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Circular Economy and Recycling Technologies

1 Year Full Time ; 20 places

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Course Director

Professor Iouri Gounko

Telephone Number

+353 1 896 3543

igounko@tcd.ie


POWERBE@tcd.ie

Website

https://www.tcd.ie/courses/

Course Description

Waste management, scarcity of resources, minimizing emissions and energy use and maximizing selective reuse and recycling processes are some of the issues that need to be considered to allow for future economic growth, reduction of negative environmental impacts and to tackle climate disruption.
The Circular Economy concept offers strong alternative solutions to these problems. The main goal of this approach is to keep products, components, and materials at their highest levels of use and value by closing the loop of product life cycles. This approach requires allowing economic activity to grow while minimising the use of finite resources and waste generation.
The circular model is based on three principles:
•    Designing out waste and pollution
•    Keeping products and materials in use
•    Regenerating natural systems

This course will provide students with core knowledge of the Circular Economy concept as well as a range of the recycling technologies area. Through a blended delivery of modules, this programme will explore topics such as life cycle assessment (LCA), waste management, waste rock reclamation, waters and sludge treatment as well as recycling, reprocessing and remanufacturing. It will allow students to develop a unique perspective of the design process to enable the recovery and reuse of materials.
Teaching will be provided by a multidisciplinary team of experts across the Schools of Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Natural Sciences, all of whom are active researchers in this cutting-edge area.  This course also includes a research project that will be supervised by one of our academic experts across the Schools of Chemistry, Engineering, Physics and Natural Sciences.
This is one of the first programmes of its kind internationally and is distinctive in its structure, offering students a unique opportunity to combine knowledge and research expertise in the area.
Career Opportunities
Graduates of this programme will be uniquely placed to work in a wide range of sectors such as manufacturing, environmental and recycling industries. Graduates will provide significant expertise and added value to companies and support growth and competitiveness across relevant Irish and European industries.
For those interested in pursuing academic research, the School hosts many internationally recognised academics in research. Graduates will also be eligible to pursue further study in other universities who are currently working in this and related research fields.
Trinity provides a distinctive education based on academic excellence and a transformative student experience that encourages students to be active participants in their learning.
Through this programme, students will develop a unique range of knowledge, skills and attributes that will enhance their employability and prepare them for their future career journey.
Under the Third Level Graduate Scheme, the Irish Government allows both EU and non-EU/EEA students to seek employment 24 months after completing their postgraduate study.

Course Details

Duration

1 Year Full Time

Number of Places

20

Course Coordinator

Professor Iouri Gounko

Next Intake

September 2021

Closing Date

31st July 2021

This programme is suitable for graduates who have achieved an upper second-class honours degree (at 2.1 or above) or the international equivalent in either science or engineering. Those with an equivalent professional qualification are also encouraged to apply. Exceptions for those with relevant industrial or other experience may be considered and will require the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies. Applicants whose first language is not English or has not completed their undergraduate degree through the medium of English are welcome but may be required to demonstrate a competent level of English through an assessment or interview with the Course Director prior to a final decision on admission.
The Schools’ Global Officers will provide support where necessary on transcript information, visa support as well as an overview of the application process.
A minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0, approximately equivalent to an overall grade of 70-75%, is required for entry.

Get In Touch

Course Director

Professor Iouri Gounko

Telephone Number

+353 1 896 3543

igounko@tcd.ie


POWERBE@tcd.ie

Website

https://www.tcd.ie/courses/