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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 courses (40 EC), an Industrial Ecology Project (10 EC), specialization courses (35 EC) and the Thesis Research Project (35 EC).

Programme overview

During the first semester of the first year you will gain a broad understanding of Industrial Ecology by acquiring thorough knowledge and skills needed for the analysis of sustainability problems, and the design and implementation of solutions. In the second semester you will focus on the integration and application of the knowledge and skills gained in the first semester and you will follow your specialization courses.

The second year is aimed at further integration and application, in the form of an Industrial Ecology Project, specialization courses and your thesis research project.

Learn more about the study programme

Educational methods

  • ​​​​​​Lectures and seminars
  • Group projects and assignments
  • Individual papers
  • Exams
  • Presentations
  • Practical hands-on work
  • Flipped classroom

Study guidance

You will be guided through your study programme by the study advisors of Industrial Ecology. You can discuss your study plans with them and other study related questions/issues. The study advisors will monitor the study progress of all students and contact those who have study delay. All the teachers within the programme are researchers and are always open for discussing possible thesis research topics. 

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