Sustainable Cities, MSc in Engineering

Sustainable Cities, MSc in Engineering

Sustainable Cities, MSc in Engineering

Do you want to work with the sustainable transition of today’s 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 Sustainable Cities at Aalborg University in Copenhagen.

Focus on The Sustainable Development Goals

Internationally, cities pose a significant challenge to sustainable transition, both environmentally, socially and economically. In the future, up to 70-80% of the world population will live in cities, and thus it is important to handle the challenges they pose. It is essential that planning is done within and across professions and infrastructure sectors, like energy, mobility, water, waste, etc. Thus, it is necessary to be able to think across sectors, analyse consequences in multiple areas and include stakeholders such as government, citizens, companies and environmental organisations.

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Sustainable transition of our cities

The Master of Science Programme in Sustainable Cities at Aalborg University Copenhagen 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.

Study at Aalborg University in Copenhagen

The Master of Science Programme in Sustainable Cities is taught at Aalborg University in Copenhagen. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, aims to become first carbon-neutral capital in 2025, is known for green mobility, renewable energy and smart city solutions. As a student at Aalborg University Copenhagen (AAU-CPH), you can enjoy the many cultural and spare time activities that Copenhagen has to offer.

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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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