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Industrial Ecology - TU Delft en Universiteit Leiden

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
Dutch, English
Duration
24 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Delft

Program description

Industrial Ecology is an emergent scientific discipline that promotes a systemic approach to human problems, integrating technical, environmental and social aspects.

Industrial Ecology is an emergent scientific discipline that promotes a systemic approach to human problems, integrating technical, environmental and social aspects. It is argued that this approach will show the way to sustainable development. For that reason Industrial Ecology is considered to be the "toolbox for sustainable development" or the "science of sustainability".

Industrial Ecology aims at a sustainable co-existence of the technosphere and the environment. The analogy between natural and technical systems and processes is a core concept. Processes in nature, where cycles are closed and waste from one process is input for another, are models for socio-technological processes.

The Industrial Ecology programme has a strong international focus and the common language is English. The study programme consists of a two-year curriculum. The first year focuses on the core concept of Industrial Ecology. It contains compulsory modules covering the three disciplines of Industrial Ecology, in addition to elective modules. Each discipline is equally represented in the core programme. Courses and modules are practice-focussed and are taught and examined in classes by means of project teamwork, presentations and written examinations. The programme provides possibilities for exchange with foreign universities and companies. The second year of the programme consists of compulsory group projects and an individual research trajectory culminating in an MSc thesis. During the group projects multidisciplinary teams of students will have the task of analyzing and developing solutions for specific industry - related sustainability problems. In these project groups students will learn to analyze a problem from different points of view and will discover the added value of working in multidisciplinary teams.

Admission requirements

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL internet based: 90

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