B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering - Circular Economy

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The four-year undergraduate domain-specific program aims to cater for the industrial, organisational, regional, national, and global needs of sustainability officers/engineers. The specific objective of this program is to develop trained human resources capable of understanding the issues related to human sustenance for the development of sustainable engineering solutions at both micro and mega level. The course will train students in contemporary and futuristic engineering skill sets, with the choice of selecting two specialisations. There is a high demand for such professionals, owing to the Paris Agreement and pressing needs towards the fulfilment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The program provides an opportunity for students to get widespread knowledge and train with the tools and techniques, and economics and policy involving sustainability. Graduates will be skilled to address sustainability issues and become leaders in their fields. They will also be exposed to interdisciplinary research and approaches to SDGs.

Salient feature of B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering Program

  1. Dual degree opportunity: Complete 2 years at UPES and 2 years abroad with dual degree opportunity at University of Exeter (QS ranked 163), University of Aberdeen, UK (QS ranked 220), Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) etc.
  2. The well-sketched, comprehensive syllabi of this program with industry and stakeholder collaborations, will provide first-hand experience and opportunity to students in all the pillars of sustainability.
  3. Decade-old experience with a 100% consistent placement record.
  4. One of the most successful signature programs of UPES with world class and unique laboratory facility.
  5. Under this flagship program, areas such as alternative energy, transportation, earth and environmental systems, and governance have been brought together for the fulfilment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). It is offered with the two specialisations:
    • Circular Economy
    • Sustainability Management
Duration

Durations

4 Years (8 Semesters)

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UPES’ curriculum framework is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. Along with the core subject, students have the option to choose from subject-focused specialisations. They are also allowed to choose minor/exploratory subject from other schools at UPES that are: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Design, School of Modern Media, and School of Liberal Studies.

Further, based on the multifaceted needs of the global workplace and evolving lifestyles, the curriculum offers Signature and Life-Skills courses through School for Life. To round off this learning experience, students are required to do mandatory internships in the social sector, government/public sector, and industry. The combinations available for students to pick and choose from are endless, ensuring both depth and width of knowledge.

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PEO1

Graduates will exhibit proficiency in state-of-the-art technologies to assess issues related to human sustenance for the development of sustainable engineering solutions at both micro and mega level.

PEO2

Graduates will become accomplished sustainability engineers and entrepreneurs, who will create the vertical of sustainability in their organisations by applying acquired engineering knowledge.

PEO3

Graduates will exhibit an attitude towards ethical practices, knowledge sharing, lifelong learning, and research.

PEO4

Graduates will interact with eminent researchers and undertake innovative research for broader impact development and building themselves as successful researchers/entrepreneurs.

 

PEO5

Graduates will contribute to social welfare and sustainable development of the society/environment through professionally ethical decisions.

PSO1

Apply sustainable strategies to foster organisational longevity

 

PSO2

Develop sustainable engineering solutions for socio-economic and environmental problems with stewardship mindset.

 

B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering prepares students to be suitable for various roles in the industry as follows:

  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Sustainability Director
  • Graduate Engineer Trainee
  • Assistant Manager (Sustainability)
  • Sustainability Executive Manager
  • Consultant
  • Auditor
  • Assessor

 

B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering graduates will have career opportunities in academic sector, business, consultancy, NGOs, and several international agencies.

The curricula for the program have been framed in consultation with industry, academia, alumni, and parents to make the students industry-ready upon graduation.

B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering (2023 – 2025)

SEMESTER I

 

  Subject Credits
1 Living Conversations 2
2 Learning How to Learn 2
3 Engineering Mathematics I 3
4 Chemistry 3
5 Basics of Mechanical Engineering 2
6 Engineering Graphics 2
7 Chemistry Lab 1
  Total 15

   

SEMESTER II

 

  Subject Credits
1 Leadership and Teamwork 2
2 Critical Thinking and Writing (Signature-1) 3
3 Engineering Mathematics II 3
4 Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3
5 Object Oriented Programming 3
6 Physics Lab 1
7 Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering Lab 1
8 Object Oriented Programming Lab 1
9 Physics 3
  Total 20

  

SEMESTER III

 

  Subject Credits
1 Design Thinking 2
2 Social Internship 0
3 Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century (Signature-2) 3
4 Exploratory 1 3
5 Fundamentals of Sustainability Engineering 3
6 Occupational & Safety Engineering 2
7 Natural Resource Conservation and Advances 3
8 Statistics in Sustainability 2
9 Engineering Mechanics 3
10 Thermodynamics Lab 1
11 Safety Lab 1
12 Programming in PYTHON 1
  Total 24

  

SEMESTER IV

 

  Subject Credits
1 Working with Data 2
2 Environment and Sustainability – Himalaya Fellowship (Signature-3) 3
3 Exploratory 2 3
4 Fluid Mechanics 3
5 Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence in Sustainability 2
6 Economics for Engineers 2
7 Citizenship Science - ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) 2
8 Fluid Mechanics Lab 1
9 Regulatory Framework & Legal Aspects in Sustainability 2
10 Programming in MATLAB 1
11 Specialisation 1 3
     
  Total 24

  

SEMESTER V

 

  Subject Credits
1 Persuasive Presence 2
2 Start Your Start-up (Signature-4) 3
3 Exploratory 3 3
4 Building Material and Sustainable Construction 3
5 Waste Management 3
6 Air pollution, Noise Pollution and its control 3
7 Energy Management System and Audit 3
8 Specialisation 2 3
9 Capstone Interdisciplinary Project 2
  Total 25

  

SEMESTER VI

 

  Subject Credits
1 Exploratory 4 3
2 Hydrological Process & Modelling 2
3 Earth System Science 2
4 Transportation Engineering and Planning 3
5 EIA, LCA & Risk Assessment 3
6 GIS Lab 1
7 Energy Lab 1
8 Research Project 3
9 Signature 5 3
10 Specialisation 3 3
11 Capstone Interdisciplinary Project 2
  Total 26

 

SEMESTER VII

 

  Subject Credits
1 Exploratory 5 3
2  Smart Grid and Distribution System 2
3 Process Design and Optimisation 2
4 Conventional & Alternate Energy 2
5 Social Science and Industrial Survey Lab 1
6 Specialisation 4 3
7 Industrial Internship 2
8 Signature 6 3
  Total 18

 

SEMESTER VIII

 

  Subject Credits
1 Disaster and Pandemic Management 3
2 Leadership in Sustainability 1
3 Climate change and Forecasting 2
4 Research Project 6
5 Specialisation 5 3
  Total 15

 

SPECIALISATION

 

    Credits
1 Waste to Wealth 3
2 Circular Economy for Business Sustainability 3
3 Challenges, Opportunities & Incentives of Circularity 3
4 Circular Products and Materials 3
5 Designs for Circular Economy 3

We, at the department, believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem-solving skills and critical thinking in the students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of teaching-learning and student experience:

  • Design and review of individual course plans at the beginning of session
  • Course Completion Report (CCR)
  • Academic planning and monitoring
  • Real-world/Project-based assignments
  • Quality laboratory experience
  • Encouraging advanced learner
  • Slow learners support
  • ICT-enabled classroom (sound system, mic and projector)
  • Guest lectures from industry experts
  • Industry-led courses
  • Certification courses
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification
  • NPTEL lectures
  • Prototype development
  • Use of virtual labs
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/national/international)
  • Participation in conferences/seminars/workshops (national/international)
  • Semester exchange program
  • FDP/Industry Attachment Program for faculty members (Abhigyat)

Minimum 50% marks in Class X and XII with 50% in PCM in Class XII.

UPESEAT / JEE / Board Merit / SAT/ CUET

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PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

PEO1

Graduates will exhibit proficiency in state-of-the-art technologies to assess issues related to human sustenance for the development of sustainable engineering solutions at both micro and mega level.

PEO2

Graduates will become accomplished sustainability engineers and entrepreneurs, who will create the vertical of sustainability in their organisations by applying acquired engineering knowledge.

PEO3

Graduates will exhibit an attitude towards ethical practices, knowledge sharing, lifelong learning, and research.

PEO4

Graduates will interact with eminent researchers and undertake innovative research for broader impact development and building themselves as successful researchers/entrepreneurs.

 

PEO5

Graduates will contribute to social welfare and sustainable development of the society/environment through professionally ethical decisions.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs)

PSO1

Apply sustainable strategies to foster organisational longevity

 

PSO2

Develop sustainable engineering solutions for socio-economic and environmental problems with stewardship mindset.

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering prepares students to be suitable for various roles in the industry as follows:

  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Sustainability Director
  • Graduate Engineer Trainee
  • Assistant Manager (Sustainability)
  • Sustainability Executive Manager
  • Consultant
  • Auditor
  • Assessor

 

B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering graduates will have career opportunities in academic sector, business, consultancy, NGOs, and several international agencies.

CURRICULUM

The curricula for the program have been framed in consultation with industry, academia, alumni, and parents to make the students industry-ready upon graduation.

B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering (2023 – 2025)

SEMESTER I

 

  Subject Credits
1 Living Conversations 2
2 Learning How to Learn 2
3 Engineering Mathematics I 3
4 Chemistry 3
5 Basics of Mechanical Engineering 2
6 Engineering Graphics 2
7 Chemistry Lab 1
  Total 15

   

SEMESTER II

 

  Subject Credits
1 Leadership and Teamwork 2
2 Critical Thinking and Writing (Signature-1) 3
3 Engineering Mathematics II 3
4 Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3
5 Object Oriented Programming 3
6 Physics Lab 1
7 Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering Lab 1
8 Object Oriented Programming Lab 1
9 Physics 3
  Total 20

  

SEMESTER III

 

  Subject Credits
1 Design Thinking 2
2 Social Internship 0
3 Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century (Signature-2) 3
4 Exploratory 1 3
5 Fundamentals of Sustainability Engineering 3
6 Occupational & Safety Engineering 2
7 Natural Resource Conservation and Advances 3
8 Statistics in Sustainability 2
9 Engineering Mechanics 3
10 Thermodynamics Lab 1
11 Safety Lab 1
12 Programming in PYTHON 1
  Total 24

  

SEMESTER IV

 

  Subject Credits
1 Working with Data 2
2 Environment and Sustainability – Himalaya Fellowship (Signature-3) 3
3 Exploratory 2 3
4 Fluid Mechanics 3
5 Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence in Sustainability 2
6 Economics for Engineers 2
7 Citizenship Science - ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) 2
8 Fluid Mechanics Lab 1
9 Regulatory Framework & Legal Aspects in Sustainability 2
10 Programming in MATLAB 1
11 Specialisation 1 3
     
  Total 24

  

SEMESTER V

 

  Subject Credits
1 Persuasive Presence 2
2 Start Your Start-up (Signature-4) 3
3 Exploratory 3 3
4 Building Material and Sustainable Construction 3
5 Waste Management 3
6 Air pollution, Noise Pollution and its control 3
7 Energy Management System and Audit 3
8 Specialisation 2 3
9 Capstone Interdisciplinary Project 2
  Total 25

  

SEMESTER VI

 

  Subject Credits
1 Exploratory 4 3
2 Hydrological Process & Modelling 2
3 Earth System Science 2
4 Transportation Engineering and Planning 3
5 EIA, LCA & Risk Assessment 3
6 GIS Lab 1
7 Energy Lab 1
8 Research Project 3
9 Signature 5 3
10 Specialisation 3 3
11 Capstone Interdisciplinary Project 2
  Total 26

 

SEMESTER VII

 

  Subject Credits
1 Exploratory 5 3
2  Smart Grid and Distribution System 2
3 Process Design and Optimisation 2
4 Conventional & Alternate Energy 2
5 Social Science and Industrial Survey Lab 1
6 Specialisation 4 3
7 Industrial Internship 2
8 Signature 6 3
  Total 18

 

SEMESTER VIII

 

  Subject Credits
1 Disaster and Pandemic Management 3
2 Leadership in Sustainability 1
3 Climate change and Forecasting 2
4 Research Project 6
5 Specialisation 5 3
  Total 15

 

SPECIALISATION

 

    Credits
1 Waste to Wealth 3
2 Circular Economy for Business Sustainability 3
3 Challenges, Opportunities & Incentives of Circularity 3
4 Circular Products and Materials 3
5 Designs for Circular Economy 3
INNOVATIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING

We, at the department, believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem-solving skills and critical thinking in the students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of teaching-learning and student experience:

  • Design and review of individual course plans at the beginning of session
  • Course Completion Report (CCR)
  • Academic planning and monitoring
  • Real-world/Project-based assignments
  • Quality laboratory experience
  • Encouraging advanced learner
  • Slow learners support
  • ICT-enabled classroom (sound system, mic and projector)
  • Guest lectures from industry experts
  • Industry-led courses
  • Certification courses
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification
  • NPTEL lectures
  • Prototype development
  • Use of virtual labs
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/national/international)
  • Participation in conferences/seminars/workshops (national/international)
  • Semester exchange program
  • FDP/Industry Attachment Program for faculty members (Abhigyat)
ELIGIBILITY

Minimum 50% marks in Class X and XII with 50% in PCM in Class XII.

SELECTION CRITERIA

UPESEAT / JEE / Board Merit / SAT/ CUET

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