The Industrial Environmental Management graduate academic program trains environmental and business leaders to understand the relationship between economic development and environmental quality and then to apply this knowledge to optimize resources use in products, processes and services. The intellectual core of the IEM program is industrial ecology, an emerging field that allows us to study and implement the twin goals of economic development and environmental quality.
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The School of Forestry and Environmental Management offers a course-based Master of Environmental Management and a Master of Environmental Science, which has a strong research component.
Industrial Environmental Management is offered as part of the Master of Environmental Studies degree in a track within the advanced study area called "Environmental Policy and Management." The curriculum includes core courses in natural and social sciences and quantitative methods including a general exposure to industrial processes and pollution.
The Master of Environmental Science provides a strong training in the skills of Industrial Ecology, focusing on quantitative analysis preparing students for jobs in industry, consultancies, and research. The program equips students with skills in carbon footprinting, life cycle assessment, and material stock dynamics to address issues such as energy and transportation systems, metal cycles, waste treatment and the circular economy. The degree includes a strong research component, where students get to work on real projects with CIE faculty.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is conferred through the Graduate School of Yale University and the Doctor of Forestry and Environmental Studies (D.F.E.S.) through the School of Forestry and Environmental studies. Doctoral work is concentrated in areas of faculty research which, within the IEM program, is centered on enhancing and applying the concepts of industrial ecology.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is conferred through the Graduate School of Yale University and the School of Engineering & Applied Science.