SJO851 SJO851 Towards sustainable shipping lp1 HT22 (15 hp)
Course is offered by the department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences
Kent Salo, email@example.com 0317725656
Selma Brynolf, firstname.lastname@example.org 0317722237
Lena Granhag email@example.com
Fayas Kanchiralla, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joel Löfving email@example.com
Anna Lunde-Hermansson firstname.lastname@example.org
The course aim is to inspire and stimulate the student into reflecting on how she or he can contribute to a sustainable development. The course will enable the students to act as change agents in their future work, be it within a company, authority, organization or as a researcher.
To meet this aim, the course gives basic understanding for the term "sustainable development", as well as knowledge about use of natural resources and ecosystem services. The course highlights the relation between shipping and the natural environment. The basic understanding for the environmental problems related to maritime activities, such as emissions to sea and air, and other sustainability issues related to transport activities are presented, and it puts emphasis on how environmental impacts from shipping can be reduced. The course will promote a personal commitment regarding sustainability issues and to give the student the knowledge and tools needed to tackle complex sustainability problems in their future career.
MPMAR email@example.com David Folkesten
N5MOB firstname.lastname@example.org Simon Mischke
N5MOB email@example.com Alia Ouahid Hessissen
MPMAR firstname.lastname@example.org Ashitosh Dilip Palkar
MPMAR email@example.com Andreas Peters
- Shipping and the Environment - Improving Environmental Performance in Marine Transportation (2016). Andersson, Brynolf and Lindgren editors. Springer-Verlag, Berlin (available as e-book at Chalmers Library) Heidelberg http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783662490433
-literature and material published on the course web page
The course consists of lectures, group and class discussion seminars around case studies and literature, group assignments and written exams.
The course is divided into stages, which are examined in different manners. The first stage (A) is the general course. It corresponds to 7.5 credits and is examined by part time written exams conducted during the course. The second stage (B), 3.5 credits, will be mandatory literature seminars which are graded “not passed”, or “passed”. In the third, final stage (C) you will conduct a project in collaboration with Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and a company. This stage corresponds to 4 credits and will be examined by written reports and presentations.
Learning objectives and syllabus
Knowledge and comprehension
- explain the interrelation between shipping and the natural environment
- describe tools for decision support relating to environmental issues
- account for the definition of "sustainable development" and its implications on shipping and society
-demonstrate understanding of good energy management practices in shipping companies
- discuss and communicate environmental boundary conditions for shipping
- plan and organize projects
- apply systems perspective to identify challenges with transition towards sustainable shipping
- discuss recent research literature within the field
Link to the syllabus on Studieportalen.
If the course is a joint course (Chalmers and Göteborgs Universitet) you should link to both syllabus (Chalmers and Göteborgs Universitet).
Stage A 7.5 credits Examined by written exams conducted during the course.
Stage B 3.5 credits Mandatory Seminars
Stage C 4 credits Examined by written reports and oral presentations.
During the course, Stage A will be examined by part time exams. Each part time exam will take one hour and consists of 5-10 questions. The part time exams can give 30 points each. In order to pass a part time exam, you need 15 or more points. If you don´t pass one or more part time exams, you will have to take a re-exam at the end of the course in the exam week. Here you then only need to address those parts that you haven’t previously passed. The part time exam and home assignment results are valid during the course, and the two following re-exams. The re-exams are four hours. After all part time exams and home assignments have been passed, the total score for the exams will be combined and graded “not passed”, 3, 4 or 5 according to:
Exam score < 60 (or not passed on one or more part time exams): “not passed”
60 ≤ exam score < 80: grade 3
81 ≤ exam score < 99 : grade 4
exam score 100 or more: grade 5
Your final grade will be based on a combination of the grades you have received in the project and the part time exams and home assignments.
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