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FAG3202 Life Cycle Assessment, Advanced Course 7.5 credits

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

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAG3202 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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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Kurslitteraturen består dels av en del som är gemensam för alla studenterna och dels en del som väljs individuellt av studenterna i samråd med kursansvarige. Den gemensamma litteraturen väljs så att det ger en översikt över aktuella forskningsfrågor inom området livscykelanalyser och ger studenterna en gemensam bas. Den individuella litteraturen väljs så att studenterna kan fördjupa sig i någon specifik frågeställning. Kurslitteraturen omfattar normalt ca 500 sidor och består huvudsakligen av vetenskapliga artiklar.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Homework, 7.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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 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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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 FAG3202

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Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering