The academic year consists of four periods and each semester is divided into two periods. Period 1 and 2 are in the autumn semester, and period 3 and 4 are in the spring.

30 ECTS corresponds to full time studies for one semester. We recomend that students take 15 ECTS in each period. It is preferable to choose courses within the same area of specialisation to avoid schedule conflicts.

Please read the course syllabi before you apply since some courses have special entry requirements. 

Spring 2022

This is the second semester of the 2021-2022 academic year. All new exchange students should attend the Orientation Days before the semester starts.

Master's level - Resource Recovery

Courses are given within the second semester of the Master's programmes in Resource Recovery.

Sustainable Energy Processes

  • Heat Transfer in Thermal Applications 7.5 ECTS
    • The course Heat Transfer in Thermal Applications studies heat exchangers and how the transport of energy occurs and what phenomena occur at different temperatures and due to the properties of deposits.
  • Thermal Energy Recovery 7.5 ECTS
    • The course Thermal Energy Recovery provides insight into basic thermal treatments such as pyrolysis, gasification, and incineration. A large part of the course is devoted to the production of electricity and heat through the incineration of waste.
  • Process design - Energy Carrier Production (PDF), 15 ECTS

Biotechnology and Bioeconomy

The block of courses with the courses Industrial Biotechnology, Biotechnology Processes and Applications, and Bioprocess Technology deals with bacteria, yeast, and microfungi with a focus on resource recovery to produce important products such aslactic acid, ethanol, biogas, textiles, biopolymers, food, or feed. Developing process concepts as well as designing processes with different software is an important part of being able to provide tools to the students in order to develop new ideas in the subject and evaluate the subject technically, economically, and environmentally. The students also acquire skills in central cell biological, biochemical, and microbiological methods.

  • Industrial Biotechnology 7.5 ECTS
  • Biotechnology Processes and Applications 7.5 ECTS
  • Bioprocess Design (PDF), 15 ECTS

Polymer Materials for the Circular Economy,

  • Polymer Technology (PDF), 7.5 ECTS
  • Polymers and Textile in Composites, 7.5
    • The course Polymers and Textiles in Composites deals with the manufacture, use and properties of composite materials, as wellas their environmental impact, and how they should be handled from a resource recovery perspective. The course also includes the manufacture of textile reinforcements using the textile manufacturing methods, and how these can be optimised to achieve optimal properties in a composite. The interplay between plastic and textile in a composite regarding properties and life-length is an important part of the course. The main laboratory methods for polymer materials are focused on in the course.
  • Experimental Methods for Polymers and Textiles, 7.5 ECTS
    • The course reviews practical methods for manufacturing, characterising, and material testing of polymer materials.
  • Polymeric and Textile Materials and the Environment, 7.5 ECTS
    • The course Polymeric and Textile Materials and the Environment deepens the students' knowledge in recycling plastics, composites, and textile fibres and how polymer materials can be recycled using biodegradation as well as manufactured from bio-based raw materials.

Project Work

Project work courses can, in some cases, be offered to exchange students at the master level. Admission to project work courses are based on the projects relevance to ongoing research as well as the students’ previous experience. The number of students admitted depends on available supervisors and availability in the laboratories. If you are interested in doing a project work course, the International Office at

Please note that the processing time for project work courses are longer and we therefor need your application well in advance of nomination deadlines (15 of April for the Autumn semester and 15 of October for the Spring semester).

Autumn 2021

This is the first semester of the 2021-2022 academic year. All new exchange students should attend the Orientation Days before the semester starts. See more information about the Orientation Days here.

Bachelor's level - Industrial Engineering

Period 1

Period 2

Master's level - Resource Recovery

These courses are given within the first year of  our Masters programmes in Resource Recovery Changes are being made and some of the details will be updated.

Period 1

Period 2

  • Resource Recovery II 7.5 ECTS 
  • Circular Economy for industrial value change 5 ECTS
    • The course focuses on circular economy principles, concepts and frameworks, followed by giving practical perspectives on how these operate in reality within businesses and their industrial value chains. The course further reflects on circular design and business model approaches, and how these are innovated, implemented and scaled in various industrial sectors along different parts of the value chain. Overview of major tools used for measuring and assessing their impacts are presented. The foms of teaching are lectures, supervision and seminars.

Period 1 and 2

Master's level - Civil Engineering

Period 1


If you have any questions, please contact the International Office at