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.

2022W, VU, 1.5h, 2.0EC


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

Learning outcomes

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

  • recognize and understand the problems and characteristics of the anthropogenic metabolism.
  • define and classify “resources”.
  • apply the method of “Material Flow Analysis” (MFA) to create resource balances on different levels.
  • use the MFA software STAN.
  • model material systems dynamically.
  • 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 of the anthropogenic metabolism,
  • evaluation of material flow analysis(MFA)-results,
  • handling of data and uncertainty,
  • design of systems according to the goals for an environmentally compatible regional mass balance,
  • estimation of the value of resources.

Teaching methods

  • Lecture with discussions
  • Introduction in the STAN software
  • Project work
  • 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.


The content and objective of our winter semester master courses will be briefly described at an information event on 5. Oct. 2022, 09:00 a.m. Lecture Room AA 02-1 (Main building, staircase 1, 2nd floor, immediately on the right)

 Participation in this information event is not compulsory.




Course dates

Thu14:00 - 16:0006.10.2022Sem.R. DA grün 03 B Resource Management
Thu14:00 - 16:0020.10.2022 - 24.11.2022Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Resource Management
Thu14:00 - 16:0015.12.2022 - 12.01.2023Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Resource Management
Resource Management - Single appointments
Thu06.10.202214:00 - 16:00Sem.R. DA grün 03 B Resource Management
Thu20.10.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Resource Management
Thu27.10.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Resource Management
Thu03.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Resource Management
Thu10.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Resource Management
Thu17.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Resource Management
Thu24.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Resource Management
Thu15.12.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Resource Management
Thu22.12.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Resource Management
Thu12.01.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Resource Management

Examination modalities

Written exam and project work

 Important notes:

  • Examinations can only be taken after course registration and must belong to the semester corresponding to the registration (see TISS examination information "Lecture semester"). In this respect, it is not possible to bring forward an exam that has been set up for previous semesters.
  • After each completed exam, a certificate will be issued - if no exercise points have been achieved by then, the points from the exam will be the only assessment basis.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue10:00 - 11:3009.07.2024 BURO AA-02 77written19.03.2024 12:00 - 08.07.2024 23:59TISS6th Ressource Management Exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.09.2022 00:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 473 Chemical and Process Engineering Mandatory elective
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Mandatory elective
066 566 Environmental Engineering Mandatory


No lecture notes are available.