EP8123 - Dynamic MFA Modelling


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination and work
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 30/100
Oral examination 70/100 D

Course content

The course focuses on the development of transformation pathways for built environment systems (e.g., buildings, infrastructures, automobiles) in order to meet given service requirements within a framework of available resources and limited sinks for pollutants. Particular attention is given to the analysis of stocks, their composition, key drivers, physical inputs and outputs, and the consequences for the environment. The tools used to model and simulate transformation pathways focus on dynamic MFA and scenario development (forecasting and backcasting).

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The students will be able to formulate the key problems related to selected built environment systems, to describe the state of the art tools used to analyze these problems (including their strengths and limitations), and to describe the legal and socio-economic context. Skills: The students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to select appropriate system boundaries to answer specific questions related to a problem, to develop models suitable to identify alternative transformation pathways, and to discuss different interventions in terms of their effectiveness and potential co-benefits, trade-offs, risks, and barriers. General competence: The students will be able to conduct a literature research using online databases and library systems, to work effectively in a team, and to communicate their findings in an effective and transparent way in oral (presentation) and written form (scientific report).

Learning methods and activities

This course is linked to the MSc course TEP4290. Lectures by teachers and external experts, guided self-study for selected case studies (individual and in groups), and seminars with student presentations. Course language is English. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Course materials

According to agreement in the beginning of the semester.

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Industrial Ecology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination and work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 70/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Work 30/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 70/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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