Cities around the world are increasingly suffering from noise pollution, congestion, gridlock and harmful air pollution. Many urban agglomerations are also facing the challenges of poverty, uncontrolled growth, mountains of rubbish, power cuts or a lack of or inadequate drinking water. Missing sewage systems and sanitation facilities, but also shortcomings in public and domestic safety are affecting the life of millions of people. The increasing impact of climate change with floods, water shortages and cyclones is challenging more and more cities.

The Smart City approach is based on the realisation that subject-specific competencies in the areas of transport, energy, urban development, administration, construction law etc. have until now been rather poorly connected. The complex requirements of the livable, future-oriented city can only be met if there is a much closer and interdisciplinary interaction between these fields in future. All this requires a new kind of personnel resources with qualifications that combine technical, management, and business administration expertise in a new way. The goal of the master's degree course Smart City Solutions is to train the specialists of the individual departments as generalists who have a broad view of the diverse tasks and challenges of a modern city. To this end, graduates work in an interdisciplinary way and have knowledge and ability in all important areas in order to assure coordination and cross-functional functions.

Application deadline

15. April for Non-EU applicants
15. July for EU applicants

Study time

3 Semesters full-time/ 5 Semesters part-time

Study title

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

The future of humanity lies in cities.

Kofi Annan

Study programme

Application & Deadlines

Career Perspectives



Team & Contact

Programme Director / Smart Architecture Prof. Roland Dieterle Phone +49 (0)711 8926 2640 Fax +49 (0)711 8926 2594 Building 8, room 3.26, Breitscheidstraße 5

Guest Lecturer for Smart Urbanism & Digital Strategies Nadine Kuhla von Bergmann Phone +49 (0)711 8926 2640 Fax +49 (0)711 8926 2594 Building 8, room 3.26, Breitscheidstraße 5

Postal address

Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences Master Smart City Solutions Faculty of Architecture and Design Schellingstraße 24 70174 Stuttgart Germany