Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


- 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

Credits: 5

Schedule: 01.03.2021 - 29.03.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Rodrigo Serna Guerrero

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Rodrigo Serna Guerrero

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact sessions, MOOCs, group tasks

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    135 h (5 cr.)

    Contact teaching 27 h

    Independent and group tasks 108 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact session and online material

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action