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226.066 Material Flow Analysis
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VU, 1.0h, 1.5EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • recall the terminology of material flow analysis (MFA)
  • understand and explain the methods of MFA
  • apply MFA to given problems
  • analyze and comprehend published MFAs
  • evaluate the quality and weaknesses of MFAs
  • create their own MFAs

Subject of course

The course will be taught in English.

  • Detailed training in the use of software STAN
  • Explanation of the basics of MFA using examples
  • Solving given problems.
  • Working on your own problems.

Teaching methods

The lecture will take place online this semester. All information can be found in the associated TUWEL course.

The STAN tutorials were pre-recorded and can be accessed in TUWEL. The live discussions with the presenter require the review of the associated STAN tutorials.

  • Lecture and discussions
  • Exercises
  • Question & answer sessions on the exercises

Mode of examination


Additional information

The recordings of the single lecture units will be uploaded in the run-up to the single TISS dates (see uploads in TUWEL).



Examination modalities

  • Elaboration of exercise examples
  • Multiple choice test (online)

Assessment criteria:

  • The maximum number of points is 100. This number comprises of the:
    • 6 exercises - each exercise is 10 points
    • 1 Multiple Choice exam: 40 points
  • To positively complete the course (VU), it is necessary to reach a total score of 50 points. Therefore, it is not required to positively complete the written exam AND the exercises.

Information on the issuance of the certificate:

  1. The exercises (consisting of 6 individual exercises) can only be passed (or repeated) in the course (VU) of the respective summer semester (so once a year). Only the points of the most recently completed exercise/s (for an indefinite period of time) are considered for the calculation of the final grade.
  2. Subsequent to any passed exam, a certificate will be issued. The final grade consists of the points of the recently passed exam and the points of the recently passed exercise/s (if existing).
  3. Exams can be completed/repeated 3 times per semester (according to the offered exam dates).
  4. ATTENTION: If the exercises are repeated, the exam has to be repeated too (if the exam has already been written)! This means that a negative exam grade cannot be improved with a renewed completion of the exercises!

Exam arrangements:

  • Multiple Choice exam
  • It the exam paper is excepted, the exam will be graded.
  • Please write legibly and clearly, otherwise, points will be deducted.
  • It is not allowed to use mobile phones, pencils, or programmable pocket calculators.
  • The exam takes 30 minutes.
  • Insight into the completed exam is only possible with an appointment.

Exercise arrangements:

  • The exercises are operated in TUWEL.
  • Questions concerning the exercises will only be answered in the "Questions & Answers" classes or in the forum.
  • Delayed submissions will be assessed with 0 points if no serious reason is stated in advance of the submission date.
  • The preparation of the exercises is not group work. Identical exercises will be graded with 0 points.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
21.08.2023 00:00 03.10.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 266 Environmental Engineering Mandatory5. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

No previous knowledge required.