B. Tech. Sustainability Engineering

B. Tech. Sustainability Engineering

Program Details

The B. Tech. in Sustainability Engineering with specialization in Sustainability Management / Circular Economy offered by UPES School of Advanced Engineering is a comprehensive four-year undergraduate program designed to meet the growing demand for sustainability officers and engineers in various sectors. The primary focus of this program is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to tackle sustainability challenges at different levels, from local to global scales.

The program aims to produce trained professionals who can analyze and address issues related to human sustenance, thereby contributing to the development of sustainable engineering solutions. With a choice of two specializations, namely Sustainability Management and Circular Economy, students can tailor their education to align with their specific interests and career goals. The program's relevance is heightened by the increasing importance of sustainability in the wake of the PARIS Agreement and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Graduates of this program will be well-versed in contemporary and futuristic engineering practices, economics, and policies pertaining to sustainability. They will be equipped to lead and make a positive impact in their respective fields by addressing sustainability challenges in a holistic manner.

Throughout the course, students will be exposed to interdisciplinary research and approaches concerning the SDGs, enabling them to understand the broader context and implications of their work. By the end of the program, students will emerge as skilled professionals capable of driving sustainable practices, making informed decisions, and contributing meaningfully to a more sustainable future for society and the environment. Overall, this B. Tech. program at UPES School of Advanced Engineering promises to prepare students for rewarding careers as sustainability experts, equipping them to take on crucial roles in industries, organizations, and initiatives focused on promoting sustainable development.

Program Highlights

  • Exclusive courses in AI/ML based Disaster Management, Energy & Environmental Audits, Climate Change Scenarios, and Innovative Metrics for Sustainability Evaluation set this program apart from others in India.
  • Students can choose between Circular Economy and Sustainability Management specializations, allowing them to tailor their studies according to their career goals.
  • The B. Tech in Sustainability Engineering with a specialization in Sustainability Management / Circular Economy program boasts an impressive 100% placement rate, with expected salary packages ranging from 8 to 10 lakhs per annum.
  • Graduates can explore careers in various sectors, including private companies, PSUs, and NGOs, with job roles like Graduate Engineer Trainee, Assistant Manager (Sustainability), Sustainability Executive Manager Consultant, Auditor, and Assessor.
  • The program benefits from collaborations with prestigious international universities such as the University of Exeter (UK), the University of Aberdeen (UK), IUPUI (USA), and the University of Queensland (Australia), providing students with exposure to global perspectives.
  • Students will be mentored by renowned faculty members from esteemed institutions worldwide, and they will have access to state-of-the-art interdisciplinary infrastructure, including advanced modelling and simulation facilities.

The future of B. Tech in Sustainability Engineering with a specialization in Sustainability Management / Circular Economy looks promising due to the growing challenges of climate change. This innovative field offers vast market opportunities, with graduates finding work in various sectors such as renewable energy providers, sustainable product development, clean transportation (electric and hybrid vehicles), power industries, green building construction, and other sustainability-focused industries. With increasing demand for eco-friendly solutions, these professionals will play a crucial role in creating a more sustainable and resilient future.

Career Opportunities

The B. Tech. in Sustainability Engineering, with a specialization in Sustainability Management / Circular Economy program equips students for diverse career paths. Graduates can pursue roles such as sustainability specialist, manager, or director, with promising global job opportunities aligned with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs). This degree opens doors in various sectors, including private companies, PSUs, and NGOs. Job prospects range from graduate engineer trainee to assistant manager (sustainability), sustainability executive, manager consultant, auditor, and assessor.


The B. Tech. in Sustainability Engineering with a specialization in Sustainability Management / Circular Economy program at UPES School of Advanced Engineering offers students a unique opportunity to develop expertise in sustainable practices and circular economy principles. This comprehensive program equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to address environmental challenges while fostering economic growth and social responsibility. Through a dynamic curriculum, cutting-edge research, and hands-on projects, students gain a deep understanding of sustainable development, resource management, and green technologies. With a focus on real-world applications, the program ensures graduates are well-prepared for successful placements in various industries, leading the way towards a more sustainable and eco-conscious future.

Fee Structure

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Semester 1

Environment Sustainability
and Climate Change 
Physics 3104
Workshop Practices1012
Physics Lab0011
Engineering Graphics1012
Object Oriented Programming3003
Object Oriented Programming 
Total   21

Semester 2

Living Conversation 2002
Environment Sustainability and
Climate Change (Living lab)
Engineering Mathematics II3104
Basic of Mechanical Engineering2002
Engineering Mechanics3003
Basic Electrical and Electronics 
Chemistry Lab 0011
Basic Electrical and Electronics 
Engg Lab
Total   21

Semester 3

Design Thinking2002
Social Internship0000
Exploratory 13003
Elements of Sustainability
Earth System Science3003
Natural Resource Conservation 
and Advances
Data Analytics in Sustainability2002
Thermodynamics Lab0011
Safety Lab0011
Programming Lab 10011
Total   19

Semester 4

Working with data2002
Exploratory 23003
Fluid Mechanics2103
Economics for Engineers 2002
Strength of Material2103
 Environmental Pollution and control3003
 Fluid Mechanics Lab0011
Program Elective I3003
Programming lab II0011
Total   21

Semester 5

Leadership and Teamwork2002
Exploratory 33003
Waste Management and 
Occupational and Safety 
Sustainability 2002
Citizenship Science and ESG 
Energy Management System and Audit  2002
Program Elective II3003
Total   21

Semester 6

Start your startup2002
Exploratory 43003
Regulatory Framework and Legal Aspects 2002
Energy Lab0011
GIS Lab0011
Transportation Engineering and Planning 2002
 EIA, LCA & Risk Assessment 3003
Conventional & Alternate Energy2002
Program Elective III3003
Capstone I0022
Total   21

Semester 7

Technologies of the Future 2002
Meta 1011001
Exploratory 53003
Process Design and Optimization2002
Building Material and 
Sustainable Construction
Social Science and Industrial
 Survey lab
Program Elective IV3003
Program Elective V3003
Industrial Internship0001
Research Project I 022
Total   21

Semester 8

 Smart Grid and Distribution 
Disaster and Pandemic 
Leadership in Sustainability2002
 Climate Change and Forecasting 2103
Research Project II0088
Capstone II0022
Total   20


Interested students must meet the minimum eligibility criteria for B. Tech. in Sustainability Engineering with a specialization in Sustainability Management / Circular Economy as listed below: Minimum 50% marks in Classes X and XII. with 50% in PCM (Physics/Chemistry and Mathematics) in Class XII.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for students who wish to pursue B. Tech. in Sustainability Engineering with specialization in Sustainability Management / Circular Economy at UPES relies on their individual performance in UPESEAT / JEE / Board Merit / SAT/ CUET.


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Varied Specialisations to pick from

Circular Economy

Circular Economy

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Sustainability Management

Sustainability Management

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