M.Sc. On Campus

Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning

HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU)

24 months
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The Master of Science Degree Programme "Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning" (REAP) at HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU) is an international and interdisciplinary programme at HafenCity University Hamburg that is concerned with sustainable planning on different scales.


About this Degree

The Master of Science Degree Programme in Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning from HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU) aims to enable participants to promote sustainable architecture and urban development in different geographical and cultural settings.

Lectures and seminars are grouped around the central project work: real-time, real-world case studies, in which students, with help and guidance from faculty, develop recommendations and solutions for applied tasks. 

The REAP programme consists of 17 study modules taught over 2 academic years. During their studies, REAP students will obtain knowledge and skills within the following areas:- Sustainability  - Water, Material and Energy Cycles in the city - Resource efficient urban technologies and infrastructure  - Economics and administration of buildings and urban services  - Legal and policy instruments  - Urban Planning on different scales- Skills development: dimensioning, preception, assessment  and decision making in the field of sustainable  resource technologies- Research methods and decision support techniques

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Facets of Sustainability
  • Methods of Integrative and Urban Planning
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Legal and Economic Instruments
  • Cross-Curricular Programme
  • Urban Energy Flows

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelors degree or recognised equivalent from an accredited institution in Architecture, Urban Planning, Economics, Humanities or others with focus on REAP related fields
  • Relevant work experience (this may have been gained prior to or while being enrolled at university)
  • Demonstrated strong interest as well as personal aims and objectives for the study in the Master of Science REAP programme
  • All applicants from countries in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency
  • Proof of a functional stay of minimum one year in an anglophone country

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Each semester, HCU Students have to pay an enrolment fee. As of wintersemester 2018/2019, this fee will be approximatley 320 Euro per semester. 

Living costs for Hamburg

897 - 1417 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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