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University of Technology
Architecture and urban planning
Mode of studies:
non EU/EFTA students 2000 EUR tuition fee per semester, EU/EFTA students no tuition fee
Based on merit
Monday, 30 November, 2020
Day of semester start:
Monday, 1 February, 2021
Requirements: Bachelor's or Engineer Degree. Min 210 ECTS. Each application is assessed individually.
Important: Master's programme in planning is open to students with a non-planning background. This means that programme is suitable among others for those who completed their first degree in: environmental studies, geography, transport studies, landscape architecture, architecture. Also background in public administration, economy, sociology or mathematics, physics and IT and computer studies is welcome.
»» English: Equivalent of minimum TOEFL IBT – 87 points or 6.5 points IELTS. List of accepted certificates can be checked online.
»» Application fee: Non EU/EFTA students see: www.admission.pwr.edu.pl; EU/EFTA students see: www.rekrutacja.pwr.edu.pl
Field of study: Spatial Management
Planning is an inter- and multidisciplinary field of knowledge and practice which allows professionals to deal with the spatial dimension of human activities. Courses and modules provide education in systems thinking and complexity (systems theory, environmental science) as well as prepare students for leadership (management) and focus on policy making (urban planning, regional policy, EU spatial policy and marketing places) as well as on planning law and plan preparation (techniques of plan preparation) to prepare students for the complicated processes and procedures in planning practice. Courses in models in spatial policy and spatial economics seek to equip students with methodological tools for spatial analysis and scenario development.
Wrocław University of Science and Technology is the only university in Poland which offers the courses in modelling and computer simulation of spatial development. The programme consists of 3 semesters and apart from compulsory courses provides the variety of elective courses - from tourism to advanced tools in spatial modelling and participatory planning. Additionally, at least one international module is being open in the course of the programme. The modules are run in the forms of lectures, studios and seminars. Students are offered to enjoy at least one studio project each semester. A Master's thesis (which can include also a professional project, plan or strategy) exploring a planning research topic must be produced as a final part of the program (20 ECTS). The thesis has to be presented in both, written and oral form, to a committee of academics for examination.
» Urban Planning 1 (L:30h)
» Rural Planning (L:15h)
» Law in Spatial Planning (L:15h)
» Introduction to Architecture (L:30h)
» Systems Theory (L:30h)
» Environmental Studies and Planning (L;15h. PS:45h)
» Legislative Technique in Planning (L:30h)
» Models and Simulations in Planning (L:30h; Lab:30h)
» Optional Courses (30h) Optional Atelier (L:15h; PS:45h)
» Foreign Language A1/A2 (C:45h)
» Foreign Language B2+ (C:15h)
» Urban Planning 2 (L:30h; PS:60h)
» Planning Theory (L:30h)
» Legislative Technique in Planning (C:30h)
» Planning Systems (L:30h)
» Regional Planning (L:15h, PS:45h)
» Territorial Marketing (L:15h)
» Master's Thesis Seminar (S:15h)
» Management sciences (to select) (L:30h)
» Optional courses (30h)
» Elements of higher mathematics (L:30h)
» Humanities Course
» Regional Policy (L:30h)
» Territorial Policy of the EU (L:30h)
» Elective Courses (30h)
» Elective Atelier (L:15h; PS:45h)
» Master Thesis Atelier
SAMPLE ELECTIVE COURSES:
Tourism and tourism planning, Advanced 2D and 3D tools in Planning, Introduction to the Regional Development, Territorial Approach in the EU Policies.
SAMPLE ELECTIVE COURSES:
Advanced Methods for the Spatial Decision-Making Processes, Participative Planning, GIS-based Territorial Analysis, Development Strategies, Planning for Local Communities, Transportation Analysis and Forecasting Techniques.
The graduates in spatial planning can plan their career both in public and private sector. They are prepared to work at the municipalities, in the planning units as well as in regional authorities offices and at the national level administration (i.e. Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Regional Development). They can also develop their career in public agencies (i.e. linked to the environmental issues, water management, transpor- tation, tourism, etc.). Graduates are prepared to lead the teams working on statutory plans (local plans, urban development plans) as well as on the optional planning studies and plans. They can also work in the private real estate agencies, investment banks and other companies having interest in spatial dimension of the economy. The graduates are prepared to begin their doctoral studies in planning.