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VTM081 - Life cycle assessment
 
Owner: TVOVA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: B
Department: 47 - ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0199 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   28 May 2007 pm V,  24 Aug 2007 am V

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TMASA MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - Minor in Environmental systems, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Anne-Marie Tillman
Professor  Björn Sandén


The course contains theme environment


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

A basic course in environmental science is a prerequisite, e.g. Environmental Technology for V. The course in Environmental Systems Analysis (VMI101) gives a suitable background, but is not a necessary requirement.
For applicants to the course from outside Chalmers the following previous education is required:
- 80 credit units at mathematical/natural science faculty or university of technology.
- 3 credit units environmental science.
- Documented computing skills, for example 10 credit units mathematics.

Aim

The course aims at providing an understanding of methods to assess the environmental impact of products in a life cycle perspective. The course gives the theoretical background for Life Cycle Assessment as a method, skills to use the tool and knowledge about its application areas and limitations.

Goal

The course aims at educating the student to a competent Life Cycle Assessment analyst.

Content

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a method for the analysis and assessment of the environmental impact of products. The life cycle perspective comprises raw material acquisition, production processes, use and waste treatment. LCA comprises calculation of the environmental load associated with the product under study, life cycle impact assessment and interpretation of the results.

The course includes LCA methodology and applications. The application and use of LCA by different actors is covered.

Organisation

The course consists of lectures, smaller exercises performed in the classroom and a group project assignment. The lectures give the methodology for life cycle assessment, application areas, examples of applications and limitations. The exercises and the project assignment give a deeper understanding and skills in using the tool.

Literature

Bamaunn, Henrikke & Tillman, Anne-Marie (2004). The Hitch Hiker s guide to LCA. Studentlitteratur, Lund

Examination

Written and oral presentation of project work
Written examination


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