307.440 Ecodesign, Sustainable Product Development
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to perform an environmental assessment of products in order to reduce the environmental impact and in order to derive ideas and concepts to environmetally improve the product. The lecture focuses on methods and concrete application in products.

Subject of course

For teaching and practical implementation the method ECODESIGN PILOT will be used (http://pilot.ecodesign.at/). This tool will be used in case studies to deepen the understanding what is ECODESIGN all about and how to integrate it into the daily life of a designer or engineer in product development.

Teaching methods

Environmental management - Life cycle assessment - Principles and framework (ISO 14040:2006)

Greenhouse gases - Carbon footprint of products - Requirements and guidelines for quantification (ISO 14067:2018)

Mode of examination


Additional information

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Thu10:00 - 12:0010.10.2019Seminarraum BD 03 Vorbesprechung
Thu10:00 - 12:0017.10.2019 - 09.01.2020Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Thu10:00 - 12:0016.01.2020Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Thu10:00 - 12:0023.01.2020Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Thu10:00 - 12:0030.01.2020Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Ecodesign, Sustainable Product Development - Single appointments
Thu10.10.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BD 03 Vorbesprechung
Thu17.10.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Thu24.10.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Thu31.10.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Thu07.11.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Thu14.11.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Thu21.11.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Thu28.11.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Thu05.12.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Thu12.12.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Thu09.01.202010:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Thu16.01.202010:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Thu23.01.202010:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar
Thu30.01.202010:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BD 03 Seminar

Examination modalities

Contribution in the lecture and home work assignments

Delivering a technical report

Delivering a final presentation of achied results

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
17.09.2019 08:00 30.10.2019 23:59 30.10.2019 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


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