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.

2021W, VU, 1.0h, 1.5EC
Lecture TubeTUWEL


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Distance Learning

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 individual lecture units will be pre-recorded and can be accessed in TUWEL. The live discussions with the presenter require the review of the associated lecture recordings.

  • 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 exercise/s get/s repeated, the exam has to be repeated too (if the exam has already been passed)! This means that a negative exam grade cannot be improved with a renewed completion of the project work!

Exam arrangements:

  • Multiple Choice exam
  • With the acceptance of the test papers, the evaluation of the test is the consequence.
  • (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 notified 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
29.09.2021 00:00 13.10.2021 10:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 266 Environmental Engineering 5. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

No previous knowledge required.