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BTH Curriculum

60 EC (European Credit points) comprise one academic year of studies

Introduction to Urban design 3 EC

The Master's programme in Urban Design starts with an introductory course in which student's various skills and experiences of practical design are exposed and developed, with the a

im of creating a common visual language for communication across the subject area.

Urban theory perspectives 4 EC

The course introduces theories of urban geography and sociology, focusing on how various theories explain and understand the process of urbanization and how a city can relate to the region. The course enables students to assess the powers that influence city growth and how these influence the work of planners, architects and landscape planners in urban design. 

Design theory and creativity 4 EC

The course presents a number of design strategies and allows students to test them in brief exercises. Coupled with these are seminars highlighting relations between design theory and practice. The course allows students to develop skills in various design strategies and an understanding of design analysis.

Art, architecture and town planning in a European perspective 4 EC

The course comprises a series of lectures and seminars about topics in the history of European art, architecture and urban design. The course allows for in-depth studies of European cultural development to better understand links between culture and city development.

Urban Design 1 - Life in the public space 15 EC

This course in applied "urban design" analyzes and handles urban design issues in a major city like, Malmö or Hamburg, on two levels: district and public realm. The course allows students to utilize methods from theoretical courses in a reality project, chosen in consultation with city planners on location.

Urban Design 2 - Dilemmas of the sustainable city 10 EC

Concepts of social, economic and ecological sustainability are applied on central urban design issues in a major city. The course explores how energy consumption and infrastructure varies with different urban structures. Applications are tested in a planning scheme.

Introduction diploma to work 5 EC

The aim of the course is to prepare the student for work with a master's thesis or diploma work. Focus is aimed at forming a problem, research and writing, which constitutes a part of the scientific approach to an analytical task or a planning project. The course teaches the formal requirements of organising a scientific text.

NFU Curriculum

13584 Culture and theory of architecture and landscape architecture 4 EC

13399 Landscape planning project Ⅰ4 EC

13473 Urban planning Ⅰ4 EC

13581 Urban planning renderings techniques of perspective drawings 3 EC

13407 Plants landscaping 4 EC

Practice of the course 13584 4 EC

Practice of the course 13407 4 EC

13399 Landscape planning project Ⅱ 6 EC

13473 Urban plannning Ⅱ4 EC

13581 Urban planning renderings techniques of perspective drawings 3 EC

Practice of the course 13473 4 EC

Practice of the course 13399 4 EC

The workload given in European credits (EC) during the 2nd semester is 27 EC and during 3rd semester 21 EC due to different lengths of the terms in Nanjing. 

Thesis / Diploma work

Diploma work 30 EC

The diploma work can be done individually or in small groups at a location of choice.  Tutoring and seminars will be supported by digital methods.

The student is expected to demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge and skills attained during the studies in urban design. A complex planning and design task should be executed with a focus on subjects taught in the programme and related to its topics. Approach and methods should be underpinned by references to informed professional and scientific knowledge.

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