VB8007 - Life cycle assessment of polymers and composites


Examination arrangement

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

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignments 40/100
Oral examination 60/100

Course content

• LCA in relation to other environmental systems analysis tools. • Methodology for the different phases of an LCA (goal definition and scoping, inventory analysis, impact assessment and interpretation). • Methodology for simplified LCA. • LCA software tools and databases. • Application of LCA on polymers and polymer composites production.• LCCA Life Cycle costing Analysis.

Learning outcome

- Explain the overall purpose and principles of LCA. - Describe the content and explain the purpose of the analytical steps of LCA. - Carry out a complete LCA of a polymeric products or processes, including: identify and delimit the system, specify and handle allocation problems, identify and use relevant data from LCA databases, collect and use data from other sources, choose characterization method based on coverage and relevance to the intended application, implement and use a computer model of the system in the LCA software SimaPro, analyse, explain, and interpret model results.- Carry out a complete Life cycle Cost analysis (LCCA). - Write a report of the performed LCA and LCCA, applying the reporting guidelines and terminology as defined in the ISO standard for LCA.

Further on evaluation

Assignments account for 40 points out of 100 Oral Examination accounts for 60 points out of 100In order for students to pass, they must reach at least 70 out of 100 points.

Course materials

To be defined at the start of the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Materials
  • Materials and Processes - Plastics Technology
  • Design for Sustainabiliy
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination and assignments

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignments 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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