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Course unit
INP9086479, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0522, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge PAMELA DANESE ING-IND/35
Other lecturers PAOLO FERRO ING-IND/21

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/21 Metallurgy 2.0
Core courses ING-IND/35 Engineering and Management 4.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 DANESE PAMELA (Presidente)
MACCHION LAURA (Membro Effettivo)
FERRO PAOLO (Supplente)

Prerequisites: no prerequites
Target skills and knowledge: · Understand what circular economy and sustainability is
· Evaluate drivers, enablers and barriers of circular economy and sustainability practices
· Analyze the potential impact and implications for a company of adopting circular economy and sustainability practices
· Identify/analyze the alignment between a company’s sustainability practices and web-based communication strategies
· Apply value engineering to include sustainability features in product design
· Understand and analyze technological cycles through the 6R framework
. Skill on materials selection for engineering applications with particular reference to eco-design and issues linked to critical raw materials
Examination methods: Written exam
Analysis of cases
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be based on:
- A written exam on the understanding of the contents, and the ability of interpreting and analyzing case studies.
- The analysis and discussion of case studies
Course unit contents: 1. Circular economy conceptualization and sustainability practices, frameworks, metrics and indicators for circular economy: sustainability strategies and practices and case examples
2. Value engineering: definition, implementation and case examples
3. Eco-design, material selection, critical raw materials
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is based on innovative teaching methodologies, such as flipped classroom and interactive learning
Additional notes about suggested reading: The material will be provided during the course and includes some videos, slides, and international journal articles
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Flipped classroom
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Clean Water and Sanitation Affordable and Clean Energy Decent Work and Economic Growth Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action Life on Land Partnerships for the Goals