Departments at the School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability
The School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability has five departments.
Department of Biomechanics and Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Biomechanics and Mechanical Engineering conducts education and research within applied sciences and engineering, with a focus on producing and developing products, such as more environmentally-friendly combustion engines, ergonomic hand tools, lightweight materials, dental implants with superior properties, and effective training and rehabilitation equipment.
The department includes courses in biomechanics, computer-aided design, industrial design, material engineering, production and technical mechanics.
Department of Construction and Energy Engineering
The Department of Construction and Energy Engineering conducts education and research within construction and energy.
On the construction engineering programme, the focus is on construction design and project planning, partly on construction design and project management. The focus of the Energy Engineering Programme is renewable energy.
In energy engineering, research is conducted in district heating, wind power and smart energy use. In district heating, for example, low-temperature systems and the expansion of district heating in Europe and China are managed.
Construction engineering research is conducted within, among other things, management and organisation of construction processes, innovations, quality management in construction and sustainable construction in developing countries.
Department of Business Studies
The Department of Business Studies conducts education and research with a particular focus on business economics.
Subject groups within the department are marketing, organisation and leadership, accounting/finance, economics, and law. The department’s research and education focuses on strategic management, international marketing and entrepreneurship, as well as economics.
The department is responsible for the Business Programme (4 years), Construction and Real Estate Economics Programme, International Marketing Programme and Economics Programme (all 3 years), the Master’s Programme in Auditing and Banking (1 year) and the Master's Programme (120 credits) in Strategic Entrepreneurship for International Growth.
Department of Environmental and Biosciences
The Department of Environmental and Biosciences conducts education and research in environmental science and biomedicine.
On the Biomedicine Programme - specialisation in exercise physiology, the body’s structure and function at molecular, cell, organ and entire body level are studied.
There are two different programmes within environmental science: Environment, Innovation and Sustainability, as well as Nature Conservation and Species Diversity. Here, studies include sustainability issues, nature conservation and environmental changes.
Department of Innovation Management
The Department of Innovation Management conducts research with the aim of developing knowledge in innovation, entrepreneurship and regional learning. Research focuses on innovation and product development work, strategy and management, entrepreneurship, marketing, financing, organisation, governance and internationalisation.
The department is responsible for the Innovation Engineering Programme (3 years) and the Master’s Programme in Industrial Organisation and Innovation (2 years) and for several independent courses within project management.