The course takes place in period

2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)


General studies

Teaching language


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

1. Develop an overall image of the circular
economy and understand its basic principles.
2. Understand the problems related to the way
we consume resources today and how the circular
economy can help in solving these problems.
3. Familiarise yourself with the methods that
could promote the circular economy.
4. Form a vision of the practical actions that
could be utilised in different sectors to
promote the circular economy.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the student will
understand the priniciples of the circular economy
and be able to implement them to engineering

Course contents

The course is new and still under development.
It is
expected to be a hybrid course combining e-
lectures, a project and online exercises. We
examine the current use of resources and the
challenges and learn about the circular economy
model. We will then dive deep into the
themes from the perspective of the circular
a sustainable food system, forest-based cycles,
technical cycles, material cycles, and
transportation and the sharing economy.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Study activities

  • Lectures - 16 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 39 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 80 hours


  • 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 requirements

The assessment requirement are under development.


Makkonen-Craig Stewart


Makkonen-Craig Stewart

Group size

No limit (26 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Course enrolment period

2019-10-14 to 2019-11-10

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-11-01 09:15 - 12:00 E383 Circular Economy Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2019-11-08 09:15 - 12:00 D399 Circular Economy Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2019-11-15 10:00 - 11:00 Circular Economy Excursion to Kierrätyskeskus (Re-use Centre). Either go directly to the main entrance of Kierrätyskeskus (Kyläsaarenkatu 8, 00580, Helsinki) at 10:00, or leave together from Arcada's info point at 9:45. Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2019-11-22 09:00 - 11:00 Circular Economy Excursion to Green Building Council and Saint Gobain. See itslearning for info. Location: Saint-Gobain Finland Oy,Strömberginkuja 2, 00380 Helsinki Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2019-11-29 10:00 - 11:30 Circular Economy Excursion to Ramboll. See itslearning for details. Meet at Ramboll, Itsehallintokuja 3, 02601 Espoo. Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2019-12-13 09:15 - 12:00 D4106 Circular Economy Makkonen-Craig Stewart

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