|Methods and Tools T3140||Eco-Balancing and Decision Support Systems|
|Credit Points||5 ECTS|
|Module Coordination||Prof. Johannes Hamhaber|
|Lecturers||Prof. Johannes Hamhaber|
|Workload (h)||42 Attendance||108 Self-Study|
|Intended Learning Outcome||Students are able to distinguish approaches to eco-balancing from a metabolist system view by defining appropriate system limits and indicator systems and performing case study calculationsin order to apply such methodologies in the context of industrial ecology and trade chains.|
|Content||System theory and metabolism
Material flow analysis in traditional and modern societies
Strategies of material efficiency
Eco-balancing concepts, e.g.
Concepts of decision support systems
|Teaching Method||Lectures and External Expert Guest Lectures, Students’ Group work on selected case study|
|Assesment Method||Report (100%), (Policy analysis, Country analysis)|
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ISO 14001 and related standards
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