Industrial Ecology

Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Industrial Ecology

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

COVID-19 and arrival in Norway: Information directed at students moving to Norway

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2020

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2021

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2021

Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students

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