M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainable Cities

Aalborg University

24 months
13656 EUR/year
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Do you want to work with creating sustainable cities? Do you want to influence and plan how we deal with climate change and environmental problems in our cities? Do you want to learn how urban infrastructures and systems can be transitioned to being sustainable? Then you should study in the Sustainable Cities programme of Aalborg University.


Sustainable Transition of Our Cities

The Sustainable Cities programme of Aalborg University aims to teach you about how we can achieve the sustainable transition of cities. This is done in two parts. First by covering issues of engineering by looking at four main infrastructure sectors being 1) resources (waste) 2) energy, 3) water and climate change and 4) transport and mobility. Second, by looking at political science, synergies across sectors and different forms of impact assessment.

During the two-year Master, we cover challenges related to each of the specific infrastructure sectors, present specific tools for quantifying and analysing the challenges as well as understand how policy, citizens, practice and organisations influence sustainable transitions.

The graduates from this Master of Science are educated to be capable of creating the framework for the Sustainable Cities of the future, where economic, social, technical and environmental elements are integrated in new ways. By understanding technical elements of the sustainable engineering solutions, but also being able to facilitate change in political and economic systems, the Sustainable Cities engineer can play an important role in the sustainable transition as a sustainable city planner.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transitioning from Wasteful to Sustainable Cities
  • Energy Planning for Sustainable Cities
  • Theories of Science and Research Designs
  • Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation
  • Sustainable Transport and Mobility
  • Urban Infrastructure Synergies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor of science degree in engineering, geography or natural sciences
  • Diploma/Diploma Supplement (If you have not yet completed your Bachelor’s degree). The document must be signed and stamped by your home university.
  • Bachelor’s degrees transcripts showing all grades and courses
  • English test or an official receipt confirming that you have registered for a test
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV / Resume
  • Official curriculum/syllabus for your Bachelor’s studies or another official description of your Bachelor’s degree in English
  • Reference letters (optional)
  • Receipt for paid application fee (only applies to non-EU citizens)
  • Danish residence permit card and letter (only applies to non-EU citizens)
  • Official description of the grading system from your home university

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13656 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6828 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 50,775 DKK per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /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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