Certificate in Circular Economy (Certificate in Circular Economy)

Munster Technological University Kerry (TBC)
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

20

Department

Department of Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

General Information
Contact

Mary Stritch

Email

lifelonglearning@ittralee.ie

Phone

0667191701

Address

Lifelong Learning Office
Room R101
Business/IT Building
Munster Technological University - Kerry Campus
Tralee
Co Kerry

Role

Lifelong Learning coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

19/11/2021

Start Date

24/01/2022

End Date

30/09/2022

About this Course

The circular economy (CE) challenges the fundamentals of how we manufacture, distribute, use and consume products and services. It is recognised as the most systemic shift in global industrial economics since the industrial revolution and has the attention of policymakers, CEOs, business and society at large.

Responding to and embracing the business models, supply chains and enabling technologies of the circular economy requires new knowledge, skills and networks. This Certificate in Circular Economy will provide participants with state of the art knowledge on Circular Economy model versus traditional linear business/ economic models, how the Circular Economic model can achieve the sustainability goals of a business. Product, process, and supply chain innovations of the Circular Economy building the case for adopting a Circular Economic model and Circularity-by-design approach to incorporate circularity principles into organisations.

In semester 1 students will take "Circular Economy: A framework for a sustainable economy and society" engaging with CE theory, frameworks and practices, business models, material flows, value chains and the e-business case for CE. This module includes the Circular Economy in practice series with case studies exploring resource management, plastics and packaging, supply chains and logistics, ICT as a CE enabler, circular food systems, towns, cities, and regions. Semester 2 will focus on Innovate Circular: Strategies and Planning explores systems innovation and circular design strategies to enable the companies to transition to more circular operations and key skills on communicating the circular economy, policy and funding.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum NFQ level 7 ordinary degree in Science, Business, Management, Engineering, or other relevant degree area. Ideally candidates will possess relevant experience in one of the following areas: manufacturing, research and development, supply chain, procurement, engineering sales & marketing in one or more of the following sectors, manufacturing, supply chain management, agriculture, food & beverage, life science, chemical, packaging, waste management or construction. The University's policy in relation to recognition of prior learning also applies.

Long Description

The modules to be completed as part of this programme will include:

Circular Economy;
Innovate Circular.

Career Opportunities

The Certificate in Circular Economy is designed to upskill professionals in key areas to embed and deploy circulatory within their roles and organisations, this includes:

Sustainability Manager;
Supply Chain Architect;
Resource Managers;
Green Procurement;
Marketing and PR (Green / Sustainability);
New Business Development Executive;
Innovation Managers.

Timetable Info

This programme will be delivered online part-time from January 2022 to September 2022.

Delivery Location

Online

Delivery Notes

Online

Examinations:
Please note all students may be required to attend in person on campus to sit end of semester examinations.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Mary Stritch

Address

Lifelong Learning Office
Room R101
Business/IT Building
Munster Technological University - Kerry Campus
Tralee
Co Kerry

Phone

0667191701

Email

lifelonglearning@ittralee.ie

RPL Information

The University's policy in relation to recognition of prior learning (RPL) applies.

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie

Note: Places will be offered to applicants who submit all application information with uploaded required documentation and meet eligibility criteria, on a first-come-first-response basis.

Closing date for applications to this programme is Friday, 20th August, 2021.

Fees do not apply to applicants who meet the Springboard+ initiative funding criteria. For employed applicants the HEA will pay 90% of the programme fee, the remaining 10% - €170 will be collected before registration.

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