The Industrial Ecology programme at the Chalmers University of Technology aims to equip students with the competencies, knowledge and tools needed to analyse environmental impacts and resource constraints, to suggest and develop mesures and to plan, lead, evaluate and follow up the effects of measures related to for example roduct development, land and resource use, energy systems, and large-scale urban planning processes.
Industrial Ecology provides a solution-oriented engineering approach to environmental and sustainability problems. Hence, while it is important for graduates of the programme to have gained a broad understanding of environmental problems in nature, they should become experts in analytical tools that facilitate the suggestion of relevant measures or policies.
Engineers from the Industrial Ecology programme have interesting and broad career opportunities. Previous students from the rogramme have continued to jobs in industry, environmental consultancy firms, governmental agencies and research.
The programme was developed by leading professionals at the Department of Energy and Environment who have a close contact with industry and authorities to ensure an educational profile that meets the needs of the target groups.
The core courses of the programme are closely connected to ongoing research at the Divisions of Environmental Systems Analysis and Physical Resource Theory. Both of these divisions have expanded over several years with research groups that cover a wide range of topics and have connections to international research networks, several different industrial sectors and policy processes. In addition, the Environment Economics Unit at University of Gothenburg gives one of the courses at the programme.
Chalmers' research and education in the field of environment and sustainability is very strong in general. In a recent ranking Chalmers ended up as the number one Swedish university in the environmental field, based on the connection between research and education and the popularity among students and employers.
Chalmers' strength in this area is currently further developed by increased funding to strategically important research including for example Chalmers Energy Initiative, the Sustainable Transport Initiative and the Sustainable Production Initiative.
Students who wish to develop analytical skills and learn tools that enable a professional career in a field where they can make a difference for sustainable development. The programme welcomes students from all fields of engineering as well as other relevant backgrounds including architecture, environmental science, physics and chemistry.
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