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Ecology and Environmental Planning

Our environment is constantly changing. Human beings and nature must adapt consistently– be it due to an increase in greenhouse gases, dwindling biodiversity or rapid urbanization. The study programs in the field of Ecology and Environmental Planning offer the skills and methods to react to these changes. In developing countries and emerging nations, the dramatic and diverse effects of mega-cities on the environment have become reality already.

In contrast, regions with obsolete industry are experiencing the demise of densely populated neighbourhoods and the industrial abandonment from vast areas. The societies of the 21st century face major urban and rural environmental challenges.

The four-year bachelor's program Ecology and Environmental Planning provides the skills and competencies to meet these challenges to allow for a sustainable development of urban and rural landscapes. Research based, the students will be educated to analyze and review ecosystems and human interactions and to develop objectives and measures to improve the environmental situation collaboratively. Individual preferences can be adressed and strenghtened in the fields of landscape planning, environmental assessment, nature conservation and ecology.

Building on the four-year bachelor's program, the scientifically oriented one-year master's program Ecology and Environmental Planning will deepen the students' theoretical knowledge and broaden the scientific topics. It qualifies the students for a scientific reflection of ecological challenges and coping research projects. The master's program is expected to start in winter term 2017/18.

Students in the international two-year master’s program in Environmental Planning learn to meet the challenges posed by a fast changing world and environment. This is achieved by cooperating with partners from the public and private sector and by following an interdisciplinary approach to teaching ecological, design, social engineering and planning skills. The program puts a strong focus on two study projects, each of them lasting one term. Innovative planning or research problems are addressed in small groups.

The two year English masters' program Environmental Policy and Planning is running in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin. In close connection to the academic research, the program conveys research oriented skills and provides insight to political and scientific discourses in the fields of ecology, climate, energy policy and environmental planning. The implementation of theories and methods is required to be proven in autonomous research designs and projects and is deepend in project moduls.

The interdisciplinary two-year master’s program in Urban Ecosystem Sciences aims to teach qualified specialists and promising researchers the capacity to develop sustainable ecosystems within towns and cities. Students learn the necessary methodology and develop the expertise to cope with technical and ecological challenges specific to urban environments. Our master’s degree in Urban Ecosystem Sciences focuses on basic principles as well as on practical projects.

Read more about the Institute of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and the Institute of Ecology.

General Information on Available Courses of Study

The Regulations Governing General Study and Examination Procedures (AllgStuPO) at TU Berlin govern the organization and implementation of studies and examinations for all degree courses at Technische Universität Berlin.

The Selection Statutes (Auswahlsatzung) govern the admission requirements and selection procedures for all degree courses at Technische Universität Berlin.

The applicable version of both documents can be found in the download area.

You can find an overview of generally accepted certificates of language skills on the webpages of the Office of Student Affairs.

The subject-specific regulations can be found in the individual Study and Examination Regulations (StuPO) or Regulations for Admission and Selection (ZZO) of each degree course.

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Bachelor's program Ecology and Environmental Planning

Entry Requirements:

The General Qualification for University Entrance (Allgemeine oder Fachgebundene Hochschulreife) is required. According to section 11 (§ 11) of the Berlin University & College Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz), entry can be granted even without A levels.

 

Information Material
Regulations for Study and Examination Procedures 2012
(valid from winter semester 2013/14)
Handbook of Modules
The particular up-to-date catalogues and descriptions of modules are released in the module transfer system of TU Berlin.

Please select your
version of the Regulation for Study and Examination Procedures (StuPO) and the desired semester via the following link. 

Handbook of modules, Bachelor's program Ecology and Environmental Planning

The catalogue can optionally be downloaded with and without detailed description in PDF format.

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Master's program Ecology and Environmental Planning

Entry Requirements:

A bachelor's or equivalent degree in the field of ecology, geoecology, environmental planning, environmental science, environmental science and technology, nature conservation, landscape planning, urban and regional planning, land-use planning, environmental technologies, geography (with focus on physical geography and GIS) or related subjects.

Moreover, applicants are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency on level B2 according to the joint european reference frame for languages. Applicants, who finished a study program in English are exempt from proving proficiency. The following certificates are generally accepted:

Certificate
minimum level/score
Link
TOEFL iBT
87
www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about
TOEFL ITP
543
Silver
www.ets.org/toefl_itp/about
Cambridge Exams
Cambridge English Advanced / First Certificate, mind. B
www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/first
IELTS Academic
6,5
www.ielts.org/about-the-test/test-format
UNIcert
Level II
www.unicert-online.org
DAAD language certificate (ZEMS)
B2
www.zems.tu-berlin.de/sprachgutachten/englisch
ZEMS english courses
B2
kurse.zems.tu-berlin.de/angebote/aktueller_zeitraum/_Englisch.html

Admission and selection are based on the following criteria:

  1. overall grade of the preceding study (55 per cent),
  2. the field of study (35 per cent)
  3. other qualifications obtained outside a study program (10 per cent).

Detailled admission and selection modalities are regulated in the subject-specific regulations for admission and selection.

 

Information Material
Regulations for Study and Examination Procedures 2017 (in german)

Regulations for Admission and Selection 2017 (in german)
Handbook of Modules
The particular up-to-date catalogues and descriptions of modules are released in the module transfer system of TU Berlin.

Please select your
version of the Regulation for Study and Examination Procedures (StuPO) and the desired semester via the following link. 

Handbook of modules, Master's program Ecology and Environmental Planning

The catalogue can optionally be downloaded with and without detailed description in PDF format.

Masters' program Environmental Planning

Entry Requirements:

A bachelor's or equivalent degree in the field of ecology and environmental planning, ecology, environmental planning, landscape planning, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, geography (with focus on physical geography and geographic information systems) or in the field of environmental sciences, ecology/nature conservation, land-use planning, environmental policy or other study programs related to the master's program. Wherein 90 credit points must be obtained and verified at the time of application in environmental and planning related courses. Further Information in regard to the spread of these courses can be found in §3 section 2 of the Regulations for Admission and Selection.

Moreover, applicants are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency on level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

 

Admission and selection are based on the following criteria:

  1. overall grade of the preceding study (55 per cent),
  2. relevance of the key aspects of the preceding study towards the master's program Environmental Planning (35 per cent)
  3. vocational training, work as student assistant, vocational experience and awards with regard to the educational content and skills of the master's progam Environmental Planning (10 per cent).

 

It is recommended that international applicants acquire basic German proficiency prior to commencing studies.

Detailled admission and selection modalities are regulated in the subject-specific regulations for admission and selection.

 

Information Material
Regulations for Study and Examination Procedures 2017 (German)
(valid from winter semester 2018/19)
Regulations for Study and Examination Procedures 2017 (English)
(convenience translation)

Regulations for Study and Examination Procedures 2010 (German)
(valid through summer semester 2021)
Regulations for Study and Examination Procedures 2010 (English)
(convenience translation)
Regulations for Admission and Selection 2017 (German)
(valid from winter semester 2019/20)
Regulations for Admission and Selection 2017 (English)
(convenience translation)
Handbook of Modules
The particular up-to-date catalogues and descriptions of modules are released in the module transfer system of TU Berlin.

Please select your
version of the Regulation for Study and Examination Procedures (StuPO) and the desired semester via the following link. 

Handbook of modules, Master's program Environmental Planning

The catalogue can optionally be downloaded with and without detailed description in PDF Format.

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Master's program Environmental Policy and Planning (discontinued)

Please be advised: This master's program is about to be discontinued. There is no further enrolment in this program.

The regulations for study and examination procedures of 2013 are valid until 30 september 2020, which is the date of the last possible examination in this master's program.

Read more about the curriculum content.

 

Information Material
Regulations for Study and Examination Procedures 2013
(valid through summer semester 2020)
Regulations for Admission and Selection 2013
(valid until winter semester 2016/17; there is no further enrolment in this program)

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Master's program Urban Ecosystem Science

Entry requirements:

A bachelor's degree with at least 180 ECTS credits in a relevant discipline (in accordance with section 3 number 1 of the regulations for admission and selection) as well as English language proficiency (i.e. score of at least 550 (PBT) in TOEFL or equivalent certificate). With providing a german general qualification for university entrance including the subject english or a degree of an english-taught course of study, applicants already meet the language requirements. The responsible Examination board decides on equivalency of other proofs of language skills.

Detailled admission and selection modalities are regulated in the subject-specific regulations for admission and selection.

 

Information Material
Regulations for Study and Examination Procedures 2017
(valid from winter semester 2018/19)
Regulations for Study and Examination Procedures 2006 incl. amendment 2015
(valid through summer semester 2021)
Regulations for Admission and Selection 2015
(valid from winter semester 2016/17)
Handbook of Modules
The particular up-to-date catalogues and descriptions of modules are released in the module transfer system of TU Berlin.

Please select your
version of the Regulation for Study and Examination Procedures (StuPO) and the desired semester via the following link. 

Handbook of modules, Master's program Urban Ecosystem Science

The catalogue can optionally be downloaded with and without detailed description in PDF format.

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Student Counselling Service

The student personnel in the student counselling service are contact persons for general information and organizational issues prior to and during your studies.

Student Counselling Service Landscape Architecture, Ecology, Environmental Planning
Straße des 17. Juni 145
EB-Gebäude, Room EB 304
Tel. +49 30 314 28173

Website

For further information on the study program Environmental Policy and Planning, please contact Dr. Gesa Geißler (Working Group for Environmetal Surveying and Environmental Planning).

Student Counselling Service Environmental Policy and Planning
Dr. Gesa Geißler

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Contact Persons, Representatives and Committees

In order to obtain further information on specific study programs, you can contact a whole range of responsible bodies: student counselors, course representatives, examination boards, teaching committees, representatives for BAföG or internships. You can find a list of the responsible contact persons on the webpages of the Faculty-Service-Center.

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