Credits: 5

Schedule: 24.02.2020 - 23.03.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Professor Rodrigo Serna, Dr. Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- The students can identify the different stakeholders in the circular economy and their particular roles

- The student has methods to evaluate sustainability of materials and processes

- Enhancing sustainability in the processes for recycling products and materials

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course connects the different stakeholders, particularly business and consumers into circular economy development. It also provides a systemic approach and cooperation among actors operating in the supply chain with different themes:

1)    The business landscape

2)    The metal producing and recycling industry

3)    Technologies and methods for enhancing sustainability

Strategy transformation and cultural change

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact sessions, MOOCs, group tasks

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

135 h (5 cr.)

Contact teaching 27 h

Independent and group tasks 108 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact session and online material

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Preference given to students that have taken CHEM-E6130 Metal Recycling Technologies

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 - 5


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