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Research education courses

There is a wide range of PhD courses at the Department of Design Sciences. You find information about the courses and how to register here.

 

Design Sciences' courses for PhD-students

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Course Syllabus at fukurser.lth.se

The course is given every year.

Course responsible: Jakob Löndahl jakob.londahl@design.lth.se

The course aims to increase knowledge and reflection within the doctoral student's own research area and its scientific approach. Thus, the course also gives the doctoral student the opportunity to demonstrate that learning objectives, which are not usually assessed through a licentiate thesis or other courses, are met.

Course information

Read the course syllabus at fukurser.lth.se

The course is given during the spring in 2023. Planned meetings:

  • February 13 at 13-14 (sharp) Critical thinking and critical reflection.
  • March 9 at 13-14 (sharp) Research Ethics, part 2. Ethical applications in practice - when is this relevant for Design Sciences?

Course responsible

If you have questions about the course, contact course responsible: Elin Olander elin.olander@design.lth.se

The course aims to increase knowledge and reflection within the doctoral student's own research area and its scientific approach. Thus, the course also gives the doctoral student the opportunity to demonstrate that learning objectives, which are not usually assessed through a licentiate thesis or other courses, are met.

Course information

Read the course syllabus at fukurser.lth.se

The course is given during the spring in 2023. Planned meetings:

  • February 13 at 13-14 (sharp) Critical thinking and critical reflection.
  • March 9 at 13-14 (sharp) Research Ethics, part 2. Ethical applications in practice - when is this relevant for Design Sciences?

Course responsible

If you have questions about the course, contact course responsible: Elin Olander elin.olander@design.lth.se

 

The purpose of the course is for students to acquire basic knowledge of the physics and chemistry of aerosols (systems in which particles are suspended in gases), understanding of the origin, dispersion, transformations and deposition of airborne particles as well as knowledge of sampling strategy and measurement methodology for airborne particles.

The intention is for the students to acquire a basis for evaluating the environment (for example the climate) and health effects of airborne particles as well as knowledge for application in, for example, nanotechnology, elimination technology, production technology, purity technology and the pharmaceutical industry.

Course information

Read the course syllabus at fukurser.lth.se

The course is given every autumn and next time is 30 October - 19 December 2023.

Course responsible

If you have any questions, contact course responsible Axel Eriksson axel.eriksson@design.lth.se

The course provides basic and in-depth knowledge in sustainable development. It consists of two parts: a theory part (5 credits) and a project part (2.5 credits) which are distributed over two semesters. The theory part is the same as the course "Sustainable development, a systems view" (IDE055F), which introduces different perspectives on sustainable development in seven modules. The project part includes a literature review of ongoing research in sustainability in relation to your discipline and research.

The project should include social aspects and at least some thoughts on economic aspects. The results can be presented as, for example, a report, a seminar with a short written summary, a research proposal or through visualization (poster, scale model, or similar)

Course information

Read the course Syllabus at fukurser.lth.se

The theory part of the course ("Sustainable development, a systems view") is given in the spring of 2024. The project part is given when there are enough students registered.

Planned seminars

Each seminar lasts approximately 3 hours and will be in class at Design Sciences (IKDC) or online, depending on the experts’ ability to attend in person. Preliminary dates are shown below since the exact dates and times aren’t available just yet. Prior to each module we will provide you with reading material and a short reflective assignment. 

Preliminary times for seminars during spring 2024

Modules:

  • A: ca week 4
  • B: ca week 7
  • C: ca week 10
  • D: ca week 13
  • E: ca week 17
  • F: ca week 20
  • G: ca week 23

Registration

Register by contacting education administrator Cilla Perlhagen via email: cilla.perlhagen@design.lth.se

Course responsible

If you have any questions, contact course responsible Kajsa Ahlgren Ode kajsa.ahlgren_ode@design.lth.se

The overall aim of the course is to give the students in-depth knowledge and skills in physiology and the impact of the environment on human physical well-being, health and performance, as well as related prevention and protection.

Course information

Read about the course:

Course Syllabus at fukurser.lth.se

The course is given every spring term.

Course responsible

If you have any questions, contact Chuansi Gao chuansi.gao@design.lth.se

The aim of this course is to broaden the concept of innovation and to equip research students with tools and processes –"innovation and value creation lenses"– needed to see their research in the light of utilisation and in a wider societal perspective. This will stimulate the utilisation of research results in society and contribute to increased innovation and collaboration between academia, financiers, industry and society.

Course information

Read the course syllabus on LTH's website.

The course is given every other spring semester and the next opportunity is autumn 2024.

Course dates

  • 18 September
  • 20 September
  • 25 September
  • 27 September
  • 2 October
  • 9th October

Enrolment

Register by 1 August 2024 by contacting Cilla Perlhagen, Education Administrator, by email: cilla.perlhagen@design.lth.se.

Course coordinator

If you have questions about the course, contact the course coordinators:
Anders Warell, anders.warell@design.lth.se
Jessica Wadin, jessica.wadin@design.lth.se

Course Syllabus at fukurser.lth.se

Course responsible: Your main supervisor

An introduction to the interdisciplinary field of interaction design, with focus on the usability-oriented design process. The course provides a deep understanding of the design process and its connection to learning, as well as insights into how to design useful interactive products and services. The course forms a good basis for future specialisation in interaction design.

Course information

Read the course syllabus at fukurser.lth.se

The course is given during the autumn semester.

Course responsible: Christofer Rydenfält christofer.rydenfalt@design.lth.se

Registration

Register by contacting education administrator Cilla Perlhagen via email: cilla.perlhagen@design.lth.se

Course Syllabus at fukurser.lth.se

The course is given during the spring term.

Read more on the course web page.

Course responsible: Christina Isaxon christina.isaxon@design.lth.se

The purpose of the course is increased knowledge and reflection within the doctoral student's own special area.

The course consists of sub-blocks, each one focuses on a research article within the doctoral student's subject. The course includes literature search, article analysis, report writing and group discussion about articles.

Course information

Course Syllabus at fukurser.lth.se

The course is given every year.

Course responsible

If you have a ny questions, contact course responsible Jakob Löndahl jakob.londahl@design.lth.se

The purpose of the course is increased knowledge and reflection within the doctoral student's own special area, as well as developing the ability to connect one's own research to new methodology and the surrounding society. The course consists of sub-blocks, each focusing on a series of seminars related to aerosol technology. The doctoral student then writes a report for each seminar.

Course information

Course Syllabus at fukurser.lth.se

The course is given every year.

Course responsible

If you have any questions, contact course responsible Jakob Löndahl jakob.londahl@design.lth.se

The course aims to provide knowledge of history and theoretical background as well as different views related to the concepts of business model and business model innovation, focusing on sustainable business model innovation. In addition, you will gain practical experience working with business model innovation tools as well as real cases of business model innovation in established companies, entrepreneurial startups and in new technologies.

Course information

Read the course syllabus at fukurser.lth.se

The course is given during the spring semester.

Registration

Register by contacting education administrator Cilla Perlhagen via email: cilla.perlhagen@design.lth.se

Course responsible

If you have questions about the course, contact course responsible: Lars Bengtsson lars.bengtsson@design.lth.se and Jessica Wadin jessica.wadin@design.lth.se

The course provides broad basic knowledge in sustainable development.  It is divided into seven modules consisting of reading and preparation followed by a seminar where we discuss the module's topic with experts in the field. In each module you have the possibility to discuss different perspectives on sustainable development in relation to your own research. 

The modules include topics such as: definition of sustainable development, climate change and its effects, planetary boundaries, circular economy, sustainable business, life cycle thinking, individual action for sustainability, social aspects, occupational health care, sustainable cities, poverty, complex systems, sustainable development and ethics.

Course information

The course is given during the spring semester of 2024.

Course Syllabus at fukurser.lth.se

Planned seminars

Each seminar lasts approximately 3 hours and will be in class at Design Sciences (IKDC) or online, depending on the experts’ ability to attend in person. Preliminary dates are shown below since the exact dates and times aren’t available just yet. Prior to each module we will provide you with reading material and a short reflective assignment. 

Preliminary times for seminars during spring 2024

Modules:

  • A: ca week 4
  • B: ca week 7
  • C: ca week 10
  • D: ca week 13
  • E: ca week 17
  • F: ca week 20
  • G: ca week 23

Registration

Register by contacting education administrator Cilla Perlhagen via email: cilla.perlhagen@design.lth.se

Course responsible

If you have questions about the course, contact course responsible: Kajsa Ahlgren Ode kajsa.ahlgren_ode@design.lth.se

Reviews from the last course

”Regardless if you are well acquainted with or completely new to sustainable development, this course allows you to broaden and deepen your knowledge on a wide variety of sustainability topics; I never thought I could learn about climate justice and sustainable business models in the same course! Also, I really enjoyed the structure of the course as it was easy to combine with work and other courses, and the seminars offered great discussions with PhD students from other disciplines. I highly recommend it to everyone – to those who think they already know enough about sustainable development and to those who don’t!”

“I strongly recommend this course to everyone! Both those who are interested to learn more about sustainable development and those who are not! Even if you are not interested to learn about sustainable development sooner or later you have to learn about it! Why not learn about SD in a course with expert people and get 5 to 7.5 credits at the end!”

Current PhD-courses

Spring 2024

  • Advanced Methods in in Aerosol Technology (MAM050F)

  • The Designer/Engineer and Sustainable Development (IDE035F)

  • Human in Extreme Environments (MAMF35F)

  • Nanosafety (MAM030F)

  • Reading Course in Aerosol Science (MAM010F)

  • Seminar Course in Aerosol Technology (MAM025F)

  • Sustainable Development – a Systems View (IDE055F)

Autumn 2024

  • Innovation and Value Creation in Research (INT001F)

Registration and course evaluation

If you would like to register for a course or see a course evaluation, contact education administrator Cilla Perlhagen via email at
cilla.perlhagen@design.lth.se

Register for a course

Read the course syllabus for information on course structure and admission information before registering for the course.

Register by contacting the education administrator with the following information:

  • how far you have come in your studies (number of years)
  • which department you belong to.

Contacts

Cilla Perlhagen

Education administrator
cilla.perlhagen@design.lth.se

Damien Motte

Director of research education
damien.motte@design.lth.se

Pernilla Daws

Communications officer 
pernilla.daws@design.lth.se

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