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Industrial Ecology

Address some of the world's biggest challenges head-on. Industrial ecology is an applied science, which provides knowledge and methods for addressing climate change, ecosystem degradation and other stresses on our planet. In this interdisciplinary program, you’ll work with experts in engineering, science, business and more. You'll learn to develop sustainable systems to support people, places and the planet.

Degree programs offered

In our MEng program, we emphasize research-intensive, sustainability-focused and interdisciplinary work. You’ll graduate with a deeper understanding of the complexities of sustainable development, including the influences of economic, political and regulatory factors. In your final term, you’ll undertake a graduate project in industrial ecology.

Program Expected length Project and/or thesis Course-based
MEng 1 year Yes Yes

Quick facts

Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:

Areas of focus

  • Sustainability science and assessment
  • Deep decarbonization
  • Sustainable cities
  • Circular economies

Funding & aid

Graduate students registered in full-time programs are automatically considered for a fellowship. This is based on a qualifying GPA.

UVic Graduate Awards

  • Up to $10,000 per year (master's and PhD)


  • The minimum requirement for consideration is an A- average on the last two years of course work
  • Full-time registration (3.0 units) for UVic Fellowship holders and at least part-time registration (1.5 units) for UVic Graduate Award holders
  • Full-time registration for students registered with the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) is 1.5 units

Funding opportunities

Tuition & fees

The total fee for the one-year MEng in Industrial Ecology program is approximately $18,000 (Cdn) for domestic students and approximately $25,000 (Cdn) for international students (subject to change.)

For the most up-to-date tuition and fees information, please consult the UVic tuition schedule.

Application deadlines

  • Canadian students: apply by May 1 for September entry.
  • International students: apply by January 15 for September entry.

Admission & program requirements

You must meet the minimum graduate school admission requirements.

Review the graduate admission requirements and the program admission requirements.

If your first language is not English you must provide proof of language proficiency. Learn more about language requirements, including what exemptions and tests are allowed.

Ready to apply?

You can start your online application to UVic by creating a new profile or using an existing one.

Apply now    How to apply

Need help?

Contact the graduate secretary or 250-472-4640.

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