Life Cycle Analysis (PHYS5034)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study covers philosophy, techniques, applications and standards of Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA). It introduces methods from engineering (Process Analysis) and economics (Input-Output Analysis), and discusses current popular LCA tools. The unit places imporance on practical relevance by including real-world cases studies and business applications as well as global standards such as the GHG Protocol for accounting for scopes -1, -2 and -3 emissions and ISO standards. The unit of study will culminate with practical exercises using current software tools to provide students with hands-on experience of preparing a comprehensive Life-Cycle Assessment of an application of their choice. Students will also benefit from also enrolling in PHYS5033 for a sound understanding of input-output analysis as the basis of hybrid LCA methods.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science
- Graduate Certificate in Sustainability
- Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and Environment
- Graduate Diploma in Architectural Science (Sustainable Design)
- Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science
- Graduate Diploma in Sustainability
- Master of Agriculture and Environment
- Master of Architectural Science (Sustainable Design)
- Master of Architectural Science (Sustainable Design) (Audio and Acoustics)
- Master of Architectural Science (Sustainable Design) (High Performance Buildings)
- Master of Architectural Science (Sustainable Design) (Illumination Design)
- Master of Environmental Science
- Master of Environmental Science and Law
- Master of Sustainability
Further unit of study information
2.5-hour lecture interspersed with hands-on exercises per week
Essay, presentation and comprehensive diary/notes from lectures (100%).
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Minimum class size of 5 students.
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.