The Master’s in Spatial Engineering is not quite like any other master’s programme. Instead of serving up a curriculum that consists of several (elective) courses, this Master’s is based on the premise of challenge-based learning. Within various case studies, in your final research project, in fact, during your whole Master’s, you will choose what knowledge and skills you need to gain in order to come up with sustainable interventions for certain challenges. This self-directed learning approach will help you to develop your own learning path and prepare you for the many challenges that will come your way, during and after your studies.
The Master’s in Spatial Engineering consists of two years, in which you will collect a total of 120 EC. The first year consists of two case study projects, elective courses, a mandatory foundational knowledge subject, an international module, and thesis proposal writing. The second year allows for a more personally oriented curriculum and consists of a Master’s research, an internship project and electives.
During the first and third quartile of your Master’s, you will work on two case study projects, reflecting real-life challenges like: urban flood problems, food and water insecurity, human-induced earth movement or other human-induced (nutrition, energy) crisis. Together with your team, you will develop your own take on the problem and come up with a sustainable intervention. In the second quartile, you will gain mandatory core knowledge; including data mastery on a core knowledge area that was not included in your prior education. You will gain specialist knowledge by choosing a course that will help you prepare for your final research project in the second year of your Master’s
Are you interested in this Master’s and do you want to know more about your study programme and how to compose it? For example, are you curious about the choice topics, or the learning outcomes? You can find out all about it in our Online Study Guide*.
* You are looking at the Study Guide of the current academic year. We always have the desire to strive for improvement. Therefore the course structure is subject to change.