Industrial Ecology

Partner Country: GERMANY

University partner: Oulu

Place of study: Russia, Germany
The result of the program: Master of Science (ITMO University), Master of Science (Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences)
Duration: 2 years, 120 credits
Master of Science (ITMO University), Master of Science (Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences)
Language: English
Deadline for submission of documents: 09 August 2021
Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of ecology, industrial ecology, environmental protection, environmental safety, chemical engineering, thermal engineering or relevant. For admission to the partner university, IELTS or TOEFL may be required*
Cost: 251,000 rubles per year for Russian students; 271,000 rubles per year for international students

Career Options: the graduates will be able to work in the fields of environmental management and audit, energy management, waste waters treatment, waste management, environmental assessment as well as environmental engineers within both the public and private sectors. Future employers could be municipal wastewater companies, industrial companies, certification bodies, environmental laboratories or environmental consultant firms.

Benefits of the Program:

  • The Program is focused on implementation of the principles of industrial ecology and cleaner production to prevent environmental pollution and provide for sustainable consumption of energy and other resources.
  • Energy- and resource efficiency is considered at the level of technological processes, companies, industries, products or services. Particular attention is paid to the issues of environmental protection, sustainable waste management, recovery and reuse of useful components from waste, implementation of the principle of industrial symbiosis and implementation of the best available techniques for waste management.
  • The program implements several international projects in cooperation with partner foreign universities and leading companies of the region. Students receive skills of the future profession, learn the experience of Russian and foreign environmental specialists.
  • The program provides possibility for building individual study trajectories based on students’ personal interests, advanced laboratory equipment, professional software and innovative problem based educational technologies.
  • Innovative education approaches give students general view of the entire production chain - from idea to finished product or service.
  • The program will help students receive a general picture of the company's resources flows and how these are made more efficient, thus preventing environmental pollution.  
  • Students will also gain knowledge within integrated management - quality, environment and energy management systems, which are important for the governance and development of modern companies.

Content of the Program

ITMO University

  • The institutional framework for sustainable development
  • Methods and devices for eco-analytical research
  • New energy and resource saving processes in food and biotechnological productions
  • Processes and technologies of segregating and deep cleaning of contaminated environs
  • Modern management systems based on international standards
  • Theory and practice of using renewable energy sources
  • Organization of cleaner production
  • Best available techniques in industry
  • Corporate environmental management
  • Environmental design and life cycle assessment
  • Environmental audit

Zittau/Goerlitz University of Applied Sciences

  • Environmental protection in companies
  • Occupational Health and Safety Assessment
  • Energy systems of the future
  • Basics in Energy Engineering and Power plant Engineering
  • Theory-Praxis-Transfer: understanding and analysis of Management systems
  • Quality Management Systems/Quality Assurance
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Software Applications
  • Quantitative Environmental Assessment of Products
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Management Systems/Energy Audits/ Energy efficiency
  • Auditing and Integration of Management Systems

Both Universities

  • Intensive weeks/ Research seminars
  • Internships in companies
  • Master thesis preparation and defense.

The applicants are required to pass entrance examination successfully. Please be informed that the double-degree option will be available only to the most successful students on a competitive basis.

The list of entrance examination questions

Program review

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