226.059 Environmental Assessment
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 2.5h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.5
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • list the most common methods for environmental assessment
  • select an appropriate assessment method for a certain issue
  • apply assessment methods in practice
  • interpret and communicate obtained results

Subject of course

Subject will be taught in English

  • The need for an evaluation of material flow systems
  • risks and opportunities of evaluation
  • presentation of the most relevant scientific and technical evaluation methods such as Life Cycle Assessment, "geogenic vs antropogenic"-approaches, Total Materials Requirement (TMR), Sustainable Process Index (SPI), Cost-Benefit Analysis, Exergy, Entropy, Risk Analysis
  • analysis of shortcomings
  • working on case studies covering the presented evaluation tools

Teaching methods

The course takes place in an online teaching format. All information regarding the course are provided on the corresponding TUWEL Teaching Course. Lectures will be pre-recorded and are accsessible via TUWEL.

  • Lecture with discussions
  • Exercises
  • Question & answer to Exercises

Mode of examination


Additional information

 For further questions concerning the lecture, please contact stefan.spacek@tuwien.ac.at

The presentation of our summer term courses is taking place on March 2, 2021 at 10:00. Access Link: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/3889704455   The participation in the presentation is not mandatory.


The course for this semester takes place in an online teaching format. All information regarding the course are provided on the corresponding TUWEL site. Lectures will be pre-recorded and are accessible via TUWEL.


Sollte aufgrund von Vorgaben der Bundesregierung bzw. der TU Wien die Abhaltung der Lehrveranstaltung und der Prüfung bzw. der Teilleistungen in Präsenz nicht möglich sein, wird in das online-Format gewechselt. Durch den Wechsel in das online-Format können sich die für die Präsenzlehrveranstaltung und -prüfung (-teilleistungen) angekündigten Termine ändern. Bei einem Wechsel ins online-Format gelten folgende Methoden und Modi:

Informationen zum Wechsel der Lehrveranstaltung in das online-Format:

Methode bei Wechsel ins online-Format:

Aufzeichnungen in TUWEL, Zoom-Meetings

Prüfungsmodus bei Wechsel ins online-Format:

Schriftlich, unter Beobachtung (Zoom-Meeting)

Beurteilungsschema bei der online-Prüfung:

Siehe „Leistungsnachweis“; keine Veränderung durch Wechsel auf online-Format

Erforderliches technisches Equipment für die Teilnahme an Lehrveranstaltung und Prüfung:

Gerät mit Internetzugang (Notebook, PC, Tablet, Smartphone)


Zuordnung im Masterstudium Bauingenieurwesen (Studienkennzahl: 066 505):
Modul 2 der Vertiefungsrichtung Wasser & Ressourcen
Modul 3 der anderen Vertiefungsrichtungen



Examination modalities

  • The grade is composed of the evaluation of the exercises (30 Points) and of the performance at the final exam (50 Points).
    • Exercises: 2 assignments which focus on the application of specific methods to a waste management problem.
    • Written exam (first possibility at the end of the lecture series)
    • Insight into the completed exam is only possible with an appointment (E-Mail).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
26.01.2021 00:00 30.04.2021 23:59 31.07.2021 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science


No lecture notes are available.