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This programme is unique in its focus on the core challenges facing our increasingly 'smart' cities, from their operational functions and planning through to management and control. Read more

This programme is unique in its focus on the core challenges facing our increasingly 'smart' cities, from their operational functions and planning through to management and control. Reflecting the changes that technology is making to the operation of, and our understanding of, the city, the degree gives students the technical and theoretical skills needed to make a difference to the cities of today and tomorrow.

About this degree

Students are equipped with key quantitative practical skills such as mathematical and statistical modelling, computer programming, spatial analysis and cartographic visualisation, underpinned by broad theoretical perspectives on the demographics, economics, form, function, network interactions, governance, policy, planning and crucially science of cities across the world.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of six core modules (105 credits), one optional module (15 credits) and a dissertation/report (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma, six core modules (105 credits), one optional module (15 credits), is offered.

Core modules

  • Geographic Information Systems and Science
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Smart Cities: Context, Policy and Government
  • Urban Systems Theory
  • Spatial Data Capture, Storage and Analysis
  • Urban Simulation

Optional modules

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Or any other open 15-credit module from across UCL

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words.

Teaching and learning

The technical aspects of the programme will be delivered through traditional workshops, lectures and practicals, but we will seek to incorporate novel assessment methods such as blog posts, and shared outputs such as visualisations/maps and web apps. Assessment is through a variety of written coursework assignments and final dissertation, presentation of researched material and practical investigations, and participation in dedicated skills modules.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Smart Cities and Urban Analytics MSc

Funding

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

This programme gives students the skill set and knowledge base to embark on a professional or academic path through the highly interdisciplinary field of spatial science.

Employability

Students will graduate with an extremely broad range of new transferable practical skills including computer programming, database management, (big) data mining and web-visualistation, along with an understanding of mathematical and statistical analysis methods, geographic information science, spatial analysis and urban modelling. All of these skills are developed in parallel with a wider appreciation of the problems and challenges facing contemporary cities and how the latest data and analysis methods can help address them.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The UCL Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) is one of the leading research centres in the science of cities, generating new knowledge and insights for use in city planning, policy and design, and drawing on the latest geospatial methods and ideas in computer-based visualisation and modelling.

Smart Cities is a key area of future innovation and investment in the UK, and Smart Cities and Urban Analytics is currently the only UK-based Master’s programme available in this area.

Companies such as Intel, IBM, ARUP and CISCO all have strategies around smart city development, creating a demand for skilled personnel. CASA has well-established links with these companies and the Head of Department sits on the Smart Cities Board at the Greater London Authority to advise the Mayor on developments.



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The recent growth in the desire to ‘build’ smart cities requires employees who understand the latest an emerging smart networking technologies including… Read more
The recent growth in the desire to ‘build’ smart cities requires employees who understand the latest an emerging smart networking technologies including Cloud Computing, Virtual Networking, Data Centre Management, Internet of things (IoT), 4G/5G Mobile Networks, Mobile App Development, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and Data and Network Security, which are creating new opportunities for business education, research and many other aspects of our daily lives.

The course aims to produce graduates with the vision, knowledge and skills to apply these latest smart networking technologies to optimise the ICT networking infrastructure for businesses to design innovative networking solutions, and to develop smart networking-enabled applications and services.

It aims to provide you with the necessary current knowledge and skills to allow you to make an immediate contribution to relevant industries and research environments. The blend of theory and practical applications in smart networking will enhance your employability.

This course is offered via block delivery. There are two entry points (October and November). This allows you to start when it is most suitable

Visit the website: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/postgraduate/next-year/sensors-and-smart-cities-15-months#about

Course detail

The expertise that the University of Bedfordshire has in the related areas of smart cities, and the work it has undertaken as part of a world-leading smart city project called MK:Smart means that you will be at the forefront of developments in this exciting area.

Modules

• Wireless Embedded Systems
• Information Governance and Compliance
• Smart Infrastructure and Data Architecture
• Research Methodologies and Project Management
• MSc Project – Sensors and Smart Cities

Assessment

Most units are assessed with examinations and coursework. Details can be found in the individual module specifications. Assessment is carried out according to context and purpose and recognises that you may exhibit different aptitudes in different forms of assessment:

• Most of the units require collaborative assessments that ask students to form teams and work on a selected project or research topics. However, students will be assessed individually based on their contributions to the overall work.
• Oral presentations are also important assessment method in many units that require student to present the projects developed or researched outlined by the assignment specifications.
• There are formal unseen written examinations for two 30 credit units.
• Individual project that can formed as different ways with conjunctions with their supervisors but has to be suitable to the course scope.

Careers

Employability is understood widely as encompassing knowledge, skills and a professional attitude which your tutors expect you to display in all your units. All University of Bedfordshire courses aim to help you to be prepared for the world of work. The Careers Service is there to support you throughout the three years of your study. On the one hand, our curriculum gives you skills that are valuable for a career within Finance in particular but is also relevant for a much wider range of applications such as information analysis or decision support systems. On the other hand, the department will fully use our industry collaboration connections and resources to serve the course delivery. The collaboration industry partners include car manufactory, MK:SmartCity project and airport data security project and so on. These industry collaborations will well help students developing their real world problem solving skills and extended their employability.

The final year unit `Professional Project Management in particular requires you to work in a team so as to apply a current project management methodology that embraces all of these knowledge areas in an integrated way while going through the stages of planning, execution and project control; you will work as part of a team, take responsibility and make autonomous decisions that impact on the project team performance.

Funding

For information on available funding, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/scholarships/pg

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/course/applicationform

Visit the MSc Sensors and Smart Cities (12 months) page on the University of Bedfordshire website for more details!

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This programme is unique in its focus on the core challenges facing our increasingly 'smart' cities, from their operational functions and planning through to management and control. Read more

This programme is unique in its focus on the core challenges facing our increasingly 'smart' cities, from their operational functions and planning through to management and control. The programme reflects the changes that technology is making to the operation of, and our understanding of, the city, and gives students the technical and theoretical skills needed to make a difference to the planning of the cities of today and tomorrow.

About this degree

Students are equipped with key quantitative practical skills including mathematical and statistical modelling, computer programming, spatial analysis and cartographic visualisation.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of seven core modules (120 credits), and a dissertation/report (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma, seven core modules (120 credits) is offered.

Core modules

  • Geographic Information Systems and Science
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Smart Cities: Context Policy and Government
  • Urban Systems Theory
  • Spatial Data Capture, Storage and Analysis
  • Urban Design: Place-making
  • Planning Practice

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words.

Teaching and learning

The technical aspects of the programme will be delivered through traditional workshops, lectures and practicals, but we will seek to incorporate novel assessment methods such as blog posts, and shared outputs such as visualisations/maps and web apps. Assessment is through a variety of written coursework assignments and final dissertation, presentation of researched material and practical investigations, and participation in dedicated skills modules.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Smart Cities and Urban Analytics (RTPI Pathway) MSc

Funding

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

This programme gives students the skills and knowledge base to embark on a professional or academic path through the highly interdisciplinary field of spatial science.

Employability

Students will graduate with an extremely broad range of new transferable practical skills including computer programming, database management, (big) data mining and web visualisation, along with an understanding of mathematical and statistical analysis methods, geographic information science, spatial analysis and urban modelling. All of these skills are developed in parallel with a wider appreciation of the problems and challenges facing planners in contemporary cities and how the latest data and analysis methods can help address them. This degree will lead to full RTPI accreditation for students already holding an RTPI accredited Bachelor's degree from UCL or another accredited planning school, leading to a career in the UK planning system.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The UCL Barlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) is one of the leading research centres in the science of cities, generating new knowledge and insights for use in city planning, policy and design, and drawing on the latest geospatial methods and ideas in computer-based visualisation and modelling.

Smart cities is a key area of future innovation and investment in the UK, and Smart Cities and Urban Analytics is currently the only UK-based Master's programme available in this area.

Companies such as Intel, ARUP and Cisco all have strategies around smart city development, creating a demand for skilled personnel. CASA has well-established links with these companies and the Head of Department sits on the Smart London Board at the Greater London Authority to advise the Mayor of London on developments.



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The recent growth in the desire to ‘build’ smart cities requires employees who understand the latest an emerging smart networking technologies including… Read more
The recent growth in the desire to ‘build’ smart cities requires employees who understand the latest an emerging smart networking technologies including Cloud Computing, Virtual Networking, Data Centre Management, Internet of things (IoT), 4G/5G Mobile Networks, Mobile App Development, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and Data and Network Security, which are creating new opportunities for business education, research and many other aspects of our daily lives.

The course aims to produce graduates with the vision, knowledge and skills to apply these latest smart networking technologies to optimise the ICT networking infrastructure for businesses to design innovative networking solutions, and to develop smart networking-enabled applications and services.

It aims to provide you with the necessary current knowledge and skills to allow you to make an immediate contribution to relevant industries and research environments. The blend of theory and practical applications in smart networking will enhance your employability.

There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable. The entry points are:

• September
• November
• January
• March
• June
• July

Visit the website: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/postgraduate/next-year/sensors-and-smart-cities#about

Course detail

The expertise that the University of Bedfordshire has in the related areas of smart cities, and the work it has undertaken as part of a world-leading smart city project called MK:Smart means that you will be at the forefront of developments in this exciting area.

Modules

• Wireless Embedded Systems
• Information Governance and Compliance
• Smart Infrastructure and Data Architecture
• Research Methodologies and Project Management
• MSc Project – Sensors and Smart Cities

Assessment

Most units are assessed with examinations and coursework. Details can be found in the individual module specifications. Assessment is carried out according to context and purpose and recognises that you may exhibit different aptitudes in different forms of assessment:

• Most of the units require collaborative assessments that ask students to form teams and work on a selected project or research topics. However, students will be assessed individually based on their contributions to the overall work.
• Oral presentations are also important assessment method in many units that require student to present the projects developed or researched outlined by the assignment specifications.
• There are formal unseen written examinations for two 30 credit units.
• Individual project that can formed as different ways with conjunctions with their supervisors but has to be suitable to the course scope.

Careers

Employability is understood widely as encompassing knowledge, skills and a professional attitude which your tutors expect you to display in all your units. All University of Bedfordshire courses aim to help you to be prepared for the world of work. The Careers Service is there to support you throughout the three years of your study. On the one hand, our curriculum gives you skills that are valuable for a career within Finance in particular but is also relevant for a much wider range of applications such as information analysis or decision support systems. On the other hand, the department will fully use our industry collaboration connections and resources to serve the course delivery. The collaboration industry partners include car manufactory, MK:SmartCity project and airport data security project and so on. These industry collaborations will well help students developing their real world problem solving skills and extended their employability.

The final year unit `Professional Project Management in particular requires you to work in a team so as to apply a current project management methodology that embraces all of these knowledge areas in an integrated way while going through the stages of planning, execution and project control; you will work as part of a team, take responsibility and make autonomous decisions that impact on the project team performance.

Funding

For information on available funding, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/scholarships/pg

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/course/applicationform

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By 2050, 2/3rd of the population will live in cities and 2 Bn new urban citizens will reside in cities that do not exist yet. Those Smart Cities needs hands-on though visionary designers to create better lives conditions and to reinvent citizenship for every stakeholder. Read more
By 2050, 2/3rd of the population will live in cities and 2 Bn new urban citizens will reside in cities that do not exist yet. Those Smart Cities needs hands-on though visionary designers to create better lives conditions and to reinvent citizenship for every stakeholder: younger/elder, families/professionals, tourists/dwellers, and by giving meaning to the best technologies.
During this 2 year program, including a final 3 to 6 month internship, students become strong professionals thanks to an intensive project-based pedagogy, and a strong connection with the industry.

Run from fall 2017, both in Paris and Singapore (subject to final endorsement), the programme is recognised by the French State through its registration by the National Council of Professional Certification (CNCP) at Level 1.


Pedagogy:

1st Year
Design Projects and Methodology
Design Culture 1
General Culture 1
Representation & Visualization 1
Industry sponsored project
Design Culture 2
General Culture 2
Representation & Visualization 2
Thesis 1

2nd Year
Thesis 2
Inter-disciplinary industry sponsored project
Humanities
Professionalization
Preparation of oral defense
Degree Project follow up
Internship

Job opportunities

When you Graduate from Master in Design for Smart Cities you'll have a wide range of jobs opportunities, such as : Interaction Designer, Intelligent Objects Designer, Design Consultant, User Experience Designer, Interface Designer, Design Manager, Service Designer, Motion Designer

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The rapid growth of urbanisation coupled with the rise of digital technologies has contributed to a huge transformation of city lives. Read more

The rapid growth of urbanisation coupled with the rise of digital technologies has contributed to a huge transformation of city lives. While we are facing several challenges in different fronts such as transportation, energy and living spaces, advances in technology have opened up a range of new opportunities to innovate and design smart cities. Smart Cities go beyond offering a decent quality of life. Smart Cities are characterised by, among other things, efficient use of resources, intelligent mobility solutions, digitalised services, low emissions and smart infrastructures. 

Smart City Market is continually growing as cities and governments around the world acknowledge the urgency of urban innovation and transition. Therefore, we need smart concepts and vision for cities. This is where our graduates add value. 

We prepare our students to become experts who can create sustainable future solutions for our cities and mobility by applying innovative design management.

Course Content

The Master’s specialisation in Smart City Design is taught in English and is designed to provide you with sound competencies in business, management and design. You will be studying topics of architecture, ecology and sociology with an emphasis on digital services. You will learn to analyze requirements, opportunities and risks in order to develop realistic future scenarios for the urban environment.

Through project work and case studies, you will learn about the emerging trends such as autonomous driving, renewable energies and e-governance. The study course provides you with, among other things, expert knowledge about modern working methods such as agile project management and design thinking.

Interested? Contact us to learn more.

Practice-led Learning

With a large network of more than 500 partner companies, our students have unmatched proximity to the media and design industry. Through exciting practice-projects with our partners, students have the opportunity to gain real work experiences while studying. See what kind of exciting projects our students get to work on here: http://www.macromedia-university.com/projects.html 

The benefits of choosing the Macromedia University 

• Top position in CHE Ranking 2014/15, globally recognised degrees accredited by FIBAA 

• Small classes with intensive, individual supervision 

• Campuses in Berlin & Munich: two of the Top 10 “Best Student Cities 2017” worldwide 

• Authentic, practice oriented projects with over 500 well-known companies 

• Highly qualified professors and industry insiders as lecturers 

• International students from all continents 

• Career perspectives in Germany: 18 months visa after successful graduation 

• Master’s degree over three days a week (e.g. from Thursday to Saturday) 

• Pre-Semester course available online 

• Buddy network for international students 

• Campus locations situated in the very centre of Germany’s industrial locations 

• Worldwide network of Partner Universities 

Registration deadline

Summer term: Non-EU 15.12 / EU 15.02 

Pre-semester / Winter term: Non-EU 15.07 / EU 15.08 

The deadlines may be extended in exceptional cases.

Contact us

Our Student Advisors are always happy to answer any questions you may have. You can use our online chat or contact us via WhatsApp to talk to us. You can also give us a call or use the information request form on our international website http://www.macromedia-university.com



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What is the ‘EIT-KIC Master of Energy’ all about?. Structure . The Master's programme consists of 120 credits, organized in . Read more

What is the ‘EIT-KIC Master of Energy’ all about?

Structure 

The Master's programme consists of 120 credits, organized in two stages of 60 credits. The first stage consists of compulsory courses that cover a broad base of electrical, thermo-mechanical, and techno-economic subjects. In the second year, students continue working towards writing a Master's thesis and attend elective courses: general, broadening and option-specific.

The first year of this programme combines electrical and mechanical engineering courses with energy-related socio-economic subjects. An integrated project is also included. After the first year exams, the programme organizes a one-week summer school to sharpen participants' innovation and entrepreneurial skills in the energy sector. This summer school includes soft skills such as teambuilding, networking, leadership, entrepreneurship and intercultural communication, all fueled by interesting conversations with professionals from the energy industry, consultancy firms and municipalities.

In the second year a Smart Cities Week course is organized during the annual ATHENS week each November. These students discover a myriad of leading innovations and technologies in the smart cities sector outside of the traditional curriculum.

The Master's thesis is a second-year research project on electrical or thermo-mechanical energy, or on one of energy's technical-economic aspects. A wide range of topics is available every year at KU Leuven and the other second year universities. Here students learn to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their previous year. Topics are linked with on-going KIC InnoEnergy research and innovation activities. Project findings will be investigated with a view to optimizing their value and application in both current and future energy contexts.

During the programme, all students have the opportunity to visit at least one international smart cities event, two energy companies and one energy research institute. In addition, all students get to meet at least one venture in the KIC InnoEnergy Highway active in the Smart and Efficient Buildings and Cities technology field. In this way, the programme aims at maintaining a multidisciplinary approach to energy technology, while allowing students ample freedom in shaping their personal profile (e.g. with emphasis on in-depth knowledge or a broader profile).

After successfully completing the programme, alumni receive a double degree, one from each university they attended during the two years, as well as a KIC-EIT certificate that recognizes the extra activities accomplished.

A strong mobility concept by KIC InnoEnergy and the EIT means that students spend their first year at one university, their second year at another, and have the possibility to complete an internship at a third.

Strengths

  1. Top merits (according to participants in Survey 2013-2014): mobility and international exposure, Innovation and close relation with industry in joint activities and project-based course, Master's thesis with industry/research centre, Innovative education and Entrepreneurship skills, Nice topic, attendance to top international events related to the topic, Double-degree Scholarschip, Active organisation, Effective communication.
  2. Energy engineers are much wanted by industry and society. Most students have an industry contract before they officially get their degree.
  3. Unique programme in Belgium and a pioneering role in Europe.
  4. Graduates of the programme have gained an active knowledge of the basic aspects and methods of energy conversion and rational use of energy in the three domains: 'electrical energy', 'thermo-mechanical energy', and 'techno-economic energy knowledge'. According to the relevant stakeholders these different subjects are well balanced.
  5. The strong multidisciplinary programme is valued highly by students, alumni, and industry.
  6. Clear, well-structured and balanced programme with a good mix between core programme and elective programme, allowing students to adjust programme according to own interests.
  7. Strong core team of professors with large research expertise (all top researchers in their field), and with professional educational training.
  8. Diverse group of part-time guest professors from industry with specific knowledge on energy topics.
  9. Teaching of exercises, labs and coaching of Master's thesis by research-oriented staff (PhD students).
  10. Versatile preparatory programme that can be well fitted to background of inflow.
  11. Every year, a one-week Germany trip is organized (optional), during which students visit German energy companies (ABB, 50Hz, Siemens, RWE, etc). Most students participate.
  12. Good gender diversity in teaching staff.
  13. Gound counseling service provided by PhD researchers that have followed the Master's programme themselves.
  14. Continuous process of quality control, guaranteed by a structural approach. Next to the classic processes common for KU Leuven and the Faculty of Engineering Science, the core teaching staff meets twice a year in a one-day meeting to discuss on the programme. The extended teaching staff, including guest lecturers from industry, meets on a yearly to two-yearly basis, discussing longer term vision and strategy. Finally, the Industrial Advisory Board meets on a two-yearly basis.

Career perspectives

As a graduate, you will possess a genuinely multidisciplinary skill set and be qualified to work in a research, policy-based or industrial environment.



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In the last decade, urban informatics has gained recognition as a new approach to the study of cities and urban life. Read more
In the last decade, urban informatics has gained recognition as a new approach to the study of cities and urban life. This is partly due to the harnessing of big and open data relating to urban infrastructure, socio-economic profiles and activities that take place in cities; and in part a result of developments in urban science, computational social science and complexity theory.

This course will enable you to understand and promote the theory and science of smart cities and to analyse city-scale data. You’ll also gain the skills to transform this data into knowledge, capitalising on emerging developments in big data and interdisciplinary methods to tackle the world’s urban challenges. Unlike most existing courses that have a disciplinary focus, this course offers a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to urban studies that combines training in theoretical approaches with knowledge of practice-based methodological skills. This means you’ll develop the skills to understand, support, and manage urban systems, and harness the opportunities that sensor, mobile and internet technologies offer within smart cities.

This course, a collaboration between the Centre for Interdisciplinary methodologies (CIM) and the Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities (WISC), also provides a pathway to the PhD programme in Urban Science at WISC, if you intend to undertake further postgraduate research at doctoral level. WISC has ties with CUSP (Center for the Urban Science and Progress) at New York University and the recently established CUSP London.

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This MRes is a research-oriented programme which offers greater independence of learning and increased specialism to those intending to undertake extensive research (e.g. Read more

This MRes is a research-oriented programme which offers greater independence of learning and increased specialism to those intending to undertake extensive research (e.g. a PhD) or mid-career professionals who are seeking new direction or wishing to concentrate on a particular field of study within their current place of employment (such as in environmental or urban design consultancy).

About this degree

Alongside initial training by world leaders in space syntax research, students will be able to specialise in one of several streams: buildings and organisations; urban, suburban, planned and unplanned settlements; spatial modelling and evidence-based architectural and urban design. If desired, students will be able to develop a research project relevant to the research interests of their company or practice.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of four core modules (75 credits), one optional module (15 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits).

Core modules

  • Principles of Analytical Design
  • Design as a Knowledge-Based Process
  • Communication Skills
  • Spatial Cultures

Optional modules

Choose one of the following:

  • Spatial Justice
  • Architectural Phenomena
  • Spatial Dynamics and Computation

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, tutorials, field work, independent project work and workshops. Assessment is through coursework, written and take-home examinations, projects, dissertation and presentation.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities MRes

Funding

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

Some graduates of the programme will enter the specialism for the first time, others return to their workplace with fresh focus or they may specialise in the burgeoning spheres of expertise that this research field has developed in recent years. 

First destinations of recent graduates of this programme and its sister programme Spatial Design: Architecture and Cities MSc include roles with leading architecture and design practices, as well as various academic or research positions at prestigious international universities or research centres.

Recent career destinations for this degree

  • Research Professor, Yonsei University
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, UCL and studying PhD in Architecture, UCL

Employability

This programme enhances students' abilities in the fields of evidence-based architectural and urban design, strategic planning and design, urban regeneration, architectural and urban morphology, spatial and network analysis, future and smart cities, and transport planning. Graduates can be involved in both professional and academic activities. For those who go into practice, the programme is cutting-edge in evidence-informed and research-based design; graduates who choose an academic path will have the advanced knowledge and skills required for high-level academic posts. In reality, many graduates will be selected for jobs that bridge the two areas.

Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The UCL Bartlett is the UK's largest multidisciplinary built environment faculty, bringing together all aspects of professional specialisms required to research, understand, design, construct and operate the buildings and urban environments of the future.

Students on this programme will benefit from teaching from UCL Bartlett's Space Syntax Laboratory, one of the world's leading architectural/urban research groups and from Space Syntax Limited, an architectural and urban design consultancy that applies space syntax theories and methods in practice on internationally renowned projects.

This programme helps transform students careers by enhancing their fundamental knowledge, skills and capabilities of dealing with the built environment, making them highly employable for the institutions and companies that need world-class thinkers, designers, and researchers.



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The. Master's specialisation in Cities, Water and Climate Change. discusses the relationship between city planning and development, climate mitigation and adaptation. Read more

The Master's specialisation in Cities, Water and Climate Change discusses the relationship between city planning and development, climate mitigation and adaptation. Cities, because of high levels of energy consumption and mobility, are the main contributors to climate change. At the same time, cities, because of their population density, are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Questions that will be addressed in this specialisation are: How can city planners contribute to a reduction of CO2 emissions, and how can cities adapt to the consequences of climate change?

A broad perspective

This Master's specialisation prepares students for working on the nexus between urban planning, water and environmental management. Students develop a broad and detailed view on the societal context of spatial and environmental issues is developed into an institutional approach. 

Possibilities for mainstreaming climate change into urban planning are discussed as well as examples of carbon free cities and transition towns. It is expected that in 2050 more than 70% of the world’s population lives in delta areas. Because of the rapidly urbanizing delta areas, special attention will be paid to issues of flood risk management and multi-layered water safety. Which infrastructure is needed to protect delta areas, what is the potential of ecosystem engineering (‘building with nature’), and what are possibilities for flood proofing urban areas?

Learn from case studies

To learn more about these strategies, students will study case studies from the Netherlands (Delta programme, Rotterdam, and Nijmegen) as well as international cases (New Orleans, Miami, New York, Jakarta, Hamburg). Students will learn more about both strategies to enhance cities’ adaptive capacity (the capacity to adapt to changing climate conditions), and cities’ resilience (the capacity to respond to shocks, such as floods).

Why study Spatial Planning at Radboud University?

  • We’re a small, almost ‘family-like’ department that covers a broad range of topics with a strong track record in related research. This means that you’ll have the advantage of enjoying plenty of one-on-one contact with expert supervisors while pursuing a topic that is of personal interest to you.
  • While English is the main language of communication and all lectures are in English, you have the choice to complete assignments, exams and your thesis in either Dutch or English.
  • You're trained to think outside given boxes, by combining well-established core courses with electives providing state of the art specialist knowledge.
  • Together with lecturers and practitioners, you'll develop smart and sustainable solutions for actual and future planning problems.
  • Best Master’s programme according to the Elsevier magazine’s survey Beste studies 2017.

Career prospects

Our Spatial Planning graduates are greatly valued by their employers for their analytical skills, critical perspective and sound academic understanding of the relationship between human activities, their spatial environment, and relevant spatial interventions enhancing their living environment.

Upon completion students will have knowledge of:

  • Interfaces between different planning concepts, sectors and interests
  • Synergies that are found and trade-offs that are made along these interfaces
  • Paths through which integrative planning is manifested in policy formulation, decision-making and projects at different geographical and institutional levels

Spatial planners from Nijmegen work as policy maker, consultant or project manager for government, consulting firms, project developers, housing corporations or research institutes. Also, more and more of our alumni are working in international projects.

Find out more on our website http://www.ru.nl/masters/cwcc



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It is envisaged that by 2020 more than 50 billion devices, or. things. , around the globe will be connected to the Internet - making Internet of Things (IoT) a mainstream technology. Read more

It is envisaged that by 2020 more than 50 billion devices, or things, around the globe will be connected to the Internet - making Internet of Things (IoT) a mainstream technology.

Smart Cities, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Self-Driving cars, Smart Grids, Smart Homes and Buildings, Smart Infrastructure, Smart Agriculture, Smart Health, Smart Mobility are some of the application areas driving the phenomenal growth of IoT.

Businesses are already exploring how to adopt IoT for their operations, but they lack IoT skills and knowledge among employees and management. 

This unique full-time Master's programme is designed by experts in the field with wealth of research and development experience in IoT to address this shortage of professionally qualified specialists.

This MSc offers a unique advantage to its graduates in an increasingly competitive job market with highly-sought expertise.

The teaching on the course is research-led, and you will have opportunity to learn from the real-world, cutting-edge live projects.

You’ll have the opportunity to carry out a dissertation project with real-world clients, in our new Internet of Things Innovation Lab and our Computing Enterprise Centre.

What you will study

Core Modules

Option Modules

Learning and assessment

The programme utilises a range of learning methods to offer a personalised, research-led, and digitally rooted learning experience with a holistic, international focus.

At the centre of this strategy is the focus on problem-solving through the use of creative, analytical, logical and innovative thinking, and through networking and communicating effectively with peers.

The teaching delivery team includes internationally-renowned researchers and practitioners from all the relevant IoT areas, including sensors, communication, data engineering, data storage, big data analytics, cyber security and visualisation. We have secured multi-million-pound funding in IoT related projects, ensuring you’ll be exposed to cutting-edge knowledge and case studies. Our teaching is research-led, and you will have opportunity to learn from these real-world, cutting-edge live projects.

Formal lectures will facilitate your acquisition of knowledge and understanding, discipline specific skills, and apply this learning to industry practices. Laboratory sessions, using three state-of-the-art, purpose-built laboratories run in conjunction with the theoretical components, give you the opportunity to enhance your understanding of particular topics. These will also help to develop discipline-specific skills and personal transferable skills.

The unique teaching content and delivery on the course is extremely well supported with state-of-the-art, special purpose labs including IoT Innovation lab, Ethical Hacking lab and Computer Enterprise Centre.

In addition, the research and development carried out in these labs and the case studies from the publicly-funded high profile projects, ensures that the content is fresh and cutting-edge. This ensures you’ll be exposed to the very latest and future developments.

In addition to the standard technology-enhanced learning approaches, we embed technologies to deliver key concepts in an interactive environment that enhances your experience in developing IoT products. For example; extensive use of simulation for product design and use of cloud and big data testbeds to support hands-on learning.

Facilities

Students have access to state-of-the-art, special purpose labs including IoT Innovation lab, Ethical Hacking lab, Cyber Security Interdisciplinary Centre and Computer Enterprise Centre.

We also provide a range of online facilities to support independent learning, including our Virtual Learning Environment which gives you access to learning materials and collaborative learning tools 24/7, anywhere in the world.

We also provide virtual server technology using in house hardware to allow students to use our operating systems remotely.

Career prospects

A lack of IoT skills and knowledge among employees and management is viewed by the businesses as the biggest obstacle to using the IoT more extensively (Economist Intelligence Unit).

This programme will give you the skills you need to launch a career in this exciting, fast-growing international sector.

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies.

Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.



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Spatial planners are fascinated by on-going and future changes in cities and regions and take on the role as managers of those spatial transformations - think of. Read more

Spatial planners are fascinated by on-going and future changes in cities and regions and take on the role as managers of those spatial transformations - think of: regenerating shopping districts or old industrial sites; designating water retention areas; shaping urban mobility concepts for the future. Related challenges vary in scale, from individual property to European policy making.

The Master's in Spatial Planning has the subtitle ‘managing smart cities and regions’. This reflects the challenges of current and future urban societies, at a time that ambitions for a ‘New Urban Agenda’ for the 21st century are formulated, with policies and strategies to create more sustainable and equitable urban spaces.

Master's specialisations

You can choose a specialisation that best reflects your passion for spatial planning:

  • Cities, Water and Climate Change: Gain all necessary knowledge and skills for working on the nexus between urban planning, water and environmental management.
  • European Spatial and Environmental Planning: Become a spatial planner who understands EU policies, can cooperate with planners across borders and engages with other sectors like environment and economic development.
  • Planning, Land and Real Estate Development: Discover new perspectives on urban development which you can use in a future role as city developer, either in the public or private sector.
  • Strategic Spatial Planning: Focus on the strategic and visionary elements of what might be called the ‘new’ planning enterprise.
  • Urban and Regional Mobility: Look into different integrated mobility systems or transport modes at different spatial scales. Discover new practices and strategies to provide innovative mobility sollutions.
  • Flexible specialisation: We also offer you the opportunity to make your own combination of courses from a list of relevant electives, next to completing the core courses of the programme.

Find out more on our website: http://www.ru.nl/masters/spatial

Why study Spatial Planning at Radboud University?

  • We’re a small, almost ‘family-like’ department that covers a broad range of topics with a strong track record in related research. This means that you’ll have the advantage of enjoying plenty of one-on-one contact with expert supervisors while pursuing a topic that is of personal interest to you.
  • While English is the main language of communication and all lectures are in English, you have the choice to complete assignments, exams and your thesis in either Dutch or English.
  • You're trained to think outside given boxes, by combining well-established core courses with electives providing state of the art specialist knowledge.
  • Together with lecturers and practitioners, you'll develop smart and sustainable solutions for actual and future planning problems.
  • Best Master’s programme according to the Elsevier magazine’s survey Beste studies 2017.

If you are interested in developing a different understanding of planning and forms of practices and you want to create socially, environmentally, economically just places, come study our Master's in Spatial Planning!



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Challenges of today’s society such as the increasing energy demand of a growing world population, climate change and environmental pollution require managers to have a global perspective and to make sustainable decisions. Read more

Challenges of today’s society such as the increasing energy demand of a growing world population, climate change and environmental pollution require managers to have a global perspective and to make sustainable decisions. Executives in today’s globalized society with knowledge and skills in both renewable energy and environmental management who know how to manage these challenging tasks are in high demand.

This MBA programme includes different perspectives on leadership, management and business administration. Students gain expertise in environmental management and acquire profound knowledge of the latest renewable energy technologies.

The curriculum is structured into interdisciplinary modules with a focus on leadership skills, subject expertise and methodical knowledge and is designed for professionals from all sectors of the energy and environmental industry who want to improve their management skills in order to qualify for leadership positions. In addition to management skills, soft skills are incorporated into the programme and students get the chance to expand their professional network and exchange ideas with executives, lecturers and guest speakers from around the globe. In three semesters, our MBA students get to know the relevant methods and trends in environmental management and the renewable energy sector. They become experts in their field and get the opportunity to advance their management careers.

Curriculum

Responsibilty

  • Teambuilding, Social Learning and Personal Communication
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Behaviour and Consumption of Natural Resources

Decision Making & Rationality: 

  • Complexity and Decision Making
  • Information and Communication Technologies for Business Analysis
  • Knowledge Management in Environmental Business

Global Thinking:

  • Globalisation, Society and Responsibility
  • Intercultural Intelligence
  • International Perspective on Ecological Economics

Communication & Collaboration:

  • Trust and Collaboration
  • Corporate Communication and Cooperation
  • Smart Technologies in Environmental Management

Practice & Final Thesis:

  • Knowledge Management
  • Company Project in the fields of Energy, Water, Waste, Agriculture, Nutrition, Smart Grids or Smart Cities and Village
  • Master’s Colloquium and Master’s Thesis

Career Perspectives

Energy production and distribution and the management of natural resources are fast-growing industries. Governments across the globe recognize the need to focus on renewable energies and invest heavily in the green energy sector. The MBA degree provides the ideal conditions to take on a top-level management position in this expanding and dynamic industry.

The MBA programme qualifies professionals to work in international institutions and companies such as energy providers, technology manufacturers, industrial service providers, startups, public institutions and non-profit associations.

Graduates can work in:

  • Business leadership roles
  • International Sales and Key Account Management
  • Energy and Facility Management
  • Technology Consultancy and Assessment
  • Structural Development and Regional Management
  • Environmental Protection and Association Work - Business Consulting


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Our Master's degree explores new approaches to design and analysis of transport and logistics systems. It focuses on contemporary issues, such as e-business, transport systems modelling, and environmental issues in transport and logistics. Read more

Our Master's degree explores new approaches to design and analysis of transport and logistics systems. It focuses on contemporary issues, such as e-business, transport systems modelling, and environmental issues in transport and logistics.

There is a growing demand for transport professionals and logisticians due to the expansion of local and regional trade agreements, free labour flow and rapid growth of globalisation. 

Our courses are designed for graduates who have not previously specialised in logistics and transport. Study this Master's to expand your knowledge in the field.

Accreditation

This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), improving your career prospects and earning potential. You will be recognised by the CILT as holding their professional qualifications to full professional status Level 6 upon completion.

Career development

You will have the opportunity to participate in CILT activities during your studies, including the annual CILT student conference. These give you an opportunity to network with experts and leaders in the field. 

The latest event featured an address by The Princess Royal in her capacity as the patron of CILT, in which she highlighted the importance of efficient and effective logistics. 

Our students shared their research findings with The Princess Royal on topics including 'smart cities' and transportation strategies, and on various aspects of supply chain management.

You will also visit industrial locations, have seminars delivered by guest speakers from industry and collaborate with business partners for dissertation projects.

Consultancy project

You will undertake a two-week consultancy project with selected companies, which has been highly valued by previous students. Our students' consultancy project reports have been highly complimented by those companies.

Outcomes

This degree aims to:

  • Equip you with the latest knowledge in transport and logistics
  • Develop your ability to critically analyse problems that affect freight and passenger transport
  • Expand your ability to manage practical challenges in the transport and logistics sectors.

Full time

  • Passenger and Freight Transport (15 credits)
  • Smart Transport (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Scholarship and Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Project Management (15 credits)
  • Financial Management (15 credits)
  • Supply Chain Simulation and Modelling (15 credits)
  • Urban Infrastructure Systems (15 credits)
  • Strategic Management (15 credits)
  • Leadership, Personal Development and Career Management (15 credits)
  • Consultancy Project (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (30 credits)

Part time

The courses listed above will be split across two years.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including reports, essays, research proposals, consultancy reports and presentations, business modelling scenarios and a final dissertation.

Professional recognition

The Master's is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Its structure, contents and qualifications are also compatible with CILT programmes, ensuring recognition by academic and business sectors across the UK and internationally. Upon completion of this degree you will have full professional status (to Level 6).

Careers

You can pursue opportunities in the service and manufacturing sectors; railways, passenger transport companies, third-party logistics and local authorities; freight transport and shipping companies; and as consultants.

Employability

You can also reach out to top employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Office (BSEO). The BSEO team develops your employment skills through CV support, interview skills workshops and guidance through mentors to progress in the industry. This includes the opportunity to network with employers and recruiters at career fairs.

The BSEO team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards, which shows its dedication to actively support your career development.



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Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU). 5G mobile communications and intelligent embedded systems lie at the heart of many emerging applications. Read more

Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

5G mobile communications and intelligent embedded systems lie at the heart of many emerging applications. These include:

  • the internet-of-things
  • connected and driverless cars
  • smart cities
  • eHealth
  • virtual reality
  • robotics
  • smart manufacturing.

We’ve designed this new MSc course to give you the up-to-date knowledge and skills needed in modern digital technologies.

It's for newly qualified or practising engineers who’d like to extend their knowledge and practical skills in these rapidly growing areas of mobile communications and intelligent embedded systems.

We also offer this course with an industrial placement year.

Why choose this course?

How will I study?

You’ll study taught modules and work on an individual MSc project.

You’ll benefit from hands-on learning, using for example:

  • wireless communications design tools
  • software-defined radios
  • IoT platforms
  • wearable and reconfigurable technologies.

The modules are taught by a combination of lectures, seminars and practical laboratory work. Assessment is linked to the modules’ learning outcomes and involves unseen exam and/or coursework. The MSc project is mainly assessed by a project dissertation and oral presentation.

MSc project

You’ll complete a substantial MSc project, which is often practical as well as theoretical. You may have opportunities to work with an industrial partner.

Some of our previous students’ project work has led to journal and conference publication, giving them a head start in their careers.

The project allows you to develop your skills as an engineer and will involve:

  • an in-depth study of an advanced topic in mobile communications and intelligent embedded systems
  • further development of your critical awareness, creative thinking and project planning skills
  • enhancing your ability to describe complex technical issues clearly and concisely
  • developing your presentation skills to effectively communicate your work and ideas to senior colleagues within an organisation.

Project assessment can include interim reports, presentations and a dissertation. Some projects are undertaken in groups and replicate the type of professional teamwork expected in industry. Topics are generated from the academic research and industrial collaborations in our Department. A member of faculty supervises the project.

Modules

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

  • MSc Individual Project
  • Internet-of-Things
  • Mobile Communications
  • Real Time Embedded Systems
  • Reconfigurable System on Chip
  • Topics in Wireless Communications
  • Wearable Technologies

Options

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  • Cryptography
  • Cybernetics and Neural Networks
  • Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
  • Fibre Optic Communications
  • Image Processing
  • Satellite and Space Systems

This course is currently subject to validation, in line with our procedures for assuring the quality of our degrees. This means that some course detail may change. The validation process will be concluded before the course starts.

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

Careers

As a graduate, you’ll have the skills for a career in areas such as:

  • mobile and satellite telecommunications (where large industry players include Samsung, Vodafone, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Cobham, British Telecom, Telefonica)
  • aerospace (where large industry players include Airbus, Rolls-Royce and GE)
  • automotive and transport (where large industry players include Jaguar, BMW, Continental, Network rail)
  • defence and security (where large industry players include BAE Systems, QinetiQ and Thales)
  • healthcare (where large industry players include Siemens and GE).

The MSc is also an ideal entry point for doctoral research in the fields of telecommunications and embedded systems.



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