Course name Water, Waste and Material Management
Course date 12.10.2023 - 31.07.2024
Institution LAB University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 15 ECTS credit

Field Technology HUB
Teacher Saku Syngelmä
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 12.10.2023 - 16.06.2024
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Water, Waste and Material Management

12.10.2023 - 31.07.2024

Course description

Learning outcomes and content:

In this course, students will become familiar with the basics of materials, their composition, and their roles in human systems. Students will also learn about the principles of selecting sustainable materials for applications in a circular economy.

Learning objectives:

Sustainable Water Management

  • principles of a circular economy for water
  • institutions and frameworks for water management
  • popular and growing technologies in the field of water management
  • the relationship between water management, climate change, and climate mitigation and adaptation

Sustainable waste management

  • the relationship between water management, climate change, and climate mitigation and adaptation
  • basic principles of waste management
  • policies for waste management and a digital circular economy
  • technologies for enabling a circular economy

Material efficiency and sustainable materials

  • basics of material qualities
  • principles of sustainable material selection
  • secondary materials and their use
  • circular and ecological design methodologies


This course is designed in a way, that you don’t need a background in SSE, in order to pass the course. However, this is the 3rd part of our goLAB course series, and we recommend that you complete parts 1 and 2 first.

Part 1:  Principles of Sustainability and Circular Economy 5 ECTS Part 2: Environmental and Technical Cycles 15 ECTS

Assessment criteria


Course way of working and time table

This course is divided into 3 major sections: • Sustainable Water Management • Sustainable Waste Management • Material Efficiency and Sustainable Materials Each of these will have its own theory sections, and then an exam at the end. Completing all three segments will grant students 15 study credits for completing the full course package.

Study according to your personal timetable, everyone can choose their own. The entire course can be completed independently.

Course enrolment info

Students of the other UAS (Degree students and Open Studies’ path students): Enroll for the course via Ilmoittaudu/Enrol. Use your student email on the enrollment form. You will receive starting instructions immediately after registering and you can start the course. If you can’t find starting instructions, please send email


Others/Open UAS students: Enrol via Avoin AMK ilmoittautuminen/Open UAS Enrolment. You will receive starting instructions in a few days. A price of the course is 225 €.