Extent: 25 ECTS
Department in charge: Department of Architecture in cooperation with University of Helsinki. At Aalto, other departments and schools including the School of ARTS Department of Design and the School of Engineering Department of Built Environment are in charge of specific courses found in course listing.
Professor in charge: Adjunct professor Anssi Joutsiniemi
Target group: only masters level students
Urban Studies & Planning as a specific minor will be opened for applications for the academic year 2017-2018. The minor will be organized in cooperation with the Urban Studies & Planning Programme of the University of Helsinki. Students selected to the minor will study together with the students in the programme during the autumn semester, reaching 25 credits.
The minor studies in Urban Studies & Planning prepare students to understand and address complex urban development challenges. The program balances theoretical and conceptual knowledge with the acquisition of methods, skills and experiences. Thus, students gain a general understanding of urban phenomena as well as practical experiences in collaborative and concrete situations. This is the basis both of the structure of the programme and of elements in the curriculum.
Application procedure: Based on motivation letter that meets the demands of Urban Studies & Planning programme admission guidelines. Application may be supported by portfolio. https://www.helsinki.fi/en/studying/masters-programme-in-urban-studies-and-planning-application-form-questions
Include in your application:
Selection criteria: The acceptance for minor studies is based on the academic assessment. The evaluation process is competitive and the number of available study places is limited. The used criteria is as follows:
The evaluation and selection is done by Urban Studies & Planning programme board.
Quotas and restrictions: max 20 available places.
Prerequisites: Please see application procedure and quotas and restrictions.
Upon completing the minor in Urban Studies & Planning, the students will be able to:
|The minor studies consist of the courses organized during the autumn semester by the programme of Urban Studies & Planning. These include:|
|ARK-E5100||Introduction to urban Studies and planning||10|
|ARK-E5101||Urban Challenge Studio I||10|
|and either of the following courses|
|ARK-E5103||Urban GIS and visual tools||5|
Additionally, students can choose the following courses as part of their electives, Personal Study Plan (HOPS) requirements or their major studies (if applicable):
|ARK-E5102||Urban Challenge Studio II||10|
|USP-E0322||Urban and planning history||5|
|MUO-E0008||Designing for urban governance and services||5|
|USP-E0316||Transnational spaces of planning and politics||5|
|ARK-L5000||Planning Theory and Urban Studies||5 + 5|
|REC-E1040||Urban economics for real estate||5|
|MUO-E0009||Urban transitions and futures||5|
|USP-E0903||Urban ecosystems ecology||5|
|USP-E0361||Complex adaptive systems||5|
|USP-E0362||Green urban systems||5|