European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

B7/F2-2:
Function Analysis

Course code: 181779
Language of instruction: English
Lecturers: under appointment (ytbc)
Assessment: Defined in the module

Short description

This course aims to present a large set of methods, concepts, tools and techniques enabling the students to perform functional analysis. The purpose of a functional analysis is to investigate the concepts and impacts of a product or service. The course will highlight structured methods such as the Functional System Analysis Technique (FAST) as well as more informal ones such as mind mapping or value trees. 

Objectives

At the end of the course, students are expected to:

-have an overview of creative/weighting/evaluation and scenario techniques
-know the basics of value benchmarking
-be able to implement the functional system analysis technique in their own projects
-be able to develop a function cost matrix

Target Attendees / Participants

This module is targeted to current master of engineering students who aim to apply life cycle assessment to specific waste technologies or waste management systems for systematic evaluation of their environmental performances.

Course Content by Units

The course will cover the following topics:

-functional system analysis technique
-value benchmarking
-creative techniques
-weighting techniques
-evaluation techniques
-scenario techniques
-mind maps and value trees
-function cost matrix

Teaching Methods

Classical lecturing
Exercises

Free and interactive class discussion


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(Course profile ID: B7/F2-2:, generated on November 12, 2018)