Master’s Degree Programme, 2 years

(MSc in) Industrial Ecology

– Career prospects

The Industrial Ecology Programme has an extensive network including leading Norwegian firms, the environmental protection and administration, and various other organizations. There are great opportunities to work with industry or public administration, in the course of one's project and thesis work. Additionally we have many challenging research projects on the international scene. These forums open many opportunities for you, both while you study and at the conclusion of your education.

A focus on systems-level understanding and analytical skills, as well as experience applying state-of-the-art environmental assessment methods and policy strategies to real world problems, makes our students attractive to a wide range of employers. Our graduates are now active in research or leading strategic environmental projects in business, industry and governmental agencies.

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Because the master programme is both cross-disciplinary and international in nature, you will gain experience cooperating with people from varying academic and cultural backgrounds. As such you will be better equipped to compete for jobs in an increasingly international market.

Industry itself, has taken the initiative to create this program, and upon completion you will have unique competencies, which are increasingly in demand both in the private and public sector. The ability to consider the big picture, analyze complicated systems without losing perspective, will be your greatest advantage over those with traditional educations.

Our former students work in research, consulting, industry, construction business, shipping, government organizations and environmental NGOs. Here are some examples of current positions:


Environmental Coordinator EPN ONO HSE at Statoil
Site Manager, AF at Decom AS
Project Engineer at Aventa AS
Head of Wind & Site at Adger Energi
Senior Engineer, HSE at StatoilHydro ASA
Vice President Supply Chain at Scatec Solar
Trainee Engineer at Aker Solutions
Process Engineer at Cambi AS
Project Developer Hafslundbyen at Hafslund
Technical Acc. Manager PLM at Summit Systems


Consultant at EMS Konsult
Consultant at NORSAS
Consultant at Norsk Energi
Science Journalist at Aftenposten
Environmental Advisor at SWECO
Consultant and Partner at MiSA AS
Consultant at Boston Consulting Group
Energy and Environmental Advisor at Entro
Manager at Ernst & Young Advisory
Senior Advisor and Co-Founder at Point Carbon
Environmental Adviser at NORSAS
Shipping and Environment Manager at Wilh. Wilhemsen ASA
Advisor, Recycling and Climate Change at Norsk Industri
Sourcing Development Leader at DnB NOR
Environmental Advisor at Næringslivets NO-x fund

Research & Academia

PhD Candidate at NTNU
PhD Candidate at Carnegie Mellon University
Research Fellow at Technische Universität Berlin
Researcher at Ostflod Research
Research Assistant at NTNU
Scientist at NILU
PhD Candidate at Centro GeoTecnologie, Università degli Studi di Siena
Industrial Designer, Associated professor

Government & non-governmental organisations

Senior Advisor at Head of Buildings Unit at Enova SF
Senior Advisor at Pollution and Climate Agency
Energy Policy Advisor at Bellona