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Life Cycle Assessment for Environmental Engineering

Additional course evaluations for TN0313

Academic year 2021/2022

Life Cycle Assessment for Environmental Engineering (TN0313-10217) 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2020/2021

Life Cycle Assessment for Environmental Engineering (TN0313-10245) 2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01

Academic year 2019/2020

Life Cycle Assessment for Environmental Engineering (TN0313-10108) 2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31

Academic year 2018/2019

Life Cycle Assessment for Environmental Engineering (TN0313-10110) 2018-09-03 - 2018-10-28

Academic year 2017/2018

Life Cycle Assessment for Environmental Engineering (TN0313-10027) 2017-08-28 - 2017-10-27

Academic year 2016/2017

Life Cycle Assessment for Environmental Engineering (TN0313-10061) 2016-08-29 - 2016-10-21

Academic year 2015/2016

Life Cycle Assessment for Environmental Engineering (TN0313-10243) 2015-08-31 - 2015-10-25

Academic year 2014/2015

Life Cycle Assessment for Environmental Engineering (TN0313-10118) 2014-09-01 - 2014-10-24

Academic year 2013/2014

Life Cycle Assessment for Environmental Engineering (TN0313-10055) 2013-09-02 - 2013-10-27

Academic year 2012/2013

Life Cycle Assessment for Environmental Engineering (TN0313-10089) 2012-09-03 - 2012-10-28

Academic year 2011/2012

Life Cycle Assessment for Environmental Engineering (TN0313-10181) 2011-08-29 - 2011-10-25

TN0313 Life Cycle Assessment for Environmental Engineering, 5.0 Credits

Livscykelanalys för miljö- och vattenteknik

Syllabus approved

2015-01-21

Subjects

Environmental science Technology

Education cycle

Master’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Technology 5.00 1002

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

Swedish

Prior knowledge

Equivalent to 120 credits, of which at least 70 credits in the subjects Technology/Technique, however 15 credits Physics or Chemistry may be included. At least 15 credits Chemistry, 10 credits Biology and 15 credits Soil Science or Geosciences should be included.

Objectives

The purpose of the course is to provide knowledge and skills in quantification of natural resource use in a life cycle perspective and the environmental load caused by this use. The aim is also to apply and develop skills in formulating problems, critical reviewing and written and oral presentation.
After the course the student should be able to:
- perform a limited life cycle assessment for a production system, for example a food product
-analyse a given LCA by considering the important factors that affect its results
- describe and apply methods for quantification of the effects of uncertain and varying input data in life cycle assessments
- describe and assess methods for environmental impact assessment in LCA
- describe the opportunities and constraints for use of the method as a decision support tool in policy-making and industry.

Content

Lectures cover energy analysis, quality aspects of energy, data sources and data security, and the different parts of life cycle assessments: ¨
- definition of purpose, system limits and functional units
- inventory (LCI)
- impact analysis (LCIA)
- result interpretation, sensitivity analysis

The course also includes a project where students perform a limited LCA, which includes collection of data, calculation of energy balance and environmental load, as well as analysis of uncertainty and sensitivity. The course also includes a seminar with a critical review of an LCA.

Main activities in the course are:
- Scheduled activities: lectures, supervision and presentation of project work (compulsory), study visit (compulsory), examination and evaluation.
- Group activities, not scheduled: group assignments.
- Individual studies, not scheduled: literature studies.

Formats and requirements for examination

Approved written and oral presentation of project work and seminar work.
Approved examination and participating in compulsory moments.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Energy and Technology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
Replaces:
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Master Programme in Environmental and Water Engineering Aquatic and Environmental Engineering Programme (admission before 1 July 2007) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 12684 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Environmental science Technology
Course code: TN0313 Application code: SLU-10072 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Energy and Technology Pace: 35%