KEB-15206 LCA in Energy and Environmental Engineering, 3 cr

Additional information

Maximum 25 students can attend the course. Students of Environmental and Energy technology + Bioengineering are given priority.
Suitable for postgraduate studies.

Person responsible

Jukka Rintala, Hannele Auvinen


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
KEB-15206 2018-01 4 Hannele Auvinen
Jukka Rintala
Exam and individual work

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, a student understands fundamentals of life cycle assessment and its application to several topics in energy and environmental engineering. A student is familiar with the 4 essential steps of LCA, different types of LCA, data inventories, environmental indicators commonly used in energy and environmental engineering, open source and licensed LCA software. Student develops LCA analytical thinking skills and is able to perform an LCA study on a defined topic.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Background and introduction to LCA  Fundamentals and different types of LCA.   
2. LCA: Process, method and tools (inventories/software)  Detailed understanding of stages of LCA, inventories, environmental indicators and software.   
3. LCA modelling  Detailed design of processes and LCA model.   
4. Case studies  Detailed examples of LCA from Energy and Environmental Engineering.   
5. Individual projects     

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
KEB-15206 LCA in Energy and Environmental Engineering, 3 cr KEB-15207 LCA in Energy and Environmental Engineering, 5 cr  

Updated by: Palmroth Marja, 10.01.2019