Module 2: Life cycle assessment – Course: 2. Introduction to life-cycle assessment

This course intends to provide a practical summary, and overview of the measurement technology of electric drives, with a focus on electric drives for automotive traction application in battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

Welcome to the ‘Introduction to Life-Cycle Assessment’ course. Life cycle analysis is a powerful method for evaluating the environmental impact of products throughout their entire lifespan. This course will guide you through the essential concepts of life-cycle assessment, aiming to identify potential environmental impacts associated with products and processes. Learn how to break down a product’s life cycle into stages, from raw material extraction to disposal, and understand how each stage contributes to environmental effects. Discover the key role of life-cycle analysis in reducing environmental impacts while meeting product goals, including the use of sustainable materials, waste reduction, energy efficiency, and recycling programs. Join us on this journey to equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to make informed, sustainable decisions in today’s world.


The course does not cover the entire topic, but only selected chapters. The topic is explained in more detail in the scripts that are available in the outputs section tab „Innovative textbooks“.



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