Environmental Science BA (A), Energy and Sustainable Land Use, 7.5 credits


Environmental Science BA (A), Energy and Sustainable Land Use, 7.5 credits

General data

  • Code: MX041G
  • Subject/Main field: Environmental Science
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Progression: (A)
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: G1N - First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Natural science, Design, and Sustainable Development
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Established: 8/15/2018
  • Date of change: 11/28/2022
  • Version valid from: 1/1/2023


The purpose of the course is that the student should get basic knowledge and skills in environmental science, concepts and perspectives. The course also aims at giving the student basic understanding of energy and energy systems as well as insights regarding the use of natural resources from society's perspective connected to sustainability.

Course objectives

After the course, the student is expected to be able to:
- explain the term energy, based on basic physical relationships
- explain the human use of soil and water and the environmental impact.
- account for and discuss resource issues from a sustainability perspective
- account for the most common existing energy systems and its prerequisites
- account for various human made transport systems and their environmental impact
- account for different sectors of society (land use, housing, energy, industry and transport) and its potential for contributing to a sustainable development.
- show system understanding of environmental science by using data from different sources and make reasonable conclusion based on the data


The course is based on lectures and seminars. The lectures covers energy, energy systems with a certain focus on renewable energy. Connection between renewable energy and their meteorological base is covered. Agriculture, forestry, industry and transports are highlighted. The course also contain sustainable conflicts connected to human need.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements

Selection rules and procedures

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

Examination form

I100: Assignment with oral presentation, 3.5 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

T200: Written examination, 4.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

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: Stephen Peake
  • Title: Renewable Energy
  • Edition: 4 or later
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Author: Sieglinde Snapp
  • Title: Agricultural Systems: Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development
  • Edition: second edition or later
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • Author: Robert K. Kaufmann and Cutler J. Cleveland
  • Title: Environmental Science
  • Edition: 2018
  • Publisher: Trubooks
  • Comment: e-book

The page was updated 11/28/2022