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.
Academic year 2020-2021
|1st semester||2nd semester|
|Design and Construction Management |
|Urban (re)development game: Integrating Planning, Design and Property Development |
|Real Estate Management |
|Re-design: complex redevelopment projects|
|Housing Policy, Management and Sustainability |
|Building Law & Real Estate Economics|
|Research Methods Introduction |
|Building Information Management |
|Management and Finance |
|1st semester||2nd semester|
|Free Electives (15 EC)||Graduation Laboratory (30 EC)|
Compulsory Choice (2 out of 3):Case study methods (3 EC)
Operations research methods (3 EC)
Applied statistics (3 EC)
|MSc 3 Graduation Laboratory (9 EC)|
One academic year = 60 EC (1680 hrs study, 1 EC 28 hr)
EC = European Credits
Total amount of credits MSc programme = 120 EC
For more information on all courses, please visit: http://studyguide.tudelft.nl
- 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.
During the first year you will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in managing the entire life cycle of the built environment.
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.
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:
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.
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:
For more information on all courses, please visit the study guide.