Applications of Life Cycle Assessment


‘Applications of LCA’ is an extract from an M-level unit in Life Cycle Assessment, from the MSc Integrated Environmental Management by Distance Learning ( The unit is currently under re-development; the core unit text will form the basis for a new online unit of study.

This unit aims to provide the student with an understanding of Life Cycle Assessment as an environmental management tool and a detailed knowledge of how to apply it in practice.

The concluding section, ‘Applications of LCA’, may provide a useful resource for planning a course of study in this field or act as a guide for self-study in the subject area.

The learning aims of this study section are as shown below:
• Provides an overview of potential future direction for techniques
After completing this section students should be able to:
• Identify the role of LCA within the wider environmental management context

University of Bath (Faculty of Engineering & Design Distance Learning)

Subject Area:

Environmental Management, Life Cycle Assessment, Carbon Footprinting, self-study, independent learning

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