325.111 Ressource Efficiency
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...   

  • understand the current resource situation (with a focus on metals)
  • recognise the mutual influence of different measures against the threatening scarcity of resources
  • make an active contribution to the circular economy in their later careers.

Subject of course

  • Background (14 critical mineral raw materials report of the European Commission, water, energy, …)
  • Economic, social and political impacts of resource scarcity
  • State-of-the-art of possible solutions:
    - Design for Environment
    - Cleaner Production and industrial symbiosis
    - Alternative use models (product-service-shift)
    - End-of-Life Management (Collection, refurbishment, re-use of product and components, material recycling, energy recovery)
  • Practical case studies from leading companies
  • End of waste – when will waste become a resource?
  • Future trends in research and industry

Teaching methods

on-site lecture

Mode of examination




Course dates

Mon17:00 - 22:0013.05.2024EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Resource Efficiency
Thu17:00 - 22:0016.05.2024EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Resource Efficiency
Thu17:00 - 22:0023.05.2024EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Resource Efficiency

Examination modalities

written exam


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu19:30 - 20:0023.05.2024 Gußhaus, EI 3 Sahulka HSwritten27.02.2024 10:30 - 22.05.2024 23:59TISSResource Efficiency

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.02.2024 08:00 22.05.2024 23:59 22.05.2024 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
700 FW Elective Courses - Mechanical Engineering Elective


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