Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
OnderwijsOpleidingenBacheloropleidingenSpatial Planning and Design
Header image Spatial Planning and Design

Spatial Planning and Design

Programma-opties

  • University of Groningen Honours College (specialisatie)

    The Honours College gives talented, motivated students the opportunity to challenge themselves even more.

    The Honours College offers an extra programme (Bachelor 45 ECTS - Master 15 ECTS) that is followed in addition to the regular Bachelor's or Master's degree programme. You can participate without paying extra tuition fees. The main aim of the Honours programme is to develop talent and initiative!

Opbouw programma

VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Power of Design (SD1) (5 EC)
Urbanism and Planning (SP1) (10 EC)
Economic Geography (10 EC)
Statistics 1 (5 EC)
Geographic Information Systems (10 EC)
Introduction into Academic Research (5 EC)
Design Standards and Conditions (SD2) (5 EC)
Spatial Design Atelier (SD3) (10 EC)
VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Mobility and Infrastructure Planning (10 EC)
Physical Geography (5 EC)
Urbanism Atelier (SD4) (5 EC)
Water and Planning (10 EC)
Governance in Theory and Practice (10 EC)
Statistics 2 (5 EC)
Methods for Academic Research (SPD) (5 EC)
Optional course of 5 EC (5 EC)
Soil and Landscape of the Netherlands (5 EC)
VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Minor or Optional Modules (30 EC)
Environment and Engineering (5 EC)
Philosophy of Social Science (5 EC)
Bachelor's Project (15 EC)
Planning and Environment (5 EC)

For more information about the courses in this programme, please visit: http://www.rug.nl/frw/education/bachelor/courses-bachelor-spatial-planning-and-design

For more information about the courses in this programme, please visit: http://www.rug.nl/frw/education/bachelor/courses-bachelor-spatial-planning-and-design. In Dutch the programme is called Technische Planologie.

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
  • Voor gemiddeld 15 weken
  • Maximaal 30 EC

Every year dozens students of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences go on exchange with a foreign university to take electives and/or write their thesis. The faculty has exchange arrangements with universities in Europe, New-Zealand and the USA.

(Bindend) studieadvies

  • Minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden (bindend)

You will be offered study advice after the first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.

You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system.

N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

Aan het einde van je eerste studiejaar krijg je een bindend studieadvies. Je krijgt een positief studieadvies als je meer dan 45 ECTS hebt gehaald (op een totaal van 60 ECTS). Bij een negatief studieadvies (minder dan 45 ECTS) mag je helaas niet doorgaan met de opleiding en moet je wat anders gaan doen.

Om ervoor te zorgen dat je precies weet waar je staat, krijg je al in december een voorlopig studieadvies. Heb je vragen over het bindend studieadvies of over je studievoortgang, neem dan zo snel mogelijk contact op met je studieadviseur. NB: Sommige opleidingen maken gebruik van een tutorbegeleiding (check bij je eigen studieadviseur hoe het geregeld is).

Waarom in Groningen?

The Bachelor's degree programme in Spatial Planning and Design is unique within the Netherlands. It covers a wide range of topics and gives students the opportunity to explore their own fields of interest within physical and institutional design. This degree programme gives you the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned and highly trained teachers.

The Bachelor's degree programme in Spatial Planning and Design is unique within the Netherlands. It covers a wide range of topics and gives students the opportunity to explore their own fields of interest within physical and institutional design. This degree programme gives you the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned and highly trained teachers.

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences takes a small-scale approach and we help our students to learn how to work independently. You will be assigned to a mentor group together with other first-year students whom you will get to know very well. Your mentor is a senior student who can teach you all the ins and outs of our faculty. You will also be assigned a tutor with whom you can discuss your study progress.

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences takes a small-scale approach and we help our students to learn how to work independently. You will be assigned to a mentor group together with other first-year students whom you will get to know very well. Your mentor is a senior student who can teach you all the ins and outs of our faculty. You will also be assigned a tutor with whom you can discuss your study progress.

You will be able to use our Career Services during your programme. For more information: http://www.rug.nl/frw/education/careers-company-frw/

  • Testimonial van Joep Nijenhuis

    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.

    This led me to the programme in Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning, but this was too focused on social aspects for my taste. The degree programme in Civil Engineering, on the other hand, involved too much engineering. When I stumbled on the Bachelor’s degree programme in Spatial Planning and Design I knew that this was the perfect combination I had been looking for. The orientation day confirmed my first impression. I looked into similar programmes at other Dutch universities, but the SPaD curriculum appealed to me most. Groningen is a great city and I’m really happy with my choice of degree programme! 

    Sluiten
    – Joep Nijenhuis
  • Testimonial van Foekje van Schoot

    Working with real-life situations

    What I like about Spatial Planning and Design is that you work with real-life situations.

    In the course unit on Planning & Water we were asked to come up with solutions to reduce the risk of flooding after a heavy rain period in a Groningen district. We visited the area to analyse the situation. We also studied flood risk maps and combined this information with our findings to determine which streets were in need of water management. Many factors play a role in finding a solution to this kind of problem: infrastructure, stakeholders and residents. You have to take all of these into consideration. We presented our plans to members of the municipality of Groningen. Talking to people actually working on cases like these and hearing their feedback can really help to hone your skills. 

    I applied for five degree programmes at various universities, but in the end I chose Spatial Planning and Design because it is unique in the Netherlands. Groningen is a great city. It is small, but it has everything you need. I love living here.

    Sluiten
    – Foekje van Schoot
  • Testimonial van Marijke Rommelse

    Involvement in study-related committees is a great opportunity

    There are lots of opportunities for doing activities related to your degree programme.

    In my first year, I was a member of the ‘first-year committee’ of Faculty association Ibn Battuta. I organized parties and excursions together with nine other first-year students and a member of the board. It’s a great way to meet new people, and I am still close to some of the committee members. I am now a member of the Student Advisory Council, where students get a chance to use their knowledge of urban planning. It’s really interesting to put what you have learned into practice and to meet people who work in the field.

    I was a member of the Spatial Planning and Design programme committee (OC), where students and lecturers discuss the quality of lectures and examinations, and I am part of the team that promotes the degree programme during open days. I think getting involved in study-related committees and jobs is a great opportunity to learn more about all the things are going on around the degree programme.

    Sluiten
    – Marijke Rommelse
  • Testimonial van Arnout de Haan

    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.

    A former project manager showed a short film about the plans for the North/South line and how this new subway should be realized. The beginning of the presentation showed that many economic and technical setbacks were faced during this project. All these setbacks have led to the planned opening of the North South line in 2018 (10 years later than initially planned!). After the film and presentation we went on site to take a look at the infrastructure project. We all got a helmet, a pair of boots and a jacket on for safety. After this we were shown a part of the subway line which still was still under construction. After the tour we got the opportunity to ask some questions and we made a nice group photo. As first year students this was a fun way to learn something relevant to our study programme and got an first impression about where we might end up later in the work field.

    Read more about the Learning Communities at Spatial Sciences.

    Sluiten
    – Arnout de Haan
  • Opleidingsvideo

    Bachelor Spatial Planning and Design

    – Opleidingsvideo
printOok beschikbaar in het: English