Extension studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus lies on the sustainable
product development principles.
The SDG in focus

Learning outcomes

You can identify and evaluate sustainable
materials and manufacturing processes for product
development (knowledge).

You can understand the principles of sustainable
product development (knowledge) and their
application to engineering product design (skill).

You can design sustainable products that are
efficient, resource-conserving, and reduce waste

You can recognize the engineer's responsibility in
promoting sustainable product development and
effectively communicate the significance to
various stakeholders (skill).

Course contents

Regulations and Standards Related to Sustainable
Product Design and Manufacture
Brief overview of tools for life cycle assessment
Design for additive manufacturing
Design for disassembly and maintenance
Consideration of reuse and recycling and re-
Implementation of the eco-points, eco-debits and
eco-credits and their applications in sustainable
Gear-box case study (Assembly and life cycle

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Computer Aided Design, PM‑2‑031 (1)

Life Cycle Assessment, GT‑2‑020 (0)

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Study activities

  • Lectures - 36 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 40 hours
  • Practical exercises - 45 hours
  • Small-group work - 14 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

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:
Examination 1
Group project
(examinations include written examination tests,
demonstrations and presentations, reports and
produktions, essays, and also presence at
specified occasions)


Ullah Rizwan


Ullah Rizwan

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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