The education in the Cities and Sustainability programme offered by Aalborg University is structured in a way so you every semester have courses and project work. The problem oriented project work at the education gives you the possibility to combine the professional skills with your interests within development of sustainable cities as well as with actual challenges and problems that cities, inhabitants and the business conditions are facing.
The education is divided in four semesters that runs from September to January and from February to June (where January and June are reserved for the exams). This means that the student is typically completing the master’s degree in two years.
Each one of the first three semesters is subdivided in course modules and a project module. All the courses are being progressed in English. The fourth and thereby the last semester is dedicated to draw up a dissertation that often is being produced in a close cooperation with external stakeholders and supervision from minimum two partner universities.
The education is based on international research work on the highest level and occupies with areas such as sustainable development, urban planning, air pollution, climate changes, ecological economics, environmental protection and planning, industrial ecology, material and energy flow analysis, sustainability assessment, waste and resource management and the connection between water, energy and food nexus.
Through the education Urban-, Energy and Environmental Planning you choose yourself how to set the scene for your future. The master’s degree with the specialisation in Cities and Sustainability gives different job opportunities, where you will be able to combine interdisciplinary.
The graduates with the specialisation in Cities and Sustainability are expected to have different possibilities of careers, for example:
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To enter the Master’s Programme in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning with specialisation in: Cities and Sustainability (CiSu) you must have a relevant bachelor degree.
The bachelor in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning or Geography at Aalborg University gives you direct access to the programme.
Other relevant bachelor degrees could be within engineering, surveying science, biology or a corresponding education after specific assessment, e.g. within planning.Students with another Bachelor’s degree are, upon application for the master programme, evaluated individually and the relevance of the bachelor degree is assessed through this process.
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