International master's programme

Urban Ecological Planning

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  • Picture of a boat and settlement in Tacloban, the Phillipines

Matriculation day 12 August

Matriculation ceremony 

  • NTNU in Trondheim, Gløshaugen 
  • Ceremony for all students 

Time: 09:30-11:30

Matriculation event by the Faculty

Place: Workroom 324, 1st grade architect

Time: 13:00-15:00

  • Entertainment by Andreas Aase
  • Welcoming speech to our new students by Dean Fredrik Shetelig 
  • Entertainment by Andreas Aase
  • Presentation of the studyprogramms by the program leaders
  • Proclamation of students by the program leaders and academic handshake by the Dean.
  • Student Welfare Association, presentation
  • Studentdemokracy, presentation by student representatives
  • Presentation of the student associations at the Faculty

Programme meeting

Place: Room 265, central building 1, Gløshaugen
Informal gathering for the new UEP students .

Orientation week 13-16 August

Orientation Week for international students

From 13 to 19 August, the Office of International Relations organise a full week of activities for new international students. The programme is a mix of information meetings and social events, and includes a full-day hiking trip.

It is not mandatory to participate, but it is strongly recommended.

Full Orientation Week programme

Introduction 14 August

Introduction session

Place: Room 265, central building 1, Gløshaugen
Time: 09:00-12:00

The Faculty mingling event

Employees and students at the Faculty meet socially at The Academy of Fine Art (KIT).
Basic refreshments.

Place: Gallery KIT, Innherredsveien 7, entrance A



Orientation week program 15 August

Orientation Week

All new international students are strongly encouraged to attend Orientation week 13-19 August organized by the NTNU International Office.

Program information 16 August

Program information

Session on expectation and practicalities regaring the Urban Ecological Planning program.

PlaceRoom 265, central building 1, Gløshaugen
Time: 09:00

About the programme

Urban Ecological Planning (UEP) is a practice based program that enables students to develop skills and knowledge to address complex urban issues in rapidly changing social, cultural, political and environmental contexts. The program stresses on an integrated approach to strategic spatial change, with a specific focus on participatory, inclusive and developmental planning practice.

The programme provides a strong link to practice and seeks to challenge urban practitioners from all backgrounds, with an underpinning ethos that the best approaches begin with people themselves.


Admission is open to both Norwegian and International students. 

Job prospects

Past students are currently successfully placed in various profiles across the globe. Many go on to become development professionals both in NGOs and government service, while others pursue careers in academia and the private sector.

Course description

The programme runs for two years. It consists of four semesters and two fieldworks during the studies.


On admissions and administrative matters:

For academic matters:
Peter Gotsch

Contact information:
Academic staff


Facts about the programme

  • Programcode: MSA1
  • Study level: Master
  • Study programme: Urban Ecological Planning (Master's Programme)
  • Degree type: Master of Science
  • Duration: Full-time
  • Credits: 120.0
  • Restricted admission: Yes
  • Unit: Department of Architecture and Planning
  • Location: Gløshaugen, Trondheim
  • Valid for 2018

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2018

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2019

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2019

The application portal is now open


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