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Dipl.-Ing. Werner Frühwirth, MSc

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Lectures 2021/22

Applied Life Sciences

> Ecodesign ILV
Industrial Packaging Technology more

Ecodesign ILV

Lector: DI Bernd Brandt, Dipl.-Ing. Werner Frühwirth, MSc, Raffaela Zuliani, MSc

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Eco design as a core requirement- Three pillars of sustainability
- Introduction to ecological design principles: Design flow charts, Design for Recycling, Design from Recycling.

- Legal and normative foundations of Eco Design- Circular Economy plan EU, Ecodesign Regulation, Packaging Regulation, Waste Management Act (AT), REACH, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), International Organization for Standardization (ISO 14040/14044/14062), EMAS, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

- Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)- Sustainability assessment of packaging

- Eco Design web tools- Practical application of design principles

- Guidelines- Circular Packaging Design Guideline
- Packaging Design for Recycling
- Sustainability assessment of packaging

Case studies - web tools, re-design of packaging using the guidelies

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
- 20 % Presentation (group)
- 50 % written report (group)
- 30 % written exam (all)

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, guest lecture, practical examples in web tools, carrying out a case study, presentations by the students, written elaboration and written exam.

Language

German

> Life cycle analysis ILV
Sustainable Resource Management more

Life cycle analysis ILV

Lector: DI Bernd Brandt, Dipl.-Ing. Werner Frühwirth, MSc

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Life Cycle Assessment- Basics - from cradle to grave
- LCA-assessment framework- Goals and system boundaries
- LCA Inventory
- LCAI - impact analysis

- Software for LCA
- Systemic thinking
- Normative framework (ISO 14040 series, ISO 14044)
- Strengths and weaknesses
- Future trends

- Environmental communication
Normative framework (ISO 14000 family)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Mid-term exams, grading of group work & cooperation

Teaching methods

Lectures, group work & individual exercises

Language

German

> Life Cycle Analysis Exercises UE
Sustainable Resource Management more

Life Cycle Analysis Exercises UE

Lector: DI Bernd Brandt, Lisa Ehm, MSc, Dipl.-Ing. Werner Frühwirth, MSc

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Overview of software, databases and methods
- Introduction to the software open LCA
- Calculation and presentation of the ecological environmental impacts of selected product systems

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Course immanent examination character with final examination

Teaching methods

Blended Learning Approach
The blended learning approach includes teaching and learning methods in the face-to-face classes as well as in independent individual work packages.
- Exercises
- Individual self-study tasks
- Group work
- presentation
- Collaboration

Language

German

> Seminar on material flow management SE
Sustainable Resource Management more

Seminar on material flow management SE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Werner Frühwirth, MSc

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- Selected case studies of material flow management and process optimisation in companies and local authorities
Case studies on system boundaries
Application of software for material flow analysis (STAN)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Individual tasks and presentations

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

> Material flow management and process optimisation …
Sustainable Resource Management more

Material flow management and process optimisation ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Werner Frühwirth, MSc

3SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

- Definition and introduction to the circular economy
- Importance for eco-design
- Operational circular economy
- Business models for increasing the circular economy
- Sharing economy
- Recycling, resource conservation and efficiency
- Waste prevention
- Waste generation and waste management
- Resource use in AT and internationally
- Resource protection: materials, raw materials, national raw materials plan
- Legal framework AT, EU

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Gruppenaufgaben, Präsentationen, Endprüfung

Teaching methods

Blended Learning, bestehend aus Lehrendenvorträgen, praktischen Übungen, Präsentationen der Studierenden und E-Learning-Einheiten

Language

German

> Sustainability and Resource Management ILV
Packaging Technology and Sustainability more

Sustainability and Resource Management ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Werner Frühwirth, MSc, DI David Mattersdorfer, Lola-Charlotte Wenger, MSc

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- Definition and principles of sustainability,
- Integration of environmental, social and economic acting,
- Strategies in sustainability,
- Reuse and recycling,
Sustainable business strategies

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)

Teaching methods

Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students´ presentations, etc.)

Language

English