Circular Engineering

Do you want to work as an engineer and contribute to a sustainable future? On the BSc Circular Engineering, you will learn how. You will work with us on breakthrough chemical, biotechnological, and physical processes to create sustainable products using renewable raw materials and energy sources. You will learn to become part of the transition to a circular economy, which aims to close production cycles and minimise waste by circulating resources. By studying Circular Engineering at Maastricht University, you can become the engineer of the future with a passion for sustainability and circularity.

Co-funded by the European Union

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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.

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Study information events

Are you a prospective bachelor student? Then we are here to help! We understand that finding the right bachelor programme is important. That’s why we offer you several resources that will give you a feel of what it is like to study at Circular Engineering.

Visit this page to talk to our students, schedule a personal appointment or register for an Experience Day

  • “When I read about Circular Engineering, I felt that it was the perfect mix for my career goals and me!”
    Nieka-Lee Ireland (South Africa), Circular Engineering
  • I chose circular engineering because of my passion to make the world more sustainable.
    Lilla Kiss (Hungary), Circular Engineering
  • I think the mix of biology with engineering is and will be an important tool for a more sustainable future.
    Carolina Bustillos (Ecuador), Circular Engineering
  • Problem-Based Learning and engineering education: a perfect match
    Carla Koopman, Associate Prof. Circular Chemical Engineering
  • Research and education into circular thinking and sustainability are important themes
    Thomas Cleij, Dean Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Sustainable Innovation needs Circular Engineers
    Gus van der Feltz, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Blue Plasma
  • Brightsite, transforming industry towards a sustainable future
    Arnold Stokking, Managing Director Brightsite