TEK2002 - EcoDesign


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 40/100 20 minutes E
Assignment 60/100

Course content

-Methods and tools for assessment of environmental sustainability (including life cycle assessment)

-Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) according to ISO 14040

-System boundaries; the challenges of assessments with re-use and recycling

-Data inventories, data requirements, sources for information

-Impact assessment methods, Characterisation, Classification and Normalisation

-Use of software such as SimaPro or similar

-Selected LCA case studies -Circular economy

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student is supposed to have the following:


- be able to define, execute and select methods and tools to assess environmental performance of various concepts (product, process, organisation, etc).

- knowledge of environmental indicators and their background

- knowledge of the main principals of circular economy


- ability to use appropriate evaluation or assessment methods to identify and analyse the environmental performance of concepts

- ability to define and describe the object of assessment for different situations and systems

- ability to perform Life Cycle Assessment with support of LCA tools and data bases

- ability to utilize and evaluate results from Life Cycle Assessment tools

- ability to perform Life Cycle Analysis and evaluate the results

General competence:

- ability to evaluate scientific ethical implications

- ability to evaluate environmental impacts as basis for design

Learning methods and activities

The course will be made accessible for both on campus and remote students. Every student is free to choose the pedagogic arrangement that fits her/his own requirement. Seminars in the course will be given on campus and are open for both categories of students through web conferencing systems (Blackboard).

For remote students there will be at least one gathering at campus with mandatory attendance.

In order to complete the coursework requirements:

- Two hand-ins/assignments must be approved

- Mandatory presence on project presentation

The course's language is English. All hand-ins, exams, etc. must be written in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignment

Further on evaluation

Grade will be given based on:

- Oral Exam: 40 %

- Project work: 60 %

Re-sit of exam in May/June.

Specific conditions

Course materials

Handbook of LCA

Simapro license

Compendium of articles/book chapters

Video lectures

lecture slides

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Design for Sustainabiliy
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 60/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral exam 40/100 E 2023-12-12
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 60/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral exam 40/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
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