330.304 Circular Economy Management
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, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

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

  • Understanding the term “circular economy” and the topic in encompasses.
  • Describing and understanding the circular business models as well as providing ideas to accelerate a closed loop supply chain management in the producing industry.
  • Understanding the goal of the circular economy: closing the entire "take, make, waste" cycle. 

Subject of course

Several sessions (see dates) on the topics

  • Introduction to Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Business Model Canvas
  • Methodology
  • Transformation process – How to become circular
  • Ecosystems
  • Organizational Aspects

Importance of the Circular Economy, definition of terms often used in the context, Challenges and Barriers of the Circular Economy, Enabler and Technology, introduction of the Sustainable Business Model Canvas, Understanding the methodology of the Value Chain Mapping, Life-Cycle Assessment(s) (CO2 balancing), Sustainable Value Analysis Tool, maturity model, analyzing of the transformation process, Roadmap to Circular Economy, Discussing of the Ecosystems, Organizational Aspects,…

Teaching methods

Impulse lectures, interactive development of the contents, drafting and development of a case study through the semester

Mode of examination


Additional information

There is an offer to write scientific papers on the topic of circular economy.

More information can be found on the following homepage:


or at fabian.holly@tuwien.ac.at 

  • Mandatory attendance!



Course dates

Mon13:00 - 18:0006.11.2023Theresianumgasse HS 2 CE Vorlesung
Tue09:00 - 15:0007.11.2023Theresianumgasse HS 2 CE Vorlesung
Fri09:00 - 18:0010.11.2023Theresianumgasse HS 2 CE Vorlesung

Examination modalities

Written, case study (group work) with presentation and protocols


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue14:00 - 16:0021.01.2025 https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?id=65951written21.12.2024 09:00 - 19.01.2025 09:00TISSOnline-Prüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.07.2023 00:00 30.10.2023 00:00 30.10.2023 00:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Elective
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Elective
ALG For all Students Not specified


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