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MJ111V Circular Economy and Industrial Systems 4.5 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 18 Mar 2024 single courses students

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P4 (4.5 hp)


18 Mar 2024
3 Jun 2024

Pace of study


Form of study

Distance Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

10 - 80

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 18 Mar 2024 single courses students

Application code



For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 18 Mar 2024 single courses students


Maryna Henrysson,


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ111V (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  1. Principles and strategies for circular economy: selected concepts in focus
  2. Circular economy and circularity evaluation: methods and tools
  3. Innovation management, operation and supply chain management and value creation in a circular economy
  4. Case of transition to a circular finance model in industrial and public sector

- Track 4.1 Closed-loop manufacturing in connection with circular economy

- Track 4.2 Resource recycling in a circular economy

- Track 4.3 Integration of circularity: policies and regulations

Intended learning outcomes

  1. Formulate and critically discuss principles and strategies for circular economy and consequences of circular transitions for sustainable development in specific sectors, such as resource management, energy and resource-intensive industries. Formulate and critically discuss principles and strategies for closed-loop production, innovation management and value creation, and for the supply chain administration.
  2. Apply tools and methods that are relevant for the assessment of circular performance and choose an appropriate assessment tool based on a problem description
  3. Give an account of and illustrate the importance of business model innovation for value creation in a circular economy.
  4. Discuss and give critical judgements that cover possibilities and challenges to utilise the potential in the innovation of the business models in connection with the transition to a circular finance model in the respective industries.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The upper secondary course Eng B/6 or the equivalent.

Applicants must have at least a Degree of Bachelor in environmental science finance, management, technology. 

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • DEL1 - Participation, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • DEL2 - Participation, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

To pass the course, the student should prepare and present the compulsory assignments at the right time and participate in at least 80 % of the compulsory activities

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Maryna Henrysson,

Additional regulations

The seminars are mainly dedicated to − observations and analysis − discussions around read or observed material the − continuous reportings of written assignments − response work in groups.