24 months
11837 EUR/year
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This increase also applies to needs for nutrients and minerals that then often end up in landfills or the ocean. In this MSc programme, you will study the opportunities available regarding the utilisation of waste and residual material. 

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Today, humans produce vast amounts of waste and other residual material; at the same time, the demand for products and energy is steadily increasing. Through thermal treatment methods, you will learn to create valuable and necessary products. It is possible, for example, to produce energy carriers like electricity, heat, and fuels, and at the same time separate inorganic material and important metals for future use in society. This minimises the need for landfills.

Swedish Centre for resource recovery at The University of Borås In West Sweden the Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery (SCRR) is conducting world leading Research, Education and Innovation to significantly reduce the global fossil fuel consumption and approach sustainable society. We identify new and improved methods to convert residuals into different kind of value-added materials and energy. Innovations that result from our activities will help to reduce greenhouse gas effects andother environmental challenges, while creating circular economy.

The programme

During the first term, you will gain an understanding of the current status and future trends in the field of resource recovery, both globally and nationally. Business and methodological knowledge such as life cycle analysis are also included. The second term focus on courses in energy recovery, thermal processes, and sustainable energy systems.

The programme ends with a one-year degree project in which you will immerse yourself further in the area that interests you. The degree project can be carried out within the industry or in collaboration with our researchers and doctoral students at the Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery at the University of Borås. 

After your studies

This Master’s programme is for those want to be a part of the important technological leap forwards towards a circular economy and a more sustainable energy system, either as a researcher, an engineer, or within management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Resource Recovery 
  • Thermal Energy Recovery,
  •  Life Cycle Assessment
  • Heat Transfer in Thermal Applications
  • Theory of Science and Research Methodology
  •  Process Design - Energy Carrier Production


This programme is for those who want to be a part of the important technological leap towards a circular economy and a more sustainable energy system, either as a researcher, an engineer, or within management.

You can work with product or process development or as an environmental manager at a company. You also have the opportunity to pursue doctoral studies in the field, in Sweden or abroad.

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree of Bachelor of Science or Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 180 ECTS credits, specialising in mechanical engineering, industrial economics, energy engineering, chemical engineering, biotechnology, road and water technology, textile engineering, or construction engineering, 
  • or a Bachelor's degree in physics or chemistry. In addition, knowledge of thermodynamics and knowledge of English equivalent to English 6 are required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11837 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23675 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • 240000  SEK full tuition fee,
  • EU/EEA citizens and exchange students are not required to pay fees.

Living costs for Borås

6000 - 10000 SEK /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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