Urban design, msc in technology

Urban Design

Urban Design

Do you want to shape the cities of the future? The Urban Design programme combines architecture and design with engineerical knowledge and sociology in a broad education programme with focus on current and future challenges within the field of urban development and urban planning.

Urban Design is about changing the world. It is about improving cities by solving societal, climatic, and cultural challenges. As a graduate in Urban Design you can contribute to creating innovative and functional cities that meet the living conditions of tomorrow and create wellbeing and growth.

You will experience a creative combination of problem-based learning (PBL) and realistic projects with “hands-on” challenges.

You get the opportunity to combine architectural design competences with those of engineering and gain knowledge on socioligical aspects.

The Master's programme in Urban Design allows you to specialise in one of the following subjects:

msc in Engineering or msc in technology?

The programme is offered as a MSc in Engineering and a MSc in Technology programme. The MSc in Engineering programme is for students with a bachelor in Architecture. The MSc in Technology programme is for students with a different background but at the same academic level.

As a student at aau, you encounter...


When doing project work, you work closely in groups with other students. This gives you the opportunity to cooperate, share knowledge and to explore larger and more complex academic problems than what you would have been able to do on your own. Furthermore, the groups serve a social purpose and make it easier for you to get to know your fellow students and feel more at home at the university. Learn more about teamwork at AAU.


Aalborg University works closely with the business community. This means that as a student you will work with real issues from companies and organisations. Thus, while you are studying, you already have the opportunity to enhance your academic competences with a business-oriented and practical angle.


At Aalborg University teaching is research based. This means that your lecturers are doing research within the same academic field as he or she is teaching. You thus have access to the latest knowledge and dedicated teachers who are passionate about what they teach. The teaching material not only includes books but may also consist of, for example, current academic articles from journals.

the city of aalborg

As a university city Aalborg has many advantages. The city is Denmark's fourth largest, and a good 20 percent of the municipality's inhabitants are students. The city has much to offer when it comes to culture, sports and leisure, but at the same time, has a manageable size and safe environment. Compared to other major university cities, it is easy to find good student accommodations in Aalborg. Learn more about student life in Aalborg.


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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.

learn more about Pbl at aau