Course code THT320

THT320 Environmental Analysis

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Course responsible: John Morken
Teachers: Ellen Soldal, Lars Gunnar Furelid Tellnes
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2015-2016
Course contents:
The course will focus on the method for conducting life cycle assessment (LCA) of relevant products, where students will learn to practice all the main elements of the method as described in the textbook and ISO standards. The focus will also be on application to identify how environmental and resource information can be used for strategic development in companies, for product improvement and for marketing.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge objectives:

Students will acquire basic knowledge about conducting analyzes of man-made environmental challenges, with a focus on life cycle analyses (LCA).

Students shall have the knowledge of how environmental analyses are used by companies and authorities.

Skill objectives:

Students will acquire basic skills in calculating environmental and resource impacts related to processes and products. Students will receive a basic introduction to the method for life cycle assessment and environmental declaration of products and services.

Learning activities:
Lectures/workshop, one obligatoric exercise and one obligatoric term paper
Teaching support:
The students' learning is supported by the teachers\' supervision during office hours.
Chapters in text books, papers and data program. Overview will be given at semster start.
One of these courses: FORN220, TBA210, TIP200, THT291, THT261 or THT271.
Recommended prerequisites:
Basic knowlegde in environmental and resource sciences.
Mandatory activity:
None except the grading deliveries.
Exercise report counts 20 %, project report counts 50 % and multiple choice exam counts 30 %. All of the evaluated elements in the course must be passed to pass the course.
Nominal workload:
125 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
Two hours of lectures every second week and four hours of lectures/seminar every second week
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidates exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades