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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Life Cycle Assessment - AP240006
Title: Life Cycle Assessment
Guaranteed by: Department of Sustainability and Product Ecology (241)
Actual: from 2021
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
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: 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 : D240028, P240006
Annotation -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)
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.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)

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.
Literature -
Last update: Kočí Vladimír prof. Ing. Ph.D., MBA (17.12.2020)


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

Syllabus -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)

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

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

Project presentation and final exam.