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Smart City Management, MA*

* Accreditation in preparation

Life is becoming greener, more efficient and based on a bigger network of resources. Whether it's 5G-based driverless public transport, traffic and human flow management in metropolitan areas, modern neighbourhood design or the simplification of municipal services with the help of digital platforms, our living and working spaces are at the beginning of a far-reaching change.

In addition, many municipalities, associations, NPO/NGO and public-private partnerships are looking for pioneers to lead the holistic development of smart cities and regions all over the world. There is a particularly high demand for the development of market-oriented solutions in future technologies - specifically those that improve the living conditions of the inhabitants - in consultancies as well as in corporate and medium-sized companies.

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Key Facts

Starting semesters
Starting semesters

· Winter semester: September

· 2, 3 or 4 Semesters

Language of instruction
Language of instruction

English (Berlin and Hamburg)

German (Iserlohn)


Master of Arts (M.A.)*
*Accreditation in preparation due to new master reform, i.e. offering all Master at UE as a 1 year, 1.5 years or 2 years option.

Tuition fee
Tuition fee

EU applicants: € 748 monthly

Non-EU applicants: € 13,188 yearly

You can find detailed information about fees and finances here.


Standard: 120 ECTS

Fast-Track: 60 or 90 ECTS

*Important note: There is no guarantee that classroom teaching will be possible throughout the semester due to COVID-19. Read more

Close cooperation with our practical partners from urban development and private industry, optimal career opportunities through international projects, excursions and individual support through small course groups.

Download curricula

Get more information on the Smart City modules by downloading the brochure via the link below.

Smart City Management (2 Semesters) Smart City Management (3 Semesters) Smart City Management (4 Semesters)

Benefit from the UE Master's Reform

More flexible, more interdisciplinary, and more practice-oriented - the new Master's programmes make the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) even more attractive! Students of selected MA programmes at UE have the choice of a Master's degree in 60, 90, or 120 ECTS which gives them full flexibility. Students can apply for one of the three options depending on the education they've already achieved and how many ECTS they've already accumulated in their previous Bachelor's (or Master's) courses. Practical experience will also be taken under consideration. 


Learn more about the UE Master's Reform.

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What we offer you

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At the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE), students study in small seminar groups enabling them to access individual support and personal contact with the teachers. Our faculty members are also renowned experts in their fields with networks you can use during your studies.

UE’s large selection of interdisciplinary subjects enables you to help shape and expand the content of your studies. As a practice-oriented university, you can expand these competences in the three collaborative project phases in which you will work in small groups on larger projects. Through the "Interdisciplinary Experience" phases, you will also gain insight into the processes of companies, authorities and associations.

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is state-recognised and has received several awards; the university is also a world leader with an international orientation. Your international skills will also be promoted throughout the Smart City Management Master's programme as part of the planned "International Collaborative Project". In addition, UE has been ranked as one of the top 10 universities for business studies in Germany*.

Flexible study

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We want your studies to fit perfectly around your life. Therefore, master’s lectures only take place on afternoons between Wednesday and Friday or on Saturday evening. This makes it easier for you to combine your studies with a part-time job.

However, students should endeavour to also study outside of their allotted lecture times. 

Why this course

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The Smart City Management course prepares you for a wide range of urban development roles including:

  • Design manager
  • Team leader in the urban planning department
  • City marketing manager
  • Smart City strategy consultant
  • Manager in business and urban solutions
  • Project manager in IT, energy and logistics companies or generally in the industrial sector

You will learn about the following topics during your studies:

  • Smart homes and energy
  • Smart mobility
  • Communication design
  • e-government
  • Smart environment
  • Leadership

Partner companies

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In line with our hands-on study concept, the UE is closely partnering with companies and institutions from various industries. Our students benefit from gaining practical experience during their studies via networking evenings, case studies, panel discussions, lectures and internships. After successfully studying at the UE, our students often find a job through these collaborations. You can find a selection of our partners here.

Course contents

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Our Smart City Management Master's programme enables you to discover digital solutions that have the potential to improve urban life and address global challenges.

You will work with urban and regional development industries to develop new and transformative artificial intelligence technologies. You will also create smart, secure and sustainable future concepts for tomorrow's living and working environments.

In addition, students will learn to coordinate and control the complex fields of sustainability, industry 4.0, energy, design thinking, transport and mobility, infrastructure, telecommunications, big data, cyber security and e-government.

Develop practical skills

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Through the integrated "Interdisciplinary Experience" phases, you will apply the theoretical knowledge you have developed and put it into practice. Excursions and guest lectures are also included in the programme as well as the opportunity to work on larger, connected projects of regional urban development or e-government during your studies.

The planned "International Collaborative Project" will connect you with master’s students worldwide via online formats. This will allow you to jointly develop practice-relevant solutions to the topics of Smart City Management in an international context. In doing so, students will understand the differences and similarities across different international settings. 

Tuition fees and financing

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As a private university, the quality standard of the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is not supported by the state, but by tuition fees. We invest in our students through progressive teaching, state-of-the-art equipment, experienced teaching staff and a constantly growing network. Therefore, our fee amounts differ from those at a public university. The results speak for themselves; our graduates assert themselves in business  humanely, practically and internationally.

There are no additional costs such as matriculation fees, examination fees, master's thesis fees, etc., as long as the studies are completed within the standard period of study.

We will be happy to inform you about study financing and funding opportunities. Should you have any further questions, our study counselling service is at your disposal. You can find more information on student finance for master's programmes in Germany here or on our website on tuition fees and financing.

Application process

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You can apply to study at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) up to a year in advance. Please use our online application form to apply and upload your documents.


The Smart City Management programme at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) involves both an analytical approach and a results-driven perspective. Students will participate in several laboratories where they are required to be entrepreneurial and design-oriented. Students will learn to plan, control and manage customer-oriented solutions.

The objective of the programme is for our students is to discover digital solutions that have the potential to improve urban life and overcome global challenges. Students will be able to actively engage in new and transformative technologies such as AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things). This will be done in the context of urban and regional development as well as private sector industries working with areas including: consulting, energy supply, transport and logistics, finance, software and IT, real estate management and communications and product design.

The Smart City Management programme at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) involves both ancience, geography or other humanities and engineering.

Collaboration Partners

Gain access to internships and real-life business projects with a range of leading companies to boost your career.

DHL Kooperationspartner
Kooperation mit dem STERN Magazin am UE Campus Hamburg
Art und Deign Kooperationspartner Canon for den UE Campus Hamburg
UE Kooperationspartner Daimler am Campus Hamburg
UE Kooperationspartner Axel Springer  aus Hamburg
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Gain access to internships and real-life business projects with a range of leading companies to boost your career.


The lecturers in our Business department have years of experience in a range of business areas such as business psychology, finance and controlling, business administration, corporate governance and marketing.

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