Design for Urban Mobility


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The course module adds to integrated design knowledge obtained in 1st semester of the Master’s program in Urban Design engineering. Therefore, the student is recommended to have knowledge, skills and competencies within the urban design and engineering field corresponding to the completion of the MSc01 level at the Urban Design Engineering education.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective is to strengthen the students’ ability to (critical-creative) develop urban design for mobilities in the contemporary network city. The module includes integration of architectural, functional, technical and societal factors in relation to the design for urban mobility at specific design sites. Insight into mobility systems, human embodied practices and experiences, safe and efficient traffic, digital analytical tools, and urban life and urban space are interdisciplinary components in the integrated urban design proposal that shall be developed in the module.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the combined architectural, functional, technical and societal factors influencing the urban design of contemporary mobility sites.
  • Must be able to understand and based on research reflect on an integrated, advanced approach to urban design of contemporary mobility sites, and thereby be able to identify and discuss key potentials, problems and proposals.
  • Must be able to understand problem analysis and problem formulation based on experiments, research-based knowledge, and empirical data.


  • Must possess proficiency in the mastery of a wide range of analysis and design methods, digital and analogue urban design tools and urban, architectural and mobilities theories related to developing and presenting an urban design proposal of a mobility site.
  • Must possess proficiency in assessing, selecting, adapting and applying methods, tools and theories in relation to an urban design proposal.
  • Must be able to communicate methods, tools and theories, and urban design proposals in written, visual, spatial and verbal form to present and discuss them with peers and nonprofessionals.
  • Must be able to engage in a learning environment and master complex and multiple learning styles individually and in groups.


  • Must demonstrate proficient competencies to develop and present an integrated urban design proposal of a specific mobility site.
  • Must independently, and in collaboration with others, demonstrate responsibility in conducting an integrated urban design process and proposal.
  • Must, independently, demonstrate responsibility for learning, including planning, conducting, completing, communicating and discussing an urban design proposal of a mobility site.

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed in § 17; Structure and contents of the programme.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam


Name of examDesign for Urban Mobility
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleDesign for urban mobilitet
Module codeAODUM2P201
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture and Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design