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Industrial Ecology

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’.

1st year

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
General Introduction to Industrial Ecology 6
Fundamentals of Systems, Data, Models and Computational Thinking 6
Analytical Methodologies and Tools 6
Social Systems – Policy and Management 6
Renewable Energy Systems 6
System Earth 6
Design of Sustainable Technological Systems 6
Sustainable Innovation and Social Change 6
Urban Environments and Infrastructures 6

Electives

Elective modules – Choices in deliberation with programme management and Board of Examiners – information on finding possible courses will be available at www.ie.leidendelft.nl or at BlackBoard

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Agent Based Modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems - Basics 4
Agent Based Modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems - Advanced 4

2nd year

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Interdisciplinary Project Groups 12
Specialisation Modules 12
Thesis Preparation Module 6
Thesis Research Project 30

Specialisation Modules

Specialisation Modules – Choices in deliberation with graduation supervisor and Board of Examiners (12 EC) –– students have to choose courses in relation to their graduation research work – for the remainder part information on finding possible courses will be available at www.ie.leidendelft.nl or at BlackBoard

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Fundamentals of Systems, Data, Models and Computational Thinking 6
Advanced Course on LCA 4

More info

The Industrial Ecology track is a co-operation between three faculties of two Dutch universities:

  1. the Faculty of Science (Leiden University)
  2. the Faculty of Applied Sciences (Delft University of Technology)
  3. the Faculty of Technology, Polocy and Management (Delft University of Technology)

Both universities deliver an equivalent contribution to the overall teaching programme.