Circular Economy:

Transition for Future Sustainability
Inquiring For
Work Experience

Why Enroll in this Course?

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A fundamental yet multidimensional understanding of the meaning and evolution of circular economy.

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Addresses the roles of material science, economic and institutional structures, and technology.

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Explore innovation with a focus on circular economies at corporate and social levels.

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Assess circular economies through a systems approach, examining frameworks and policy at an institutional level.

 What will you learn?

What will you learn?

  •  Successful & unsuccessful case studies

  •  Role of materials transport

  •  Different ways of reaching a circular economy

  •  Best energy alternatives

  •  Importance of co-mingled waste

All the participants who successfully complete their program will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion, as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs)*.

To obtain CEUs, complete the accreditation confirmation, which is available at the end of the course. CEUs are calculated for each course based on the number of learning hours.

*The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as 10 contact hours of ongoing learning to indicate the amount of time they have devoted to a non-credit/non-degree professional development program.

To understand whether or not these CEUs may be applied toward professional certification, licensing requirements, or other required training or continuing education hours, please consult your training department or licensing authority directly.

Course Outline

By shifting your organization to a Circular Economy, you can ensure growth over time while treating waste as a design flaw. By doing this, we take the outdated linear system and make it circular with resiliency. Circular Economies are emerging as a necessity as the overexploitation of natural resources increases.


MPE - Faculty - John E Fernández
Prof. John E. Fernández

Professor of Building Technology Program in the Department of Architecture and Director of MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

MPE - Faculty - Sfreen Siddiqi
Dr. Afreen Siddiqi

Research scientist, MIT and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

MPE - Faculty - Olivier Weck - 1
Prof. Olivier De Weck

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, MIT

Course overview

    This course really helped to understand all the emerging frameworks that reframe so much of what I have experienced in land conservation and nature-based solution space. I advocate for incentivized solutions in the public and private sectors, so this course helped me repackage case studies to incorporate fundamental principles, values, and visions for circular economy. I see how it will help with project management and project advising. It also introduced me to entirely new view of the world through industrial ecosystem management. I tend to work with companies and clients to turn land from an undervalued resource into a working capital asset, extending the life and ecosystem functions of the natural landscape. I can now talk about this from a circular economy business model that will add value and continue to differentiate my expertise. The content was incredibly robust and comprehensive. I appreciated continued access to the curated porfolio of resources provided. It was definitely more than I expected.
    Sharon Richardson
    Circular Economy Activist,
    Resilient Lands Matter

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