If you have a special interest in the living environment, and you aspire to combine analytical thinking with creative design, then Spatial Planning and Design is the field for you.
What effects will climate change have on our future cities and rural areas? How can you develop sustainable strategies and designs for new and existing urban systems? How do you deal with a complex built environment and related spatial planning and design processes? Planners are asked to translate spatial transformations into new opportunities to enhance the quality of life.
The Bachelor's degree programme in Spatial Planning and Design (in Dutch: Technische planologie) revolves around physical design and institutional design. The courses relate to spatial planning and design, water management, infrastructure and environmental planning, spatial computer programs, complex decision-making and academic research.
During the programme, you will work in virtual realities, but also go on excursions to see spatial projects in real life. In addition, there will be opportunities to develop your personal interests via the elective course units. Finally, uou complete your Bachelor's degree with a research project. And if you aspire to learn more: excellent students can take part in a more in-depth programme at the Honours College, which has a wider range of topics.
Is this the programme for you?
You have a strong interest in your living environment. You are interested in combining analytical thinking with creative design. You like to interact with people from various fields, such as engineers, urbanists, politicians and other stakeholders in the public sector. If this is the case, then Spatial Planning and Design is the right field for you.