If you have a special interest in the living environment, and you aspire to combine analytical thinking with creative design, then Spatial Planning and Design is the field for you.
What effect will climate change have on our future cities and rural areas? How can you develop sustainable strategies and designs for new and existing urban systems? How do you deal with a complex built environment and related planning processes? Planners are asked to translate these kind of spatial transformations into new opportunities to enhance quality of life.
The Bachelor's degree programme in Spatial Planning and Design (in Dutch: Technische planologie) revolves around physical and institutional design. The course units are related to spatial planning and design, water management, infrastructure and environmental planning, spatial computer programs, complex decision-making and academic research.
You will work in virtual realities, but also go on excursions to see spatial projects in real life. There will be an opportunity to develop your personal interests via elective course units. You complete your Bachelor's degree with a research project. Excellent students can take part in a more in-depth programme at the Honours College, which has a wider range of topics.
Spatial Planning and Design: The perfect combination of social aspects and engineering
In the last years of secondary school, I made a list of my favourite subjects and I did some research to see which Bachelor's degree programmes most closely matched these subjects.
Working with real-life situations
What I like about Spatial Planning and Design is that you work with real-life situations.
Involvement in study-related committees is a great opportunity
There are lots of opportunities for doing activities related to your degree programme.
Learning Communities: visit to the North/South subway line in Amsterdam
First year bachelor student Arnout de Haan about the first Learning Community activity.
For our first Learning Community activity of the year we visited the North/South subway line in Amsterdam.