Master's Degree Programme, 2 years

(MSc in) Industrial Ecology

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New student 2018

13 - 19 August: Orientation week

We strongly encourage all new international students to attend Orientation Week 13 - 19 August. It is an ideal opportunity for you to get to know NTNU and Trondheim. 

Norwegian students admitted to an international Master’s programme are not required to attend the Orientation week activities for new international students. However, Norwegian students are required to attend the matriculation ceremony on 14 August, since the matriculation ceremony is compulsory for all new students.

14 August: Matriculation ceremony

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Join us in solving some of the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet.

What do we do?

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

Why choose Industrial Ecology at NTNU?

  • 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 the MSc programme 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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Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2018

EU/EEA/Norwegian students: 
1 March 2019

The application portal will open in mid-October 

Do you have questions about your application? Please see our FAQ