Principles of Sustainability and Circular Economy (5 cr)
06.02.2023 - 30.07.2024
06.02.2023 - 31.07.2024
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Mode of delivery
Faculty of Technology (LAB)
- Open studies, technology
- Complementary competence and optional courses, Bachelors
- Saku Syngelmä
- Juhani Grape
Students will become familiar with the three pillars of Sustainable Solutions Engineering
- resource efficiency
- principles of circular economy
- basics of sustainable development.
By the end, they should understand the close relationship between the driving forces of sustainable development and future economic growth.
Implementation and methods of teaching
Time- and location-independent online implementation. Students get to freely go through the material while the course is available.
Timing and attendance
Study according to your personal timetable, everyone can choose their own. The entire course can be completed independently
Learning material and recommended literature
All the needed material is available online on the Moodle page
Welcome to SSE 1: Principles of Sustainability and Circular Economy!
In this course, you will become familiar with the pillars of Sustainable Solutions Engineering (SSE). This course is designed for beginners who want to steer processes, businesses, design, policies, and therefore the world toward a sustainable future.
- The students will learn the basics of sustainable development, and how it affects our society
- The students will become familiar with circular economy
- The students will have a clear idea of how resource efficiency affects individuals and businesses alike
- The students will understand the relationship between the driving forces of sustainable development and future economic growth
- The students will learn about environmental technologies that are used to treat and clean the environment
- The students will become familiar with the different global institutions and policies related to sustainable development
Students must complete all of the material within the course, and also a final exam successfully.
Assessment criteria: assessment scale failed/approved
The students must complete all of the material, and pass a final exam successfully