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

General data

Code: MÖ023G
Subject/Main field: Miljöteknik
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: Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
Established: 9/20/2007
Date of change: 4/20/2016
Version valid from: 8/15/2016


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.


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 selectionprocess 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

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

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

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.

Author: Englund
Title: Kompendium i Miljödriven Innovation
Edition: 2003
Publisher: Mitthögskolan