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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AL2182 (Spring 2016–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Applied Environmental Systems Analysis – basic concepts and application
  • Material Flow Analysis – methodology and application
  • Life Cycle Assessment – demonstration of a computer-based LCA tool and application
  • Data generation, data quality and uncertainty in Applied Environmental Systems Analysis
  • Usage of a specific environmental systems analysis tool

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student shall be able to:         

  • Describe the most important environmental systems analysis methods (e.g. Material and Substance Flow Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment, Ecological Footprint, Environmental Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment and Integrated Sustainability Assessment)
  • Carry out either (i) a Material Flow Analysis or (ii) a Life Cycle Assessment by use of a corresponding computer-based tool (e.g. STAN, SimaPro/Gabi/openLCA)
  • Demonstrate an ability to judge between good and bad data and information to be selected and used for environmental systems analysis

Course Disposition

  • NÄR1 – Active Participation in Lecture, Seminar and Group Task, 2.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
  • PRO1 – Group Project Work, 4.0 credits, grade scale: A-F
  • LAB1 – Computer Lab exercises, 1.0 credit, grade scale: P, F
  • INL1 – Individual assignment, 0.5 credits, grade scale: A-F

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Course AL2181 Environmental Systems Analysis and Decision Making or corresponding knowledge

Recommended prerequisites

AL2181 or corresponding knowledge


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Selected scientific articles and reports

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Other requirements for final grade

    • The examination is based on active participation in the course and on the quality of the group task report according to the following:

      NÄR1: Active participation in lectures, seminars and group task work: 2 credits

      PRO1: Approved group task report: 4 credits

      LAB1: Approved computer lab exercises: 1.0 credits

      INL1: Approved individual assignment: 0.5 credits

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Ethical approach

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

    Further information

    Course web

    Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

    Course web AL2182

    Offered by

    ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

    Main field of study

    Environmental Engineering

    Education cycle

    Second cycle

    Add-on studies

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