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BH60A4400 Introduction to Sustainability, 3 cr 
Code BH60A4400  Validity 01.08.2013 -
Name Introduction to Sustainability  Abbreviation Introduction to 
Credits3 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
ClassCourse   
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesYes
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Teachers
Name
Mirja Mikkilä 

Description by Study Guide
Note 

Location: Lappeenranta
The course is based on independent digitalized studying supported by two lectures during the period 1.

 
Year 

M.Sc. (Tech.) 1
In BSc programme in Technology and Engineering Science the course will be taken in third year of studies (B.Sc. (Tech). 1)

 
Period 

1

 
Teaching Language 

English

 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Associate prof. D.Sc. (Agr. & For.) Mirja Mikkilä

 
Aims 

After successfully completing the course, students are able to:
• explain the interaction between the environment, society and business and the relationships of various actors in these fields and their impacts on the society and the environment
• explain the core idea and thinking behind sustainability and its importance in order to limit or decelerate environmental damages and improve our quality of life while pursuing a more sustainable lifestyle and business within the planetary boundaries
• apply practically the learned principles and concepts of sustainability in relation to current production and consumption habits
• know and be guided about the different value-adding activities and tools that promote sustainability; and
• reflect on sustainability principles and desirably in thinking and lifestyles

 
Contents 

The general objective of the course is to introduce students to different sustainability challenges that our world is facing as a consequence of human activities and natural causes. The idea is to learn and understand those sustainability challenges and their interconnectedness, and find out how we could move or transit towards a more sustainable world.

 
Teaching Methods 

1st period: 2*2 h lectures, independent digitalized studies including Moodle quizzes (approx. 54 h), assignment (approx. 24 h). Total workload 78 h.

 
Suitability for doctoral studies (Yes/Leave empty) 

Yes

 
Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 

No

 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 

Yes

 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 

No

 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0 - 5. Examination 60 %, assignment 40 %.

 
Course Materials 

Will be announced in Moodle.

 
Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

max 5

 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

max 5

 


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