master's degree programme, 2 years

(MSc in) Industrial ecology

– Programme Structure

You will learn to apply the analytical tools of Industrial Ecology to a wide range of environmental issues and across different scales, from individual production processes through value chains to national economies.

You will gain understanding about environmental stresses and critically evaluate proposed solutions or alternative courses of action.

You will study issues highly relevant for today’s society: energy, waste, biodiversity, and sustainable production and consumption.

You will be equipped for jobs in research, policy analysis (government, civic actors), and sustainability analysis in large companies and consultancies.

The two-year course of study consists of the following elements:
• Core courses in Industrial Ecology methods, taken by all students in the programme.
• A total of 120 credits: 30 credits per semester.
• Elective courses allowing you to explore how our methods are applied to other fields.
• A project and a Master's thesis.

Ill. study plan

For an overview of the courses check out the study plan. Courses may change, so you should always consult the plan.

You can 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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