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Online Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management

Courses & Degree Requirements

To earn the UW Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management degree, you must successfully complete 15 courses, for a total of 45 credits.

All courses are required, with one exception: You take only five of the six systems courses offered in year two.

Course Sequence

Year One

Autumn Quarter
IPM 502: Introduction to Infrastructure Systems
IPM 508: Risk Assessment & Business Continuity

Winter Quarter
IPM 500: Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis
IPM 504: Applied Geospatial Analysis

Spring Quarter
IPM 505: Climate Change & Infrastructure
IPM 516: Community Resilience

Summer Quarter
IPM 501: Comprehensive Emergency Management
IPM 503: Infrastructure Finance

Year Two

Students choose five out of the six infrastructure systems courses offered.

Autumn Quarter
IPM 506: Energy Systems
IPM 510: Water Systems

Winter Quarter
IPM 514: Transportation Systems
IPM 513: Capstone A: Research Design

Spring Quarter
IPM 512: Public Health Systems
IPM 515: Capstone B: Implementation

Summer Quarter
IPM 509: Communications & Cyber Infrastructure Systems
IPM 511: Food Systems

NEW: UW Summer Sessions: IPM 598: Resettlement Infrastructure 

Over 89.4 million people around the world were displaced from their homes at end of 2020, according to the International Organization for Migration.

Today, millions of people are migrating within and outside their homelands. Humanitarian action is needed at a greater scale to support people in transition.

This course explores displacement, migration and resettlement infrastructure from an urban planning perspective. You'll learn about resettlement options including critical and social infrastructure within and across countries. We'll explore the types of temporary settlements created in response to displacement drivers such as climate change, natural disasters, pandemics and violent conflicts.

You don't have to be a UW student to take this course. If you're not a UW student, call (206) 543 -2310 to speak with a UW Professional & Continuing Education enrollment coach to register.

  • Instructor: Lan Nguyen
  • Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays
  • Times: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Dates: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 to Thursday, August 18, 2022
  • Location: Online

Floodplain Management Course Series

We offer a Floodplain Management Course Series for students interested in specializing in this area of study. This blended classroom and online program features specific courses that focus on coastal and riverine floodplain management. 

Capstone Project

Students gain practical experience through a capstone project. The capstone is the culmination of your graduate degree, allowing you to synthesize what you’ve learned in the program, conduct research and apply it to a real-world problem. At the same time, you’ll build a network in a particular area of the infrastructure field.