Double Master degree in Urban Planning

Thanks to the mobility agreement signed for the first time in 2011 between Politecnico di Milano and Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Politecnico’s students enrolled in the Master Programme in Urban Planning and Policy Design can participate in a double degree programme during which they spend a year of study in Shanghai and obtain a Master in Urban Planning from the Chinese university.

The double degree programme runs for two years and a half, during which students gain 60 credits in the partner institution attending courses, carrying out an internship and developing their thesis project. The program is at the same time a valuable opportunity to immerse oneself in the Chinese culture and foresees Chinese language classes.

The mobility scheme

1st and 2nd semester → Students attend courses at Politecnico for 60 credits

3rd and 4th semester → Students gain 60 credits at Tongji CAUP as follows: 8 mandatory courses (40 ECTS); optional courses (10 ECTS); code of academic integrity course (2 ECTS); thesis preparation and discussion (8 ECTS)

5th semester → Students complete exams for 30 credits at Politecnico, prepare and discuss their thesis


In order to participate in the double degree programmes students need to:

  1. Hold a first level degree in Architecture
  2. Have gained 60 credits during the 1st year of Master Programme at Politecnico

How to Participate

Fill out the application form in the Online Services, according to the call for international mobility published in November.


For additional information you can contact the double degree desk for engineering and architecture.