Studies in Spatial Management have been present at AMU in Poznań since 1990. Since 2011, as a response to the existing market needs, the offer has been extended to include engineering studies. After the completion of Bachelor's degree (3 years, 6 semesters) or engineering studies (3.5 years, 7 semesters) it is possible to continue education in complementary Master’s degree studies (2 years and 1.5 years respectively).
This is an interdisciplinary major, drawing on the achievements of many disciplines, such as geography, economics, urban planning, spatial planning and management. Teaching activities include lectures and seminars on topics such as urban planning and architecture, law, economics and real estate management, urban regeneration, regional development and regional policy or the functioning of local government.
As part of their schedule, Spatial Management students have field classes in cities and communes at home and abroad. They may also pursue additional professional training or internship in public administration units and institutions, design and urban planning studios as well as research units, such as the Marshal’s Office of Wielkopolskie Voivodeship, Poznań Town Hall, Wielkopolska Spatial Planning Office, Metropolitan Research Center and practical internship on strategic and spatial planning at local, regional and European levels.
A graduate of the 1st degree major in Spatial Management may engage in professional activity at home and abroad in project teams in spatial planning and city planning. Under Polish law, graduates of Spatial Management are allowed to practice the profession of urban planner). Moreover, they can participate in strategic and environmental projects related to socio-economic development and local management. Graduates have an interdisciplinary knowledge of geography, economics, sociology, and architecture. They may seek employment in government and local government administration units, e.g., in commune offices, marshal’s offices, voivodeship offices; in firms drawing up planning projects, e.g., studies of determinants and trends in the spatial development of a commune, local spatial development plans; in firms dealing with strategic planning, e.g., local development strategies.
Graduates of the 1st degree major in Spatial Management are ready to build up their knowledge independently, to improve their skills and social competencies, which is crucial in a rapidly changing labour market. They can deal with professional activity or continue education in the 2nd-degree majors or postgraduate studies. Moreover, they may actively participate in social and political life, e.g., engage in the works of architectural and city planning communal committees, regeneration committees, or associations managing spatial order and sustainable development.
In addition, graduates of engineering studies have elementary knowledge of construction technology, technical infrastructure and the use of IT in engineering activity.