Sustainable Design of Electronics, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
3 months
273 USD/full
273 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Sustainable Design of Electronics Certificate in collaboration with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) - DelftX. Learn how to design electronics for recycling.

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This two-course program supports designers, engineers and decision makers in the Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) industry in making the transition towards a circular economy by exploring both Design for Recycling and Designing with Recycled plastics. Learn more at  Sustainable Design of Electronics Professional Certificate in collaboration with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) - DelftX.In the first course, you will explore the basic concepts of the circular economy and their implementation from various perspectives: how businesses can create value by reusing and recycling products; how designers can come up with amazingly clever solutions; and how to apply systems thinking to the transition to the circular economy.In the second course, you will learn how the recyclability of EEE products or consumer electronics can be optimized through good design and how to utilize recycled plastic content in existing or new products using new methods. We will examine inspiring examples and provide insight into current and future recycling technologies, legislation and business models.

If you are looking for ways to upskill yourself and become a designer who not only creates great products but contributes to sustainable design and a positive environmental impact – this is the program for you!

Job Outlook

  • More and more businesses are using circular-economy principles to create products that are durable, easy to reuse or recycle—and profitable (McKinsey, 2016).
  • E-waste is the world’s fastest growing waste stream. Therefore governments are setting ambitious targets to help the EEE industry transition towards a circular economy.
  • Job opportunities include various design roles with emphasis on sustainability, innovation management and sustainability consultants.
  • Regardless of your level of design experience or your familiarity of the circular economy, this program will help you to either upskill or update your knowledge and improve your product design and materials selection.
  • Estimated annual salary of senior industrial designers amounts to $79,262 per year. (

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Circular Economy
  • Designing Electronics for Recycling in a Circular Economy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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