The course provides a profound theoretical review of life cycle assessment as a method to assess potential environmental impacts from cradle to grave for products and services. The course covers methods, uses and limitations of a life cycle analysis as well as a review of various environmental impact categories. In a laboratory experiment and a project assignment, students will implement a simplified life cycle analysis using a computer-based tool for a selected product. In an assignment students are trained to review, analyze and compare different life cycle analyzes of such system boundaries, data selection, data uncertainty, etc.
PrerequisitesAt least 60 credits in courses in engineering
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