355.674 Removal and recycling in electrical engineering
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, 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 assess the global market for electrical and electronic products and e-waste generation. The students can describe the material composition of electrical products and recycling technologies as well as the main related European and international legal regulations. Students can describe the complexity of international markets and waste streams and the future environmental pressures created by changing technologies for electrical products. Students can summarise the principles and challenges of a circular economy in the electrical sector on a European and global level.

Subject of course

- Facts and figures about WEEE
- Material composition of electrical products, valuable and hazardous materials
- Waste generation along the life cycle of electrical products
- Legislation (WEEE, RoHS, Battery regulation, Ecodesign Directive,...)
- Disassembly, recovery and recycling of electrical equipment: principles and case studies
- Resource materials, pollutants, circular economy

Teaching methods

Lecture; videos; excursion; Team work: seminar paper; presentaions; "stories of material" method by Stefan Böschen; detailed script

Note: In the first unit, teams of 4 students are formed and topics are assigned

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Limited number of participants!

In general, the language of instruction and script is German. If required, the course can also be completed in English. In this case please contact the course instructor.



Course dates

Wed16:00 - 19:0011.10.2023 - 17.01.2024EI 4 Reithoffer HS Lecture
Removal and recycling in electrical engineering - Single appointments
Wed11.10.202316:00 - 19:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS Lecture
Wed18.10.202316:00 - 19:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS Lecture
Wed08.11.202316:00 - 19:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS Lecture
Wed22.11.202316:00 - 19:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS Lecture
Wed29.11.202316:00 - 19:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS Lecture
Wed06.12.202316:00 - 19:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS Lecture
Wed13.12.202316:00 - 19:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS Lecture
Wed20.12.202316:00 - 19:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS Lecture
Wed10.01.202416:00 - 19:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS Lecture
Wed17.01.202416:00 - 19:00EI 4 Reithoffer HS Lecture

Examination modalities

project report, presentations

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2023 08:00 30.11.2023 23:59 30.11.2023 23:59



Lecture notes are available in TUWEL for participating students.

Previous knowledge

Interest in the subject


  • Attendance Required!