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Master Programme in Climate Sensitive Urban Planning and Building

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Programme content and structure

The study programme offers: an overall knowledge of climate issues in a global context, practical knowledge about regional and local climate in landscape and built-up areas; and knowledge of urban planning and building design in cold and warm climates. The programme provides knowledge about how urban planning and building design can decrease strains on global climate. In addition the courses provide knowledge about the design of indoor and outdoor living areas that consider climate conditions for all seasons. Teaching builds on the skills and experiences gain from research undertaken by LTU's Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering. As this knowledge is applicable in urban planning for both cold and warm climate the entire world can be your working place. All teaching is in English.Specialisations:•Climate Sensitive Urban Planning and Design: the planning and design of urban projects that are adjusted to seasonal climate and climate change. Here students apply climate knowledge to spatial planning and urban design projects.•Climate Sensitive Building: the planning and managing building projects that are adjusted to seasonal climate and climate changes. Here students apply climate knowledge to the design of building projects.


The programme consists of 120 Credits




  • Building and design
  • Urban planning and design

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree of minimum 180 ECTS with at least 60 ECTS in the area of Architecture, Building construction and design, Urban design, Urban Planning, Spatial planning, Landscape planning, Planning, Traffic Planning or similarly. At least 22,5 credits in Mathematics at university level is required.

Documented skills in English language.

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The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects

Compulsory courses

Common courses: 90 Credits

Code Course Cr Level Comment
C7002B Sustainable urban development 7,5 Second level
F7006B Climate, landscape and build-up areas 7,5 Second level
F7009B Climate conditions 7,5 Second level
F7011B Climate and Human Activity 7,5 Second level
F7012B Climate, Project Course 7,5 Second level
F7013B Development project- Climate adaptation 7,5 Second level
F7015B Digital Urban Planning & Design 7,5 Second level
G0008B Snow and Ice 7,5 First level
X7012B Degree project in Climate Sensitive Urban Planning and Building, master 30,0 Second level

Courses within specialisation 30 Credits