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.

2021W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

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

Pandemiebedingt kann das Format der Abhaltung der LVA abweichen

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



Course dates

Thu11:00 - 13:0014.10.2021GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Vorbesprechung
Thu10:00 - 12:0021.10.2021 - 13.01.2022 distance learningSeminar
Ecodesign, Sustainable Product Development - Single appointments
Thu14.10.202111:00 - 13:00GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Vorbesprechung
Thu21.10.202110:00 - 12:00 distance learningSeminar
Thu28.10.202110:00 - 12:00 distance learningSeminar
Thu04.11.202110:00 - 12:00 distance learningSeminar
Thu11.11.202110:00 - 12:00 distance learningSeminar
Thu18.11.202110:00 - 12:00 distance learningSeminar
Thu25.11.202110:00 - 12:00 distance learningSeminar
Thu02.12.202110:00 - 12:00 distance learningSeminar
Thu09.12.202110:00 - 12:00 distance learningSeminar
Thu16.12.202110:00 - 12:00 distance learningSeminar
Thu13.01.202210:00 - 12:00 distance learningSeminar

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
06.07.2021 08:00 30.09.2021 00:59 30.09.2021 13:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


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