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.


-Identify circular economy concepts and the role of energy in recycling

-Recognize the material choice effect to degradation mechanisms of the system

-Develop new design for recycling approach for energy storage application and justify with scientific argumentation

Credits: 3

Schedule: 10.06.2024 - 30.08.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    At this course, the students learn the theoretical context of circular economy and how activity, durability and recyclability of an energy storage application will be effected by material selection. The students get to evaluate the whole life cycle of different solutions and their effect on recyclability. The students prepare different scenarios for future energy storage applications that will take into account circular economy aspects and designs for recycling.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Personal Assingments

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Video modules

    - Reading materials

    - Personal Assignemnts


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Will be annouced during the course

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

    15 Life on Land


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course is very flexible and suits well students with restrictions in timetables. This course can be directly take remotely (no presence in Otaniemi obligatory), there it neither any time dependent activities (all the lectures can be taken when suitable for the students). Course does have DL for personal tasks.

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2022-2023 Summer
    2023-2024 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Summer

    Enrollment :

    The course has total amount of students 30. Priority for students at Fitech. Registration for the course via Sisu (