Master degree course: Energetic-Ecological Urban Redevelopment

The 2002 sustainability strategy calls for a sustainable settlement policy. It also aims to put an end to the development and urban sprawl of nature. In order to reduce greenhouse gases and combat climate change, more is needed than just switching to renewable energies.

The Master's programme Energetic-Ecological Urban Redevelopment pursues the goal of sustainable urban development. Resources must be used more efficiently, energy consumption must be reduced, green energy must be established and the city must be made more liveable. In this programme you will learn strategies and possibilities of how to implement energy-ecological urban redevelopment in practice.

Academic degree
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Standard period of study / Credits
3 semesters / 90 ECTS-Credits

Start date
Summer semester

Application period
15th May to 30th September of the relevant year

Admission requirements
Bachelor's degree in a related field (210 ECTS-Credits)

Tution fees

Teaching language

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Career prospects

Energetic-Ecological Urban Redevelopment is both a collaborative effort and a generational task to be tackled by a multitude of companies and institutions.

These include:

  • Engineering,
  • Offices for planning, project planning and project development,
  • Environmental groups,
  • International companies of the resources and energy industry,
  • Construction and execution companies,
  • Consulting and consulting companies,
  • Public institutions of municipalities, state and federal government,
  • Licensing and inspection authorities,
  • Banks and insurance companies,
  • Public and private research institutions,
  • National and international agencies for development cooperation.

Entry requirements

The prerequisite for the master degree course Energetic-Ecological Urban Redevelopment at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences is the completion of a first qualifying engineering degree (210 ECTS credits). Admission may be granted for a Bachelor's degrees with 180 ECTS credits on condition that you complete the missing 30 ECTS credits.

Course structure

The three-semester master degree course conveys expertise in the transdisciplinary field of energetic and ecological urban redevelopment. It requires basic knowledge in the scientific and technical field. Lectures, exercises and seminars are devoted to topics of sustainability, urban and spatial planning, building in climate change, mobility, urban material and energy flows, financing and value creation, urban ecology and sociology, as well as the legal framework and politics. In addition to the courses, site visits and excursions illustrate the dimensions of these topics.

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