The international Master’s Degree Programme in Creative Sustainability (CS) was commenced in autumn 2010 at Aalto University. It is a joint master’s degree programme at School of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of Business and School of Engineering. Creative Sustainability programme provides a multidisciplinary learning platform in the fields of architecture, built environment, business, design, real estate and water management, dealing with the significant sustainability challenges, such as climate change, resource scarcity, global poverty, social and economic inequality, and adaptation to rapid global socio-economic changes. CS students will graduate with degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Science in Technology or Master of Science in Economics according to the School/Department they are accepted through. CS programme is also offered as minor subject studies for all master level students of Aalto University.
Creative Sustainability brings together students from different fields to study in multidisciplinary teams that increases understanding of different disciplines and enables adapting a holistic approach. This activates students to create new sustainable solutions for human, service, industrial and business environments. CS Programme provides students with the opportunity to collaborate with research projects, companies, organisations and students from other disciplines. The pedagogical approach is based on integrating teaching and research, problem-based learning, blended learning and strong connection to practical outcomes.