Spatial Engineering

Climate resilient cities

Learn to combine technical and socio-economic knowledge with spatial data analysis and modelling to tackle growing challenges of climate change

Worldwide, cities are challenged by water excess that can cause in devastating floods. In the global South, fast growing cities, many in low-lying deltas, are under pressure to accommodate population pressures and to protect people that often settle informally on marginal lands.

Moreover, urban drainage infrastructures increasingly have difficulties to cope with the imminent higher rain intensities caused by climate change. Cities need to become resilient for such changes in the hydrologic behavior of urban catchments to provide stakeholders a secure environment to build up livelihoods and to sustain socio-economic growth.

Master's Spatial Engineering

The Master’s programme Spatial Engineering prepares you to address these problems by combining technical and socio-economic knowledge with a strong basis of spatial data analysis and modelling.

Spatial Engineering is special in various ways. Throughout the programme you will notice a strong student centeredness; the road towards achieving the Master’s degree will be designed by you, the student.Victor Jetten, professor in Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management at ITC

Is this programme right for me?

Do you have a strong affinity with technology and systems, and are you inspired by large-scale, complex challenges? Are you a creative thinker willing and able to look beyond the obvious solutions? Are you eager to engage with what is happening in our world, and to use your skills to make our planet more sustainable? If so, the Master’s programme in Spatial Engineering at the University of Twente may be just up your street. 

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