Programme

The first year focuses on the development of core knowledge and skills while the second year focuses on application and synthesis of this knowledge through a graduation project. Students are provided with a coherent overall perspective, giving them a capability to integrate processes, phasing and different scales, while addressing stakeholder concerns.

Track coordinator

Mr.dr. Fred Hobma

Academic year 2019-2020

First year
1st semester2nd semester
Design and Construction Management
(7 ECTS)
Urban (re)development game: Integrating Planning, Design and Property Development    
(10 ECTS)
Real Estate Management
(7 ECTS)
Re-design: from area to building block
(10 ECTS)
Housing Policy, Management and Sustainability
(7 ECTS)
Building Law & Real Estate Economics
(6 ECTS)
Research Methods Introduction    
(3 ECTS)
Building Information Management 
(4 ECTS)
Management and Finance 
(6 ECTS)
Second year
1st semester2nd semester
Free Electives (15 ECTS)Graduation Laboratory (30 ECTS)

Compulsory Choice (2 out of 3):

Case study methods (3 ECTS)
Operations research methods (3 ECTS)
Applied statistics (3 ECTS)
MSc 3 Laboratory (9 ECTS)
One academic year = 60 ECTS (1680 hrs study, 1 ECTS 28 hr)
ECTS = European Credit Transfer System
Total amount of credits MSc programme = 120 ECTS
For more information on all courses, please visit: http://studyguide.tudelft.nl

Core disciplines

  • Design & Construction Management targets the development and management of design and construction at the scale of a building. Management issues regarding the design and the construction of a building are examined on the basis of a real life case.
  • Real Estate Management is concerned with the supply of and demand for building stock, for private firms as well as public institutions.
  • Urban Development Management looks at the processes involved with the development of larger urban projects.
  • Housing Management deals not only with the creation and management of housing stock, but also with housing policy.

First year

During the first year you will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in managing the entire life cycle of the built environment. 

First semester 
The first semester is oriented towards knowledge acquisition, drawing from both academic sources and illustrative case studies. Three courses offer an introduction to respectively Design and Construction Management, Real Estate Management and Housing Management. Courses are also offered covering Management & Finance (management science, strategy, scenario thinking, economics) and Research Methods. The content of the courses on Management & Finance and research methods is linked to the other courses. 

Second semester 
During the second semester, students will continue with academic coursework with a course on Building Law and Real Estate Economics and a course on Building Information Management. However,  the focus shifts primarily to skills acquisition. This is achieved through two projects: a simulation game in which students assume different stakeholder roles in a real urban development project, and a project consisting of practice-based case studies in which students are challenged to provide and explain alternative solutions to optimise building processes and their management. 

Video impression of the The urban (re)development Game:


Additional information
For more information on all courses, please visit the study guide:  
First semester 
Second semester

Second year

Graduation 
In the final year students work on their individual graduation project. They can choose from several graduation themes. There is a methodological programme that is directed at providing students with sound research methods in support of their graduation project work. 

In addition they choose 15 ECTS electives for the purpose of broadening their academic perspective, knowledge and skills, or to allow for further specialisation in connection with the individual graduation project.

Almost all students of MSc track Management in the Built Environment carry out their graduation research project in a company or (non) governmental organisation.

Detailed information on graduation

Cross domain graduation studios
Master students Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences can, instead of the regular studio’s or graduation themes, choose during their second year for one of the cross domain graduation studios. Students from the Management in the Built Environment track can choose for:

Additional information
For more information on all courses, please visit the study guide.