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TU Darmstadt

Sustainable Urban Develoрmеnt

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Urban & Spatial Planning, Sustainability, Regional Planning
M.Sc.
Degree
120
ECTS
English
English only
Language
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
Free
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Starting
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction 
Application:
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Course Description


The language of instruction is English. Individual courses can be offered in German. Please be aware that scientific literature is be read and edited also in German.

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor’s degree in:

  • Architecture, civil engineering and geodesy, or environmental engineering at the TU Darmstadt, or
  • Spatial planning (e.g. TU Dortmund, TU Kaiserslautern), or
  • Urban and regional planning (e.g. HafenCity University Hamburg, TU Berlin), or
  • Urban studies (e.g. Bauhaus University Weimar) as well as political science or sociology with a focus on urban development as reference courses.

Admission requirements for the Sustainable Urban Development master's degree program are a bachelor's degree in one of the reference degree programs or a degree in a degree program that teaches skills that are not significantly different from the initial skills taught in one of the reference degree programs (comparable degree program).

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree who are admitted to the joint degree master’s degree "Sustainable Urban Development" are expected to:

  1. Already have basic knowledge of the current problems of urban development and already know the basics of the corresponding methods of urban development and can apply them to simple issues.
  2. Basic knowledge of empirical analysis methods and statistical analysis techniques and arithmetic skills are also required.
  3. In addition, the students should have basic knowledge and experience in the preparation of written work and presentations. Good English language skills are required.
  4. The basics of economics are desirable.
  5. Basic knowledge of construction is recommended.
  6. Furthermore, basic knowledge of Vietnamese or German planning, building, and land law, as the application of geographic information systems including the ability to use these instruments for simple tasks is recommended.

If only one or two of the required skills are not available before the start of the course, these can be made up for using the basic modules offered (in the 1st semestеr).

Additional Qualification

Basic knowledge in at least two of the four areas listed below:

  • methods of urban development,
  • empirical analysis methods and statistical analysis techniques,
  • German planning, building, and land law,
  • application of geoinformation sуstеms.

Language Requirements


The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

languageEnglish
CEFR English
min C1
IELTS
min 6.5
PTE Academic
min 76
TOEFL pBT
min 550
TOEFL CBT
min 213
TOEFL iBT
min 95
TOEIC
min Listening: 490; Reading: 455; Speaking: 200; Writing: 200
OOPT
min 80
TOEFL ITP
min 627
Telc English B2-C1 University
min C1
UNIcert
min III
Cambridge
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven with the Michigan English Test (MET) with a score of 64, the Exam for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE), or with confirmation from the university at which you completed your degree program that English was the program's language of instruction.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines


Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
None
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:

none

Location


No location found

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website