Programme

During the first year you will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in urban design and planning in the broader sense. During the second year, you will work in the Laboratory Urban Transformations and Sustainability on an individual graduation project on a topic that reflects the research priorities within the Urbanism Research Themes. 

Track coordinator

Ir. Kristel Aalbers

Academic year 2019-2020

First year
1st semester2nd semester
1st quarter2nd quarter3rd quarter4th quarter
R&D Studio: Analysis and Design of Urban Form
(10 ECTS)
R&D Studio: Designing Urban Environments 
(10 ECTS)
R&D Studio: Spatial Strategies for the Global Metropolis
(10 ECTS)
Electives
(15 ECTS)
History and Theory of Urbanism
(5 ECTS)
Sustainable Urban Engineering of Territory
(5 ECTS)
Research & Design Methodology for Urbanism
(5 ECTS)
Second year
3rd semester4th semester
Graduation Lab Urban Transformations and Sustainability
(20 ECTS)
Graduation Lab Urban Transformations and Sustainability
(30 ECTS)
Graduation Orientation
(2 ECTS)
Analytical Methods of Urban Planning and Design
(4 ECTS)
Theories of Urban Planning and Design
(4 ECTS)
ECTS = European Credit Transfer System
One academic year = 60 ECTS (1680 hrs study)
Total amount of credits MSc programme = 120 ECTS
For more information on all courses, please visit: www.studyguide.tudelft.nl

First year

The first three compulsory quarters each offer a research and design project, which is supported by courses on the history of urban theories, urban engineering, research and design methodology.

First semester
The first quarter is titled ‘City Portraits, Analysis and Design of Urban Form’ and takes the perspective from urban design and landscape in understanding and designing relations between urban form and carrying spatial structures. 

‘Designing Urban Environments’ is the title of the second quarter that takes the outlook from environmental design and technology into the processes of how to make and organize sustainable urban space and communities.

Second semester
In the third quarter ‘Spatial Strategies for the Global Metropolis’ space is perceived on the level of Spatial Planning and Strategy and is about the design and evaluation of spatial strategies that address the (re-)organization of networks, programmes and urban patterns at the regional scale. All explicitly address societal and scientific approaches to issues relating to urbanisation and associated debates. 

The fourth quarter is free for electives that can also be chosen within the department. 

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

Second year

During the second year, you will work in the Laboratory Urban Transformations and Sustainability on an individual graduation project on a topic that reflects the research priorities within the Urbanism Research Themes. 

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 Urbanism track can choose for:

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