P13 EPD: Sustainability in Engineering Product Development #02  ONLINE

P13 EPD: Sustainability in Engineering Product Development #02 ONLINE

5.0 credits
Start date: 4 March 2021

University: Blekinge Institute of Technology, Lund University, Mälardalen University

Target group: PhD Student, Industry

Academy: Production Academy

Last day of registration: 12 February 2021
Spots: 20 left (of 20)

The last day of application has already passed.

Societal and industrial activities call for a need to relate research and practice on Engineering Product Development to the pressing issues of sustainable development. In this course, we will address how various sustainability aspects relate to Engineering Product Development and focus on why, how and when sustainability needs to be integrated and implemented in the product development activities.

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 lectures, literature seminars, and a written assignment. A number of pressing themes relating to Sustainable Development will be addressed and through the seminars and assignment 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 student’s own research will also be addressed.

Planned themes are:

  1. Sustainable product development & Ecodesign
  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.


Next course spring 2021 (if >8 participants).


8:00 - 17:00 4 March 2021

Meeting 1: Course introduction, lecture, literature discussions, etc.


8:00 - 17:00 22 April 2021

Meeting 2: Lecture, literature seminar, etc.


8:00 - 17:00 25 May 2021

Meeting 3: Presentation/discussion of texts written by the participants, etc.

Online or F2F