Companies and organizations involved in the valorization of alternative materials have expressed their need for qualified staff specialized in the circular economy, recycling and valorization. They have formalized their skill requirements to address emerging issues in sustainable materials recycling and eco-design, particularly in the regulated context of the anti-waste law for a circular economy.

The aim is to offer high-level training to individuals/companies facing with circular economy challenges, to develop a circular economy sector approach, creating territorial or even national value, and finally to address sectors of activity and trades/skills in shortage, as specified by France Compétences.

The opportunities offered by the Post Master’s program “Circular economy engineering applied to sustainable materials” correspond to these development priorities.



The aim is to train specialist managers to master the tools and methods for managing and building projects around the circular economy and the valorization of secondary raw materials from the linear economy. Trained specialists will be able to lead projects in the fields of production and new technologies.


Graduates of the Specialized Master’s program in Circular Economy Engineering applied to sustainable materials take up positions in industries that manage waste or secondary raw materials.

In public services :

  • Sustainable development officer in a local authority
  • Project manager, territorial climate planner, carbon footprint officer, in a local authority
  • Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainable Construction Manager

In business / industry :

  • Eco-design project manager
  • Environmental project manager
  • Expert eco-design engineer
  • Sustainable development manager

In interprofessions, consular chambers or associations :

  • Environmental officer
  • Sustainable development and economic development officer
  • Industrial ecology coordinator
  • Territorial animation manager


The number of hours is 454 hours, including theoretical and practical training and an applied, personalized innovation project. Theoretical and practical courses are organized into 5 main Units of Value (UV)
  • Materials and applications
  • Mineral material & concrete
  • Polymers & Composites
  • Metals
  • Floors
  • Independent project
  • Emerging value-added chains
  • Operational recovery of secondary raw materials
  • Europe and the circular economy
  • Plant tour
  • Biotreatment of materials
  • Reducing CO2 impact through recycling
  • Circular economy and recovery tools
  • Circular economy and recovery tools (Case studies)
  • Environmental regulations and management of polluted sites
  • Eco-bonding in construction
  • Management of waste from building deconstruction
  • Recycling materials in the construction industry
  • Sustainable construction
  • Site rehabilitation
  • Renewable granular resources and eco-materials
  • Durability of building materials
  • RE2020 acv and FDES
  • Towards low-carbon construction
  • Smart building
  • Biomimicry and housing
  • Case studies and personalized follow-up
  • Strategy – Business model
  • Financial analysis
  • QSE Management & Strategy
  • As part of their professional thesis (or end-of-studies internship), students must carry out a complete, independent study of a real-life industrial subject provided by a company or research organization.


The objectives of the end-of-studies internship are to enable students to :

  • Put into practice their ability to grasp an industrial problem in its broadest sense: scientific, economic, organizational, relational, human, etc.


  • Refine their approach and integrate it into the professional world.


To be awarded a place on the training which takes place in Villeneuve d’Ascq, you must have:

  • an Engineering degree accredited by the CTI (5-year degree)
  • University degrees at Masters M2 level (5-year degree)
  • M1 (4-year) or Masters (4-year) level university degrees and three years of professional experience
  • Foreign degrees of equivalent level (5-year degree)
  • Prerequisites: computer and network knowledge

Registration fees vary depending on your status: €7,000 including tax for young graduates and job seekers, €12,500 including tax for professionals, to which an application fee of €60 is added.

This is a French-taught post-master program. To apply you must demonstrate at least a B2 level in French.

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The training which lasts 12 months takes place from the beginning of September 2023 to February 2024 for the training part at the school, followed by 6 months of professional thesis between February and end of August 2024.


Director of the Specialised Masters


+33 (0)3 27 71 24 19

Administrative contact person

+ 33 (0)6 01 91 77 05