Master's degree programme, 2 years

(MSc in) Industrial ecology

– Study Environment

The MSc programme recruits international and Norwegian students with a variety of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds. Through a focus on group work, projects, and contact with industry and government, the MSc Programme provides an exciting learning environment, which extends beyond classroom teaching.

Students at Industrial Ecology

The Student Organisation - Symbiosis

Symbiosis was founded in 2009 with the goal of improving the social and academic experience for Industrial Ecology students studying at NTNU. This includes organizing social events and easing the transitition for newly arriving program students. Symbiosis also promotes awareness of Industrial Ecology by engaging with companies, organizations, and other student groups.

Read interviews with our students

Reading room/Computer lab

IndEcol students have their own reading room and computer lab in the  Realfagbygget (Block E-101, 5th floor). They have also access to room 241 in the Central Building. These two rooms are for the 1 year master`s students. 

To get access to the student rooms you need to contact the administration. 

Please look to the Symbiosis web page for updated information, and also their Facebook page. 

Students having a Christmas Workshop to decorate their reading room/computer lab. Photo: Elin Staurem.

Examples of Student Projects

Below is a sample of past student projects and theses:

  • Life cycle assessment of CO2 capture and use
  • Arming the global aluminum cycle for 2050 - Future projections and climate change mitigation
  • Communication of environmental impacts through Environmental Product Declarations
  • Life Cycle Assessment of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles
  • Corporate social responsibility awareness and innovation in global business systems
  • Dynamic analysis of energy use in the Norwegian residential building stock

Simple introduction to industrial ecology

Below are two blog posts by one of our PhD candidates, explaining industrial ecology "for dummies":