M.Sc. Sustainable Technology

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR32228 per Full programme (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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| Stockholm, Sweden
The Master’s programme Sustainable Technology at the KTH Royal Institute of 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.
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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.

Sustainable Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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 Master’s 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.

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Tuition fee
  • EUR32228 per full programme ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

Mandatory courses

  • Environmental System Analysis and Decision-making
  • Introduction Industrial Ecology, larger course
  • Technology and Ecosystems, Larger Course
  • Research Methodology and Theory of Science

Conditionally elective courses

  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Transdisciplinary Approaches for System Innovations
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Cleaner Production
  • Material and Energy Flow Accounting for Cleaner Production
  • Environmental Management
  • Ecological Economics

Mandatory courses

  • Degree Project in Industrial Ecology, Second Cycle

Conditionally elective courses

  • Sustainable Food Production and Consumption
  • Waste Management
  • Applied Ecology
  • Environmental Management II
  • Smart Cities and Climate Mitigation Strategies- Project Based
  • Sustainable Development in Developing Countries
Degree project and thesis

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.


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.

Programme specific admission requirements

A Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, in science or technology.

Programme specific documents

In addition to the general documents required, the following set of documents is required for the Master's programme in Sustainable Technology:

  • Thesis Proposal
  • Certificate showing relevant work experience, if applicable
  • Autobiographical Statement (Motivation Letter)
  • 2 letters of Recommendation

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Sweden when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.

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