Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science (ITMO University), Master of Science (University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Goerlitz*)
Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS), including two semesters at the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Goerlitz (60 ECTS)
Application Deadline: 25 August 2024
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in (industrial) ecology, environmental protection/safety/management, chemical/thermal/industrial engineering, etc., with excellent/good grades; CV & motivation letter; upper-intermediate level of English
Tuition Fee: TBD
*A double-degree option is to be confirmed.
The Industrial Ecology Master's program trains specialists capable of implementing the principles of industrial ecology, industrial symbiosis, and cleaner production to prevent a wide range of environmental disasters and pollution in megapolicies.
Environmental Engineering (in Russian)
Students will explore the challenges of industrial ecology in a comprehensive and systematic way, considering the latest developments in energy and resource efficiency of production facilities, the development of environmental responsibility within companies and the introduction of sustainable production and consumption.
Cleaner Production (in Russian and English);
During the studies, students will gain professional competencies necessary to implement the principles of industrial symbiosis and cleaner production, as well as develop environmental management systems to prevent environmental pollution and provide for sustainable consumption of energy and other resources, minimizing negative impacts on the environment.
Environmental Design (in Russian and English)
Students will learn how to develop, produce, and certify ecologically safe products. Ecological design is the ability to manage all the stages of a product's life cycle to minimize negative environmental impacts, including waste The program will help students master the methods of environmental and health impact assessment of the entire production chain – from extraction of raw materials to production of end products, its usage and waste treatment.
Integrated Management (in Russian at ITMO and English at the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Goerlitz);
The key focus of the program lies in the development, implementation and audit of management systems in accordance with ISO standards in environmental and energy management, occupational safety and health management, quality management, as well as tools and methods that allow companies to integrate these systems in the most resource-efficient way.
Urban Ecology (in Russian)
The specialization aims to tackle practical challenges in the field of sustainable urban development. During the program, students get knowledge and skills necessary for research and design activities in the field of municipal and construction waste management, green building, landscape design, the application of phytotechnology and environmental monitoring for urban environmental protection, and development of urban and industrial symbiosis.
Organization of Cleaner Production – 2nd semester
Modern Management Systems Based on International Standards – 3rd semester
Alternative Energy Research - 3rd semester
Best Available Techniques in Production – 3rd semester
Life Cycle Assessment – 2nd semester
Environmental Certification and Declaration – 3rd semester
Transition to Alternative Energy - 3rd semester
Software for Ecodesign - 2nd semester
Quality Management Systems - 2nd semester
Environmental Management Systems - 2nd semester
Transitioning the Energy Systems and their Technical Carbon Cycles - 2nd semester
Project Management: Processes and Methods - 2nd semester
Life Cycle Assessment - 2nd semester
*The applicants are required to pass entrance examination successfully.
- JSC “Safe Technologies”;
- Institute of Design, Ecology and Hygene LTD;
- Novy Svet-ECO LTD;
- NORDENA LTD;
- Unifood LTD;
- TPVCIS LTD;
- State Unitary Enterprise "Vodokanal of St. Petersburg"
- SPb State Unitary Enterprise "Passazhiravtotrans";
- All-Russian Society for the Protection of Nature;
- ARSKA Technologies.
- Zittau/Goerlitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany;
- University of Valladolid, Spain.
Our graduates work at Novy Svet-ECO LTD, NORDENA LTD, Unifood LTD, TPVCIS LTD, State Unitary Enterprise "Vodokanal of St. Petersburg, SPb State Unitary Enterprise "Passazhiravtotrans", VOOP (All-Russian Society for the Protection of Nature), ARSKA Technologies, etc.
The entrance exam is held online via Zoom. Students have an hour to prepare their answers to two randomly chosen questions (see list above). First, you will be provided a template in which to write a short summary of your answer – then, you will present your answer and discuss it with the exam committee who may additionally ask your about why you want to join the program.
This module is a double-degree program implemented jointly with the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Goerlitz. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded two diplomas from both universities. We hold a contest among students to test their language proficiency and select the best candidates for the training.
You can study both in English and Russian. In your first semester, you will need to choose what language your courses will be in; then, in the second semester you will need to decide on your module and the language of your module. Environmental Engineering and Urban Ecology are Russian-taught modules.
Want to know more? Read an article by ITMO.NEWS to learn more about the Industrial Ecology program and its opportunities.