Sustainable Urban Development

Master of Science; tuition language: English

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The Joint Degree Master Programme “Sustainable Urban Development” is a full-time Master Programme at the Vietnamese-German University (VGU) in Ho Chi Minh City and the Technical University of Darmstadt. Like the topic “Sustainable Urban Development” itself, the programme is multi- and interdisciplinary. Students are introduced to the methods required to solve the challenges of sustainable urban development on a project-related basis. Graduates of this programme are able to initiate, control and implement processes of sustainable urban development at various levels (regional, city-wide, neighbourhood-related, construction project-related).

Application for admission into the programme is possible either at the VGU or at the Technical University of Darmstadt. Those who apply at the Technical University of Darmstadt start their studies in the first semester in Darmstadt; those who apply to the VGU start their studies in the first semester there. In the second semester, all students study jointly in Darmstadt; in the third semester, all students study at the VGU. In the fourth semester, for writing the master's thesis, students can chose the university which offers the best conditions for the individual projects they have developed.

Module Handbook

Study Regulations with Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Course Catalogue

Departmental Programme Information

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Semesters 4
Language English
Start of studies Winter semester
Internship ---
Admission requirements 1. A degree B.Sc. Architektur , B.Sc. Bauingenieurwesen und Geodäsie or B.Sc. Umweltingenieurwissenschaften of TU Darmstadt (reference programme) or an equivalent degree;

2. English at C1 (GER) level;

3. additional requirements:
Study regulations
Competences description;

4. Formal and language requirements for applicants with international qualifications.

See also: General information on applying to a master's degree programme .
Admission procedure Provided that the admission requirements (entrance examination) are met, there are no numerical admission restrictions.
Application Application deadlines and online application

Early application deadline for international applicants: The application portal TUCaN is already open for international applicants from 1st March 2024 to 15th July 2024 for an application for the winter semester 2024/25. This serves, for example, for the application for a visa or for submission to the Foreigners' Registration Office. More information can be found on our website.
Good to know Costs and budget
Preparatory courses for international students
einfachsTUdieren : Pre-Courses, getting started
Study Abroad
Part-time studies: not possible
Doctoral Studies
TU Darmstadt Career Service
Alumni careers

Due to their ability to initiate, manage and implement processes of sustainable urban development at different levels (regional, city-wide, neighbourhood-related, construction project-related), graduates of the Joint-Degree Master's programme “Sustainable Urban Development” find positions in the public and private sectors of urban development, both nationally and internationally. This includes the development of new or the conversion of existing urban districts as well as the implementation of new infrastructures. Employers are also internationally active consulting and planning offices in the field of sustainable urban development; as well as organisations in the field of development aid, e.g. Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau or other international organisations.

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