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Final Degree: Master of Science 

Infrastructure Planning (MIP)

Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Start of studies: Winter semester (special deadlines for application)
Teaching Language: English
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A well-planned system of infrastructure facilities is the primary prerequisite for development. On the international level, there is a pressing need for professionals capable of directing the conception, planning and construction of necessary infrastructure facilities for transport, water and waste management at the urban as well as the regional level of integrating economic, social, ecological and management requirements. With the Master’s Program Infrastructure Planning (MIP), the University of Stuttgart has been offering this practice-oriented and internationally acclaimed Master’s program since 1983.

Faculty members of 13 different institutes and experienced practitioners offer their knowledge to a limited number of 35–40 students per course. Emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach to planning, which is essential for modern infrastructure planning and international cooperation.


Required is a Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Urban or Regional Planning, or related fields. Professional experience in one of this fields is appreciated. Excellent English is required. Students should be interested in an interdisciplinary approach to spatial planning and should be willing to acquire intercultural experiences.

Study schedule

Modules offered include:

  • Statistics and Information Processing
  • Economics
  • Social Aspects of Planning
  • Project Management
  • Development Policy and Planning
  • Urban Planning, Regional Planning
  • Ecological Aspects of Infrastructure Planning
  • Energy Supply
  • Transportation
  • Water and Waste Management
  • Project Appraisal
  • Planning and Financing
  • Integrated Case Study
Module Guide

The Module Guide describes the modules and the required courses belonging to the module.

  • The Module Guide (also called module handbook) is published in the Campus Management System C@MPUS [de] (please click as follows: choose the degree - click on the book behind the study program's name).
The exam regulation is only availabe in German since it is an official document.
The examination regulations (in German: Prüfungsordnungen) include a survey of the required modules.

Infrastructure Planning (MIP) - Master of Science

Prüfungsordnung 7/25/17
Erste Satzung zur Änderung der Prüfungsordnung 7/20/18
Alte Prüfungsordnung

Die genauen Übergangsbestimmungen finden Sie in der neuen Prüfungsordnung vom 25.07.2017.

Prüfungsordnung 8/13/12
Satzung über die Änderung der Prüfungsordnungen zur Anpassung an die Lissabon-Konvention (§ 36a LHG) 3/11/13
Alte Prüfungsordnung

Die genauen Übergangsbestimmungen finden Sie in der neuen Prüfungsordnung vom 13. August 2012.

Prüfungsordnung 10/22/08
Admission Restrictions
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in civil engineering, architecture, urban- or regional  planning, geodesy, environmental engineering or related fields
  • An excellent academic record
  • Proof of English language proficiency in form of internationally recognized test scores (TOEFL or IELTS). This proof is obligatory for every applicant except for English native speakers.
  • Local admission restriction

The complete information on the admission process, required knowledge of English, and the criteria for the assessment of professional suitability can be found in the admission regulations.

Language requirements

Very good knowledge of English, non-nativespeakers need a language certificate.

Closing Date

Deadline: February 15th for the beginning of the course in the winter semester of the same year.

The target group of MIP consists of civil engineers, architects and town planners who wish to gain insight into infrastructure planning in a broad, integrated context and who want to prepare themselves for working in international and complex planning projects.

Career goals might be: infrastructure planner working in the private sector as a consultant, civil servant dealing with various aspects of infrastructure planning or with regional and/or national infrastructure development. Graduates will be capable of directing and co-ordinating the work of international and interdisciplinary teams of specialists from a wide variety of infrastructure-related fields.

The quality of this degree program has been certified.


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Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Markus Friedrich

Head of Chair for Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering