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.
Schedule: 12.01.2021 - 26.01.2021
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
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
The workshop sessions consist of a lecture part and tutored working with CES EduPack tool (on Aalto computers).
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Course is assessed as Pass/Fail. Students must participate to lectures, produce an assessment, and deliver the project report.
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).
Main readings: Mike Ashby (2013) Materials + Environment. ISBN 978-0-12-385971-6. Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/book/9780123859716/materials-and-the-environment
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
12 Responsible Production and Consumption
- Teacher: Tatu Marttila