The course takes place in period

3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)

Level/category

General studies

Teaching language

English

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

2

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The course will provide students with an understanding and knowledge to the components of life cycle assessments (LCA) and how to use digital tools to perform LCA calculations for processes relevant to materials engineering and to the building sector.

Learning outcomes

After completion of this course students can perform life cycle assessments (LCA) independently and they can interpret the results critically and propose changes to reduce undesirable environmental impacts.

Course contents

- Introduction to LCA and industrial ecology - Environmental impacts - Material flow analysis (MFA) - Environmental product declarations (EPD) - Carbon assessment of buildings - Sustainability tools in CAD - LCA software (GaBi)

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None

Study activities

  • Lectures - 24 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 65 hours
  • - 6 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

1. Group literature review presentation (10%) 2. Group LCA project presentation (30%) 3. Exam (60%)

Teacher

Makkonen-Craig Stewart

Examiner

Makkonen-Craig Stewart

Home page of the course

https://arcada.itslearning.com/

Group size

No limit (20 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Course enrolment period

2019-12-24 to 2020-01-20

Assessment methods

  • 2020-03-13 - Exams
  • 2020-03-06 - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-01-10 09:15 - 11:45 D399 Life Cycle Assessment Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2020-01-17 10:15 - 11:45 D399 Life Cycle Assessment Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2020-01-24 09:15 - 11:45 D399 Life Cycle Assessment Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2020-01-31 09:15 - 11:45 D399 Life Cycle Assessment Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2020-02-07 09:15 - 11:45 D399 Life Cycle Assessment Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2020-02-21 09:15 - 11:45 D399 Life Cycle Assessment Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2020-03-06 09:15 - 11:45 F249 Life Cycle Assessment Group project presentations; Group literature review presentations Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2020-03-13 09:15 - 11:45 D399 Life Cycle Assessment Group literature review presentations; Carbon assessment of buildings - OneClickLCA training Makkonen-Craig Stewart

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