226.054 Resource 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.

2020W, VU, 1.5h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • define and classify “resources”.
  • apply the method of “Material Flow Analysis” (MFA) to create resource balances on different levels.
  • use the MFA software STAN.
  • formulate problems and uncertainties that arise during the set up of resource balances, as further to locate and interpret differences between resource balances.

Subject of course

  • Analysis of selected anthropogenic goods- and substance metabolisms,
  • learning about phenomena and problems,
  • evaluation of Material flow analysis(MFA)-results,
  • handling of data,
  • design of systems according to the goals for an environmentally compatible regional mass balance,
  • estimation of the value of resources.

Teaching methods

  • Online Lecture with discussions
  • Introduction in the STAN software
  • Project work
  • Online Question & answer to project work

Mode of examination


Additional information

Assigment to the Master programme "Building Science" (Code: 066 505):

Module 1 in the Specialisation "Water and Resources"
Module 3 in the Additional Education


Important information:

The recordings of the single lectures will be uploaded in the run-up to the single TISS dates (see uploads in TUWEL).

The live discussions with the different lecturers require the review of the associated lecture recordings.




Course dates

Thu09:00 - 09:3001.10.2020 GoToMeeting (LIVE)Presentation of the lectures of the winter semester 2020/21
Thu15:00 - 16:0029.10.2020 GoToMeeting (LIVE)Project work introduction
Thu14:01 - 14:3012.11.2020 GoToMeeting (LIVE)Live Discussion with Oliver Cencic on Units 3, 6 and 7
Thu15:00 - 15:3003.12.2020 GoToMeeting (LIVE)Live Discussion with Johann Fellner on Unit 9
Thu14:01 - 14:3010.12.2020 GoToMeeting (LIVE)Live Discussion with Helmut Rechberger on Units 1, 2, 4, 8 and 10
Thu15:00 - 16:0010.12.2020 GoToMeeting (LIVE)Project work Q&A session
Thu14:00 - 16:0014.01.2021 GoToMeeting (LIVE)Presentation of project work

Examination modalities

Written exam and project work

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
24.09.2020 00:00



No lecture notes are available.