Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC) 7.5 Credits

Livscykel- och livscykelkostnadsanalys
First cycle, D0012B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2016 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 13 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Eva Gunneriusson 12 Feb 2016

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Maintenance Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Other Subjects within Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

The course aims to provide students with general knowledge of life cycle assessment and life cycle costing in maintenance.
After completing the course the student should:
•    describe the environmental impact throughout a product's lifecycle
•    be able to perform basic life cycle cost analysis
•    to analyze the most cost effective maintenance alternative


The course covers:
•    reliability parameters
•    environmental impact throughout a product's lifecycle
•    methods for life cycle assessment
•    methods for life cycle costing
•    models and calculation methods
•    simulation tools to analyze life cycle costs


The course contains lectures, assignments, group work, and laboratory work. Compulsory attendance can be required. The course is given on campus with the opportunity to participate remotely.

Assignment reports (individual and group). Grading criteria for G 3 4 5 are described in study guide. Written reports of laboratory work.

Matti Rantatalo

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2014 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
1. Rydh, J. et al. (2002). Livscykelanalys – en metod för miljöbedömning av
produkter och tjänster. Studentlitteratur.

2. Dhillon, B.S. (2009). Life Cycle Costing for Engineers. CRC Press Inc.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

0003Laboratory work3.0U G#
0004Individual/group assignments4.5G U 3 4 5

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.