PD8301 - Sustainable Product Design PhD individual course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 10/100
Assignment 90/100

Course content

This course offers the possibility for PhD students at IVT to follow a customised ecodesign course at IPD. Those that would like to follow the regular course which is also open to master students, are welcome to take TPD5100.
PD8301 is meant for those PhD students interested in doing a customised project, which is open for discussion. Generally it will involve some individual discussion and tutoring, to arrive at a project description which is of mutual interest, to the PhD student and to IPD. This project is preferably in the form of a piece of original research or an extensive literature review, resulting in a paper that can be submitted for publication. Throughout the research, supervision in the form of discussion meetings is offered (obviously).

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate has obtained a deep understanding of the chosen field of study. The candidate has in addition explored and understood transdisciplinary boundaries between sustainable product design and the student's individual research interests.

Skills: The candidate has experience with discussing and formulating a relevant research project related to sustainable product design. The candidate is able to select, read, process and write relevant literature on sustainable product design.

General qualifications: The candidate can independently execute a minor research project and organise supervision to the extent that it is needed. The student has gained experience in scientific article writing.

Learning methods and activities

Depending on the chosen subject and the number of participants; activities will largely consist of literature review, research activities and article writing, as well as discussion/seminar with supervisor or other relevant staff/students. A final presentation may be asked for. Given the low number of students expected to participate, the organisation of the course is very flexible and individually oriented, and will be discussed at the start of the project. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Course materials

Will be agreed upon.


Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 10/100 2015-11-30 09:00
Spring ORD Oral examination 10/100
Autumn ORD Assignment 90/100
Spring ORD Assignment 90/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.