24 months
14543 EUR/year
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The Sustainable Technology programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology covers the concept of Industrial Ecology, focusing on the interaction of technical, economic, social and ecological systems and processes. 


The courses in the Sustainable Technology programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology cover a range of interdisciplinary subjects connected to industrial ecology. The students are introduced to tools and knowledge that will enable them to apply technology more sustainably. The first semester is dedicated to mandatory courses that will give you an insight into the concepts of industrial ecology, ecosystems and impact of socio-technical systems, system analysis tools used in decision-making and a good base for scientific work.

Since the programme covers a broad spectrum of courses, during their third and fourth semester, students can either choose a specialisation, for example, more technology-oriented courses or more management-oriented ones, or choose to mix courses from different areas to acquire broad knowledge in industrial ecology. 

After completing all course work, students carry out a six-month long degree project for their final term. The project is carried out either in an academic environment (university, research institute, or equivalent) or in a public or industrial setting (municipality, city, power plant, consulting agency or other industry/business). While suitable degree project topics may be proposed and assigned by programme lecturers, or by specialists from related industries/businesses, students are encouraged to define projects on their own and to seek environments in which these can successfully be carried out.


Students graduating from the master’s programme in Sustainable Technology have a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills adapted to work with sustainable development, both in the private and public sectors. Having interdisciplinary experience and the ability to address complex problems by adopting a systems view and critical thinking makes the student a valuable employee in many kinds of industry and organisations.

Our students obtain positions as environmental consultants, advisors to local or regional authorities in planning and implementation processes or as officers in government agencies, but also as environmental managers and advisors in both public and private companies. In view of the growing awareness of the need to build more long-term sustainable societies, graduates from the programme will have the skills to become key players in the development of strategies for a sustainable future. Graduates from the programme work at all type of companies and organisations, for example, Climate technology centre, Ragn Sells (waste management), Consultant companies such as WSP and SWECO, energy-related companies like E.ON, with research in companies and organisations like IVL Swedish environmental institute and municipalities. Many students also continue with doctoral studies both at KTH and elsewhere, mainly in their home countries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental System Analysis and Decision making
  • Industrial Ecology, larger course 
  • Technology and Ecosystems, Larger Course
  • Research Methodology and Theory of Science
  • Transdisciplinary Approaches for System Innovations 
  • Waste Management 
  • Environmental Modelling

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

  • A bachelor's degree or comparable qualification equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university is required. Students following longer programmes that have completed courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14543 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29087 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.
  • The full programme tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this programme is SEK 310,000.

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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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