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Master's Program in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering

Aalto University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Virtual open day
Aalto University

Program description

Master's Program in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering

The Master's Program in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering focuses on the future challenges for sustainable built environments, underpinned with such megatrends as urbanisation and climate change.

The program combines both technical and human-centered approach in land use planning and transportation engineering. We study the field from a wide range of perspectives, from questions of everyday mobility to large-scale strategic and systemic planning.

As a student of this program, you will gain the skills you need to work for smarter and more liveable cities. You will be ready to face dynamic challenges, an essential ability due to the constantly changing nature of built environments and the emergence of new technologies. In addition to a strong theoretical basis, you will learn a variety of planning and analysis methods, along with corresponding planning and management strategies for shaping land use and transportation systems.

Our interactive teaching methods give you hands-on experience in a range of urban themes and methodologies. The curriculum centered on studio courses allows you to exercise systemic thinking, creative problem-solving, ethical reflectivity, as well as tools for participatory planning and communication skills in various forums and through various media.

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Admission requirements

Aalto University's student selection process is competitive and paper-based. Applications that pass the eligibility check (administrative evaluation) conducted by Aalto University Admissions Services proceed to the school's Program-specific academic evaluation. The Program is planned for full-time studies and preference is give to applicants who are committed to this.

The following are used as criteria for academic evaluation:

  • University/higher education institution; recognized for high quality of education and research
  • Degree and relevance of studies; suit very well or excellent to the study option
  • Academic performance; need to be mainly very good or excellent
  • Motivation and commitment to the Program; should be clearly in connection with the study option.

Your study background can be in urban and land use planning or transportation engineering but also a variety of studies in other fields related to planning and transportation engineering could prepare you for the Program. These studies can include, for example, architecture, geoinformatics, environmental studies, social studies, economics and geography.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Common Studies

  • Land Use Planning Systems
  • Transport Systems Planning
  • Planning Theory
  • Planning Studio
  • Transport Policy and Economics
  • Systems Thinking for Sustainable Living Environment
  • Seminar on Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering

Advanced Studies

  • Transport Modelling
  • Urban Experience
  • Participatory Planning
  • Traffic Flow Theory
  • Smart and Liveable City Studio
  • Traffic Management
  • Urban and Regional Development
  • Special Course in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for non-EU/EEA citizens is €15000 per year


Upon completion of the program, students will graduate with a Master of Science (Technology) degree.

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Aalto University

Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community of bold thinkers, where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future....

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Aalto University

Otakaari 1B
02150 Espoo

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