Teaching and Learning

Active approach and professor’s flexibility towards the student or a group of students achieved higher outcomes in terms of student’s success. Depending on the level of studies and specific subjects, the focus of lecturers is to engage students from the first stage of courses in more interactive way of learning. Courses that are focused in semestral assignments which includes conceptual and designing development engage students in practical skill gaining complemented with periodic presentations which are part of periodic assessment. This approach does not impose a conventional testing by distributing the assessment during the whole semester.

Considering that students come from different previous school programs and regions, it is evident that in specific courses there are groups of students that might need additional meetings and consulting which is provided by professors and assistants in regular bases. The tendency of the department of the Program is also to obtain sufficient results in learning process by engaging student’s in research projects outcomes of which are published in local or international conferences.


Student’s knowledge is being assessed continually during the coursework and at the end of each course, as stipulated Student Rulebook. During an exam the overall knowledge acquired in the course of the teaching process and represented by a single course of more related courses is tested. Exams are obligatory for all the mandatory and elective courses, by definition exams are public except for the practical parts. Only persons who can prove their legal interest are eligible to have an insight into the exam records. Written exams are determined by the Subject Leader and the course committee. Practical part of the exam may be taken separately from the theoretical part. The exam content is determined by the course syllabus, whereas the mode of examination, assessment and duration of certain parts of the exam shall be regulated by Program Council. Organisation of the exam terms, their number and schedule, as well as students’ rights and responsibilities concerning the registration and taking the exams are regulated by the Program Regulation on Undergraduate and Graduate studies.


At the beginning of each course, each professor communicates all the details of the course as stipulated in the subject’s syllabus. One the main information is the process of student’s assessments during the semester. The student’s assessment varies based on the focus and specificity of different subjects. Exams are mandatory for all the mandatory and elective courses which might be in written or visual presentations or oral communication. Besides the regular exam, students are assessed based on their activity during the courses which include assignments during the semester. Respective courses conduct colloquiums during the semester as a periodic assessment of student’s achievements during the process of learning or to subserve the final assessment. Colloquiums are taken in writing or visual presentations aiming the professional skills assessment and communication skills about designs and projects developed.

Examination in the respective subjects is offered to students after meeting all pre-examination obligations for the given subject. Examinations consist of theoretical testing in written and also designing approach by assessing student’s theoretical and designing knowledge and skills. The Program makes available to the students the content, scope and level of knowledge and skills that will be tested on the examinations, including the list of the recommended textbooks, manuals and additional literature. Questions for final test are formulated based on the content of the recommended textbooks and delivered courses. Bank of questions is compiled by teachers delivering lectures in the given field.


The final grade represents a numerical or descriptive expression specifying the level to which the student has mastered the knowledge and skills set by the program proposed for the given subject and sum of all credit points achieved during lectures at examination. Subjects that are graded numerically are based on: regular attendance of classes, results achieved at colloquiums, practical examination, final testing of theoretical knowledge.


The curriculum is suitable for Master candidates in a wide variety of fields eligible under Kosovo Higher Education Law; experienced professionals seeking to improve their skills and understanding of planning and sustainable development and professionals from many other fields seeking a career change. The program focuses on attracting candidates and professionals from the following fields and industries: Architecture, Urban and Spatial Planning, Sustainable Development, Agriculture and Rural Development, Transport and Logistics, Local Governance, Law, Economy, Sociology, Regional Development, Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, Applied Sciences, Tourism, Heritage and Real Estate.

Curriculum adaptability understands the needs of the market, so the courses are tailored to achieve the programme’s objective.