166.726 Social Ecology and Technology Assessment (TUW together with BOKU) Canceled
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 3.0h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to define socio-ecological aspects and to grasp the ecological, economic and social consequences of technology development. They know the methods and instruments for predictive technology assessment.

Subject of course

In the course, an overview of the socio-ecological method inventory is developed based on literature on concepts and case studies. The focus is on biophysical and socioecological indicators, specifically material and energy flow analysis (MEFA), social appropriation of net primary production (HANPP), life cycle analysis (LCA), ecological footprint (EF), and carbon accounting. These indicators are extended with the tools and methods of technology impact assessment.

Teaching methods

Lectures, discussion, literature

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Examination modalities

Oral and written

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 652 Green Chemistry Mandatory


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