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Industrial Ecology (MSc)

About the programme

The two-year programme consists of 120 European Credit Transfer System points (EC) and includes Core Modules (54 EC), an Interdisciplinary Project Group (12 EC), Specialisation Modules (18 EC) and the Thesis Research Project (36 EC).

Programme overview

During the first year you will gain a broad understanding of Industrial Ecology by acquiring thorough knowledge needed for the analysis of sustainability problems, and the design and implementation of solutions.

The second year is aimed at integration and application of the knowledge gained in year one.

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Educational methods

  • Colloquium
  • Individual paper
  • Literature study
  • Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Individual and group assignments
  • Practical hands-on work
  • Working groups

Study guidance

You will be guided through your study programme by the study-advisor. There will be regular contact about your individual study-plans. The study advisor will also monitor study progress and contact students when progress is found to be insufficient. Furthermore all the teachers within the programme are researchers and are always open for discussing possible thesis research topics. 

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