Microcredential for lifelong learning in engineering

MILLE Project will offer to industrial & professional world innovative Lifelong Learning modules:

  • targeted at topics already individuated by a bottom-up process, with full involvement of industrial and professional stakeholders;
  • based on on-line training tools, combining high flexibility (lectures offered asynchronously, according to the personal needs and availability of learners) with periodic assessments with board of teachers (on-line synchronous meetings);
  • enriched by Industry-Academy interaction (50/50 contribution to lectures);
  • designed with attention paid to learners workload (4 hours a week, for 6 weeks and an estimated effort of 3 CFU);
  • fully inserted in the new EU Micro-credential system for certification.

The MILLE catalogue is composed by the following 9 modules, grouped by 3 levels. Click on the links below to see the single module content.

Basic Modules (BM)

- Click here for the summary sheet of the BM1 module (in pdf format).

- Content of BM1 Module:

  • Introduction to life cycle approach;
  • LCA principles and framework;
  • LCA to support Environmental Labels;
  • Relevance of inventory in LCA studies;
  • LCA for circular economy and for energy transition.

- Click here for the summary sheet of the BM2 module (in pdf format).

- Content of BM2 Module:

  • Ecodesign and the Circular Economy
  • Ecodesign in the design process
  • Ecodesign in EU-Regulation
  • Circular business models
  • Product/Service/System-Design
  • A basic introduction to reliability in electronic systems
  • Energy related design aspects
  • Deep dive Electronics - Understanding impacts and design
  • Materials in design and related issues (CRM)
  • The design process: concept, embodiment, details
  • A materials selection systematic approach
  • Co-selection material and shape to serve for material use improved efficiency
  • How to face multi-objectives design problem in material selection
  • Eco-design driven material choice

- Click here for the summary sheet of the BM3 module (in pdf format).

- Content of BM3 Module:

  • Introduction to resources management
  • Introduction to Critical and Strategic Raw Materials
  • Critical Raw Materials act
  • Relevance of raw materials for strategic technologies
  • Supply chain of CRM
  • Mining of CRM and mining charts
  • Mitigation measures
  • Urban Mining
  • Case Study: Rare earth elements
  • Case study: Lithium
  • Case study: Copper
  • Further CRMs
  • Recovery of CRM: pyro, hydrometallurgical approaches and alternative approaches

Expert Modules (EM)

- Click here for the summary sheet of the EM2 module (in pdf format).

- Content of EM2 Module:

All contents from Basic level - plus:

  • NetZero, R-Strategy-Waste management, Scope1-2-3 and other Systems
  • Circular & Ecodesign tools
  • Ecodesign - Measurement, Indicators, Labels
  • Material selection in a CRM perspective
  • Design for Recycling in a Critical Raw Materials Perspective
  • Material Substitution in a Critical Raw Materials Perspective
  • Product design from an environmental and critical raw materials perspective
  • Design for and from recycling – principles and limitations
  • Lightweight design versus raw materials criticalities

- Click here for the summary sheet of the EM4 module (in pdf format).

- Content of EM4 Module:

  • Sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • CSR and risk management
  • Supply chains
  • Digital Product Passport
  • Digital supply chains
  • Blockchain
  • Transfer of concepts to individual contexts

Manager Modules (MM)

- Click here for the summary sheet of the MM2 module (in pdf format).

- Content of MM2 Module:

  • Introduction to circular economy and sustainability
  • Business model description of the main characteristics and components;
  • Business models in the circular economy framework focused on presenting and knowing the different circular business models a firm can adopt;
  • Regulatory framework and certification to present the different regulations related to circular economy in terms of design and product management and certification schemes available.