Technische Universität Berlin
© Philipp Arnoldt

Stadt- und Regionalplanung, B. Sc.

Program overview

Developments in society, the economy, and the environment have resulted in a continual change in structures and forms of urbanization. Urban and regional planners must understand and analyze this process so that they can sustainably steer it with targeted interventions. The bachelor’s program in Urban and Regional Planning prepares you for this task by combining content from various disciplines. You benefit from a combination of design, engineering, sociological, economic, ecological, legal, cultural, and historical aspects that are taught in close cooperation with other TU institutes.

DegreeBachelor of Science
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credit points180
Program start Winter semester
Admission Restricted admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

As for every other bachelor’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a university entrance qualification certificate to apply to the Urban and Regional Planning program. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. If you do not have a formal university entrance qualification, you may still be able to study at TU Berlin if you can provide proof of certain professional qualifications.

The Urban and Regional Planning master’s program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission.


Program structure

The bachelor’s program in Urban and Regional Planning is a project program with a high proportion of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teaching in the form of student projects.

In the program's compulsory component, you must complete modules totaling 144 credit points including an internship and the bachelor's thesis. These modules are done in the areas of student projects, basic principles of urban and regional planning, basic principles of urban development and urban land-use planning, and basic principles of sustainability in urban and regional planning.

In the concentration urban and regional planning (compulsory elective component), modules totaling 24 credit points from the three subjects of methods and techniques in urban and regional planning, advanced sociology, and advanced planning sciences must be taken. The elective component includes modules totaling 12 credit points.

The objectives and structure of the program as well as the examination requirements and details on how the examinations are carried out are set down in the study and examination regulations. 

There is a proposed course schedule for the degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of six semesters. You can find this as an annex to the study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

Examination regulations

Content and modules

The bachelor’s degree program in Urban and Regional Planning is modular in design. A module combines curriculum content relating to a specific topic. Modules often include a variety of different study and teaching formats such as lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. Students are required to earn a specific number of credit points and complete certain coursework and assessments in each module.

A current overview of all modules is available in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). The MTS also provides an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the contents of modules, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, types of assessment, etc. The module catalogue is based on the study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

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Internships

The degree program also includes mandatory internships outside of the university totaling 240 hours (typically 6-8 weeks). The internships are completed as part of the module "Practical Professional Activities”.

Further information is available in the program’s internship regulations.

Stays abroad

You can generally complete parts of the program abroad, either in the form of study abroad or internships. General information concerning stays abroad is available from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) or the Career Service (internships abroad).

Acquired skills

The bachelor’s program aims to provide an integrated perspective of urban and regional planning as planning practice is often both interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary. After completing the program, you are able to understand and analyze current situations and problems at different skill levels. You can prepare concepts focused on solutions that take into consideration scientific, political, cultural, and ethical aspects as well as structure and moderate these concepts using relevant planning and legal standards either on your own or in a team.

After your studies

The bachelor’s program qualifies you for a career in urban and regional planning. You are prepared for tasks in public administration, in research, with project management associations, in planning offices, and in other related institutions and facilities. The program also provides a basis for a master’s program in the area of urban and regional planning, urban planning, land-use planning, or urban studies.

Further information & downloads

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Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs – Undergraduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board

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