Master's Degree Programme, 2 years

Industrial Ecology

Help solve some of the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet!

What do we do?

Industrial Ecology is an interdisciplinary research field specialising in environmental sustainability. Our work supports the global community to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including co-authoring UN's climate reports. We also host NTNU Sustainability, one of four strategic research areas at the university. 

Why NTNU in Trondheim?

  • Our track record speaks for itself: our programme began in 1994; we established the world's first PhD in Industrial Ecology in 2003; we offer Norway’s only specialist Master’s in Industrial Ecology.
  • You will learn holistic critical thinking methods, and have access to state-of-the-art analytical tools, to solve environmental problems.
  • Our professors are leaders in their fields, and provide inspiration, experience, and a global network of collaborators.
  • You will be part of a group (and a city) with a vibrant international student community.

Is this master right for me?


Degree: Master of Science in Industrial Ecology
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSINDECOL
Language of instruction: English
Location: Trondheim, Gløshaugen

Host Faculty:
Faculty of Engineering

Host Programme:
Industrial Ecology

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How to apply

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 will open 1 October


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