International Spatial Development

SubjectDesign, Environment


Type of DegreeBSc

CostEUR 2,060 2018/2019



Course description

This programme prepares you for a career in the creation and optimisation of international living environments and in the design, functions and accessibility of areas or locations. You will be trained to become a professional capable of operating in the international market.

Strategic Designer

In this role you will focus on the integration of strategic design into the process of shaping society. Your objective during this will be designing future cities. Creative and practical thinking on spatial solutions are skills you will need  to develop. You will become a master in connecting social sciences, space and finance. You will attend projects and courses such as Illustrator and Photoshop, visualisation & drawing skills, design and urbanism.

Urban Planner

In this role you will develop a long-term vision of planning while at the same time allowing scope for all stakeholders to collaborate and accomplish their own ideas. You will optimise and align living, working and recreational conditions. Skills such as urban planning and design (based on quality of life) are used to create safer and more attractive places to live and work. During this path you will take part in projects and courses focusing on subjects such as quality of life, financial control, environment and project management.

Manager Sustainable (Urban) Mobility

The main focus in this path comprises behavioural changes in the field of mobility.Just think of stimulating active modes of transport such as walking and cycling.  Furthermore, you will look for solutions to optimise the use of public transport and integrate smart work and smart mobility into the daily lives of humans. During this path you will be involved in projects and courses such as traffic management, travel behaviour and safety, mobility management and road design.


Common and recurring themes during your studies are:

  • Dutch Design
  • Sustainable (Urban) Mobility Planning
  • Smart Cities and Societies
  • Water Management
  • Planning for an Uncertain Future: Flexible Use of Space

Career Prospects

Graduates are likely to find jobs as Strategic Designer, Urban Planner and Manager of Sustainable (Urban) Mobility at (inter)national companies:

  • advisory agencies
  • multinationals
  • small and medium-sized enterprises
  • government services
  • housing associations
  • private developers
  • design firms

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