THT320 Sustainability Assessment of Water and Wastewater Systems

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:John Morken

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Engelsk, norsk

Limits of class size:30

Course frequency:Annually (Exception: The course is not offered in the academic year 2023/2024)

Nominal workload:125 hours.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .

About this course

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 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 skills in calculating environmental and resource impacts related to processes and products. The candidates must be able to analyze and interpret results from their own analyses.Students will receive a basic introduction to the method for life cycle assessment and environmental declaration of products and services.

  • Lectures/workshop, one obligatoric exercise and one obligatoric term paper
  • The students' learning is supported by the teachers\' supervision during office hours.
  • One of these courses: FORN220, TBA210, TIP200, THT291, THT261 or THT271.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • None except the grading deliveries.
  • Two hours of lectures every second week and four hours of lectures/seminar every second week
  • The students are ranked according to the number of credits taken.
  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)