To ensure a healthy planet and strong economy for current and future generations, a transition to a circular economy is needed. A circular economy is characterised by a system of closed loop processes. Ideally no waste is created, renewable energy sources are used, and raw materials, components and products retain their value. This transition asks for innovative engineering solutions that require a new way of thinking.
- 3-year, full-time bachelor’s, taught in English
- Small-scale tutorial groups of about 15 students
- Gain hands-on engineering research experience
- Work at state-of-the-art engineering labs
- Education and research at multiple Brightlands locations
Do you get excited when facing a technical challenge? Do you want to contribute to the transition to a circular economy? Then the unique new Maastricht bachelor's programme in Circular Engineering is the perfect choice for you: the engineer of the future. The bachelor Circular Engineering combines a rigid engineering foundation with in-depth knowledge and skills in one of three engineering concentrations, while focussing on sustainability throughout the curriculum. These three concentrations are:
Throughout the curriculum, there are strong interactions with industry, especially at the Brightlands campuses.
- Circular Chemical Engineering
- Sustainable Biotechnology
- Engineering Physics for Sustainable Manufacturing
You can tailor your curriculum to your own needs, interests and career goals, by using the open curriculum space in the second year to select from a large range of electives, by taking on engineering projects and internships of your choice and by choosing one of the concentrations in the third year. By approaching problems from various disciplinary perspectives, you develop technical solutions for society and industry to address existing and future challenges.
Circular Engineering: at the intersection of sustainability and technologyFriday, July 8, 2022
This academic year, Maastricht University launched the bachelor’s in Circular Engineering. New programme director Gavin Phillips and first-year students Maria el Kadi and Lea Dratwa discuss the how and why of this degree, which will help students to address existing as well as future sustainability challenges.
In the bio-economy, circularity goes further than just recyclingTuesday, May 24, 2022
Plastics, made from plants? The bio-based economy makes it possible. It is the field of study of Yvonne van der Meer, professor of Sustainability of Chemicals and Materials.
A second chance for plasticWednesday, April 6, 2022
If we were to replace plastic with paper or glass, would the environment benefit? Surprisingly, no, says professor of Circular Plastics Kim Ragaert. She is calling for an alternative approach aimed at increasing awareness of and knowledge about recycling.
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