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Industrial ecology

Individual course

If you are taking this course as part of a FITech minor, please note that all minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

This course provides knowledge about the essential features of the environmental load in different types of industry together with the main emission control systems and techniques. Also, the basics of environmental management are covered in the course.

Upon completion of the course, the student:

  • will be able to use the tools of industrial ecology and apply them to industrial activity.
  • can analyse the interaction of industrial, natural and socio-economic systems and able to judiciously suggest changes to industrial practice in order to prevent negative impacts.
  • can also analyse the examples of industrial symbioses and eco-industrial parks and able to specify the criteria of success for building eco-industrial parks.

The course assessment is based on learning tasks and a written exam or a learning portfolio. All course activities are arranged online.

More info in University of Oulu’s course page.



Responsible teacher

University of Oulu
Virpi Väisänen

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Technical studies
Chemical process and environmental engineering
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University of Oulu
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