Master's programmes

Master's programme Spatial Engineering

Designing a sustainable future

Major multi-level spatial problems (so called wicked problems) require multidisciplinary solutions and broad thinking. The Master’s programme Spatial Engineering prepares you to address them with a combination of technical and socio-economic knowledge, with a strong basis of spatial data analysis and modelling.

This new Master's programme is planned to start in 2017. 

If you would like to be kept informed of when more information is available and registration to this programme is open we invite you to send an e-mail to or visit this webpage regularly.

Programme overview

Master’s degree in Spatial Engineering
Certification: MSc
2 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
100% English taught
Starting date
1 February 2017
1 September 2017
1 February 2018
1 September 2018
1 February 2019
1 September 2019
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme

Why a Spatial Engineering programme?

The solutions for large-scale, spatial problems takes more than technical expertise. Think, for example, of the distribution of limited natural resources, water, energy or food security, catastrophic consequences of natural and man-made disasters, or the unplanned development of mega cities.  In the Master’s programme Spatial Engineering you will learn to:

  • design and analyze scenarios;
  • anticipate wider spatial implications in terms of environmental impact, economy and society;
  • work with a range of software platforms that combine data from various sources, from crowd sourcing to satellite imagery;
  • develop integrated approaches and solutions that help stakeholders to meet their goals.

With an degree in Spatial Engineering, you will be an engineering professional with a helicopter view and an expert in spatial information science. Key words in this Master’s programme are GIS and remote sensing.

The societal context

This programme will equip you to be an expert who is aware of local and societal contexts, and able to cooperate and communicate with experts representing other disciplines. As a spatial engineer, you will also be able to work in close relation with stakeholders; not only in the early stages of a project, but throughout and long after the process, too. Creating awareness is a vital element: in specific local circumstances simply introducing a different way of thinking and planning can be part of a solution.

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