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.

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 598: 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 512: Public Health Systems

Winter Quarter
IPM 510: Water Systems
IPM 514: Transportation Systems

Spring Quarter
IPM 509: Communications & Cyber Infrastructure Systems
IPM 513: Capstone A: Research Design

Summer Quarter
IPM 511: Food Systems
IPM 515: Capstone B: Implementation

*Course subject to University approval

Capstone Project

During the last two quarters of the program, students gain practical experience through a capstone project. The capstone allows 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.