BSc Minor Regional Development and Planning (WURDP) / BSc

Profile

Spatial and regional planning is a topical issue. Many policy decisions contain a spatial or regional aspect. This is true for the decision making processes both in developed countries and in developing countries alike. In regional planning the collection of reliable spatial data is an important issue.
Therefore this BSc minor starts with the course Introduction Geo-information Science (Period 4), which aims at understanding and applying the basic concepts of geographical information science. This subject is followed by a general introduction to regional and spatial economics ( AEP-22806, Period 5, morning). The necessary geo-information tools (GRS-20806) are also taught in Period 5 (afternoon).
The BSc minor is concluded in by a course in strategic planning (LUP-20306, Period 6).

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this minor students are expected to be able to:
- explain the spatial and regional aspects of economics;
- understand and apply the basic concepts of geographical information science;
- demonstrate a detailed theoretical and methodological understanding of the development of projective and prospective regional scenario's and related plans with a long-term horizon;
- understand and apply the ArcGIS software package.

Language of Instruction

Dutch and English

BSc Minor Coordinator

Prof. dr W.J.M. Heijman
Phone: 0317-(4)83450
Email: wim.heijman@wur.nl

Target Group

This minor assumes knowledge of economics at introductory level. Therefore, this minor is interesting for students in the following BSc programmes: BBC, BEB, BIN, BTO, BBN, BGM, BMW, BCW and BVG.