Cranfield University, UK – short CPD and long CE courses

updated courses and the Nano Membrane Toilet (at the bottom)

In this post:
Recruit graduates!,
Circularity in Practice – Short Course – 2 days
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses
developing the Nano Membrane Toilet .
..a list at the bottom of all the EMF The Pioneer Universities

Cranfield University, south UK

Recruit graduates!

Over 2,000 degree graduates in our specialist areas every year.  We graduate the highest number of engineering and technology postgraduates in the UK.  Cranfield is one of the top four universities in the UK for Mechanical Aeronautics and Manufacturing Engineering.


On campus short courses, or In-Comany training

Circularity in Practice – Short Course
Duration: Two days
Location: Cranfield campus
Cost: £1,250 discounts available
Participants will have the opportunity to use state of the art tools and techniques to analyse their own business or ideas for a business venture and investigate opportunities to introduce circular principles across the range of business functions including procurement and supply chains, design, manufacture, use and waste management.

(The Technology Innovation and Management for a Circular Economy course, has been withdrawn. )

To better suit the needs of industry
Cranfield provides a suite of short *(CPD) courses for professionals, senior managers, and executives providing further knowledge and skills to manage the transition to a circular economy

The transition towards a circular economy has been rapid over recent years. These Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses provide industrial professionals, senior managers, and executives with the knowledge and skills to transition within their organisation to a circular economy.

“Short courses” range from half-day sessions to several weeks. The majority are around a week long. Scheduled short courses are mostly classroom based.

Besides the Circular Economy courses, other areas of CPD study include:  
Agrifood, Aerospace, Defence and Security, Design, Energy and Power, Environment, Management, Manufacturing, Transport Systems and Water

A EMF Pioneer University – Cranfield University

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally

1:35 min

Explore our international activity

At Cranfield, our students engage in, and then shape, the global debates that matter – the resilience of our cities’ infrastructures, how to develop the next generation of technology leaders, the future of flight or the practices needed to deliver safe water and sanitation.


Here at Cranfield we are developing the Nano Membrane Toilet which will be able to treat human waste on-site without external energy or water. This toilet is designed for single-household use (equivalent to 10 people) and accepts urine and faeces as a mixture.

3:20 min

The Nano Membrane Toilet is a development in response to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s ‘Reinvent the Toilet Challenge’. The innovative, affordable and sustainable toilet developed by the team can be used without the need for connection to water, power or sewage supplies and has no waste collection requirement.

*Cranfield’s CPD courses (Continuing Professional Development)

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To accelerate the ideas of a Circular Economy, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) has developed connections world wide. The Pioneer Universities are one of these connections. They include:
University of Bradford
Cranfield University
Delft University of Technology
University College London
Arizona State University
University of São Paulo
University of Exeter
and other posts about EMF:
Ellen MacArthur Foundation – Circular Economy
EMF accelerating the Circular Economy Transition – Update

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