LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA)

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a holistic environmental assessment method for goods and services. LCA considers the entire life cycle of these products, from the extraction of raw materials to the final disposal of waste. In addition, LCA takes into account multiple environmental impact categories, such as global warming, fossil depletion, and human toxicity. Due to its holistic scope, LCA developed into a widely accepted tool for
environmental assessments in both industry and academia, and has been standardised in ISO 14040 and ISO 14044.

This certificate course promotes the use of LCA in practice. The course is targeted at executives in industry and the public sector without previous LCA knowledge. Participants will learn the methodological basics of LCA and acquire the practical skills needed to independently conduct simple LCA studies within their organisations. In addition, participants will learn to interpret LCA results and to use LCA-based information to improve the environmental profile of both their company-specific supply chains and the processes within their organisation. A special focus lies on carbon capture and utilisation.

For the successful completion of the course, participants will sit an examination in order to obtain the official RWTH executive certificate issued by RWTH Aachen University.

If you would like to register to the course please click here.

Academic Coordination
Course Contents

Quickfacts

Study format:
certificate course
Duration:
5 days
Scope:
Next implementation will be in 2019
Course fees:
2,750 €
Qualification:
RWTH Executive Certificate
Language:
English

Jael Schröder

Programme-Coordinator

Phone:
+49 241 80 23682
E-mail:
j.schroeder@academy.rwth-aachen.de

Anne Sawade-Eichler

Anne Sawade-Eichler

Programme-Coordinator

Phone:
+49 241 80 23682
E-mail:
a.sawade@academy.rwth-aachen.de