Cities around the world are increasingly suffering from noise pollution, congestion, gridlock and harmful air pollution. Many urban agglomerations are also facing the challenges of poverty, uncontrolled growth, mountains of rubbish, power cuts or a lack of or inadequate drinking water. Missing sewage systems and sanitation facilities, but also shortcomings in public and domestic safety are affecting the life of millions of people. The increasing impact of climate change with floods, water shortages and cyclones is challenging more and more cities.

The Smart City approach is based on the realisation that subject-specific competencies in the areas of transport, energy, urban development, administration, construction law etc. have until now been rather poorly connected. The complex requirements of the livable, future-oriented city can only be met if there is a much closer and interdisciplinary interaction between these fields in future. All this requires a new kind of personnel resources with qualifications that combine technical, management, and business administration expertise in a new way.

The goal of the master's degree course Smart City Solutions is to train the specialists of the individual departments as generalists who have a broad view of the diverse tasks and challenges of a modern city. To this end, graduates work in an interdisciplinary way and have knowledge and ability in all important areas in order to assure coordination and cross-functional functions.

Bewerbung

15. April for Non-EU applicants
15. July for EU applicants

Regelstudienzeit

3 Semesters full-time/ 5 Semesters part-time

Abschluss

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

In twenty years, I imagine a city where humans don’t have to struggle for the basic needs and where we work in an efficient, equal, inclusive and sustainable world.

Rhea Fernandes Smart City Solutions graduate

Study programme

Programme start - Yearly in September

Lecture days - Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Medium of instruction - English

Urbanism I Buildings I Information

Module 1 BASIC OF SMART SOLUTIONS

•    Global Challenges
•    Sustainable Macroeconomics
•    Societal Developments
•    Smart City Parameters & Measuring

Module 2 SMART URBANISM

•    The Smart City in Smart Region
•    Smart Urban Development Principles
•    Smart Social Infrastructure & Accomodation
•    Smart Town Planning & Land Policy

Module 3 SMART BUILDING

•    Smart Architecture Concepts
•    Smart Energy Concepts
•    Smart Engineering & Technologies
•    Planning and Building Process

Module 4 SMART INFORMATION MODELLING

•    Smart Data Concepts
•    Geographic Information Systems
•    City Information Models
•    Digital Platforms & Services

Semester
1

Infrastructure I Finance I Management

Module 5 SMART ENERGY & MOBILITY

•    Smart Energy Generation
•    Smart Grid Solutions
•    Smart Mobility Strategies & Management
•    Smart Operations & Maintenance

Module 6 SMART RESOURCES & RESILIENCE

•    Smart Water & Waste Management
•    Pollution Prevention & Recovery Strategies
•    Smart Urban Biosphere & Habitat
•    Resilience Strategies & Measures

Module 7 SMART SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

•    Financial Markets & Institutions
•    Sustainable Finance
•    Infrastructure & Project Finance
•    Digitalization, Financial Innovation & Financial Technology

Module 8 SMART GOVERNANCE, CITIZENS & MANAGEMENT

•    Principles of Public Policy
•    Public Services & Public Sector Management
•    Lean & Agile Management Approaches
•    Leadership and Stakeholder Management

 

 

Semester
2

INTEGRATION OF ALL MODULES

Module 9 CASE STUDY

The case study is a central integrated part of the study program and interlinks the more theoretical contents of the modules in semester 1 and 2 with real-life projects. All lecturers of modules 1-8 are consultants for their topics. The project partners are municipalities, local companies and institutions preferably in and around Stuttgart, Germany, Europe or if suitable, even worldwide. The Case Study comprises of in-depth analysis of existing solutions and the elaboration of own proposals.

1. Semester I Case Study 1 I Focus on Urbanism, Buildings & Information

2. Semester I Case Study 2 I Focus on Infrastructure, Finance & Management

 

Semester
1-2

Master Thesis

Module 10 MASTER THESIS PROJECT

  • Thesis / Project Preparation
  • Thesis-Project

Module 11 MASTER THESIS

  • Academic Writing
  • Master Thesis
  • Präsentation & Abstract
Semester
3

Application & Deadlines

Admission requirements

  • Vocational-qualifying university degree (Bachelor's, Magister, Diplom or equivalent) in construction and infrastructure-related courses of study (e.g architecture, urban planning, civil engineering, business administration or management) comprising at least 210 credit points (ECTS), which corresponds to a full-time study programme of 7 semesters.

    In the case of an academic degree from other fields of specialisation, an examination is carried out in individual cases by the Audit Committee.

    In the case of a first professionally qualifying university degree with 6 semesters of standard period of study or 180 ECTS, additional relevant academic achievements in the amount of 30 ECTS must be proven or acquired during the Master programme. The selection of suitable modules is made in consultation with the Programme Director and the 30 ECTS must be completed before the Master Thesis registration.
     
  • Higher-than-average academic achievements
     
  • Sufficient knowledge of English (e.g. TOEFL (paper-based) with 550 points, 213 points (computer-based test), 80 points (internet-based test). Alternatively: IELTS score min. 6,5 TOEFL/ IELTS for all those, whose native language is not English. Applicants whose language of instruction was proven to be English at school, university, college or academy do not have to present this test.
     
  • At least one year of qualified professional experience

 

Application

Application documents + Selection interview

  • Application documents (point 1 to 5 below) schould be submitted till the end of the deadline in only one PDF-file including:
  1.     First university degree with a vocational qualification.
  2.     Proof of at least one year of professional experience.
  3.     Academic article (essay) on a Smart-City-theme (10.000 characters) - please see the Guideline Essay
  4.     Proof of English language - please see the admission requirements
  5.     Filled out Application form
  • The selection interviewvia Skype determines the motivation and suitability for the chosen degree programme and the desired profession.
    Only applicants who meet the admission requirements may take part in the selection interview.

 

Submission deadlines:
15. April for Non-EU applicants
15. July for EU applicants

Please send your application to:

Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart
Smart City Solutions
Schellingstrsse 24
70174 Stuttgart
GERMANY

or via E-Mail in one PDF-file to scs-master@hft-stuttgart.de
We prefer your application by e-mail.

In the case of an application by e-mail, we need certified copies of your documents if you are admitted and come to Stuttgart.

Tuition fees

Investment in your future

A further education course is an investment in your personal future. At the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences you will study Smart City Solutions in small groups. Experienced professors and lecturers from the private economy sector teach with us. A network of renowned and top-class partners from industry, business and the public sector will support you on your way to a successful career in the working world of tomorrow. There are several financing options for your Master's degree. By scheduling the lectures between Friday and Monday, you are free to work during the week. For example with one of our many partners.

The Master's programme Smart City Solutions is a so-called continuing education programme. A continuing education programme is a fee-based course of study for which tuition fees are incurred. The following table provides information on tuition fees:

Full-time > Total 10.000 €

1st Semester     4.000 €
2nd Semester    4.000 €
3rd Semester     2.000 €

Part-time > Total 10.000 €

1st Semester     2.000 €
2nd Semester    2.000 €
3rd Semester     2.000 €
4th Semester     2.000 €
5th Semester     2.000 €

  • For any additional semester a study fee to the amount of EUR 1.000 shall be charged.
  • Additional to the tuition fees, a so called administration fee will arise each semester approx. 180€/ semester.

Career Perspectives

Excellent career perspectives

Specialists to generalists

Designing integrated solutions for the future of cities, our graduates have excellent career prospects in a wide variety of areas. The process of forming suitable teams of consultants for the task at hand, which is completely new in this form, is in full swing worldwide. Smart City has definitely become an important field of activity for various actors who need specific competences and capacities: e. g. local authorities, IT companies, international business and engineering offices, service providers etc. Graduates have excellent career opportunities, both nationally and internationally. Our well-developed network of mostly internationally operating companies offers a variety of job and internship opportunities.

Projects

FAQ

Team & Contact

Programme Director / Smart Architecture
Prof. Roland Dieterle
Phone +49 (0)711 8926 2640
Fax      +49 (0)711 8926 2594
roland.dieterle@hft-stuttgart.de
Building 8, room 3.26, Breitscheidstraße 5

Postal address

Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart
Master Smart City Solutions
Faculty of Architecture and Design
Schellingstraße 24
70174 Stuttgart
Germany

scs-master@hft-stuttgart.de