TEP5100 - Industrial Ecology, Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100

Course content

This subject addresses the systems analysis of environmental issues from a technical, economic and societal perspective. It involves use of life-cycle assessment, input-output analysis, systems engineering, material flow analysis, cost-benefit analysis, risk analysis or related techniques. It addresses technical systems, product-service systems, or production-consumption systems such as households or organizations. The project may be conducted in connection with a company or institution, or with ongoing research activity.

Learning outcome

The student shall acquire knowledge for:

  • How the problem investigated in the project has been investigated by different disciplines in engineering, environmental science, economics etc.
  • Theory and methods of industrial ecology and environmental systems analysis related to the topic.

The student shall build skills to:

  • Approach a new topic, identify important issues, relate to different approaches and be able to describe the contribution of work by others.
  • Define concrete research questions to be answered.
  • Choose and utilize transparent and reproducible methods to analyze the system and answer defined research question(s).
  • Critically evaluate data and research results and express their uncertainty.
  • Reflect on consequences of measures to address a problem and be able to give recommendations on how to prioritize measures.
  • Draw conclusions from own work and identify own contribution of work to the research front.
  • Communicate results in oral and written form.

The student shall attain general competence to understand research questions and the scientific approach in general and contribute to research.

Learning methods and activities

Supervised independent project.

Course materials

To be defined together with the teacher, and in line with the nature of the project.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Industrial Ecology


Examination arrangement: Work

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



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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