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P13 EPD: Sustainability in Engineering Product Development #02

P13 EPD: Sustainability in Engineering Product Development #02

The course is part 2 of the 20 HEC four-module-PhD course on Engineering Product Development (EPD). Please refer to: The Product Development Academy (PDA), Sweden

Target group

Professionals and PhD candidates who want to increase their knowledge about how various sustainability aspects relate to Engineering Product Development.


MSc in Engineering or similar.

Fee for industrial members

7 500 SEK


The course will include inspirational lectures, literature seminars, and a written assignment. A number of pressing themes relating to Sustainable Development will be addressed and in seminars and writing these will be reflected upon in relation to their criticality for society and connection to the field of Engineering Design and Product Development. The connection to each PhD students own research will also be addressed.

Planned themes are:
1. Sustainable product development & Ecodesign and support tools/methods
2. Social sustainability
3. Circular Economy/Sustainable business models.

In addition, the basics of Sustainable Development will be addressed.

At the end of the course participants are expected to write a course paper where they relate their own research to literature on sustainable product development. The paper shall be presented at the third meeting and each participant must also act as “opponent” of another participant’s paper.

DATES: the course will start later 2019/20. Dates are not yet announces.

Target group

Industry, PhD Student