Master's Programme in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering
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Description of the programme
Master's Programme in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering (SPT) is organized by the School of Engineering.
Urban realities are becoming increasingly dynamic, complex and fragmented while demands for their liveability, sustainability, competitiveness, and attractiveness increase. This requires new skills in systemic understanding, problem-solving, and integrative planning and policy-making beyond sectorial boundaries.
This programme focuses on important future challenges of sustainable built environment, tackling topical global megatrends, such as urbanization and need for greener cities. The uniqueness of the program is its focus on a wide range of approaches from people’s daily life and mobility to large scale strategic and systemic thinking necessary for shaping the built environment.
You will gain excellent competencies to work for smarter and more liveable cities and to respond to emerging issues of constantly changing built environments and technologies. In addition to a strong theoretical basis, you will acquire insights into current research themes, and capabilities in applying a variety of planning and analysis tools in contemporary tasks of land use and transportation. Through interactive learning methods, you will gain hands-on experiences on a range of urban themes and methodologies. Engaged in studio courses, you will learn systemic thinking, creative problem-solving, ethical reflectivity, as well as tools for participatory processes and communication skills in various forums and through various media. Moreover, you will be able to critically interpret and process knowledge from multiple sources and implement this knowledge in a variety of complex urban processes.
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Bachelor students at Aalto University
If you are studying your bachelor's degree at Aalto University in a school of technology, you can continue to the Master's Programme in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering if you meet the requirements.
For more information, please see: Maisteriohjelmassa jatkaminen
Apply for seed funding to create collaborative activities with students in Unite! universitiesThe Unite! Seed Fund is intended for promoting collaboration and exchange in student activities within the Unite! universities. Apply by 15 May, 2023.
Free online course "Using CSC computing environment efficiently" 12.–14.4.2023Registration 29 March at the latest.
An inspection of the study environment of Aalto university's campusAll students are invited to answer the anonymous well-being survey from March 27 to April 11.
Napping pods to the campus - suggest the places for themNapping pods will be installed on the campus during spring-summer 2023.
Solve the SDGs 2023A hackathon on two continents for one purpose: building a better tomorrow. Apply by Friday 17.3. to join!
Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, Master of Science (Technology)
Making smarter and more liveable cities requires new skills that integrate land use and transportation. The Master's Programme in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering offers the skills you need to design and develop urban and regional systems. The programme combines technical and human-centered approaches in land use planning and transportation engineering.