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Life Cycle Assessment - AP240006
Title: Life Cycle Assessment
Guaranteed by: Department of Sustainability and Product Ecology (241)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2023
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Kočí Vladimír prof. Ing. Ph.D., MBA
Interchangeability : P240006
Annotation -
The study subject is foccused on deeper understanding of context of evaluation of environmental impacts of products, services and technologies using life cycle assessment method.
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will

  • be able to conduct their own LCA study;
  • know legislative context of LCA in practice and EU.
  • get experience with professional LCA software.
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)
Literature -


H. Baumann and A.M. Tillman, The Hitch Hiker´s Guide to LCA, 2004, Lund: Studentlitteratur.

M.A. Curran: Life Cycle Assessment Student Handbook, Wiley 2012.

J. Guinée (Ed.): Handbook on Life Cycle Assessment, 2000

Last update: Kočí Vladimír (17.12.2020)
Syllabus -

1. Principles of LCA

2. Relationship between LCA, LCT and circular economy

3. Collection of inventarisation data sets

4. Goal definition

5. Scope definition

6. Inventarization analysis

7. Allocation

8. Impact assessment

9. Charakterization models

10. Process definition

11. Material and energetic flow definition

12. Development of product scheme plan within system boundaries

13. Balance calculation

14. Interpretation of LCA

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)
Course completion requirements -

Project presentation and final exam.

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)