Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.09.2019 - 05.12.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II (Autumn 2018), I-II (Autumn 2019)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student is familiar with the legislation and revised legislative proposals on waste and their impact on electronics design and their lifecycles – including EU’s long-term targets on circular economy. The student will gain knowledge on resource management, manufacturing and supply of metallic materials and their environmental impact, on manufacturing processes of electronic products (inc PCBs, components, displays, batteries, mechanics) and their environmental performance. The student will also become familiar with the reuse and recycling logistics and methods considering specifically the responsibilities of the manufacturer as well as the process of life cycle assessment.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

EU legislation, sustainability in electronics design and manufacturing, manufacturing processes and recycling of metals, manufacturing of electronics devices and components, lifecycle analysis of electronics using a professional LCA software.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Participation at the lectures, participation at the LCA exercise and lab work and presentations
Grade based on active participation on teaching, homework, LCA report, lab work and presentations

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, LCA exercise, laboratory work and presentations: 70 h

Compulsory attendance in LCA exercise, laboratory work and presentations

Homework and other independent work: 60 h


Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Handout/Lecture slides

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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