FAG3202 Life Cycle Assessment, Advanced Course 7.5 credits

Livscykelanalys, fördjupningskurs

The course should give students knowledge on current issues within the area of life cycle assessment and advanced knowledge on some specific methodological aspect.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The topic of the course is Life Cycle Assessment methodology.

Intended learning outcomes *

The course should give students knowledge on current issues within the area of life cycle assessment and advanced knowledge on some specific methodological aspect.

Course Disposition

The course is given as a seminar and literature course. The literature consists of one part that is common for all student and one part that is chosen individually together with the examiner. The students should write a paper on a specific methodological aspect. The paper should be of such a quality that it could be published as a scientific paper, a part of a cover essay for a thesis, or an application or something similar. The format is discussed and decided together with the examiner. Normally the paper should be 8 pages long, but this may vary depending on the chosen format. One seminar is given at the start of the course, one for the common literature and one each when the individual papers are presented. The students can also get individual supervision during the course. The students should read and comment on each others papers.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

When starting the course the students should have basic practical knowledge of Life Cycle Assessment for example from a basic course, or by having done a published life cycle assessment or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

The literature consists of one part that is common for all student and one part that is chosen individually together with the examiner .The common part is chosen to give a review of current issues within the field of life cycle assessment and will give the students a common knowledge basis. The individual literature is chosen so that the students can get more specific knowledge within a specific topic. The literature will normally consist of 500 pages, mostly papers from scientific journals.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

    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 ccourse requirements are one accepted paper and active participation in the seminars.

    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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    Examiner

    Göran Finnveden

    Further information

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    Offered by

    ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

    Main field of study *

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Contact

    Göran Finnveden, goran.finnveden@infra.kth.se, 08-790 7318

    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.

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering