master's degree programme, 2 years

(MSc in) Industrial ecology

– Programme Structure

Our Masters programme provides students with the ability to apply the analytical tools of Industrial Ecology to a wider range of environmental issues and across different scales, from individual production processes through value chains to national economies. Analysis serves to quantify environmental impacts, understand how environmental stresses are produced, and to evaluate proposed solutions or alternative courses of action. Issues in the industry-environment context that are relevant are: energy, waste, industrial parks and networks, as well as sustainable production and consumption. The students are equipped for jobs in research, policy analysis (government, civic actors), and technical analysis in large companies and consultancies.

The two year course of study consists of the following elements:

  • Core courses in Industrial Ecology, taken by all students in the programme.
  • A total of 120 credits: 30 credits per semester. 
  • Elective courses allowing the students to acquire additional skills or factual knowledge in a field directly relevant to their Master's thesis.
  • A project and a Master's thesis. Here is a full list of past masters theses.

Ill. study plan

For an overview of the courses please see study plan 2016/2017 the for Industrial Ecology (MSc). The published courses may be subject to potential changes. Students should always consult the study plan.

In the study plan you will find an overview of recommended electives. You have the opportunity to choose other electives than those listed here, but you need to get them approved in your education plan by the master`s programme leader. It is recommended that you discuss your choice of electives with your supervisor, since the elective should be relevant for writing your project/master thesis. 

You`ll find course information, timetables and exam dates for each course by searching the NTNUs official webpages.

Study plan

For more information regarding the courses:

Consult with the study plan for Industrial Ecology

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