General information

Subject type: Optional

Coordinator: Joan Triadó Aymerich

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Maria Armiñana Maristany

Teaching languages

  • Catalan

L'optativa s'impartirà en català, però hi pot haver documents en castellà i anglès.


Specific skills
  • CE6: Understand the concept of company, institutional and legal framework of the company. Organization and management of companies.

Transversal competences
  • CT2: That students have the ability to work as members of an interdisciplinary team either as one more member, or performing management tasks in order to contribute to developing projects with pragmatism and a sense of responsibility, assuming commitments taking into account count available resources.


The subject is based on providing students with (and putting into practice) knowledge about the Circular Economy, with the participation of several experts and professionals in the sector, to be able to incorporate knowledge about sustainability and the strategies they can apply in the his professional career. During the elective, an applied project will be carried out, with support from a tutor.

First, a theoretical sketch will be made on the circular / sustainable / social economy, and later several activities and presentations will be made where the students themselves can generate the knowledge for future application in their professional itineraries and/or in other activities academics they are taking.

The subject will also allow you to obtain the guidelines to be able to incorporate the circular vision in the TFGs, thus being able to qualify for the Tecnocampus Circular End of Degree Work awards.


Topic 1: Starting context and motivating factors for change

Topic 2. Fundamentals of Circular Economy

Topic 3: Innovation for circularity and Industry 5.0

Topic 4: Circularity of the product through Eco-design

Topic 5: Circularity applied to business models

Topic 6: Business metrics in sustainability

Topic 7: Sectoral analysis of circularity

Evaluation system

Participation in the practical cases presented in the classroom (25%). In the various topics there will be activities related to a practical case that will help to understand the key concepts. The evaluation will depend on the practical case but to be evaluated, you will have to attend class.

Partial (25%) On the last day of class, there will be a partial test without notes that will allow the knowledge obtained by the students to be evaluated.

Final work (50%) During the course, the final work will be carried out as a group and will be presented in written format (40%). On the day of the final exam, it will be presented in front of the teaching staff of the subject and the project will have to be defended (10%).

If retaken, only the final work can be retaken, the continuous assessment cannot be retaken. The final evaluation can be changed based on the contribution of the final presentation.