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Learner Career Outcomes

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22%

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Beginner Level

Approx. 28 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 5-8 hours per week. You may transfer to later sessions to extend the course....

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Introduction - Materials

4 hours to complete
25 videos (Total 79 min), 19 readings, 1 quiz
25 videos
Introduction to the Circular Economy - Part II1m
Introduction to the Circular Economy - Part III2m
Introduction to the Circular Economy - Part IV1m
What is Mining? - Part I1m
What is Mining? - Part II3m
What is Mining? - Part III3m
Sustainable Mining - Part I1m
Sustainable Mining - Part II2m
Sustainable Mining - Part III2m
From Mining to Metal - Part I1m
From Mining to Metal - Part II3m
From Mining to Metal Part - III1m
Value and Governance - Part I3m
Value and Governance - Part II1m
Criticality6m
How Do We Transition to Circular Economy? - Part I4m
How Do We Transition to Circular Economy? - Part II2m
Follow Your Phone - Part I7m
Euromines - Pursuing Responsible Mining to Support Global Development8m
Aluminium - From Mine to Metal - Mining3m
Aluminium - From Mine to Metal - Alumina Production5m
Aluminium - From Mine to Metal - Smelting4m
Aluminium - From Mine to Metal - Casting1m
Aluminium - From Mine to Metal - Handling the Residue2m
19 readings
Welcome to the Course - Start Here!5m
Grading5m
Course Assignment - Circular Business Model Analysis5m
Course Readings3m
Historical Aspects of Mining10m
Exploration and Extraction10m
The Footprint of Mining10m
Sustainable Mining - Part I1m
Sustainable Mining - Part II - Progress Towards Sustainable Mining Practice10m
Environmental Constraints10m
Managing a Mine-site From Before Mining Until After Mining10m
From Ore to Metal10m
How is Aluminium Made?10m
Global Value Chains5m
Research on Value and Governance (Extension)10m
Criticality10m
Linear to Circular Product Chains5m
Increasing Circularity5m
Elements in a Smartphone5m
1 practice exercise
Module 130m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Circular Business Models

6 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 84 min), 13 readings, 2 quizzes
15 videos
The Role of Business in the Circular Economy - Part II6m
Circular Economy Business Model Strategies - Part I5m
Circular Economy Business Model Strategies - Part II4m
Business Model Innovation - Part I1m
Business Model Innovation - Part II8m
Drivers for Entrepreneurship in a Circular Economy7m
Barriers for Businesses in a Circular Economy4m
Follow Your Phone - Part II10m
ING Bank - Finance and Accounting in a Circular Economy8m
ING Bank - Business Opportunities for a Circular Economy7m
Accus - Entrepreneur Spotlight5m
NNOF - Entrepreneur Spotlight8m
Skillbuilder - Introduction1m
Skillbuilder - Analysis and Application of Analytical Tools1m
13 readings
Slowing, Closing, Narrowing2m
The Role of Business in the Circular Economy (Extension)
Circular Business Models10m
Circular Strategies and the Business Model Canvas5m
The Importance of a Circular Value Network - An Example10m
The Role of Products-as-a-Service in the Circular Economy10m
Circular Business Model Planning Tool10m
The PESTEL Framework10m
Drivers and Barriers for Businesses in a Circular Economy2m
Overall Assignment Description10m
Circular Business Model Planning Tool - A Guide10m
Case Company Description10m
Copy of Overall Assignment Description10m
1 practice exercise
Week 220m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Circular Design, Innovation and Assessment

5 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 90 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
15 videos
Ecodesign Strategies4m
Nanotech Developments - Part I3m
Nanotech Developments - Part II3m
Nanotech Developments - Part III5m
Assessing the Environmental Sustainability of Circular Systems: Tools and Methods - Part I3m
Assessing the Environmental Sustainability of Circular Systems: Tools and Methods - Part II6m
Assessing the Resource Efficiency of Circular Systems - Part I4m
Assessing the Resource Efficiency of Circular Systems - Part II7m
Assessing the Resource Efficiency of Circular Systems - Part III5m
Follow Your Phone - Part III3m
Umicore- Innovations in Recovery of Metals12m
Swerea IVF - Innovations for Extending the Useful Life of Textiles10m
Ragn-Sells - From Waste to Resources6m
Skillbuilder - Critical Thinking and Assessment4m
8 readings
Introduction to Nanotechnology3m
The Scale of Nano3m
Mimicking Nano in Nature3m
What is LCA?5m
Limitations to LCA10m
LCA Challenges: Recycling and Multi-functionality (Extension)10m
Resource Efficiency Indicators at the Macro Level: The European Union10m
Methods Available to Quantify Resources (Extension)10m
1 practice exercise
Week 320m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Policies and Networks

4 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 62 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
15 videos
From Waste to Materials8m
Overview of Policies for a Circular Economy - Part I2m
Overview of Policies for a Circular Economy - Part II1m
Overview of Policies for a Circular Economy - Part III2m
Extended Producer Responsibility - Part I2m
Extended Producer Responsibility - Part II5m
Extended Producer Responsibility - Part III1m
Policies for Extended Product Lifetimes1m
EU Ecodesign Directive5m
Policies and Outlook in The Netherlands4m
Importance of Networks for Sharing Information6m
Follow Your Phone - Part IV5m
OVAM - Policy and the Circular Economy in Flanders6m
Skillbuilder - Context Analysis and Idea Development2m
7 readings
From Waste to Materials - Summary3m
EU and Circular Economy10m
Policy Instruments to Improve Product Circularity10m
EPR for Mobile Phones (Extension)5m
Overview of Policies for Ecodesign and Circular Economy5m
Advantages and Disadvantages of Ecodesign Policy Strategies10m
Other Examples of Initiatives to Stimulate Circular Economy via Information Sharing and Networking (Extension)10m
1 practice exercise
Week 420m

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