Life-cycle assessment and optimization of constructions
Included in Study
Civil and Structural Engineering, Master's Programme
Language of instruction
On successful completion of the course, the student is expected to:
Be able to understand environmental impacts in a system perspective
Be able to discuss principles for the implementation of LCA
Be able to quantify the environmental impact of a broad spectrum of economic and societal activities, by conducting an LCA study
Be able to propose and discuss measures to minimize negative environmental impacts from infrastructure, construction activities, products, and energy systems
Be able to identify and discuss strengths and weaknesses in LCA
Environmental impacts of infrastructure, construction activities, material production chains, and energy systems
Life cycle assessment (LCA) in theory and in practice
Interpretation of EPDs and other LCA studies
Applications of LCA
Limitations on standardized LCA methods
Life cycle costing (LCC)
Life cycle management (LCM)
Introduction to circular economy in the building industry
Lectures, exercises and laboratory/project work.
Estimated work load for the average student is 27 hours per credit.
Assessment methods and criteria
Portfolio, 60% of final grade
Individual written digital home exam, 4 hours, 40% of final grade
The person responsible for the course decides, in cooperation with student representative, the form of student evaluation and whether the course is to have a midway or end of course evaluation in accordance with the quality system for education, chapter 4.1.”
Offered as Single Standing Module
Yes. Subject to availability or capacity.
Admission Requirement if given as Single Standing Module
Admission requirements for the course are the same as for the master’s programme in Civil and Structural Engineering.