Track: Urbanism

The Urbanism track draws on the Dutch tradition of combining urban design, landscape architecture, spatial planning and engineering. Students learn to integrate social, cultural, economic and political perspectives with the natural and man-made conditions of the site in order to shape and plan for more sustainable development. Established as a separate department in 1948, urbanism at TU Delft has a long history of helping guide urban areas and regions.

Degree: Master of Science Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences

Credits: 120 ECTS, 24 months

Type: Full-time

Start: BSc Bouwkunde graduates can start every quarter. New students can only enrol in September.

Language of instruction: English

What you will learn

Students learn to work on several scales, from regional strategic visions to neighbourhood redevelopment projects. Through these projects students respond to local trends such as congestion, mobility, urban renewal, shrinkage and densification and global trends such as globalisation, the financial crisis, climate change, demographic trends and the energy transition.

The Urbanism Track aims to provide the prospective urban planner/designer with academic skills to analyse urban environments and urban developments in a critical way and to propose new solutions for an efficient, sustainable and liveable organisation and management of the urban environment.

After graduation

The Urbanism track is one of five specialisation tracks within the Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences master programme. On graduation, students receive Master of Science degree in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences (Urbanism track).

With the Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Urbanism track you can register in the Dutch Register of Architects and apply for the title of Architect, Landscape Architect or Urban Designer in the Netherlands, respectively, after completing a period of professional work experience (beroepservaringperiode). The Building Technology and Management in the Built Environment tracks do not allow you to register in the Dutch Register of Architects. Read more