225.032 Seminar Resources and Waste Management
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • compare different issues in the fields of resource management and waste management.
  • provide critical and analytical questions about lectures.
  • enter into a scientific discourse with specialist speakers.
  • check results and conclusions for plausibility.
  • conduct own literature research in the fields of resource management and waste management.

Subject of course

In the course current issues from the fields of resource management and waste management are presented in specialist lectures by speakers both from TU Wien and external. Experts from science, industry and administration are presenting.

After each lecture a discussion is scheduled for approximately 45 minutes.

The aim is to get to know different methods, problems and solutions. However, the active discourse strengthens the ability to correctly classify and correlate results of different issues and levels of complexity.

The lecture will be held online.

We are happy to announce, that this semester will be a joint-venture with the waste management institute of BOKU Vienna. The scheduled presentations are uploaded on TUWEL

Teaching methods

The following methods are used in the course:

  • Specialist lectures on current issues in the fields of resource management and waste management
  • Discussion with experts on the basis of the lectures
  • Independent literature research and writing a seminar paper

Mode of examination


Additional information

The presentation of the content and goals of our Master's courses for the summer semester 2023 will take place on March 7th, 2023 from 9-9:30 a.m. in the seminar room AD 03 - 1 (Karlsplatz 13, 3rd floor, staircase 5).

Participation in this presentation is not mandatory.

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Mon16:00 - 18:0027.03.2023 - 26.06.2023Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Seminar Ressourcenmanagement und Abfallwirtschaft
Seminar Resources and Waste Management - Single appointments
Mon27.03.202316:00 - 18:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Development of a regional e waste plan in the Caribbean
Mon17.04.202316:00 - 18:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 E waste in Brazil Life cycle sustainability assessment
Mon24.04.202316:00 - 18:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Qualität und Quantität (Asche und Schlacke)
Mon08.05.202316:00 - 18:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Kunststoffsammlung
Mon22.05.202316:00 - 18:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 tbd
Mon05.06.202316:00 - 18:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Textil Recycling
Mon12.06.202316:00 - 18:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Österreich 2040: klimaneutrale und kreislauforientierte sozialmetabolische Optionen und deren Herausforderungen
Mon19.06.202316:00 - 18:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Recycling von Verbundmaterialien Bewältigung komplexer Stoffströme durch enzymatische und mikrobielle Rückgewinnung wertvoller Bestandteile
Mon26.06.202316:00 - 18:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Aufkommen und Behandlung von Textilabfällen in Österreich

Examination modalities

Active participation in the discussion

As performance record the students must be present and actively participate in the discussion. In the course a presence of more than 80% of the dates is obligatory. We kindly ask you to join the meeting with your real name or matriculation number and to activate the visual feed at the beginning of the lecture and for the discussion.

Submission of "insights"

Students must submit (TUWEL) “insights” for every attended lecture. Insights concise of some keywords or one to two sentences which summarise insights gained in the lecture.

Submission of a seminar paper

For a selected topic, which is based on one of the lectures held, a short seminar paper (2000-2500 words) has to be submitted. This should take up the topic or a sub-aspect of it and question it critically. In the paper, the essential statements and key points of the lecture should first be briefly summarized. The presentation documents will be provided in the TISS. Furthermore, the issue has to be supplemented or further elaborated and critically discussed. Hence, a literature research and own considerations has to be conducted.

Formal requirements

The paper should comprise 2000-2500 words and has to meet the following formal requirements:

  • Title page with your name and matriculation number and a refercene list are mandatory.
  • Compliance with the scope without artificial text extensions.
  • The paper can be submitted either in German or in English.
  • Use uniform and correct citation practice, also for illustrations and information from the presentation documents.  


Submit the paper until 17/07/2023 as pdf-Document via TUWEL

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.02.2023 09:00 02.04.2023 09:00 02.04.2023 10:00



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Previous knowledge



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