Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is for the student to understand the concept of sustainable business and to be able to foresee and analyze environmental consequences in logistical decisions made.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to: Understand the concept of sustainable development and know a few meters that can be used to show the environmental effects of activities. Know how different flows affect the environment and identify means to reduce the environmental impact of the flows.

Course contents

The concept of sustainable development Ecological Footprint and Water Footprint Different flows, especially different parts of the material flow and the impact on the environment The packaging and the environment Eco-labels, life cycle assessments and standards Waste

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to logistics

Additional information

There will be more information about the course in Itslearning when the course starts.

Recommended or required reading

Possible course literature (for example): Grant David, Trautrims Alexander and Wong Chee Yew, 2015. Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Kogan Page Limited. McKinnon Alan, Cullinane Sharon, Browne Michel and Whiteing Anthony, 2010. Green logistics - Improving the environmental sustainability of logistics. Kogan Page Limited. Internet Course material on Itslearning Possible other material given during the course

Study activities

  • Lectures - 26 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 4 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 55 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the compulsory elements of the course and receive at least 50 points of the maximum 100 points in the course. Personal essay: maximum 30 points (at least 15 points required) Assignment by groups: maximum 70 points (at least 35 points required)


Henriksson Robert


Henriksson Robert

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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