Learning outcomes

Improving resource efficiency is an important step towards a circular economy.

A circular economy is a regenerative system which aims to minimise waste, emissions and energy use by slowing down, closing and narrowing material and energy loops. Its purpose is to decouple economic growth from the consumption of finite resources.

In this Master's programme, you will learn how to improve resource efficiency through, for example, improved design for material recovery and remanufacturing.

You will learn how a circular economy can provide added value to companies, how material cycles can be created to be more effective, how a sharing economy can be applied and how individuals and communities can give added value to solutions.

You will acquire:

professional skills in the circular economy: you will understand the requirements of a systematic change and technical possibilities of industrial, service, community, and primary production processes and systems to minimise environmental impacts;

competence in applying theories to enable the shift from a linear model to a circular economy;

knowledge to introduce new operational models into a society and to innovate new technical and organisational solutions to sustainability challenges; you will also be able to explain the complex interdependencies of both local and global environmental problems;

skills to work in multidisciplinary environments – after completing the studies, you will have good competencies to work in international and multidisciplinary environments.

Circular Economy

Master of Science in Technology

120 ECTS credits

2 years

Start date
August 2022


Tuition fees and scholarships
EUR 13 500 Non-EU/EEA students
Scholarships available

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems

Lahti campus

Regular admission
1 December 2021 − 19 January 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+2)