The mission of the program is to provide the community with qualified architects who can deal with the complex issues of the urban environment and cities.
The objectives of the Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Studies are to:
- Enable graduates to evaluate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of real-world design proposals for buildings and urban environments.
- Provide students with advanced skills and knowledge to manage and supervise the development and implementation of design and intervention proposals related to the urban environment.
- Provide in-depth knowledge of the main subject areas of the urban environment regarding the relationships between built form, space, culture, developmental processes and sustainability in its wide-ranging facets.
- Offer the ability to carry out independent study and research.
Graduates of the MSc. Program can work as designers and construction managers, decision makers for city planning, community agencies or governmental authorities. Graduates can also pursue their studies to gain PhD degree and join academic institutions.
To be qualified for graduation, the student must:
- Complete the core and elective courses with at least a CGPA of 3.03.0.
- Pass the thesis examination with a minimum of 80 percent (B grade).
- Obtain an overall CGPA (thesis and courses) of at least 3.0 out of 4.0.
This school offers programs in:
- A Bachelor's degree in Architecture/ or Urban Planning or Civil Engineering, with minimum CGPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale or equivalent.
- Evidence of proficiency in English: TOEFL score of at least 550 or equivalent.
- Two confidential recommendation letters.