We offer a challenging programme with three case studies in the first year, and an internship and a fieldtrip in the second year.
In the first year of the Master’s Spatial Engineering, you will work on three case study projects to develop (in a scientific way) sustainable interventions to help solve the problem.
Case study 1
Case study 2
Case study 3
Climate resilient cities
Risk and resilience
Food and water security
Masai Mara (Kenya)
Groningen (The Netherlands) and beyond
Topics in support of MSc research
Phases in a case study
General project structure: a 10 week period to develop (in a scientific way) sustainable interventions to help solve the problem. Each project has these phases.
Within each case study project: group work | interaction with stakeholders | industry / consultants | international classroom | personal development dossier.
The three case study projects are formulated in a context of policy goals: resilience, sustainability and legitimacy, and increase in wickedness.
Based on the problem framing you are offered core knowledge in choice topics.
Before you start your Master's research, we organize an international module which includes a trip along a series of institutes and agencies in Europe, to see how they deal with wicked problems in their own countries.
After writing your own master’s thesis research proposal, you continue your academic and research phase throughout part of the second year.
The Master's Spatial Engineering ends with an internship, organized by yourself.