Semester One: Local Scale
In the first semester the focus is the city scale and the concept of Sustainable Urban Recycling. This set of courses serves as an introduction to the concepts of urban structure and the possibilities for the reuse of urban forms.
The Design Studio ASBN02 course is taught in combination with Theory Seminar ASBN06 and the Subject Course ASBN46 to complement the semester.
Semester Two: Regional Scale
In the second semester, students are asked to shift their focus to the regional scale and importance of Sustainable Urban Landscape. In this semester students are expected to investigate critical issues in regional urban planning and are challenged to consider the ecological aspects of the site's landscape.
The Design Studio ASBN16 course is taught in combination with Theory Seminar ASBN11. Students can choose one of the Subject Courses ASBN26 or ABAN15 to complement the semester.
Semester Three: Global Scale
The third semester sets out an ambition for students to work between an understanding of the global dynamics shaping urban development and the unique features of a specific local place. Throughout the course Sustainable Urban Dynamics, the students are asked to investigate the design site's context through mapping exercises, analytical drawings, research on urban processes, and an evaluation of current best practices.
The Design Studio ASBN31 course is taught in combination with Theory Seminar ASBN41 and Subject Course ASBN36 to complement the semester.
Semester Four: Master's Degree Project
Spread over a two year period, the SUDes master's programme ends with each student completing a Design Thesis. With the help of a design tutor, each student spends the semester researching a topic of their choosing and develops a professional level design proposal for their design site. The individual master’s degree design thesis is viewed as a bridge into professional practice.