UE Code : IM1-SEL-DUR Academic year : 2016-2017
Information on the course unit
Program / Education :
Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering
First year of Master of Science in Engineering
Total Hours :
34.00 (Hours of teaching + individual study)
To understand and know how to use the various theoretical approaches related to sustainability of livestock production systems.
To understand and use sustainability assessment tools (multi-criteria evaluation)
To implement knowledge and skills of livestock production system sustainability using 1 example of an existing animal product.
Lectures (CM) (4 hrs) The concept of sustainability
Lectures (CM) (2 hrs) Dynamics of livestock production systems (Flexibility, resiliency)
Seminars (TD) (2 hrs) Reading articles
Seminars (TD) (2 hrs) Start-up of group collaborative work "sustainability of 2 livestock value chains"
Seminars (TD) (4 hrs) in group: Farming field trips + value chain representative intervenes as guest speaker
Lecture (4 hrs) Assessment tools for sustainability, multi-criteria approach
Seminars (TD) (4 hrs) Become familiar with the use of multi-criteria evaluation tools
Total Study Time (ED): 8h
General zootechnology / Animal physiology / Animal pathology
Teaching methods :
Lectures (CM), Seminars (TD) on handling and using tools, group work (preparation of field trips and debriefings)
Farm Field Trip
- Critical analysis of a scientific article
- Oral debriefing/presentation of results for group work in the presence of professors / outside guest speakers / professionals from the value chain (4 hrs)