Kursnamn Circular Economy and Technology Assessment
Kursdatum 16.05.2023 - 29.07.2023
Yrkeshögskolan Yrkeshögskolan Novia
Kursens språk Engelska
Studiepoäng 5 SP

Bransch HUBBEN för alla, Teknologi HUB
Lärare Roger Nylund
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Anmälningstid 18.04.2023 - 07.05.2023
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Circular Economy and Technology Assessment

16.05.2023 - 29.07.2023


Target group: All students concerned about social and environmental sustainability. Studies in a technical field is an advantage, but not a prerequisite for the course.

Learning goals: After the course the student should be familiar with basics in Circular Economy, ethical theory, corporate ethics and technology assessment. Most importantly, the student should have an understanding of the human aspects of (engineering) work. A goal is to give the students building blocks in their strive towards ethical autonomy at work.


  • Circular Economy, core concepts, business models etc. Assignments on CE.
  • Professional values, responsibilities and judgement. An introduction to what professional work requires from an ethical point of view. Ethical theory, such as utilitarian ethics, rule based ethics, virtue ethics, rights based ethics and a few more. (asynchronous lectures)
  • Discussions will be opened in Moodle on the topics.
  • Small case studies to be handed in and to comment on other’s contributions.
  • CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility or CR, Corporate Responsibility. (Asynchronous lectures). We work in a context, an organization and these organizations define much of the boundaries for the professional behavior. Thus, it is important for an employee to have an idea about corporate values and ethics as well.
  • Technology Assessment, core concepts, aims with TA, criteria, different methods etc. An assignment, a case study on TA.



No prerequisites.



Grade 1 – 2 The student does the assignments and shows a basic knowledge and understanding of the concepts introduced in the course.

Grade 3 – 4 The student can analyze the cases based on the ethical theories presented in the course and also discuss alternative courses of actions in the cases from different ethical, technical and economical perspectives based on TA and CE-frameworks.

Grade 5 In addition to the above mentioned, the student shows a good mature understanding of the strengths and weaknesses in different ethical perspectives and can also evaluate their applicability in engineering practice as presented in the cases. The student also shows an ability to evaluate technical solutions based on the content of the course in terms of TA and CE.

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Time and Place: Application 18.4 – 7.5.2023 Course start on May 16th and ends on July 29th 2023. Deadlines for modules within the course will be set in Moodle during the course.

Mode of delivery: All lectures and tasks for the course will be shared with you on the course platform Moodle. During the course, there will be a few online sessions for questions and answers. Otherwise, the course will be asynchronous, with small tasks to do spread over several weeks. In other words,  you can do the work with this course where and when it suites you, in your own pace, fast or slow.

Course Literature: Alongside the lectures and tasks, there will be recommended readings from Withbeck, C.: Ethics in Engineering Practice and Research, first or second edition and from other sources. Readings will be specified on Moodle.


Remember to use your mailadress for your homeorganisation/school (AMK). A question about billing adress will pop up- this because we also have Open UAS students taking part. This course is free of charge for all Campusonline students. No one is charged immediately, there will be a link for payment after course start for those who have to pay.