Circular economy and environmental engineering

  • Credits 2.5 credits
  • Study location Independent of location
  • $stringTranslations.StartDate 2020-11-09 - 2020-12-06 (part time 33%)
  • Education ordinance Second cycle
  • Course code MTK316
  • Main area Environmental Engineering

Please note that applications are closed for this course for the duration of autumn semester 2020.

The course addresses the concept of circular economy, its use and limitations in the field of environmental engineering, methods for the assessment of resource efficiency, sustainability and environmental impact and practical examples related to waste management.

About this course

Circular economy is a concept within sustainable development, where economy and ecology are not in competition. However, there are over 100 different definitions of circular economy, which make a systematic implementation difficult. Within this course you will learn about the benefits of circular economy in the context of environmental engineering and how to assess environmental impact of circular processes within waste management.

The course starts on the 9th of November 2020 and is run for 4 weeks (ca. 50% study pace). During that time lectures and other study material is available online which is required to pass a written assignment (group or individual) and a digital exam (multiple choice) as part of the examination of the course. In addition, are the results of the assignment shared and discussed in a discussion forum and in one mandatory webinar.

Entry requirements

  • 120 credits of which 90 credits engineering or natural science and 7,5 credits mathematics.
  • In addition English course A/English course 6 is required.

You can also apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc.

Course title in Swedish

Cirkulär ekonomi och miljöteknik




Course syllabus

You can read in detail about the course, it's content and literature and so on in the course syllabus

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Circular economy in environmental engineering

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Application information

After submitting your electronic application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the course you have applied for. In order to document your eligibility, you must provide your high school diploma and university transcript and proof of your English language proficiency.

Entry requirements

To meet the entry requirements for this course you need to have previous academic qualifications (university studies). You will find the specific entry requirements above.

No academic qualifications?

If you do not have the formal academic qualifications needed for a specific course, you can apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc. This is also known as a validation of prior learning.

Recognition of prior learning means the mapping out and assessment of an individual's competence and qualifications, regardless how, where or when they were acquired – in the formal education system or in some other way in Sweden or abroad, just recently or a long time ago.

If you think your knowledge and competences will qualify you for this course, you will need to upload th following with your application:

  • CV with description of your educational and professional background. Your CV must describe your knowledge and competences in relation to the entry requirements.
  • If you refer to work experience, you need to upload an Employers certificate.

If we need more information, we will contact you.


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