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In the basic courses of undergraduate studies, the urban planning department seeks to equip the students with profound knowledge of urban design and planning. Additionally to design lectures, additional interdisciplinary projects, labs and excursions are offered to arrogate students to apply their knowledge and gain practical experience in this working environment.

In additional corses for undergraduate studients, further complex spatial issues in specialized lectures are conducted to provide students with specialized experience and knowledge build upon the context of previous main courses. Additional projects continue to follow the entrepreneurial approach to provide students with extensive knowledge and practical background for their professional carreer.

In the term 2007/2008 the TU Dortmund changed the former diploma and adapted the Bologna Process for higher education and is offering the bachelor’s and master’s studies. The Master of Science Urban Planning (MSc.)
Since 2007/2008  the Bachelor program (8 semesters) and Master program (2 semseter) is offered by the Urban Planning faculty. Furthermore the Urban Planning faculty is offering english taught master programs for international students. „Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies – SPRING“ (4-semesters) and „Spatial Planning in Europe“ (2-semesters).

Our department joins in The master programme ‘Spatial Planning’ with a specialisation in ‘Transformation of Post-Industrial Regions’ (ToPIR). The program benefits from its location in one the most exciting post-industrial transition areas in Europe. Over the past twenty years the Ruhr became a much-appraised model for transition regions. It is an excellent laboratory to learn about the challenges and strategies of transforming and revitalising a post-industrial region. The specialisation ‘Transformation of Post-Industrial Regions‘ gives the opportunity to compare the Ruhr Area with post-industrial regions all over the world (more under www.topir.de)

We further take part in SPRING educational program (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies), a Master degree programme jointly offered by an international university network. In order to fill the evident gap in adequate training for development planning and management in developing countries, six universities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe are co-operating in running the SPRING programme.


An area of specialisation in city planning can be pursued during the masters program. We offer the 'Urban Design Master' Specialization. Further key specialization at our faculty fields are analysis of spatial challenges in urban contexts, development of strategies for urban renewals as well as district management. Constant focus is put on assessment of Urban planning approaches and formulation of assembly procedures in context with urban structure arrangements.


Additional information to the master's program.


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