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Description of Sustainable Technology

The Master´s programme Sustainable Technology is based on the concept of Industrial Ecology with focus on the understanding of interactions between technical, economic, social and ecological systems and processes.

The Master´s programme Sustainable Technology is based on the concept of Industrial Ecology. This could be considered as a concept for how industry, or rather the entire industrial society of today, will work in the future in order to reduce its interference with the life-supporting ecosystems of the world. Risk Assessment is also a very important area in sustainable development that includes issues such as comparing risks between different energy solutions, communication of risks between different stakeholders etc.

Technology is an important driving force for economic development and technology and communication are two essential factors in the development of more sustainable societies. Without using technology in a sustainable way, it will not be possible to attain economic growth and global equity. Without communication skills, it will not be possible to reach consensus in the democratic processes in society for different new technologies. These insights will be the foundation in the Masters programme in Sustainable Technology.

Career prospects

Students graduating from the the Master´s programme Sustainable Technology have a spectrum of knowledge and skills adapted to work with sustainable development specially focused on environmental management, both in the private and public sectors. The application areas for this knowledge could be e.g. advisor to local or regional authorities in the planning and implementation process, or officers in government agencies, but also environmental managers and advisors in both public and private companies. In view of the growing awareness regarding the need to build more long-term sustainable societies, graduates from the programme will have the skills to help them become key players in developing the necessary strategies for the future.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 16000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)

145 000 SEK

Start date August  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

The courses in the program cover a range of trans-disciplinary subjects such as Industrial ecology, Environmental system analysis, Cleaner production, Technology and ecosystems, Ecological economics etc. The students will get tools and knowledge to be able to apply technology in a 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 discussions, methods for critical analysis and written and oral presentations. It is also high priority to link courses and projects to practical experience through cooperation with companies, institutions and public authorities. The thesis is carried out either in an academic environment, in a public or an industrial setting (municipality, city, power plant, consulting agency or other industry/business).

Requirements for Sustainable Technology

A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) of at least 180 ECTS. Specific requirements as specified by each Master’s programme.

Work Experience for Sustainable Technology

No work experience is required.

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