Industrial ecology is an interdisciplinary framework for designing and operating industrial systems as living systems interdependent with natural systems. It seeks to balance environmental and economic performance within an emerging understanding of local and global ecological constraints.
The courses in the programme cover a range of interdisciplinary subjects such as Industrial Ecology, System Analysis and Perspectives, Transition Theories, Cleaner Production, Ecosystem Performance, Ecological Economics, Industrial Symbiosis, Environmental Management, Circular Economy, etc. The students are introduced to tools and knowledge that will enable them to apply technology in a more sustainable way.
The pedagogical concept applied in the learning process is to work with projects, best practice and case studies; consequently considerable effort is put into training students in discussion, methods for critical analysis and written and oral presentations. It is also a high priority to link courses and projects to practical experience through cooperation with companies, institutions and public authorities.
Students graduating from the Masters programme Sustainable Technology have a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills adapted to work with sustainable development, both in the private and public sectors. 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.
Conditionally elective courses
Conditionally elective courses
After completing all course work, students are assigned a degree project which will take a period of six months’ study. The project may be carried out in either 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 relevant projects on their own, and to seek environments in which these can be successfully carried out.
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6.
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing).
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To be considered eligible for the programme you must fulfil both the general and specific admission requirements. The general admission requirements are the same for all programmes at KTH while the programme specific requirements vary between the programmes.
A Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, in science or technology.
In addition to the general documents required, the following set of documents is required for the Master's programme in Sustainable Technology:
Every year 30 KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory. Funding for additional expenses, such as living costs, is not included in the waiver.
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