Introduction to Packaging and Package Materials – What is packaging and why is it used?
: The general purpose of the course is for the participants to acquire a systems oriented perspective of the use and handling of package materials, including the materials choice, design, processing, service life and recycling. Having completed the course, the participant should ...
- Demonstrate knowledge of in which context packages are used and which functions they perform in these uses, whit emphasis on food packaging.
- Demonstrate knowledge about the materials, in particular, and their properties that are of importance to the packaging performance with emphasize on the service life.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the production processes used to produce packages and filling of packages.
- Demonstrate knowledge about processes used to handle packages for materials or energy recycling and life cycle consideration, including legal, economical, materials and energy, used to assess the fate of packages.
- Be able to describe driving forces and systems perspective for packaging development, with emphasis on food packaging.
- Be able to independently identify critical and decisive materials, productions and recycling issues for packaging solutions performance and to suggest solutions, with emphasis on food packaging.
As doctoral student participant: Enlisted as doctoral student in a science or engineering field, preferably related to forest industry.
Written (home exam), including a written essay. Examination (and course) is graded Pass or Fail.
Each syllabus states target group and eligibility, which should be based on the prerequisites necessary to understand and process the content of the course. Syllabi and scheduled course meetings are posted on the course portal web page for the doctoral level, which is also open to the public.
Doctoral students who wish to take a course should sign up according to instructions on the course portal.
Admitted students must meet the requirements stated in the syllabus. If there are more prospective students than the teaching capacity allows, priority is given to students as follows:
- If the course is not included in the obligation stated in item 2 below, admission is primarily granted to eligible students at the department offering the course. If the course is offered jointly by several departments at Karlstad university, priority is given, as agreed, by the departments concerned. If the course is commissioned by the Faculty, all students at the Faculty belong to the prioritised group. In the case of cross-faculty courses, all students at Karlstad University belong to the prioritised group. If order of admission must be made in the prioritised group, the student who first signed up according to the requirement above, is given priority.
- If the course is part of a commitment to a national or international graduate school, network or equivalent, priority is given to their participants.
- If there is an agreement on exchange with a subject, department or faculty at another HEI, eligible students from such institutions have second priority
- Other eligible students at Karlstad University have third priority.
- Other eligible students at other HEIs have fourth priority.
The appointed course convener decides on admission of students to a doctor level course in accordance with the order of priority stated above.
Upon completion of the course, the course convener issues a course certificate with a proposed grade to the students.