Learning outcomes

The Master as an expert

1. The Master has advanced knowledge of and insight in the city as a micro- and macro
ecosystem and of urban sustainability challenges related to ecological, (micro)biological,
chemical, physical, physiological and processes. The Master monitors actual environmental
developments of the urban system and related processes and of their evolutions on medium
and long term, such as the effects of climate change on the urban environment.

2. The Master has basic knowledge and understanding of urban planning, urban economics,
urban sociology and the relevant legal framework.

3. The Master has advanced and application-oriented insight in technology for sustainable
production, process, management and use of ecological, (micro)biological, chemical,
physical and physiological components in an urban environment.

4. The Master can independently integrate, deepen and critically reflect upon
multidisciplinary knowledge, insight and skills concerning sustainable urban bioscience
engineering, to develop innovative and creative concepts and possible applications.

The Master as an engineer

5. The Master can independently, accurately and result-orientated conceive, plan and
execute an engineering project at the level of a starting investigating professional. The
Master formulates goals, keeps focus on specific objectives and development routes and
reports effectively.

6. The Master controls system complexity with regard to sustainable urban bioscience
engineering using quantitative methods. The Master has advanced and application-oriented
insight in leading theories and methods for schematically representing and modelling of
processes and systems, to develop and/or implement innovative and sustainable concepts in
an urban environment.

7. The Master formulates and analyses complex problems within the urban context, and
reduces them to manageable sub-problems, designs concepts and effective
(eco)technological solutions for the specific cases with attention to sustainability and the
broader conceptual implications.

8. In interaction with stakeholders, the Master designs groundbreaking, high-quality,
innovative and application-oriented systems, products, services, and processes. The Master
assesses the risks and feasibility of the proposed solutions, weighs specifications and
technical, economical, legal, and societal boundary conditions, with attention to the business

The Master as a researcher

9. Through sufficient knowledge and with attention to the conceptual framework, the Master
can conduct and critically interpret a literature search and critically evaluate the research
results. The Master can extract new research questions from design problems and useful
information from incomplete, conflicting, or redundant data.

10. The Master can select, adapt or eventually develop advanced research, design and
solution methods, and adequately apply these and scientifically process the obtained results.
The Master can scientifically motivate the choices made based on the foundations of the

The Master as a communicator

11. The Master can communicate and present both written and verbally about the own
discipline to colleagues and third parties (such as citizens).

12. Through integral thinking the Master can formulate policy proposals for a sustainable
urban environment.

The Master as a member of a multidisciplinary team

13. The Master takes their role and responsibility in a multidisciplinary team and can
integrate different disciplines through their position. The Master can develop leadership.

The Master as a citizen

14. The Master acts professionally, ethically, and socially responsible with attention to
technological, (business)economic and social sustainable arguments, both in a local as in a
global and intercultural context.