|Location||Located in the heart of Europe, near Switzerland, Austria and France, the Stuttgart Region is a very successful centre of industry and commerce in Germany, including global players like Daimler, Porsche, Bosch, and IBM Germany. The City of Stuttgart itself with approx. 600,000 inhabitants is surrounded by beautiful countryside, the Black Forest Mountains and Lake Constance. Famous opera productions, a philharmonic orchestra as well as a renowned ballet company together with a variety of museums, theatres and events, offer a vivid cultural life. Stuttgart is a good choice for international students, as they account for around 22 per cent of the student body, which is the highest ratio of any Germany city.|
|Course focus||A well-planned system of infrastructure facilities is the primary prerequisite for development in any country. There is a pressing international need for professionals capable of directing the conception, planning and construction of infrastructure facilities for transportation, water and waste management on the urban as well as on the regional lev- el, while integrating economic, social, ecological and management aspects.
With the Master’s Programme Infrastructure Planning, the University of Stuttgart has been offering an internationally acclaimed Master of Science programme since 1983. Faculty members from different institutes and experienced practitioners offer their knowledge to a limited number of 40 students per session. Special emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach to planning in an intercultural context, which is an essential qualification for modern infrastructure planners in large scale and complex projects, especially in international project cooperation.
Modules offered in the Master’s Programme include:
|Target group||Civil engineers, architects and urban planners as well as graduates from related fields of study who wish to gain insight into infrastructure planning in a broad, integrated context and who want to prepare for international and complex planning tasks. Career goals might be: infrastructure planner in the private sector/consultant, civil servant dealing with various aspects of infrastructure planning on the regional/ national level or decision maker in policy and planning. Graduates will be capable of directing and coordinating the work of international and interdisciplinary teams of specialists from a wide variety of infrastructure-related fields.|
|Course language||English. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential from the beginning of the programme. Class work involves reports and oral presentations in English. Basic knowledge of German has to be acquired throughout the programme in mandatory German classes offered by the University of Stuttgart.|
|Degree Awarded||Master of Science (M.Sc.)|
|Course Begins||Every year in October|
|Course Duration||Four semesters|
|Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme||6 weeks (starting at the beginning of September) (for students awarded a DAAD-scholarship)|
|Remarks||Admission on an annual basis for the Winter Semester only. Applications must be completed in English. They have to be sent in hard copy by post and must include all relevant documents in official certified copy; a test of English proficiency is mandatory.
Tuition fee: none (administrative and social fee of 120 EUR per semester).
Single rooms in student dormitories can be reserved for a limited number of students, but accommodation for families cannot be arranged.
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