Urban planners design urban spaces, processes and development strategies. Students can learn the tools and methods they need to do so here through a practical training program backed up by fundamental theoretical instruction.
Each semester of the program is built around urban design projects of different scales and with different thematic focal areas. In completing these projects, students develop targeted solution strategies and build their communication and teamwork skills. Project work is complemented by considering elements of the spatial environment and fundamental theoretical design and planning methods.
The Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning qualified students to work in any field related to urban planning, and fields at the interface with the field of architecture as well.
Graduates will be qualified for careers in planning firms or public administration, as well as in adjacent professional fields. This includes work in urban research, project development and the real estate industry, trade journalism, photography and computer visualization, model building, competition organization or moderation, and in marketing.
Note on chamber ability:
The degree is only chamber-capable in connection with a consecutive master's degree.
Abitur exam / vocational baccalaureate diploma (Fachabitur)
Thanks to the broad range of compulsory elective modules available, students can focus on their own individual interests and technical focus areas, allowing them to get started in a wide variety of different urban development and planning careers.
Furthermore, students will select a focus area for their integrative project (5th semester) and for their Bachelor’s thesis.
The Bachelor’s degree program is organized into five module groups which specifically prepare students for key skills and expertise required of future planners:
- Spatial environment (five modules): Elements of the spatial environment
- Theory (five modules) History and theory of the city, social and economical aspects
- Tools (five modules) Illustration and analysis, law and involvement in planning
- Project: four urban development design projects of increasing scale which build on one another
- Compulsory elective modules: six elements from the cumulative module, three elective subjects, integrated project and Bachelor’s thesis