Environmental Engineering BA (B), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), 7.5 credits


Environmental Engineering BA (B), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), 7.5 credits

General data

  • Code: MÖ026G
  • Subject/Main field: Environmental Engineering
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Progression: (B)
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: G1F - First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Natural science, Design, and Sustainable Development
  • Approved: 5/21/2018
  • Date of change: 1/16/2023
  • Version valid from: 7/1/2023


The overall aim of the course is to develop skills in systems thinking based upon life cycle assessment as a tool for evaluation and understanding. The aim is also that the student should be able to use basic scientific methodology and get training in environmental analysis.

Course objectives

After completing the course the student is expected to be able to
- apply the methods presented and be able to explain the basic principles of Material flow accounting, Material flow analysis/Substance flow analysis and Life cycle assessment (LCA)
- identify the most relevant flows from an environmental perspective in societal technical systems.
- discuss applications and limitations with LCA
- write an LCA-report according to the criteria and terminology given in ISO14040.


The course includes lectures as a base, and an LCA project work. The lectures cover basic principles for LCA supported by applicable ISO standard, methodology how to perform an LCA-study, critical analysis of the result and relation to societal sustainability goals and out from this an overall result analysis.

Entry requirements

Environmental Engineering BA (A), 15 credits.

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

Lectures, seminars and a project work.

Examination form

P100: Project, 3.0 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)
Written report and oral presentation of the project work.

T100: Examination, 4.5 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.
Written exam

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at www.miun.se/betygskriterier.

The examiner has the right to offer alternative examination arrangements to students who have been granted the right to special support by Mid Sweden University’s disabilities adviser.

Grading system

Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

  • Author: Baumann H., Tillman A.-M.
  • Title: Hitch Hiker’s Guide to LCA. An oreintation in life cycle assessment methodology and application
  • Edition: 2004 or later version
  • Publisher: Studentlitteratur

The page was updated 1/16/2023