• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Industrial Ecology and Cleaner Production program offered by ITMO University in colaboration with Zittau/Goerlitz University of Applied Sciences (HSZG University) is focused on implementation of the principles of industrial ecology and cleaner production to prevent environmental pollution and provide for sustainable consumption of energy and other resources.


Benefits of the Master of Industrial Ecology and Cleaner Production offered by ITMO University:

  • Energy- and resource efficiency is considered at the level of technological processes, companies, industries, products or services. Particular attention is paid to the issues of environmental protection, sustainable waste management, recovery and reuse of useful components from waste, implementation of the principle of industrial symbiosis and implementation of the best available techniques for waste management.
  • The program implements several international projects in cooperation with partner foreign universities and leading companies of the region. Students receive skills of the future profession, learn the experience of Russian and foreign environmental specialists.
  • The program provides possibility for building individual study trajectories based on students’ personal interests, advanced laboratory equipment, professional software and innovative problem based educational technologies.
  • Innovative education approaches give students general view of the entire production chain - from idea to finished product or service.
  • The program will help students receive a general picture of the company's resources flows and how these are made more efficient, thus preventing environmental pollution.  
  • Students will also gain knowledge within integrated management - quality, environment and energy management systems, which are important for the governance and development of modern companies.

Career Options: 

The graduates will be able to work in the fields of environmental management and audit, energy management, waste waters treatment, waste management, environmental assessment as well as environmental engineers within both the public and private sectors. Future employers could be municipal wastewater companies, industrial companies, certification bodies, environmental laboratories or environmental consultant firms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The institutional framework for sustainable development
  • Methods and devices for eco-analytical research
  • New energy and resource saving processes in food and biotechnological productions
  • Processes and technologies of segregating and deep cleaning of contaminated environs
  • Modern management systems based on international standards
  • Theory and practice of using renewable energy sources
  • Organization of cleaner production
  • Best available techniques in industry
  • Corporate environmental management

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of ecology, industrial ecology, environmental protection, environmental safety, chemical engineering, thermal engineering or relevant.
  • For admission to the partner university, IELTS or TOEFL may be required

This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3697 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3697 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3415 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3415 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • 242,000 rubles for Russian students, 
  • 262,000 rubles for international students

Living costs

  • Saint Petersburg, Russia

    34733 - 58700 RUB/month
    Living Costs
  • Zittau, Germany

    630 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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