The course takes place in period

2 (2021-10-25 to 2021-12-31)

Level/category

General studies

Teaching language

English

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

1

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Competence in sustainability.

Learning outcomes

Understanding the fundamentals of circularity in the context of sustainability in both technical and biological spheres. Ability to apply systems thinking to identify material and energy closed loops and zero-waste solutions. Deeper understanding of material and energy circularity in technical industrial sectors, and familiarity with current developments in each sector. Ability to consider evidence and identify potential couplings of processes as regenerative or restorative solutions towards enhanced circularity. Understand future professional role of engineers in the circular economy.

Course contents

Circular economy paradigms, case studies, current developments, circular economy sectors: (general industry, AI, batteries and electronics, bioeconomy, chemicals, machinery and manufacturing, mining and construction, packaging, polymers, and textiles.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None

Study activities

  • Lectures - 15 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 6 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 54 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 30 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Learning diary and group project.

Teacher

Makkonen-Craig Stewart

Examiner

Makkonen-Craig Stewart

Group size

No limit (47 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Course enrolment period

2021-10-11 to 2021-11-07

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-10-27 09:00 - 12:00 D399 Cirkulär ekonomi Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2021-11-17 09:00 - 12:00 D399 Cirkulär ekonomi Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2021-11-24 09:45 - 12:00 Cirkulär ekonomi ANE Circular Economy Seminar Room D173 and online: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MGYwOWU5NWYtNTViMy00NTg0LWIxYjktZGZjMzg3OTE0YWQ2%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2286080f64-b23d-4f93-8c43-e65f2588b9c3%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%224d76c94d-9c47-4e8d-9a6f-977b83870276%22%7d Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2021-12-01 09:00 - 12:00 D4109 Cirkulär ekonomi Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2021-12-08 09:00 - 12:00 D399 Cirkulär ekonomi Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2021-12-15 09:00 - 12:00 F249 Cirkulär ekonomi Group case study presentations Room F249 (small auditorium) and online in Teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZDgzMWNhZjYtZGEzYy00ZjBkLWIxOGYtYjc1NDdhMDc5MGRm%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2286080f64-b23d-4f93-8c43-e65f2588b9c3%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%224d76c94d-9c47-4e8d-9a6f-977b83870276%22%7d Makkonen-Craig Stewart

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