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GroupVAVA1819/Elective Studies
courseTE00BF95 Kirjallisuustutkimus kiertotalouden ajankohtaisista haasteista, 5.00 cr, 133 h
Implementation timeAutumn 2018-2019
Responsible teacher Lehtinen Liisa
Other teachers
Status of implementationRunning

State of the description Completed
Language of instruction English
GroupsVAVA1819 (primary)
Starting and ending dates21.08.2018 - 31.05.2019
EN-Edellytetään palautteen keruuta Yes
Suitable as elective studies for others Yes
Offered for the Open University of Applied Sciences. Yes
Offered for virtual University of Applied Sciences. No
Suitable for exchange students Yes
Minimum number of participants 1 
Maximum number of participants 15 
Enrollment period20.08.2018 (klo 08:00) - 31.12.2018
Implementation method Project
Method of completion Report
Virtual extent, cr 5 cr
R&D integration, cr 5 cr
Implementation location Lemminkäisenkatu unit
Assessment at the latest 30.06.2019 
Exam date  
Re-examination dates
Storing of graded material ends 31.12.2019 
Responsible faculty Faculty of Business, ICT and Chemical Engineering
Responsible campus Lemminkäisenkatu unit
Responsible degree programme Degree Programme in Chemical and Materials Engineering
Language of the description English 

The participants are able to describe why moving towards circular economies is essential for mankind. They are able to describe the challenges that nations, companies and individuals face while trying to execute circular economies. The participants are able to name and describe cases of and means for conquering such challenges. The participants are able to exhibit good reporting skills.


The course is a literature survey that can be conducted individually or in groups. The topic investigated is determined separately for each participant. The survey may concern a current topic that is studied within an RDI project, or a more general topic. The participants can also freely suggest a topic of their own interest. In most cases, the participants are able to study individually with a flexible time schedule.

Competence objectives

The course is a literature study. The timeschedule is always agreed individually with the student.

Student's workload

In average 1 credit requires 27 hours work. 5 credits = 133 h. Tracking of working hours is required.


Reports are evaluated based on general project reporting criterias of Chemical Engineering.

Preliminary information

Ne requirements.

Learning material

Independently searched materials and sometimes some given pre-materials.

Virtual learning material

Independently searched materials and sometimes some given pre-materials.

Learning platform


Other literature and supplementary material


Other arrangements related to the implementation

The issue of the survey is given individually to each participant. The study can be done in teams, as well.

Costs for the student

No extra costs.

Course feedback and its processing

Feedback in Optima.

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