Industrial Ecology

Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Industrial Ecology

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The study programme accepts international students both from the EU and outside the EU, as well as Norwegian students. Note that specific application deadlines apply depending on the country of issue for your prior BSc.

In addition to fulltime master’s degree students, we also have exchange students coming for one or two semesters. Many technology students (sivilingeniør) from NTNU can also write their thesis within industrial ecology, depending on their study tracks.

Yes. The admission requirement is a bachelor’s degree within Engineering, Industrial Design, Architecture, Natural Sciences, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Psychology, Economics, Business and Administration, or similar. Industrial Ecology is relevant for many different parts of society, and so a wide variety of backgrounds qualify for studying.

Note there is a requirement for 7.5 ECTS in mathematics or statistics. Our analytical courses apply mathematics and a basic knowledge of linear algebra is recommended.

The programme has a strong focus on modeling. You will benefit from good skills in mathematics, and specifically from a completed course in linear algebra. The intensity of the study programme does usually not allow students to take mathematics courses during the programme.

Applicants must have obtained at least 7.5 ECTS in mathematics or statistics during their previous studies.

We do not offer any online courses at the moment.

You can take most courses as individual courses, without being accepted as a MSc programme student. However, if you want the MSc degree, you will need to be admitted as a full MSc student or be in a programme such as Erasmus Mundus or TIME double degree. Exchange students can follow individual courses as accepted by their home university.

The number of places in the MSc programme is decided by the NTNU Board each year. For 2020 we have been allotted 20 places, where 8 go to international students outside the EU, 7 to the EU students, and 5 to Norwegian/Nordic students. There are usually 3-4 applicants per place.

First and foremost, the selection among candidates that qualify according to the admission requirements is based on grades. The formal admission process is performed by the Office of International Relations at NTNU for students with international degrees, and the Admissions office (Opptakskontoret) for student with Norwegian/Nordic degrees. Read more about how to apply.

Questions about your international master's application?

Questions about your international master's application?

Having trouble with your online application for our international Master's of Science programmes? Wondering when the deadlines are, or what kind of language requirements to be fulfilled? We have answered all these questions and more in our FAQs.