TEP5100 - Industrial Ecology, Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

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 industrial perspective. It makes use of life-cycle assessment, input-output analysis, systems engineering, material flow analysis, cost-benefit analysis, risk analysis or related techniques. It addresess technical systems, products, households or organisations. The project may be conducted in connection with a company or institution.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student should know about:
- 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 related to the topic.

- The student should be able to approach a new topic, identify important issues, relate to different approaches and be able to describe the contribution of work by others.
– Choose and utilize reproducible methods to analyse the system and answer the research question.
– Be able to 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. – Be able to communicate results in oral and written form.

General competence: Be able to understand research questions and the scientific approach in general, and be able to 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 2015

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian


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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


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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