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DDM Development Planning and Infrastructure Management

Would you like to study topics in Development Planning and Infrastructure Management in two different countries? Then this double degree is the right choice for you.

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences in Groningen and the Department of Regional and City Planning in Bandung combine their strengths in this double degree. The course lasts for twenty-four months. You will spend the first twelve months in Indonesia and the second twelve months in the Netherlands.

The programme is designed to provide individuals and government officials with the professional capability to deal with planning related activities. You will focus on local as well as central levels in both the developed and the developing world. You will be trained to address spatial problems and to tackle complicated situations in an efficient and effective way.

The curriculum focuses on theories in the field of planning, for example in planning and management of natural resources. In addition, you will be trained to handle decision-making processes. Furthermore, this degree will provide you with the skills to improve and develop infrastructure planning and management in the context of urban and regional development.
See the website of the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) for more information or contact us via exchange.fss@rug.nl

Facts & Figures
Degree
MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning
Course type
Double Degree master
Duration
24 months (120 ECTS)
Croho code
66194
Language of instruction
English
Start
September
Faculty
Spatial Sciences
Why study this programme in Groningen?
  • EIP is the best Planning master in the Netherlands, according to the yearly Elsevier magazine survey
  • Urban areas and issues of infrastructure, environment and water;
  • Thinking (policy strategies) and doing (practical work on projects and plans);
  • Compare international theory and practice;
  • Program linked to international (e.g., AESOP) and national (e.g., Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment) institutes;
  • Groningen offers a wide range of English-language course options and facilitie
Programme

At the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) semester I runs from August to December. Semester II runs from January to May.

Courses
Advanced Planning Analytical Methods (3 EC)
Advanced Planning Theory (4.5 EC)
Advanced Research Methods (4.5 EC)
Development Institution and Finance (6 EC)
Elective Courses (6 EC)
Environment and Resource (4.5 EC)
Planning Studio (3 EC)
Spatial Economics (4.5 EC)
Periods
Courses1234
Comparative Research and Planning Practice (5 EC)
EIP: Interactive Workshop (5 EC)
Planning Theory (5 EC)
Master's Thesis EIP (20 EC)
Dilemmas in Infrastructure Planning (5 EC)
Planning Methods and Evaluation/Programma Management/other elective in semester 1b (5 EC)
Reinventing Environmental Planning (5 EC)
Transitions in Watermanagement (5 EC)
Professional Development/other elective in semester 2b (10 EC)

Curriculum

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is required

The first year of your Double Degree Development Planning and Infrastructure Management you follow courses at ITB in Bandung, Indonesia which are part of the master City and Regional Planning. The second year you study the master Environmental and Infrastructure Planning at the RUG in Groningen. In Bandung credits are in SKS: 1 SKS = 1,5 EC.

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
grade average

For admission at ITB: A minimum GPA of bachelor degree is 3.00 (or equivalent)

other admission requirements

In the year 2020-2021 it may be possible for you to start your Master programme with 15 ECTS or less deficiency, the so called 'Zachte Knip'. For more information, please visit: https://www.rug.nl/frw/education/introduction/zachte-knip/

For enrollment in the first year at ITB see the following link: http://usm.itb.ac.id/international/

The second year you study EIP in Groningen.

Admission is conducted on February-June (Semester 1) and October-November (Semester 2). Semester I in ITB starts in

Contact for post graduate international student at ITB: http://usm.itb.ac.id/international/

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students01 May 202101 September 2021
EU/EEA students01 May 202101 September 2021

For enrolment in the first year at ITB see the following link: https://usm.itb.ac.id/itb_versi1/. You can't finish your enrolment online. Contact the International Office in Bandung if you have questions: iro itb.ac.id. See more information about studying in Bandung here: https://pair.itb.ac.id/

The second year you study Environmental and Infrastructure Planning in Groningen.

Admission for ITB is conducted on February-June (Semester 1) and October-November (Semester 2). Semester I in ITB starts in August.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
grade average

For admission at ITB: A minimum GPA of bachelor degree is 3.00 (or equivalent)

language test

For admission at ITB : TOEFL score is a minimum of 500 (or other proof of English proficiency) For admission in Groningen: comparable to TOEFL 90 or IELTS 6.5. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (A,B,C). Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (A,B,C). Exemptions: Native English speakers or diploma holders from United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland.

other admission requirements

In the year 2020-2021 it may be possible for you to start your Master programme with 15 ECTS or less deficiency, the so called 'Zachte Knip'. For more information, please visit: https://www.rug.nl/frw/education/introduction/zachte-knip/

For enrollment in the first year at ITB see the following link: http://usm.itb.ac.id/international/

The second year you study EIP in Groningen.

Admission is conducted on February-June (Semester 1) and October-November (Semester 2).

Service Desk for internatio

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
TOEFL paper based500

Registration procedure

For enrollment in the first year at ITB see the following link: http://usm.itb.ac.id/international/

The second year you study EIP in Groningen.

Admission is conducted on February-June (Semester 1) and October-November (Semester 2). Semester I in ITB starts in August.

Service Desk for international students at ITB

Contact for post graduate international student at ITB.

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students01 May 202101 September 2021
EU/EEA students01 May 202101 September 2021

For enrolment in the first year at ITB see the following link: https://usm.itb.ac.id/itb_versi1/. You can't finish your enrolment online. Contact the International Office in Bandung if you have questions: iro itb.ac.id. See more information about studying in Bandung here: https://pair.itb.ac.id/

The second year you study Environmental and Infrastructure Planning in Groningen.

Admission for ITB is conducted on February-June (Semester 1) and October-November (Semester 2). Semester I in ITB starts in August.

Tuition fees
NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2020-2021€ 2143full-time

The admission fee of ITB is:

47,13 € (2015-2016)

The tuition fee of ITB is:

3393,62 € per semester (2015-2016)

Semester I in ITB starts in August. See the link for more information: https://usm.itb.ac.id/international/?page_id=106

Practical information for:

After your studies

Job prospects

As a graduate, you can work in governmental agencies, consultancies, and non-profit organizations as an expert in the field of developmental planning and infrastructural management. It is also possible to expand your knowledge as a researcher at a university or other knowledge institute.

During the programme at the University of Groningen we offer support for your career preparation.

More information about the FSS Career Services.


Research

Research in the master

The research agenda of the department of Spatial Planning and Environment focuses on

Institutional Innovation and Spatial Transformation’, as part of the Faculty's Research Program ‘towards Wellbeing, Innovation and Spatial Transformation’ (tWIST). This theme concentrates on the relationships between institutional innovation (improved policy making) and spatial transformation (changing cities and regions). We pursue:

to develop new opportunities for intervening in physical and social structures to enhance quality of life.

to understand on-going spatial transformations and develop opportunities for governance intervention.

to help establish capable and sustainable regions, cities and communities.

Examples of research projects related to EIP

‘Playing with Urban Complexity’ – Dr. Ir. Katherina Gugerell

This research project aims to foster the understanding of complex urban problems by combining participatory processes with serious games in a co-located setting. In particular, the project seeks to explore how game mechanics can be used to engage the actor group of young adults to make informed decisions that have an impact on their respective urban carbon footprints.

‘Flood Resilience in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom’ – Steven Forrest

This PhD research analyses the interactions between different actors at the local level, and the roles/responsibilities of the local state, civil society and the market in flood resilience. A short video about the PhD research can be found here.

‘INTENSSS-PA’ – Christian Zuidema

The INTENSSS-PA project is a EU funded Horizon 2020 project that studies the integration of sustainable energy measures, land uses and technologies within the spatial and socio economic landscape. It is focused on the process of institutional innovation needed for developing integrated sustainable energy plans.

‘SMART Campus Zernike Groningen’ – Dr. Elen-Maarja Trell

A research project carried out in collaboration with RIO projects and the Municipality of Groningen with support from Regio Groningen Assen and Zernike Campus.

Overview of publications and other activities

Research database Faculty of Spatial Sciences

Overview staff Department of Spatial Planning and Environment

Sustainable Road Infrastructure publications

ResearchGate Department of Spatial Planning and Environment

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Contact

  • Saskia Enuma (Study advisor Spatial Sciences (Groningen))
    Email: study.advice.fss rug.nl
    Telephone: 050 36 33906
  • Drs. Nienke Harteveld (Study advisor Spatial Sciences (Groningen))
    Email: study.advice.fss rug.nl
    Telephone: 050 36 33906
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    Following the double degree programme was a truly unique experience

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    Following the double degree programme was a truly unique experience. I got to live in a culture that was very different from my own and study topics in a way that were at times very different from what I was used to, which made the programme all the more interesting. It was an enriching experience and I'm happy to have taken part in this programme.

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    Doing my masters in Bandung was an unforgettable experience

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    Doing my masters in Bandung as part of the Double Degree Master in Development Planning and Infrastructure Management, was an unforgettable experience. Not only did I learn a lot from comparing different planning cultures, I also got the chance to be actively involved in planning during my stay in Indonesia. One of the things I learned during this master is that planning in Indonesia can be really challenging but at the same time this is exactly what makes it so interesting.

    In addition to the study experience, living in Bandung is great since it is a creative, vibrant city with a lot of young people and many exciting places.

    Niek Duregger

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