Effective Integration of Life Cycle Engineering in Education

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Abstract

In practice, applying life cycle engineering in product design and development requires an integrated approach, because of the many stakeholders and variables (e.g. cost, environmental impact, energy, safety, quality) involved in a complete product life cycle. In educating young engineers, the same integrated approach should be strived for, because a mono disciplinary approach is often less effective. Therefor, direct application of the theory in practical cases is necessary. This paper describes experiences with effective LCE education using the advantages of project-led education. This is illustrated by describing LCE relevant courses and evaluation of graduation assignments including successful integration of LCE elements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)550-555
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2015
Event22nd CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2015 - Sidney, Australia
Duration: 7 Apr 20159 Apr 2015
Conference number: 22

Keywords

  • METIS-314460
  • IR-104334

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