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Master's degree in Smart City Design

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Program overview
3-4 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Berlin
6,500 EUR
March 2021

Berlin
6,500 EUR
October 2021

Munich
6,500 EUR
October 2021

Munich
6,500 EUR
October 2022
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Program description

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Students who are unable to travel can start online in virtual learning classrooms, which includes live sessions with the lecturers and professors. Then, students can travel to Germany later and continue studying on-campus.

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Course details

Soaring urban populations are putting a strain on city infrastructures like transportation systems and public spaces. We need experts who can visualise the concepts and motivate teams to design and deliver innovative solutions for the future. Our Smart City Design master's specialisation aims to fill the skill gap and train the urban innovators and planners of tomorrow.

Contents of the Smart City Design (M.A.) programme

This Master’s specialisation in Smart City Design is tailored to help you develop a strong understanding of both the strategic and operational facets of designing smart and sustainable cities. Key topics include:

  • Design project management
  • Framework of design management, design theories and strategy
  • Leadership, strategy and innovation processes
  • Applied HCD and User Experience principles
  • Urban structures and concepts
  • Applied smart cities design
  • Design and management of urban services

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are as follows:

  • Recognised Bachelor's degree
  • English language proficiency certificate
    - TOEFL (at least 72 out of 120)
    - IELTS (at least 6 out of 9)
  • CV (curriculum vitae)
  • Motivation statement
  • Letter of recommendation (by your lecturer or employer)
  • Personal interview (optional)

Applicants with a bachelor's degree of 180 ECTS study a four-semester programme, while applicants with 210 ECTS may join the three-semester programme.


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Tuition fees

Partial scholarships available

Tuition fees

6,500 € per semester

One-off registration fee

  • 500 € (EU students)
  • 750 € (Non EU students).

Qualification

Degree awarded

Students on this M.A. programme are awarded the following master's degree:

  • Master of Arts in Design with specialisation in Smart City Design

Career opportunities

Career prospects after graduation

By the time you graduate from this M.A. programme, you will have developed a clear overview of smart city design principles, urban services management, and the relevant tools and processes. Through practical examples and case studies, you will develop the confidence in applying design-thinking, transforming your ideas into actual solutions and leading projects in international settings. Some examples of potential roles are as follows:

  • Design Manager
  • City Marketing Manager
  • Smart City Strategy Expert
  • Manager in Business and Urban Solutions
  • Manager in the Design and Urban Solutions
  • Manager Smart City Mobility
  • Coordinator Community Building

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Macromedia University of Applied Sciences

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Contact info

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences

International Office, Mehringdamm 33
10691 Berlin
Germany

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