Industrial Ecology

Partner University: Zittau/Goerlitz University of Applied Sciences (HSZG University)

Place of Study: St. Petersburg, Russia; Zittau, Germany
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science (ITMO University), Master of Science (University of Applied Sciences of Zittau/Goerlitz)*
Duration: 2 years, 120 credits, including two semesters at the University of Applied Sciences of Zittau/Goerlitz (60 ECTS)
Language: Russian/English
Application Deadline: 09 August 2022
Admission 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**
Tuition Fee: 305,000 rubles/year for international students

Career options

Specialists will be able to pursue their careers in the following fields: environmental management and audit, energy management, wastewater treatment, waste management, and environmental impact assessment. Graduates can also work at municipal wastewater treatment companies, industrial companies, certification bodies, environmental laboratories, or environmental consulting firms, as well as environmental engineers within both public and private sectors.


Program description

The 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 & pollution.

Environmental Engineering: 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; development of environmental responsibility within companies; and the introduction of sustainable production and consumption.

Cleaner Production: 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: 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 improve the ecological safety of production and minimize 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 waste disposal and packaging.

Integrated Management: the key focus of the program lies on 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: 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; application of phytotechnology and environmental monitoring for urban environmental protection; and development of urban and industrial symbiosis.

Program сontent

* Double-degree option is to be confirmed.

** The applicants are required to pass entrance examination successfully. Please be informed that applicants for double-degree track will be chosen on competitive basis if this option is confirmed and available.

List of entrance examination questions

Program review

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