International master's programme

Urban Ecological Planning

  • Picture from India

  • Picture from India  

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

Welcome to study start 2018

Orientation week

Welcome to all new master students

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


Matriculation day



Matriculation event by the faculty

Place: Workroom 324, 1st grade architect

Time: 13:00- 14:15

  • Entertainment by Andreas Åse
  • Speech by Dean Fredrik Shetelig 
  • Marking of the start of the academic year, and a welcoming of the new students
  • Entertainment by Andreas Åse
  • Proclamation of students by head of the program and academic handshake by the Dean.
  • Entertainment by Andreas Åse

14:30 – 15:00

  • Student Welfare Association
  • Special needs service
  • Studentdemokracy
  • etc.

15:00 - 16:00

Place: Workroom 256

  • Official welcome for the new students at the Master of Science in Urban Ecological Planning by the head of the program, Rolee Aranya

Introduction seminar

Introduction seminar Monday August 20

  • introduction of the academic staff
  • meeting with 2nd year Urban Ecological Planning students

Study start

Tuesday August 21 - Friday August 31

Preparing for fieldwork in India and Trondheim:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • preparatory sessions

Students will receive more detailes about the program by email.

Timetable and curriculum

Find the timetable for your courses here.

Under each course you will find information about exams, schedules and faculty.

Information concerning curriculum is to be posted.

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. The current round of admission was open in autumn 2016, with the following application deadlines:

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 1 December 2017
EU / EEA / Norwegian students: 1 March 2018

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:
Rolee Aranya

Contact information:
Academic staff


Degree: Master of Science
Restricted admission: Yes
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture and Design
Department: Department of Architecture and Planning
Validity of information:
Place of study: Trondheim; Gløshaugen

UEP Facebook page


Application deadlines

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

EU/EEA/Norwegian students: 
1 March 2019

The application portal will open in mid-October 

Do you have questions about your application? Please see our FAQ