M.Sc. On Campus

Industrial Ecology

ITMO University

24 months
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The Industrial Ecology course at ITMO University trains specialists capable of implementing the principles of industrial ecology, industrial symbiosis, and cleaner production to prevent a wide range of environmental disasters & pollution.


Environmental Engineering: students will explore the challenges of industrial ecology in a comprehensive and systematic way, considering the latest developments in energy and resource efficiency of production facilities; development of environmental responsibility within companies; and the introduction of sustainable production and consumption.

Cleaner Production: during the studies, students will gain professional competencies necessary to implement the principles of industrial symbiosis and cleaner production, as well as develop environmental management systems to prevent environmental pollution and provide for sustainable consumption of energy and other resources, minimizing negative impacts on the environment. 

Environmental Design: students will learn how to develop, produce, and certify ecologically safe products. Ecological design is the ability to manage all the stages of a product's life cycle to improve the ecological safety of production and minimize waste. The program will help students master the methods of environmental and health impact assessment of the entire production chain – from extraction of raw materials to waste disposal and packaging.

Integrated Management: the key focus of the program lies on the development, implementation and audit of management systems in accordance with ISO standards in environmental and energy management, occupational safety and health management, quality management, as well as tools and methods that allow companies to integrate these systems in the most resource-efficient way.

Urban Ecology: the specialization aims to tackle practical challenges in the field of sustainable urban development. During the program, students get knowledge and skills necessary for research and design activities in the field of municipal and construction waste management; green building; landscape design; application of phytotechnology and environmental monitoring for urban environmental protection; and development of urban and industrial symbiosis.

Career Options after the Industrial Ecology course at ITMO University

Specialists will be able to pursue their careers in the following fields: environmental management and audit, energy management, wastewater treatment, waste management, and environmental impact assessment. Graduates can also work at municipal wastewater treatment companies, industrial companies, certification bodies, environmental laboratories, or environmental consulting firms, as well as environmental engineers within both public and private sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Basics of Circular Economy

  • Environmental Audit

  • Corporate Environmental Management

  • Life Cycle Assessment

  • Alternative Energy Sources Research

  • Environmental Certification

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Please note that obtaining an invitation and a visa will take at least a month. We ask you to apply for the Master’s program before July 15, in order to take the entrance exams and receive your documents in due time.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • Tuition Fee: TBA

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

34733 - 58700 RUB /month
Living costs

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


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