CME8035 : Life Cycle Assessment
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Sue Haile
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module aims to provide advanced knowledge, understanding and application of Life cycle Assessment (LCA) a decision making tool to guide environmental sustainability.
This module builds upon the modules CME8038 Sustainable Industry and CME8037 Sustainable Design and Manufacture although could be taken on a stand alone basis. It covers in detail the use of Life Cycle Assessment and uses real data to enhance knowledge of the practical application for the keys tools and techniques described though the use of case studies and workshops.
Outline Of Syllabus
Overview of Life Cycle Assessment, Detailed appraisal of the techniques as a tool to determine optimal environmental sustainability in design, use and disposal of products and service provision.
Validity and software package in LCA. Limitations of LCA. LCA is real life decision support.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||4||2:00||8:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:30||1:30||Exam and presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||4:00||4:00||Exam revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||30:30||30:30||Preparation and reports|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||1:00||4:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||2||4:00||8:00||use of software|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||3||3:00||9:00||group learning|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||35||1:00||35:00||Review lecture material and prepare for small group teaching|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Key knowledge and concepts are taught in supplementary lectures and these are put into practice through involvement in cases studies and workshops including material given as pre-sessional required reading. Some professional work on case studies is also required
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||2||M||20||Individual Written Report on review of LCA literature (max 1000 words) (Issued at start of module)|
|Report||2||M||20||Group Report on LCA of process or products (max 2000 words) (Issued at start of module)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Written exam in the form of a quiz will assess understanding of basic principles of LCA. Group Workshop to apply LCA techniques in practice. Group workshops which will be assessed both orally and written by a presentation and a written report. Ability to critically review published LCAs will be assessed through individual written report.