Society faces immense challenges arising from pressure on the environment and the natural resources such as climate change, chemical risks and resource constraints on land, materials and energy.
The complexities of these issues including technology development, social change, economic growth and environmental policy have created an increasing demand for knowledge and skills in the field of Industrial Ecology.
Engineers from the Industrial Ecology from Chalmers University of Technology analyze and contribute to sustainable technical solutions in industry, consultancy, governmental agencies and research
Who should apply
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, including environmental strategy, research and assessment at more than one level in society, from more traditional engineering problems to changing industrial practice or international negotiations and policy making.
The programme welcomes students from all fields of engineering as well as other relevant backgrounds including architecture, environmental science, physics and chemistry.
Engineers from the Industrial Ecology programme have interesting and broad career opportunities. Previous students from the programme have continued to jobs in industry, environmental consultancy firms, governmental agencies and research.
- Industry: graduates from the programme work for example as environmental strategy analyst, project leaders at environmental divisions and in technology development. Examples of industrial sectors include energy, automobile, furniture, green buildings and process industry.
- Environmental consultancy firms: e.g. life cycle analysis, systems analyses of energy resources and waste.
- Governmental agencies: e.g. Swedish Energy Agency, Swedish Environmental Technology Council.
- Research: Several students have also continued within academia both at Chalmers (Physical Resource Theory, Environmental Systems Analysis, Energy Technology, Logistics and Transportation, Shipping and Marine Technology) and other internationally known institutions.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Sustainable development
- Technical change and the environment
- Science of environmental change
- Environmental systems analysis
- Environmental policy instruments
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
DisciplinesIndustrial & Systems Engineering Ecology View 18 other Masters in Ecology in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- An applicant must either have a Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering/Technology/Architecture or be enrolled in his/her last year of studies leading to such a degree.
- Bachelor's degree with a major in: Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Architecture and Engineering, Environmental Science, Geo Science or Agricultural Science.
- Prerequisites: Mathematics (at least 22,5 cr. including Mathematical statistics), Environmental and sustainability science (at least 7,5 credits).
International12833 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12833 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
- Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK/academic year
- EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.
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