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B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering - Circular Economy

Program details

The B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering (Circular Economy) program offered by UPES is designed to address the growing demand for sustainability officers and engineers in various sectors at the industrial, organizational, regional, national, and global levels. The curriculum integrates principles of economics and resource management to equip students with the necessary skills to make informed decisions concerning sustainability. By striking a balance between economics and the environment, students are prepared to tackle complex situations where development and environmental concerns collide, with a strong emphasis on prioritizing the environment.

The program introduces the concept of Economics for Engineers, aiming to promote equitable distribution and access to public goods for all segments of society. Moreover, it delves into the significance of land as a critical resource and explores other major resources, applying economic principles to ensure their sustainable use. The course content advocates a paradigm shift in economics, directing students towards finding sustainable solutions to current challenges posed by unsustainable practices, ultimately fostering progress and development.

By completing this program, graduates will be well-equipped to serve as sustainability officers or engineers, playing a vital role in promoting sustainable practices and environmental stewardship across various industries and organizations. This program aligns with the urgent need to address sustainability challenges at both local and global levels, contributing to a greener and more sustainable future for all.

Program Highlights

  • Pursue a B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering (Circular Economy) with a unique chance to spend 2 years at UPES and 2 years abroad at globally renowned universities such as University of Exeter, University of Aberdeen UK, and IUPUI.
  • The B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering (Circular Economy) program integrates alternative energy, transportation, earth & environmental systems, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles to address the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs).
  • Gain international experience and cross-cultural perspectives by studying at prestigious universities abroad, enhancing your understanding of sustainable practices on a global scale.
  • Acquire practical skills through hands-on projects, research opportunities, and internships, preparing you for a successful career in the field of sustainability engineering.
  • Learn from experienced faculty members who are experts in sustainability and circular economy, ensuring a high-quality education and mentorship throughout the program.
  • Contribute to real-world sustainability challenges through community engagement, sustainable development projects, and initiatives, making a positive impact on society and the environment.

The B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering (Circular Economy) program offers promising career prospects for graduates. With a focus on sustainability, students are equipped to take on roles as sustainability specialists, managers, and directors. The program aligns with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, providing global job opportunities. Graduates can work across various industry sectors, including private, PSUs, and NGOs. Potential roles include Graduate Engineer Trainee, Assistant Manager (Sustainability), Sustainability Executive Manager, Consultant, Auditor, and Assessor in fire and safety-related positions. The course opens doors to diverse and impactful career paths, making it an excellent choice for those passionate about creating a sustainable future.

Career Opportunities

The B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering (Circular Economy) program offered by UPES School of Advanced Engineering opens up a plethora of exciting career opportunities in the rapidly growing field of sustainable development and circular economy practices. Graduates from this program can explore various roles in industries such as renewable energy, waste management, sustainable manufacturing, and resource optimization. They can work as sustainability engineers, circular economy consultants, environmental analysts, green product designers, and sustainability project managers. With the world's increasing focus on sustainability and eco-friendly practices, these professionals are highly sought after by organizations committed to reducing their environmental impact and creating a more sustainable future. The program equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to lead transformative changes in industries and contribute significantly to a greener and more sustainable world.


The B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering (Circular Economy) program offered by UPES School of Advanced Engineering equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the rapidly evolving world of sustainability and circular economy practices. With a strong focus on real-world applications and cutting-edge research, the program nurtures students to become competent professionals in the field. UPES boasts an impressive placement record, with a dedicated placement cell that actively connects students with top-tier companies, organizations, and startups committed to sustainable practices. Graduates of this program have excellent career prospects, with opportunities spanning diverse sectors such as renewable energy, waste management, sustainable product design, and sustainable business consulting. The program's holistic approach to sustainability education ensures that students are well-prepared to make a positive impact on the global sustainability landscape.

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

Specialization Courses

4thWaste to Wealth3003
5thCircular Economy for 
Business Sustainability
6thChallenges, Opportunity & 
Incentives of Circularity
7thCircular Products and
8thDesigns for Circular 


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

Selection Criteria

UPES selects students interested in pursuing B.Tech. Sustainability Engineering (Circular Economy) based on their individual performance in UPESEAT / JEE / Board Merit / SAT/ CUET.

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