The Bachelor of Science (BSc) programme in Urban Planning and Architecture comprises all aspects of design and planning of space. The courses at GUtech`s Department of Urban Planning and Architectural Design (UPAD) are based on an understanding of the city as a dynamic system. Therefore, the programmes embrace the many scales of planning and designing – from a single house to an entire city to a whole region. The program also combines the various disciplines that influence the making of urban space – history, culture, sociology, economics, construction, sustainable building technologies, environmental aspects, law, management, creative techniques and computer aided design. The focus is on developing ways of thinking to find integrated solutions and applications for the complex challenges of urban development today.
The Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning (MSc AUP) at GUtech is the first programme in the whole region to offer both Architecture and Urban Planning as specialisations. The MSc programme capitalises on the expertise accumulated by the faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at RWTH Aachen University and draws form the know-how of GUtech faculty behind the internationally accredited the BSc Urban Planning and Architectural Design programme. The programme is designed to train fresh graduates and professionals to address the challenges of a rapidly urbanised world by seeking innovative approaches in the built environment. Moreover, the programme offers students to specialise in either architecture or urban planning. The two specialisations equally address societal, environmental, economic and cultural questions but react to them on different scales.