Advanced Master's in

Project Management in Circular Economy

Admission level
5 year of university-level studies
1 year
Diploma obtained
Advanced Master's degree
Alan Guerrero
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The Advanced Master’s program Project Management in Circular Economy is a degree accredited by the Conférence des grandes écoles (CGE).

The job of a Project Manager in Circular Economy consists of combining ecological analysis with knowledge of circular economy transformation technologies and the company’s industrial context. It implies a capacity for industrial design and development, marketing analysis of recycled products and their economic control.

The business nature of these projects also implies a mastery of management at the organizational level.


The aim of this Advanced Master’s in Project Management in Circular Economy is to train professionals capable of identifying a circular economy process that is relevant, profitable and adapted to the realities of the company; capable of designing and ensuring the complete engineering of this project, and of directing the industrial circular economy process and making it evolve towards its greatest efficiency.


The academic program, completely taught in French, takes place over one year, with an overall course volume of 500 hours organized in 4 parts:

  1. Introduction to circular economy
    1. Circular economy: structure and context
  2. Choosing and determining the circular economy project
    1. Strategy and business models in circular economy
    2. Environmental assessments and balances
    3. Technological availability and feasibility
    4. Regulations and standards, taxation and industrial property in the circular economy
  3. Engineering and directing a circular economy project
    1. Project management
    2. Conception, ecodesign and design
    3. Transformation process engineering
    4. Industrial management and logistics in circular economy
    5. Marketing and supply chain in circular economy
    6. Cost and profitability management in circular economy
    7. Knowledge capitalization and know-how development
    8. Conferences, company cases and industrial visits
  4. Workshops
    1. Case studies in circular economy

Organization of studies

The training takes place from October to September with:

  • seven-month teaching period
  • five-month period of full-time activity in the company, which leads to the completion of a professional thesis

Application and admission

Academic requirements

People interested in applying to the Advanced Master’s program in Project Management in Circular Economy must meet the following academic requirements:

  • Holders of a 5-year university-level diploma (such as a Master of Science, master’s degree or equivalent) in the following fields:
    • Engineering, management, science and technology, medicine and pharmacy, architecture, economy, social sciences…
  • Holders of a 4-year university-level diploma (such as 1st year of a Master of Science, 1st year of a master’s degree, a 4-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and 3 years of professional experience in the following fields:
    • Engineering, management, science and technology, medicine and pharmacy, architecture, economy, social sciences…

Language requirements

B2 level in French is required for this program. An official certificate is not required (the level is tested during the admissions interview), but is highly appreciated.

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Alan Guerrero, International Student Recruitment Officer
Alan Guerrero
International Student Recruitment Officer

Admission process

Depending on your nationality and your country of residence, you can apply via ITECH Lyon’s platform or via the Études en France platform. For further details on the admission process, please read Admission for international students.

Here is an overview of the process:

  • Study of the application file
    • The admissions committee will first study the admissibility of the application file, on the basis of the applicant’s academic record and project suitability.
  • Admissions interview
    • Applicants whose application files were marked as admissible will afterwards be contacted to schedule an admissions interview (online and in French). The purpose of this interview is to verify that the applicant’s project matches the program’s objectives, and to assess the applicant’s qualities in relation to the profession for which the program prepares.

Career outcomes

The academic program prepares applicants for positions such as:

  • Recycling Project Manager
  • Project Manager of Engineering or Industrial Reengineering in Circular Economy
  • Innovation Manager in Industrial Systems in Circular Economy
  • Consultant in Circular Economy SYstems Engineering
  • Project Manager in Industrial Support Organizations
  • Officer in charge of Monitoring, Intelligence and Prospective in the field of Circular Economy

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are €9,000 and can be paid in several installments throughout the year.

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