Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


This workshop course introduces students to the assessment of ecological and social impacts of materials, products and systems, and familiarizes students with the principles of the process. Students will also learn to use the CES EduPack tool (on Aalto computers) to support this assessment. Outcomes include a small assessment exercise and report.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 07.11.2017 - 21.11.2017

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Tatu Marttila

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tatu Marttila

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The workshop sessions consist of a lecture part and tutored working with CES EduPack tool (on Aalto computers).

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Course is assessed as Pass/Fail. Students must participate to lectures, produce an assessment, and deliver the project report.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    2 ECTS = 54 hours

    - Lectures 12 h
    - Independent work 24 h
    - Project report 16 h
    - Self reflection 2 h

    Workload consists of lectures (1/4), readings and independent work (2/4), and project report (1/4).


Study Material
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption