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Before choosing course

The course is an advanced course in environmental systems analysis. Course main content:

  • Applied Environmental Systems Analysis – basic concepts and application
  • Life Cycle Assessment – demonstration of a computer based tool for LCA
  • Environmental Impact Assessment – demonstration of a EIA guideline
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis and the use of a broader perspective in CBA
  • Data generation and data quality in Applied Environmental Systems Analysis
Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MJ2681 (Autumn 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Applied Environmental Systems Analysis – basic concepts and application
  • Life Cycle Assessment – demonstration of a computer based tool for LCA
  • Environmental Impact Assessment – demonstration of a EIA guideline
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis and the use of a broader perspective in CBA
  • Data generation and data quality in Applied Environmental Systems Analysis
  • Group task – to carry out either an LCA, an EIA or a CBA for a specific predetermined case in a group of 3-4 students.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student shall be able to:¨         

  • Describe the most important environmental systems analysis methods (Material and Substance Flow Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Costing, Ecological Footprint, Environmental Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment and Integrated Sustainability Assessment),
  • Describe their strengths and weaknesses and their suitability in different types of decision situations.
  • Carry out either (i) a Life Cycle Assessment by aid of a simple computer based tool, (ii) a simple environmental Impact assessment by aid of a specific EIA guideline or (iii) a Cost-Benefit Analysis for a pre-defined concrete decision situation
  • Demonstrate an ability to judge between good and bad data and information to be selected and used for environmental systems analysis

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Course MJ2680 (3C1387) Applied Environmental Systems Analysis or corresponding knowledge

Recommended prerequisites

AL2181 or corresponding knowledge

Equipment

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Literature

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

P, F

Examination

  • NÄR1 - Active Participation in Lecture and Group Task, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project Work, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: 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 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 ECTS

PRO1: Approved group task report: 4 credits ECTS

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

Profile picture Miguel Mendonca Reis Brandao

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 MJ2681

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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