course includes a project that the student performs in groups, under supervision. Problem-based group studies may occur when the course is carried out as distance learning. Participation in seminars is mandatory.

Examination form

P300: Project, oral examination, 8.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

P400: Project, oral examination, 3.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

W200: web examination, 4.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Written examination, and written and oral group presentations of project work.
Participation in seminars is mandatory.

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at www.miun.se/gradingcriteria. The examiner has the right to offer alternative examination arrangements to students who have been granted the right to special support by Mid Sweden University’s disabilities adviser.

Grading system

Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

  • Author: Englund
  • Title: Kompendium i Miljödriven Innovation
  • Edition: 2003
  • Publisher: Mitthögskolan
  • Author: Bengtsson et al
  • Title: Affärsplanering
  • Edition: 2002
  • Publisher: Ekerlids förlag
  • Comment: Alternative in English:Starting up - Achieving success with professional business planning; Kubr, Marchesi, Ilar, McKinsey & co, 1998, ISBN 90-9011748-2.

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