CEL014 Circular Economy-Enabling a Sustainable Future

Course Provider



Graduate Certificate

Academic Unit



The current linear economy has resulted in enormous amount of waste in our ocean and land in addition to continuous increase of greenhouse gas emissions. 

Transitioning to a circular economy (CE) will significantly lower carbon emissions, reduce/eliminate pollution caused by production and consumption, build sustainable supply chains, and create jobs for communities, overcome social inequality, and accelerate achieving the SDGs.

This course introduces a circular economy focusing on life cycle thinking; global policy; technology & business model innovation; and business opportunities & inclusive development. It guides learners to understand the key drivers for accelerating the CE transition including policy intervention; design, technology & business model innovation; financing mechanism, consumer behavior change, and ecosystem building for entrepreneurship.

The course is part of:
- Graduate Certificate in Sustainability — Strategy, Energy, Environment, and Circularity

Course Availability

  • Date(s): 15 Apr 2023 to 27 May 2023

    Time: 15, 29 Apr & 6, 13, 20, 27 May 2023 (6 Saturdays), 9am-5.30pm

    Venue: NTU@One-North

    Registration Closing Date: 01 Apr 2023

 At the end of the course, learners are able to:

  • develop holistic thinking on sustainability,
  • identify opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship,
  • Design and implement solutions to solve problems faced humanity today especially climate change mitigation.


    Topics covered

    • What is More Sustainable? 
    • Linear vs Circular Economy 
    • Global Policy and Corporate Strategy Today
    • Circularity in all sectors
    • Design out waste & Waste as a resource and Technology Innovation
    • Business Model & Product As Service
    • Standardization and Certification
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Sharing your innovative ideas

      Suitable for current and aspiring professionals at all levels, from developing sustainability and social responsibility knowledge and skills, including the purpose-driven professionals, engineers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and the corporate social responsibility and consulting professionals.

      Standard Course Fee: S$7,776.00

      SSG Funding Support


      Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


      Fee BEFORE funding & GST

      Fee AFTER funding & 8% GST

      Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



      Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


      SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
      SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
      (Up to 90% funding)

      • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.

      Read more about funding


      ​CEL010 Corporate Sustainability: Introduction1
      CEL011 Carbon Neutrality—Solving the Energy Puzzle2
      CEL012 Electrification & Waste Heat Recovery1
      CEL013 Environmental Issues and Sustainability in Water and Waste Management2


      Listed courses are:

      • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Sustainability — Strategy, Energy, Environment, and Circularity.