Pitt | Swanson Engineering
CEE 1609

LIFE CYCLE ASSMNT METH & TOOLS- 3 credits

Enrollment Requirements

  • PROG: Swanson School of Engineering

Class Description

This class will introduce students to life cycle thinking and provide engineers with tools to assess the sustainability and environmental impact of a product, process, or activity. Life cycle assessment (LCA) principles, methods, tools, and challenges will be explored throughout the course. Topics include material and energy flow analysis, environmental indicators and metrics for sustainability, case studies of LCA applications, and impact assessment.