Industrial Ecology

Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Industrial Ecology

Welcome to study start at NTNU

Welcome to study start at NTNU

We are looking forward to welcoming our new students to study start. 

Due to the current situation with the pandemic, this year's matriculation ceremony will be digital.   

We want everyone to get a good start and be part of the student community at NTNU, even if you have to follow the lectures digitally the first semester from your home country.

More information on this year's matriculation ceremony

NTNU organises an orientation programme for new international students every August and January. Orientation Days is a lot of fun and an excellent way for you to get to know NTNU. We strongly encourage all new international students to attend Orientation Week. 

Due to the current situation with the pandemic, the orientation week for August 2020 will be digital. 

Checklist and manage your studies

For new international students, this is what you need to do to get started as a student:

Checklist for new international students

How to learn norwegian

NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course. 

Industrial Ecology

About Industrial Ecology

Industrial ecology is about understanding how human activity is linked with sustainability and how we must think to solve environment and sustainability challenges.

Do you want to help solve some of the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet?


The programme is open to both international and Norwegian students.

Job prospects

A master’s degree in industrial ecology prepares you to help solve the environmental challenges lying ahead. It also opens many possible career paths to support municipal and urban planning, technology development in industry, and environmental policy.

Study environment

Information about the study environment and the student organisation at Industrial Ecology.

Programme components

This master's degree programme extends over two academic years (4 semesters) and constitutes a course load of 120 ECTS credits.


You can contact our student advisers on email: or telephone: (+47) 73 59 37 00 if you have any questions about the programme of study or if you have other academic questions.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Sustainable development goals

Industrial Ecology focuses on the following sustainable development goals:

UNs Sustainable Development Goal 12 Responsible consumption and production. Link to UNs Sustainable development goal number 12

UNs Sustainable Development Goal 13 Climate action. Link to UNs Sustainable development goal number 13

UNs Sustainable Development Goal 15 Life on land. Link to UNs Sustainable development goal number 15

UNs Sustainable Development Goal 14 Life below water. Link to UNs Sustainable development goal number 14

Facts about the programme


Degree: Master of Science in Industrial Ecology
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

Faculty of Engineering
Industrial Ecology

City: Trondheim

This information is relevant for the present academic year.

How to apply

Krysspublisert! IKKE rør!Application deadlines

Digital lectures for the first semesterMore Information for International students who have been offered admission into an international Master’s programme at NTNU.

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

The application portal is open for students within the nordics only. The intake for 2021 will begin in October for non-eu students.

  Please see our FAQ
Group for EU applicants
Group for non-EU applicants

Master of Science

Master of Science

Please note that this international programme will award all students a degree in Master of Science, and students will not be awarded the title "Sivilingeniør".