Environmental Engineering BA (B), Environmentally Driven Innovation, 15 Credits
Subject/Main field: Miljöteknik
Cycle: First cycle
Progressive specialization: G1F - First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Author: Bengtsson et al
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.
Title: Kompendium i Miljödriven Innovation