Bachelor's Programme in Sustainable Development in Industrial Engineering

Academic year 2022/2023

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Would you like to help develop a more sustainable industrial sector? Do you enjoy leading others, and do you want to be part of shaping the business world of the future? Then the Bachelor's Programme in Sustainable Development in Industrial Engineering is the choice for you. During the programme, you will learn about digitalisation, change management, and sustainable development in close cooperation with potential future employers.

The programme is offered at Campus Gotland in Visby.

Why this programme?

The Bachelor's Programme in Sustainable Development in Industrial Engineering gives you a broad knowledge of industrial engineering with an extensive understanding of how sustainability can be used in order to develop industrial production for the future. You will learn to improve various processes related to operations management, logistics and production management. This means that you will be able to create more efficient flows between different activities in industrial companies.

During the programme you will learn traditional engineering skills in:

  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Logistics
  • Production management
  • Logic and Automatic Control Systems
  • Mechanics
You will also gain skills in industrial management where you will study, for example:
  • Project management
  • Industrial economics
  • Leadership
  • Business development
This will develop your ability to effect change. The combination of traditional engineering skills, and knowledge in the field of management and development, creates conditions for you to be part in, and lead the development of a sustainable industry.

Cooperation with local businesses
The programme cooperates closely with a number of companies. These companies are also participants in the strategic development of the programme. Some examples of these companies are Arla, Gotlands Energi (part of Vattenfall), Cementa and SweProd.

With their help, you will be able to apply your knowledge and skills in solving real problems. This is for instance conducted through guest lectures, study visits, case studies, work on your independent project, and a number of real-world assignments and projects. Thanks to these collaborations, you will get the opportunity to establish important contacts for your future career.


The programme leads to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, which is a professional qualification.


During the programme you learn to develop and improve processes and systems in the perspective of sustainable development based on economic, ecological and social aspects.

It is important that you understand the entire chain involved in industrial processes. Only then will you be able to optimise it and solve problems that arise. To help you, you have methods and tools that focus on digitalisation and sustainable development. During your studies you learn how to quickly analyse large quantities of data in order to track the movement of work in progress of goods, in real time.

In your third year of the programme, you have the possibility to study a internship course that is carried out at a suitable business. You participate actively in choosing the company for your placement. Through the internship you will take part of the company operation and get work experience as an industrial engineer. The course will provide you with valuable contacts for your degree project and for your further career.

Courses within the programme

See complete outline of the programme.

Learning experience

The programme is delivered in a variety of ways that give you high quality education that optimises your learning experience. The forms of instruction and examination range from standard lectures to components involving student activation such as seminars, laboratory exercises, project work, and study visits. You get to practise working individually and in groups with real cases, real-life tasks and projects from companies. You get a lot of individual feedback, which helps you to independently solve future problems by thinking critically, analytically, and systematically.

The language of instruction and literature is English and you will study together with students from across the world. This interaction will allow you to broaden your intercultural proficiency while training you to work in an international environment and to communicate for a global market.

Uppsala University Campus Gotland
The programme is offered at Campus Gotland in Visby where you will get the best of both worlds: the large university's width and depth within education and research as well as the unique study environment of a smaller campus with a clear focus on sustainability. Here you will be part of a study environment with ample teaching time. Every student is seen and acknowledged, and we have long experience in supporting students' individual learning processes. The study programmes offered at Campus Gotland feature a high degree of collaboration with the local community, in particular with the local community. This gives you valuable experience and contacts for your subsequent working life.


Just like business in general, industrial companies are facing structural change that involves taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by digitisation, transitioning to cleaner and greener technologies, and adapting to more efficient use of resources. The pace of change in the area has increased significantly in recent years. There is a great need for engineers to apply a long-term approach that considers the social and ecological aspects of sustainability of ventures in combination with the economic aspects that have traditionally dominated.

After the programme, you will have excellent opportunities for employment as an engineer in a number of industries. Examples of industries you could work in are:

  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Automotive
  • Clothing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food
As an engineer with skills in industrial engineering and development, you can work in many different contexts. For example, you could work in production with production planning, logistics, or purchasing. You can also work with business development. Your professional role could also include tasks such as project manager or responsibility for sustainability matters in production and development.

Further studies
If you want to continue studying after completing your degree, you will have the entry requirements to apply for one of several Master's (120 credits) or Master's (60 credits) programmes relevant to the field of study, such as the Master's Programme in Industrial Management and Innovation (120 credits) .

Career support
During your time as a student, UU Careers offers support and guidance. You have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities and events that will prepare you for your future career. Learn more about UU Careers.


Bachelor's Programme in Sustainable Development in Industrial Engineering

180 credits

Autumn 2022, 100%, Campus

Location: Visby

Application deadline: 17 January 2022

Application code: UU-K1610 Application

Language of instruction: English

Requirements: General entry requirements for first-cycle (Bachelor's level) studies in Sweden. Also required is:

  • intermediate level physics (equivalent of Swedish course Physics 2);
  • basic level chemistry (equivalent of Swedish course Chemistry 1); and
  • advanced level mathematics (equivalent of Swedish course Mathematics 3c).
Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6. This requirement can be met either by achieving the required score on an internationally recognised test, or by previous upper secondary or university studies in some countries. Detailed instructions on how to provide evidence of your English proficiency are available at

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • their completed upper secondary (high school) grades (66%)
  • Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (34%)
Students who have completed their upper secondary (high school) studies outside of Sweden are selected based on their upper secondary grades. Students who have completed their upper secondary studies and have taken the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (only available in Swedish) are selected based on their upper secondary grades and their Scholastic Aptitude Test results.
Tuition fee-paying students and non-paying students are admitted on the same grounds but in different selection groups.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 65,000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 390,000

Contact and further resources

Is this programme right for you?

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