A well thought out system of infrastructure facilities is the most important requirement for development. At the international level there is an urgent need for specialists who can lead the conception, planning and construction of the necessary infrastructure facilities for transport, water and waste management in urban and regional areas, taking into account economic, social, ecological and administrative requirements. With the master's degree in Infrastructure Planning (MIP), the University of Stuttgart has been offering a practice-oriented and internationally highly valued degree since 1983.
Faculty members from 12 different institutes as well as experienced practitioners make their knowledge available to a limited number of 35 to 40 students per course. The focus is on an interdisciplinary planning approach, which is fundamental for modern infrastructure planning as well as for international cooperation.
To be admitted to the course, students must have a bachelor's degree in architecture, civil engineering, urban or spatial planning or in a related course. Professional experience in one of the areas mentioned is an advantage. Excellent knowledge of English is also required. Students should be interested in an interdisciplinary spatial planning approach and ready to gain intercultural experience.
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