Resource Recovery

University of Boras

24 months
13273 EUR/year
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The overall goal of the study Resource Recovery from University of Boras is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required to develop and implement systems and techniques that favour a more resource-efficient society, primarily in the material, energy and resource recovery sectors.


In this context, the programme is also to provide such knowledge and skills that allow the student to observe and critically review sustainability aspects, international aspects and ethical issues. The study programme is also intended to prepare the student for third-cycle studies.

By studying on this unique master programme in Resource Recovery, which is given by the Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery, your ability to analyze and resolve problems related to disposing, processing and recycling of residuals into useful products will be developed.

Such a useful and salable product can be an item to the automotive industry made from biological material which can easily be recycled. It could be biogas or ethanol to replace oil and petrol. Or electricity, heating and cooling produced sustainably by thermal treatment of waste. Why not fish feed in addition to solve a waste problem and also reduce the depletion of the oceans? Regardless of whether you will be working as a researcher or work in business and management and you will be a global community builder, with knowledge and skills to take on challenges in areas even not directly related to resource recovery.


In addition to agricultural, forestry and industrial waste currently there is more than 2 billion tons of domestic waste generated per year in the world. The waste causes significant environmental problems, but is also a resource that can be recycled.

This ensures that resource recovery, which already employs large numbers of people, will continue to be a growth industry. Potential employers are energy companies, bioprocess industries, consulting firms, research institutes, recycling companies, equipment manufacturers, government and other industries where you e.g. can work with product or process development, or work as the environmental manager at companies.

You also can choose to go on to graduate studies in the area, in Sweden or other countries, an option which is chosen by many of our students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Resource Recovery
  • Energy Recovery Processes
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Thermal Energy Recovery
  • Biofuels & Biological Treatments of Wastes
  • Introduction to Polymer Materials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Engineering with major in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Business Economics, Energy Technology, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Textile Engineering or Structural Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in physics or chemistry.
  • Knowledge of thermodynamics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13273 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26547 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • 260,000 SEK full tuition fee,
  • EU/EEA citizens and exchange students are not required to pay fees.


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