Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Sustainable Packaging

Danish title
Miljørigtig emballage
Study programme
Product Development and Integrative Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
6. semester
Duration of the subject/module
3 Weeks
Programme elements
Start time
Lygten 16, København NV
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Peter Sommer
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The student has acquired:
    An understanding of the practice, philosophy, theory and methodology of packaging applied in an industrial context and is able to reflect on sustainability and ethical issues.
    A development-based knowledge of essential practical tools for measuring impact of all levels of packaging in organisations, society and globally.
    A basic practical and theoretical understanding of packaging and its role in the global supply chains


    The student is able to:
    Assess practice oriented and theoretical issues relating to packaging and sustainability in both a local and a global context
    Define and use a relevant system boundry for academic and practice oriented development of packaging


    The student is able to:
    Handle innovative methods for solutions to complex packaging challenges especially set in a sustainable context and within the framework of a professional code of ethics.
    Identify their own learning requirements and develop their own knowledge, skills and
    competencies in relation to sustainable packaging

  • Type of instruction
    in class lectures and guidance at drawing boards and lots of pin ups
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Danish (Norwegian/Swedish)
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Sustainable Packaging you will receive 54 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 72 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 39% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, exercises, portfolio exercises.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances