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Life cycle assessment, MPECO, vt11, VTM081

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2011-05-18 - 2011-06-15
Antal svar: 24
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 45%
Kontaktperson: Kathrine Jahnberg»

1. Did the course meet your expectations?

24 svarande

Yes, completely»7 29%
Yes, almost»9 37%
Somewhat»7 29%
No, not at all»1 4%

Genomsnitt: 2.08

2. Do you think that the course meets the goals outlined in the course description?

(Course PM and Course website)

24 svarande

Yes, completely»9 37%
Yes, almost»7 29%
Somewhat»4 16%
No, not at all»1 4%
Don"t know/Can"t remember the goals»3 12%

Genomsnitt: 2.25

3. What do you think about the content and scope of the course? Do you think that any sections could be removed or do you have any suggestions about sections that could be added?

- Even more diskussions in the lecture would be good.»
- The course needs to look at the more complicated issues involved in LCA in more depth. These were glossed over and only basic processes were described. The basics of LCA could have been covered in the first few weeks and then the course could have moved to more interesting topics.»
- The project was good and may stay in it"s present form. I miss More small exercises like the ones in the book (A-G)they are good. Some simple recycling exercises maybe. Perhaps the project can start earlies and the task of critical review should be rearranged until after having had all the methodology lectures (chapter 1 to 8 in the book). The computer exercise was not enough to learn the program, but OK since this was not the intention either. Maybe it could be good with a short overview of chemical substances of special interest in many LCAs, or a summary of which the typical environmental aspects are in different areas.»
- Was pretty good.»
- I know it is difficult, but a little more communication with the guest lecturers. Those I attended didn"t seem to know exactly why they were there. Overall good, but that could be improved.»
- A work on eco-labelling and its international»
- Good as it is. Covered the broad picture I think.»
- It was okay, but the group project was terribly handled with insufficient instructions and bad grouping.»

4. Please describe your background (educational, work experience, previous environmental courses.)!

- environmental measurements and assessments»
- I have learned Environmental system analysis. I think it is a good background for this course.»
- - Diploma studies Mechanical Engineering - course about environmental protection and sustainable energy resources»
- I"m reading my third year at the electrial enenering program and have choosen a environmetal path. So I have been reading three coureses within the theme of environment »
- Professional work as an environmental consultant. Bachelors degree in political science and management. Masters in Sustainable Development.»
- Mechanical engineering and master in Industrial Ecology»
- Master student in environmental engineering, with several environmentl courses before this.»
- I had read about LCA in 3 courses already before this.»
- Electrical engineer, third year student (bachelor). Sustainable energy futures, Miljövänliga energikällor , Mätteknik med miljöinriktning »
- My experience is pure academical, with quite a few environmental courses.»
- Elektroingenjör Lindholmen. Some environmental courses and human ecology on Gothenburg University. »
- studying e-miljö at elektro. Previous environmental courses: Sustainable energy futures»
- Electrical engineering and first year electric power engineering.»
- I never work in that field really.I am an Erasmus student coming from a French University. The name of my master is : Evaluation, Management and treatment of pollutions (Evaluation, Gestion et Traitement des Pollutions, University de Pau et des Pays de l"Adour). It"s a technical and professional Master.»
- Background in chemical-and biotechnical engineering. Been working at a municipal recycling center for a number of summers. Has studied the environmental courses that are given in connection with the Industrial Ecology master"s programme.»
- Student at Industrial Ecology»

5. How did you find the difficulty level of the course in relation to your background?

24 svarande

To easy»2 8%
Suitable»22 91%
Too difficult»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.91

6. Did you find the lectures well-structured and easy to follow?


- Christel did"t have any brak in her lecture so it was hard to be listening in almost two hours in a row.»
- Anne-Marie lectures did not contain much content.»
- Anne-Maries lectures are difficult to follow. It seems like she is not so prepared for the lectures and that she"s using the same slides as last year without looking at them before the lecture. She need to show greater commitment. »
- Marie could mabye talk a little bit louder.»
- I especially appreciated the lecture by Christel Cederberg, she was inspirational.»
- I didn"t attend the lectures enough to say.»
- AMT always seem to be a little bored and lacks the enthusiasim needed. The information is there, but the inspiration is not. »
- I missed too much lectures due to commitments and tasks for other courses.»
- Did not attend any other lectures than Anne-Marie"s unfortunately.»

In general
23 svarande

Yes»14 60%
Somewhat»5 21%
No»4 17%

Genomsnitt: 1.56

Anne-Marie Tillman
23 svarande

Yes»13 56%
Somewhat»7 30%
No»3 13%

Genomsnitt: 1.56

Maria Ljunggren Söderman
15 svarande

Yes»8 53%
Somewhat»7 46%
No»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.46

Christel Cederberg (SIK)
16 svarande

Yes»8 50%
Somewhat»8 50%
No»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.5

Birger Löfgren (SKF)
16 svarande

Yes»8 50%
Somewhat»8 50%
No»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.5

7. Do you think the guest lectures gave a useful insight into how LCA is used in industry and research?

24 svarande

Very useful»5 20%
Useful»11 45%
Not useful»1 4%
Did not attend guest lectures»7 29%

Genomsnitt: 2.41

- Even guest lecturers should respect the breaks or at least ask us about if it´,s ok to talk a little longer. Since we are kind of programmed to just listen for 45 minutes the guest lecutures would also better be that long. » (Useful)
- Interesting to actually get a hunch about how LCA is used in companies.» (Useful)

8. Were the smaller exercises in the course instructive?


- I think it would be better to allocate more time for the software exercise. And I also want to have feedback of the reading exercise, or at least some discussion.»
- They could be more.»
- Blurry things have a tendency to clarify as the course proceeds. In this case I think the smaller exercises worked as a good base for the learning even though the level of understanding, at least in my case, might have been quite adequate while doing the exercises in the first place.»

Goal definition exercise
23 svarande

Yes»13 56%
Somewhat»10 43%
No»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.43

Beginner´,s LCA
24 svarande

Yes»18 75%
Somewhat»5 20%
No»1 4%

Genomsnitt: 1.29

Software exercise
23 svarande

Yes»12 52%
Somewhat»9 39%
No»2 8%

Genomsnitt: 1.56

Reading exercise
24 svarande

Yes»10 41%
Somewhat»9 37%
No»5 20%

Genomsnitt: 1.79

9. The project


- We don"t have consultation of hand-in 3. I think it will be better if we can make group by ourselves, so that we can work with students having same ambition. And I find the different background didn"t help a lot in the project work.»
- The support from the supervisors were sometimes a little bit late after the hand-in (when it was a spring break)»
- The tutor didn"t help us so much, he didn"t give any good advices. »
- Maybe 3h extra would be enough.»
- It would have been more intresting if you could get some new data.»
- Unfortunately I had not enough time left too read the book during the course to use it in the project. I wish I had had that time, because when I did read it for the exam after the project was done, I noticed a few things we should have made different in the project.»
- Wonderful feedback. Christine is terrific!»
- The project was a night-mare. It´,s hopeless to be put in groups with people that don´,t do what they are supposed to. The supervision wasn´,t to any help since we hadn´,t done enough to ask the relevant questions. We relly needed a lot extra time in addition to the scheduled hours and even with that extra time, we hardly pass the project. The thought about doing an LCA like this is good, but it doesn´,t work in reality. I would have had so spend less time if I had done it on my own. Then I wouldn´,t have spend a lot of time waiting for calculations that never came or turned out to be wrong. It´,s also hopeless to find time to work together when you are put in groups with people that take other courses than you do. »
- The last question is definitely a YES but we thought it was interesting and fun work so we simply chose to put some time into it.»
- The others in the group were incompetent, one that hadn"t finished his bachelor and one exchange student, both with big trouble with English. There should definitely be higher pre-requisites to this course, both when it comes to English and knowledge about sustainability matters. My fellow project members didn"t meet any of these requirements which costed me a lot of extra hours since I basically had to write the report myself. »

Did you learn much?
24 svarande

Yes»19 79%
Somewhat»4 16%
No»1 4%

Genomsnitt: 1.25

Were there enough hand-ins and adequate feed-back?
24 svarande

Yes»16 66%
Somewhat»6 25%
No»2 8%

Genomsnitt: 1.41

Did you receive sufficient support from supervisors?
23 svarande

Yes»15 65%
Somewhat»4 17%
No»4 17%

Genomsnitt: 1.52

Did the co-operation within the group work?
24 svarande

Yes»16 66%
Somewhat»6 25%
No»2 8%

Genomsnitt: 1.41

Did you need extra time in addition to the scheduled hours for your course?
24 svarande

Yes»16 66%
Somewhat»3 12%
No»5 20%

Genomsnitt: 1.54

10. What did you think about the Hitch Hiker"s Guide to LCA?

24 svarande

Excellent»7 29%
Good»12 50%
OK»5 20%
Bad»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.91

- Very well written, easy to understand and follow, good structure. » (Excellent)
- The book does not emphasize on how the "system equations" should/may be presented in a LCA report. I also lack a more thorough description of the difference between "stand alone LCA" and "attributional LCA". According to the book there was apparently some small difference, but I failed to put my finger on it. I can only guess that the attributional LCAs are meant for comparisons, while the stand alone LCAs are not meant to compare at all. It was said in the book that the methodology choices for stand alone LCAs are of less importance, but since the results can vary quite a bit depending on methodology choices this seem strange. What is really the application of such stand alone studies as compared to attributional studies. I also lack a deeper discussion in the book/course on the choice of average vs. marginal data in the case of change oriented studies. Also in relation to the question in the goal and scope definition and the time frame of interest. » (Excellent)
- Could have been more excercises with answers.» (Good)
- An additionnal update could be awesome also. This field is changing constantly and this kind of book gets "old" quickly.» (Good)
- Clear and easy to read and follow. I like the original Hitch Hiker series as well.» (Good)
- Boring to read but instructive. » (OK)
- It needs to be reviewed, maybe a newer version? The project chapters (H) really need a clearer structure. » (OK)
- Uses old terms and expressions.» (OK)

11. Did the examination test whether you had reached the goals of the course?

23 svarande

Yes, completely»4 17%
Yes, almost»7 30%
Somewhat»3 13%
No, not at all»1 4%
Not examined yet»8 34%

Genomsnitt: 3.08

- Well formulated questions and easy to understand. Good mixture of testing understanding and knowledge.» (Yes, completely)
- The exam had good but too few questions. The time it took to answer them was too short for a four hour exam. » (Yes, almost)
- Some questions (or 1 in particular) can appear a bit ambiguous» (Yes, almost)

12. Do you think the course was well-organised?

24 svarande

Yes»12 50%
Somewhat»10 41%
No»2 8%

Genomsnitt: 1.58

- The individual project lecture could have been somewhat later in the course or at least some days after the consultation so that we could have had time to work with the projects and gather some more questions. » (Somewhat)

13. Do you feel capable to conduct an LCA on a product that you have good technical knowledge about?

24 svarande

Yes»7 29%
Yes, with some additional studies»14 58%
No»3 12%

Genomsnitt: 1.83

14. Further opinions, comments and suggestions how the course can be improved?

- I would very much have liked to listen to all the project presentations. Even though the teachers may not be interested, the students may. Therefore it could be scheduled not to be given in parallel, but perhaps in series, even in the same day. The two groups can remain and it can be compulsory to be present in half of the presentations like this year, but then also optional to be present on the rest too. »
- More enthusiasim and a little faster tempo from the lecturer (AMT) would perhaps increase the number of students visiting the lectures.»
- The grouping could be improved. It was hard to find common time since we all had different schedules. The pre-requisites were also an issue since my fellow group members hardly spoke English and hadn"t taken any environmental courses before and therefore weren"t familiar with even the most common sustainability concepts.»

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