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BJ02A3060 Circular Economy for Materials Processing, 6 cr 
Code BJ02A3060  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name Circular Economy for Materials Processing  Abbreviation Circular Econom 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Antti Häkkinen 
Matti Lampinen 
Jutta Nuortila-Jokinen 
Ritva Tuunila 
Sami Virolainen 

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Location: Lappeenranta

International course; on-line lectures are given by different European universities and Research and Technology Organization.



M.Sc. (Tech) 1



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Teacher(s) in Charge 

Antti Häkkinen, D.Sc. (Tech.), Professor
Associate Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Ritva Tuunila
D.Sc. (Tech.) Matti Lampinen


1. Understand basic concepts of circular economy, knowledge on materials flow (raw materials, processing, manufacturing until end-of-life recycling and re-usage), issues and drivers for changes.
2. Recognize impacts (environmental, economic and social) of the current practice of materials processing from a sustainability aspect.
3. Create new business opportunities to re-enter materials into circular economy.
4. Apply processing technologies to accelerate the implementation in business creation.
5. Work as a team member in a development project.


Circular economy and resource efficiency are important aspect in sustainable development within the industry. The course aim is that students gain the skills needed to ensure that circular economy concepts become adopted into the design, development and operation of mainly metal production processes, during its application, end-of-life stage and recycling.
Students carry out project works in groups. The topics are from industry, for example side stream processing in metal and steel producing industry, circular economy, eco-design. Different aspects are emphasized in different projects, depending on the topic.

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On-line lectures 11 h, Lectures 2h, Seminars 4h, self-study 13 h, Group project work and project meetings 126 h.

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Bachelor in Engineering

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max 10


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