This course starts in September (for students that start in September), and in February (for students that start in February).
This course is obligatory for students of the master’s programme Industrial Ecology.
This course gives an overview of the state of the art of the scientific field of Industrial Ecology. It also gives an overview of the sustainability contents and coherence of the Master’s Program on Industrial Ecology. The students are introduced to the concepts of the technosphere-biosphere analogy, the principles of life-cycle thinking, eco-design, stakeholder investigation, and organizational aspects of industrial clustering. The interdisciplinary and problem-oriented character of the field is presented in a group assignment.
- overview of the field of Industrial Ecology including its history – knowledge of the most important Industrial Ecology concepts/theories – insight in the significance of Industrial Ecology in the societal sustainability debate – introduction to various definitions and meanings of the concepts ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable development’ – overview of the main drivers for unsustainability
Mode of instruction
Lectures, interactive discussions, and group projects.
Group presentations and individual take home exam.
The lecturer communicates via blackboard TU Delft.
Articles, Book Chapters, and Lecture Slides. All will be made available during the course via BlackBoard.
Students who are not enrolled to the master’s programme Industrial Ecology have to ask permission from the studyadvisor of Industrial Ecology at least one month before start of the course by use of this form.
This course is given twice a year. Students that start the master’s programme Industrial Ecology in September, have to follow this course in September-November. Students that start the master’s programme Industrial Ecology in February, have to follow this course in February-April.
More information and the description of the course is published in the e-studyguide of TU Delft.