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Cities and Sustainability, Specialisation of Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning

Master (2 years) of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning with specialisation in Cities and Sustainability), 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6897 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Sustainable development is embraced as development that meets the present generation's needs without compromising future generations' abilities to meet their own needs. These needs are predominantly to be met in cities.
Economically, cities are engines of development and cradles of economic growth that are necessary to sustain the prosperity of society and create job opportunities, not least for the urban poor. Cities are also centres for political and cultural manifestations that are key to forming nations and their identity. At the same time, cities by definition are consumers and if poorly managed, can be responsible for ruthless use of resources and impact on the environment from disposal of wastes and from industrial and domestic activities.

The education at the engineering specialisation Cities and Sustainability is based on international research work on the highest level and occupies with areas such as:
  • sustainable development
  • urban planning
  • air pollution
  • climate changes
  • ecological economics
  • environmental protection and planning
  • industrial ecology
  • material and energy flow analysis
  • sustainability assessment
  • waste and resource management and the connection between water, energy and food nexus.

Career Opportunities  

Graduates enter the international employment market working:
  • with enterprises dealing with high end technological products and services
  • as consultants making technology assessment and innovation /change management
  • with governmental institutes dealing with innovation policy and strategy
  • with relevant research and higher education institutions


Read about Application and Requirements here

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly.

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

Finance and fees

Find out more about: Application fees, Insurance, Study and work permit, Tuition fees, Tuition waivers, Rates - Master's programmes at the AAU website

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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