Course Code: EMAM14 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Environmental Engineering - Masters • Field of study: Environmental Assessment, Monitoring and Auditing
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Ildiko Camelia Tulbure
Seminar tutor: Ildiko Camelia Tulbure
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Lecture
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6

Course aims:

• Delivering theoretical and methodological basic notions related to products life cycle analysis and assessment
• Understanding basic notions related to products life cycle analysis and assessment
• Customization to specific terminology and expressions regarding products life cycle analysis and assessment

Course Entry Requirements:

Bachelor in engineering, preferably environmental engineering field

Course contents:

1. Introduction and course objectives 2. Basics about environmental pollution and environmental protection 3. Fundamental notions regarding products life cycle analysis and assessment 4. Structural elements of products life cycle 5. Analysis and assessment methods of products life cycle 6. Life cycles of different industrial products 7. Life cycles of different agricultural products and white goods 8. Life cycles of different products for general use 9. Life cycles of different cars 10. Considering social aspects in the usage phase of different products 11. Optimizing odds of products life cycles with regard to mitigating environmental impacts 12. Mitigating odds of diverse products environmental impacts during their whole life cycle 13. Wastes and recycling during products life cycles 14, Concluding remarks regarding role of products life cycle analysis and assessment for environmental protection and sustainability of human society

Teaching methods:

Giving lectures, presenting real case studies, explaining products fabrication processes and life cycles, exemplification, applying hands-on methods, applying TED technique

Learning outcomes:

 knowing basic principles of analyze and assessing products life cycles;  gaining theoretical and methodological notions with regard to diverse products life cycles;  basic notions regarding selection criteria when using products with small environmental impact;  good expertise retrieval and systematic knowledge on the basis of deeper insights within analyzing and assessing procedures of products life cycles, understanding applying odds of TED technique

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Oral examination – 50%; presenting prepared project – 25%; implication in solving problems during seminars – 25 %

Recommended reading:

Tulbure, I., Products life cycle analysis and assessment - lecture notes, University 1 Decembrie 1918, Alba Iulia, 2021, 135.
Lundie, S., Ökobilanzierung und Entscheidungstheorie, Editura Springer, Berlin, 2011, 237.
Tulbure, I., Technikbewertung - Vorlesungsskript, Institut für Technische Mechanik der TU Clausthal, Germania, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, 2013, 97.