Sustainable Manufacturing Université Grenoble Alpes
There is no single common definition of sustainable manufacturing but the US Department of Commerce’s Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative
sums it up as: “The creation of manufactured products that use processesthat minimize negative environmental impacts, conserve energy and
natural resources, are safe for employees, communities, and consumers and are economically sound.”
This course allows students to learn about the main principles and
main changes to come for sustainable manufacturing and finally to
understand how to implement the main methods and tools supporting
decision making for sustainability in Engineering. Students will
study in detail the production methods of the future. Concepts like
remanufacturing,circular economy, product service strategy and upgrading
are explained. Economic and legal instruments that initiate the
transition of firms are presented. Lectures are accompanied by a
projet (done in groups of 3-4) that aims at improving and testing the
knowledge of chosen concepts in particular industries for particular
products. At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
• Understand environmental issues for industries and firms
• Implement environmental assessment methods
• Define adapted industrial policies and strategies
Basics in product and production technologies.
Basic knowledge of Economics and Sociology of Organisation.
Online Course Requirement
Course content can evolve at any time before the start of the course. It is strongly recommended to discuss with the course contact about the detailed program.
Please consider the following deadlines for inbound mobility to Grenoble:
- April 1st, 2020 for Full Year (September to June) and Fall Semester (September to January) intake ;
- September 1st, 2020 for Spring Semester intake (February – June).
Site for Inquiry
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