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Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning

HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU)

24 months
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About

The Master of Science Degree Programme "Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning" (REAP) at HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU) is an international and interdisciplinary programme that aims to enable participants to promote sustainable architecture and urban development in different geographical and cultural settings.

Overview

The Master of Science Degree Programme "Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning" (REAP) is an international and interdisciplinary programme at HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU). It aims to enable participants to promote sustainable architecture and urban development in different geographical and cultural settings. While its main emphasis lies on technology for the provision of sustainable urban and building services, the programme also conquers new areas by investigating the socio-economic context in which these services are provided and managed. This includes understanding and addressing barriers to implementation, e.g. through the development of ideas for different forms of legal and economic organisation of planning, construction and urban services.

The REAP Masters programme is an exciting opportunity for those who aspire to extend their knowledge and understanding of innovative technologies which can contribute to a more sustainable urban built environment. It targets persons from all over the world, with a wide range of academic backgrounds and work experience, sharing an interest in technology and society, and a concern for urban life, as well as for interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving.

In detail, the programme:

  • provides an overview of the complex relationships between building and urban services technology (i.e., building construction and renovation, energy and water supply, waste and wastewater management) and the environment (i.e., resources and space consumption, impacts on environmental media and ecosystems)
  • gives insight into patterns of user demand and behaviour and how they affect the technology-environment interaction
  • imparts knowledge of resource efficient technologies, e.g. energy generation from renewable sources, as well as underlying principles, such as source separation and the closing of material cycles, demand side management, decentralised, modularised service provision, etc.
  • reviews experience with and conveys ideas for different forms of legal and economic organisation of planning, construction and urban services provision
  • teaches study and research methods and techniques for planning and decision support

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainability 
  • Water, Material and Energy Cycles in the city 
  • Urban Noise 
  • Resource efficient urban technologies and infrastructure 
  • Economics and administration of buildings and urban services 
  • Legal and policy instruments 
  • Urban Planning on different scales 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

We are not aware of any English 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

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

    Free
    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, this fee will be approximatley 320 Euro per semester.

Living costs for Hamburg

897 - 1417 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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