Master's Program in Urban Development in Europe

Compare Masters Programs in Urban Development in Europe 2016/2017

Urban Development

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

A Master’s degree in Urban Development will teach students the socio-cultural, economical, political and ecological factors related to the study of examination and analysis of urban areas. Graduates will be knowledgeable in the tools and techniques related to the design and development of contemporary cities and regions.

Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the western most point of Eurasia, Europe is usually divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.

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Master in Architecture-Restoration

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Reggio Calabria

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Architecture-Restoration deepens teaching elements of the 1st Cycle Degree course in Architectural Science, giving to the graduates a high level of technical knowledge and thorough historical-critical basis, essential to deal with crucial professional themes related to historical heritage on different levels: from a single building to... [+]

Masters in Urban Development in Europe 2016/2017. The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Architecture-Restoration deepens teaching elements of the 1st Cycle Degree course in Architectural Science, giving to the graduates a high level of technical knowledge and thorough historical-critical basis, essential to deal with crucial professional themes related to historical heritage on different levels: from a single building to old town centers urban environment, to cultural landscape. The educational path is characterized by inter-disciplinary Laboratories which, through a practical approach, are suitable for dealing with various issues related to the project, easing students learning. The project, considered as cognitive experience, analysis and critical evaluation of the existing, exploits appropriate tools useful to protect, conserve, value, manage and promote cultural heritage. It can be observed, in contemporary society, an attention toward the latter as architectural and landscape assets convey the distinctiveness of the architecture-culture-territory connection. This is the reason why society needs technical and cultural professionals able to appropriately meet demands of territories which are in great challenge with the architectural and landscape heritage complexity related to the importance of recognizing, preserving over time and valuing the historical heritage that identifies the peculiarity of each country. First year History of City and Territory Environmental Technical Physics Elective Laboratory of Solids and Structural Mechanics and Structural Engineering Mechanics of Solids and Structures Structural Engineering Laboratory of Strengthening of Historical Buildings Stengthening of Historical Buildings Laboratory for Sustainable Urban Regeneration City and Landscape Urban Design Economic Appraisal of the Design Second year Internship and further linguistic competences Final Project Laboratory of Design of Innovation in the Existing Architectural Design Environmental Design Economy of Environment and Territory Laboratory of Restoration Architectural Restoration Philosophy of Preservation in different cultural areas of the world Nondestructive Survey Architectural Survey for Restoration Materials Science Defense of Wood from Pests [-]

Master's Degree In Integrated Architecture (tri)

Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM)
Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Spain Villaviciosa de Odón (Madrid)

The Master in Integrated Projects Architecture enables architects to work globally in a professional environment characterized by increasing technical and organizational complexity, on a global stage. [+]

The Master in Integrated Architecture Projects enables architects to work globally in a professional environment characterized by increasing technical and organizational complexity, on a global stage. In this degree students learn to work as is done in the leading architectural firms in the world, This is organized into "offices interdisciplinary projects," a model of collaborative work pioneer in Spain with proven success, which has enabled students School of Architecture, Engineering and Design at the Universidad Europea de Madrid win prizes for their projects in international competitions. In the workshops the students come into contact with the most innovative hardware and software for the development of the project, both to design and to manufacture and prototyping. They are held in the FAB LAB European University of Madrid, one of the few centers of its kind existing in Spain. There are trained in interactive and evolutionary simulations made with parametric design and BIM possibilities, the benefits of prototyping which enable laser cutters, 3D printers, milling machines and the use of robots, can become familiar with the handling of all these elements . These workshops are taught in English to strengthen the international profile of students. In addition, an international stay at the Architectural Association in London, one of the schools of architecture's world-class to attend an intensive workshop on digital manufacturing is done. And at the end of the Master, a new international stay is required, this time of three months, at the Institute of Architectural Design at the University of Tongji in Shanghai to experience firsthand the urban development of China, a place it has become a huge laboratory, where they are by testing the possibilities of the most important architectural trends. Student profile Access roads to the title and income profile recommended. To access the master will need to be in possession of a Spanish or another issued by an institution of higher education in the European Higher Education Area that entitle the issuing country for access to Master studies university degree. They may also access graduates from outside the EHEA educational systems without approval of their titles, after verification by the University that those certify a level of education equivalent to the corresponding Spanish university degrees and that in the issuing country for access to postgraduate studies. The income profile recommended is to graduate in architecture and involved in architectural and experienced in the field of architecture design engineering. s team members profiles. Both profiles increasingly require an integrated view of the design process and understand the mission and vision of the other profiles that are not their specialty to work more efficiently. Graduate profile Most graduates of the Master in Integrated Projects Architecture is a professional expert in management and coordination of integrated projects of architecture in which are active and comprehensive way, as justified below, different disciplines and profiles: sociology, technology, sustainability, communication and project design integrating all the above. They will be able to integrate into the global world in enterprises and institutions dedicated to Architecture, Engineering, and Communication Architecture professionals. Furthermore, this master incorporates the training of graduates in research techniques applicable to an emerging sector which still has many aspects unbound. That is why the master has a double track-oriented professional practice or research as alternative routes. The title qualifies for the following professional areas: Coordinator-responsible for integrated projects of Architecture and professional member of multidisciplinary team of Architectural, to be coordinated with other team members profiles. Both profiles increasingly require an integrated view of the design process and understand the mission and vision of the other profiles that are not their specialty to work more efficiently. [-]

Master's Degree In Engineering Smart Cities

Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM)
Campus Part time 9 months September 2016 Spain Alcobendas

The Master in Ingieniería in Smart Cities is designed to equip students with the most advanced technological training specialized in the design, development and management of applications that provide intelligent, digital and sustainable for the life of cities and their inhabitants solutions. [+]

Masters in Urban Development in Europe 2016/2017. The Master in Ingieniería in Smart Cities It is designed to equip students with the most advanced technological training specialized in the design, development and management of applications that provide intelligent, digital and sustainable for the life of cities and their inhabitants solutions. This degree provides the basis for students to understand the process by which a smart city becomes a digital platform to maximize economy, society, the environment and welfare of the cities, while facilitating the shift to more sustainable behavior. The program focuses on familiarizing students in the technological content of art that can help improve the management of a city with the application of digital technology in fields such as: Energy management, water or gas. Environmental sustainability. Urban infrastructure, public buildings and homes. The communications management, public transport and mobility. Sanitation and safety. Management and development of education and culture. E-commerce activities with digital tourism and leisure. The government and citizens. In addition, students also learn how to manage a Smart city, acquiring the necessary knowledge of regulation, technology development, innovation in municipal processes and access to support programs and public funding. ADMISSION PROCESS The admission process for programs in the Graduate School of the European University can be carried out throughout the year, although enrollment in any of its graduate programs is contingent on the existence of vacancies. For personal advice, you can contact any of our two campuses (Alcobendas or Villaviciosa), or you can contact us through our phone 902 23 23 50 or at the following email postgrado@uem.es where you receive advice from Graduate Admissions team. Once the candidate has been advised and has provided the required documentation, equipment Graduate Admissions be convened to carry out the tests corresponding entry to the program of interest and a personal interview with the director of the master or a member of Admissions committee. The admissions process is no cost for the candidate or obligation to formalize the reservation. The European University reserves the right not to provide any graduate degree or delay its start if the minimum number of students required for the program, or change schedules and / or the cloister if necessary organizational needs is not reached. It also reserves the right to make changes in the location and campus where it is distributed. For more information, consult the Graduate Regulations. [-]

Master in Interior Architecture for Business Habitat

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Campus Full time 9 months November 2016 Italy Turin

Design is experiencing a time of strong momentum and growth. The rapid evolution of production methods and ways of living require more and more adaptability and innovation. Anticipating and stimulating change have become main factors effecting competitiveness, being an engine for change and effecting contemporary economies. [+]

Design is experiencing a time of strong momentum and growth. The rapid evolution of production methods and ways of living require more and more adaptability and innovation. Anticipating and stimulating change have become main factors effecting competitiveness, being an engine for change and effecting contemporary economies. Traditional disciplinary boundaries have been overwhelmed by the need for greater interaction, ability to work in groups and the transfer of technology. Designers are now required to know new design skills and ways of information sharing, as well as have improved ability to listen to the needs of clients. On the other hand, it provides designers with new opportunities to draw on the wealth of traditional knowledge but yet without formal conditions or style obligations. Even when applied to interior architecture, the designer must be able to make use of new skills to delineate separated professions, those typical of the architecture. The way of selling ‘sales’ has changed mainly because of the dissemination of “online shopping” and effect of mass distribution. New forms of shared consumption have been established and commercial spaces now take on new forms and functions. As in many other fields, they are not uniform linear transformations but are rather coexisting contradictory phenomena in very distinct situations. Local businesses have survived mass distribution because ‘zero kilometer’ goods are displayed side by side with goods coming from other continents. Even the shop under your house is not immune to the online buying phenomenon. Each industry sector has developed a mix of technologies and processes that the designer must be able to know how to use and to which the project has to adapt to. The very concept of ownership and selling is being questioned in favor of other forms of access to goods and services. The ‘experience’ of a product remains fundamental, even when a sale is not ‘on the spot’, it has become even more important to transmit the intangible values, narrative and symbology associated with the goods. Creativity, when also applied to a complex issue like commercial spaces can sometimes be rendered in a software program to track a shipment as in an interface to manage to an online business application or an interactive information system, but in any case it must aim to take advantage of new knowledge/systems to improve the effectiveness of the process. MASTER OBJECTIVES There are 3 main objectives. To transmit elements characterizing the Italian "style" in interior design by analysing the works of the main twentieth century architects. To analyse framework elements also technological and cultural innovations that are profoundly changing the relationship between commodity and consumer. In this section beyond the evolution of consumption strategies,students will have in depth study of the relationship between a city as a whole and its commercial functions from urban,sociological and anthropological points of view. In this context, some lessons will be dedicated to the basic understanding of e-commerce given the network a natural extension of the commercial space even though not expressly covered in the domain of interior designers. Finally, we will seek to enrich the technical background of the designer is with reference to technical design and the professional practice both technological knowledge and new materials as the need to focus countless processes in a very short time, is a unique characteristic of commercial installations for where you need to be very familiar with the tools of planning processes and resources and how to share them with the working group. Starting from the needs analysis to the implementation of what was planned, each phase of the work must be systematized and better structured in order to facilitate teamwork and the rationality of the design and manufacturing process; from the comparison with the customer, to the procurement to the management of the times and ways of construction. MASTER COORDINATOR Federico De Giuli Born in 1966, Federico De Giuli is Architect and deals with architectural design and project management of recovery. He is partner and director of the company DORAPAL Spa that deals in the business of real estate development and restoration. For years he has been publishing the magazine Cluster on the issues of the city of design and innovation. He is the coordinator of the Scientific Committee of IAAD and advisor of the Danish Index. REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION PROCEDURES // Preliminary Module Preliminary Module can be accessed by graduates and postgraduates in Architecture and professionals seeking a specialization in interior design. Admission depends on the evaluation of the candidacy, which will have to be presented through a cover letter, curriculum vitae and portfolio. IAAD reserves the right to ask the candidate, when deemed necessary, an additional interview at the head office or via Skype. // Master Module Admission to Master Module from Preliminary depends on the positive result of the exams undertaken during Preliminary. Access to Master is possible only with the authorization of the Coordinator based on the evaluation of academic titles, professional curriculum and portfolio. [-]

Master's Programme in Public Planning for Sustainable Development

Örebro University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Örebro

The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. [+]

Masters in Urban Development in Europe 2016/2017. Would you like to develop skills and tools that enable you to contribute to a more sustainable society? If that is the case, this programme is tailor-made for you! The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. The first semester you take multidisciplinary courses that focus on sustainable development as a political and professional challenge and contribute to theoretical and empirical insights into the complexity of different environmental problems and their connection to social and economic dimensions. You develop an understanding of how environmental problems are framed and how these frames impact on what strategies and solutions are chosen as well as help explain why some problems are not handled at all. You also gain knowledge of what the role as a professional public official and planner can and ought to mean when working for a more sustainable society. Sustainable development is further described and analyzed from a comparative perspective to give insights into why and how conditions, problem patterns and strategies vary around the world. In the courses, we problematize theoretical perspectives on sustainable development and we also apply theories in relation to concrete cases of sustainable planning. Method of instructions and varied and include practical applications and problem-based learning. During the second semester, you choose between three courses that are focused on sustainable development with specialization in either Human Geography, Political Science or Sociology. These three courses start with a joint course module in method and analysis, which develops your insights and skills in methods and analyses of particular relevance to sustainable development. You practice your abilities and skills in operationalizing by working with different sustainability indicators and by working creatively to develop new, alternative indicators. You will also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and abilities in traditional field-studies. In addition, you will acquire knowledge and skills in forward-looking studies, like scenario techniques and prognosis. The second semester ends with thematic studies and an independent project. Specific entry requirements A first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits of which at least 90 credits are for specialised study in one of the main fields of study human geography, sociology, political science, history, gender studies, media and communication studies, or another social science subject. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School. Qualifications (degree awarded) Degree of Master of Arts/Science [60 credits] Career The programme has a clear professional profile, which will enhance the employability as a public official, planner and manager in governments, administrations and other organisations for which sustainable development is a vital goal, nationally and internationally. The programme further lays the ground to make Ph. D. education possible in one of the three main subjects of the programme. Additional information The application period is open between October 16th 2015 - January 15th, 2016. [-]

Master in Urban Rehabilitation

Polytechnic Institute of Tomar
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Portugal Tomar

This master's degree was designed so as to develop skills in the following technical-scientific areas. [+]

Provide a solid scientific, technological and social learning, supported by a programme and courses that includes contact with real situations and laboratories experiences. This cycle of studies is based on the development of a diverse set of skills and competencies that permits excellent career opportunities and pursue postgraduate studies. Objectives This course of study includes: A master's program organised into modules corresponding to 75 ECTS credits; An original project or a professional internship including final report corresponding to 45 ECTS credits. This master's degree was designed so as to develop skills in the following technical-scientific areas: Building (40 compulsory ECTS credits); Structures (10 compulsory ECTS credits); Infrastructures (25 compulsory ECTS credits) Students can choose to undertake a project or internship in one of the technical-scientific areas earning the respective credits. Professional Goals Graduates from the master's degree in Urban Rehabilitation are expected to perform as: Site managers Work supervisors Middle managers in public and private companies Construction designers or consultants Promoters Qualification Requirements The master's degrees are regulated by Portuguese Law and applicable program regulations established by the School of Technology-IPT. Graduation requirements Completion of the programme requires a pass in all its constituent course units including public defence of the final project or internship report in order to accumulate 120 ECTS credits. Recognition of prior learning Allocation of credits to individuals holding a licenciado degree in electronics engineering or similar programs prior to the Bologna process with a duration equivalent to 300 ECTS credits (5 years of study) is formally analysed on a case-to-case basis. [-]

MAAM. Master in Architectonic and Environmental Acoustics (Barcelona)

La Salle Universitat Ramon Llull
Online Part time 10 months September 2016 Spain Barcelona

Increasing the quality of life, the new legislation in the field of acoustics and awareness of citizens against noise increasingly driven by demand for specialized training and professional for study and control. [+]

Masters in Urban Development in Europe 2016/2017. Presentation Increasing the quality of life, the new legislation in the field of acoustics and awareness of citizens against noise increasingly driven by demand for specialized training and professional for study and control. Highly specialized training in acoustics applied to architectural and environmental sector The European Directive, the Noise Act, the regional laws and ordinances, the Basic-HR document protection against noise of the New Technical Code (recently approved), are current examples of significant movement and legislative momentum in the field of acoustics . It's time to control the emission of noise, of controlling the isolation of buildings, of controlling the acoustic quality of spaces and reduce noise pollution to ensure sound quality to citizens. Objectives and Strengths The Masters, Postgraduate Courses in Architectural and Environmental Acoustics focus on two aspects: the architectural acoustics and noise pollution. It is not simply replicate what is already known in specialized literature, but to exploit the extensive experience of its faculty, accessing information and expertise. Key points in January. Improvement and expansion of knowledge through a good understanding of the theoretical foundations involved in the matter; faculty of the University. 2. Professional solutions and explanation of projects; faculty composed of professionals. 3. Ability to design a proposed solution for each situation and perform a full project implementation. 4. Ability to perform any type of sound as professional equipment and as relevant legislation. 5. Computer simulation. Ability to use professional simulation programs all thematic (environmental impact, acoustic simulation spaces, isolation ... etc.). 6. Unparalleled training framework of a university that has acoustic laboratory and certified anechoic and reverberant rooms. Methodology The program is conducted in online format. Students follow the lessons from the beginning of the course through the documentation and videos posted on the campus virtual, to be progressively subministrando to mark the order and pace of the program. Every 10 or 15 days there is a session of questions and exercises It is made ​​in person (for local students) and is videotaped for students who can not attend. Some of these sessions are broadcast in real time so that the students can follow them online. In addition, teachers attend always email questions. Students will take exams online control and monitoring throughout the course and develop a work on each module (sent by mail during the course). At the end of the course, students have the obligation to carry out a stage of three weeks in which they will practice (laboratory measurements, field measurements, simulations, etc.), made ​​the joint exams and present their work in front of a tribunal. In addition to the lectures, there will be guided tours of landmarks, lectures and technical sessions commercial interest tours. [-]

Master in Urban Studies

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of critical urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology and urban ethnography. [+]

Master in Urban Studies The two-year Master’s program in Urban Studies combines rigorous academic research with intensive field-work. The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of critical urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology and urban ethnography. Our students have previous academic background in architecture and/or humanities. Integrating critical interrogation and experimental practice, the program has a triple focus on social uses, spatial programs and urban forms. The form of assignments includes term-long research studios, intensive workshops, lectures, seminars, and field trips. The distinctive mark of the Master in Urban Studies is its reliance on theoretically informed action in the field. We take students’ effort seriously: the program engages ‘real’ actors and create opportunities for public presentation, discussion and publishing of best works. The Master’s program is fully in English and it has a strong international orientation. We cooperate with a network of partner institutions in Europe and we are connected to regional partners in Finland, Baltic countries and Russia. Curriculum includes number of workshops and lecture courses by international scholars and practitioners. Students also participate in hosting the annual international conference Urban and Landscape Days in Tallinn. The education prepares students to engage with urban issues at the intersection between design practice, political practice and theoretical knowledge. The program prepares graduates for further study at the PhD level. ABOUT PROGRAM As events and transformations of the recent decades have forcefully shown, the urban question permeates all major social, economic, and political developments of today. The interdisciplinary Master’s program in Urban Studies critically engages with the wide-ranging manifestation of contemporary urbanity, integrating knowledge from urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology, urban ethnography and geography. Contemporary urban situation is studied as a multifaceted phenomenon, which cannot be understood from a single disciplinary perspective. In preparing students for understanding and intervening in urban space, the dual character of city as a built form and as a social process is emphasised. The program leads students to have an insight in the dynamics of institutions, actors, and conflicts that shape today’s cities. The mission of the English-speaking Master’s program in Urban Studies is to understand and analyse contemporary urban problems and act upon these problems in terms of design, policy, activism, and research. The education prepares students to engage with urban issues at the intersection between design practice, political practice and theoretical knowledge (urban design, urban and spatial planning, state and municipal policy making, public expertise, community advocacy, social activism, academic and practice-based research). The program prepares graduates for further study at the PhD level. The Master’s program is fully in English and it has a strong international orientation. It offers regular guest lectures and lectures courses by international scholars and practitioners. The element of interactivity is important and students often work in small groups. Intensive urban fieldwork is complemented by regular consultations with teachers. History of the program Combining influences from typomorphological approach of Aldo Rossi and conceptual urbanism of Rem Koolhaas’ OMA, the program was established by professor Jan Verwijnen in early 2000s. From the start, the Urban Studies curriculum linked architecture to philosophy, urban history, critical economic theory, cultural studies and knowledge of new planning tools. The driving idea was to re-ground architecture and urbanism, so that projects – defined as “urban interventions” – would grow from contemporary urban phenomena, not from ossified professional practices or historical models. The program was characterised by an intense interest in everyday life, its spatial context and new conceptualisations of space as a process. The first Urban Studies Days were organised in 2004. The aim was to bring in high-level international experts and to discuss Tallinn’s planning and urban development in the spirit of Berlin’s Stadtforum. Later the event was renamed Urban and Landscape Days, and it is organised annually in April or May. In 2005, Panu Lehtovuori took the responsibility in 2005 to run the program and develop the curriculum. Since autumn 2012, the program has been led by Dr. Maros Krivy. STUDIES The Master’s program in Urban Studies provides the students with: theoretical ground for understanding urban history and contemporary urban development, practical research and methodological skills for analysing urban situations in a rich, comprehensive and interdisciplinary way, design skills engaging the student in work on urban and spatial planning, international and comparative perspective. Pedagogically, the curriculum consists of: lectures courses, in which key debates in contemporary urban studies an architectural theory is presented, reading seminars, where students are engaged in critical discussion of these debates, semester-long research studios, the core element of the program, in which students analyse, engage and propose solutions to ‘real’ urban situations, utilising wide range of planning (scenario planning, interventions) and academic (interviews, observation, archival research) methods, seminaries held by invited lecturers, who provide expert knowledge on multiple fields central to the urban question (geography, history, art history, detailed planning, software tools), annually changing workshops and courses on topical themes, which are shared between first and second year MA students, helping the two groups to integrate. The basic structure of the Master’s program is as follows: 1st year, autumn term: urban and architectural theory, typomorphology studio 1st year, spring term: scenario-planning studio 2nd year, autumn term: urban research studio, urban planning studio (held in collaboration with students of Architecture program) 2nd year, spring term: Master’s thesis. ADMISSIONS Depending on their background discipline, prospective students have an outstanding portfolio of either design or written work (realised or published work is not required, but it is an advantage) in a field relevant to the discipline of Urban Studies (architecture, planning, social sciences, art history, etc.). Students’ strong interest in urban phenomena, manifested in their previous work at the level of design skills and/or research experience is decisive. Crucially, prospective students are able to manifest that they are willing and capable to integrate these two forms of urban knowledge in their Master’s studies. Prospective students are able to formulate original questions, problems and approaches that they would like to pursue during the Master’s studies. Fluent command of English language is required. The process of selecting prospective students has two rounds. In the first round, the applicants are assessed based on the submitted portfolio of written and/or design work and the CV. In the second round, in-depth interviews are conducted with prospective candidates. The requirement for admissions to Master’s studies is a Bachelor’s degree, higher education obtained on the basis of professional higher education curriculum or other relevant qualification that gives access to Master’s studies. Educational certificates issued abroad are recognized by Estonian Academy of Arts on the basis of the assessments and opinions of the Estonian ENIC/NARIC Centre. INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS The admission period for international applicants is March 1st till May 1st, 2016. Application can be filled online. ESTONIAN APPLICANTS The admission period for Estonian applicants is June 20th till July 3rd, 2016. Application can be filled online. [-]

IAAD + Écoles de Condé

École de Condé
Campus Full time September 2016 France Nancy Italy Paris Lyon Bordeaux Nice + 4 more

IAAD and the Écoles de Condé announce the signing of an important strategic partnership, which will result in the integration of these two units within a wider reality. Among the joint projects, new courses, new teaching models and new locations will be considered in order to increase opportunities for students. [+]

Masters in Urban Development in Europe 2016/2017. Master program in INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE - New forms of contemporary living IAAD and the Écoles de Condé announce the signing of an important strategic partnership, which will result in the integration of these two units within a wider reality. Among the joint projects, new courses, new teaching models and new locations will be considered in order to increase opportunities for students. Through this partnership, unique in its kind, the two institutions will give a new dimension to their educational projects which will give a truly European value: at the beginning of a.y. 2013-2014, the courses France-Italy and Italy-France will be accessible to students of both schools. This agreement immediately allows IAAD students to access the Strategic Master of Écoles de Condé - as Communication, Architecture and Art Direction of Trade Luxury, Interior Design and common areas and the overall research and innovation - and French students to access to IAAD specializations - such as Transportation Design and Industrial Design. Inside the Écoles de Condé, the new courses will incorporate the knowledge of the language and culture of Italian design, improving the courses offered under the various Bachelor and Master of Design and Graphic Arts (design of spaces, the product of fashion and graphic design), and gradually form a proper area of Italian design. The Master examines the space designed both in its aesthetic and functional aspects and in those, less obvious, methods of use and symbolic values. It emerges a dual path, starting from the instinct of men to make room, placing its own habitat, investigates the performative value of built, depositary of the fundamental values of the community. Suggestions and theoretical stimuli become the material on which it's possible to develop the project activity focusing all attention on making concrete what elective scope of a designer. Objectives and teaching methodology Design is experiencing a time of strong momentum and spreading. The rapid evolution of production methods and lifestyles increasingly requires adaptability and innovation. Anticipating and stimulating change has become one of the main drivers of growth and competitive factor of contemporary economies. The traditional disciplinary boundaries are overwhelmed by the need for greater interaction, ability to work in groups and technology transfer. Designers are required to know new tools of representation and sharing of information as well as to improve skills of listening to the needs. However, new opportunities open for designers who are asked to draw on the wealth of traditional knowledge without conditions or obligations formal style. The product of creativity, also applied to a theme as old as the living, can become a software that helps us orient ourselves or an interface to manage a home automation application but in any case it must be time to take advantage of new knowledge to improve the welfare and meet the need for comfort. It seems clear, even from this brief introduction, that the master is not intended only to transfer a pre-established knowledge and consolidated experience as the use of techniques, materials typical of other fields such as literature, chemistry, neurosciences, cinema, computer science. Finally we want to give space to the themes typical of professional practice and management of the project and to the team of employees that the customer, considered part of the quality of work of the designer. In addition to the conscience of the economics of the project, students IAAD must acquire the ability to do marketing of themselves - essential to present and understand their work and their skills. During the course, great importance is given to presentations and design contest: students are encouraged to make presentations of their work and supported to participate in national and international contests: the projects must not only meet the designers, but they must be able to be appreciated and understood by juries of experts and the public. FACULTY Professionals working in the respective academic subject sectors, who know the main players of the sector and the skills needed to be competitive in the job market, make up IAAD teaching staff. Lecturers will be instrumental in helping students improve and comprehend which aspects of one's professionalism need to be perfected to enter the job market with a lead. Contributions of excellence IAAD believes in the value of cultural and experiential contamination, opening the doors of the university to professionals known nationally and internationally, experts who contribute to the didactic, leading workshops, seminars and lectures. Students will have the unique opportunity to interact with "gurus" of the sector, who will join IAAD faculty as Visiting professors. Coordinator of the master Federico De Giuli Born in 1966, Federico De Giuli is Architect and deals with architectural design and project management of recovery. He is partner and director of the company DORAPAL Spa that deals in the business of real estate development and restoration. For years he has been publishing the magazine Cluster on the issues of the city of design and innovation. He is the coordinator of the Scientific Committee of IAAD and advisor of the Danish Index. [-]

MSc Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment

Centre for Alternative Technology
Campus Full time September 2016 United Kingdom Machynlleth

The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment (SABE) focuses on sustainable building and environmental [+]

The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment (SABE) focuses on sustainable building and environmental architecture, including: - energy flows in buildings - building performance and evaluation - energy provision - low impact materials and resources This Masters degree attracts architects, interior designers, landscape architects, civil, structural and mechanical engineers, planners, surveyors, architectural technologists and technicians, building conservators and physicists, building or energy consultants, facilities managers, builders and construction trades professionals, project or construction managers, landlords and building commissioners, members of HM armed forces working in related fields, and environmental scientists. This masters degree replaces the MSc Architecture Advanced Environmental and Energy Systems (AEES) programme. Experience from this course has demonstrated that the programme will also appeal to students from backgrounds as diverse as recruitment consultancy, software engineering, medicine, accountancy, finance and banking, events coordination, textile design, community and social workers, transport, air travel and tourism. Successful completion of the programme MSc Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by UEL. Sustainability and Adaptation: Entry Requirements The Sustainability and Adaptation courses are intended to cater for a broad range of interests. For acceptance onto the programme the following requirements apply: First degree. Students who do not possess formal qualifications but who can demonstrate that they have gained appropriate knowledge and skills equivalent to degree standard and that they will benefit from and contribute to the programme, may be accepted. Students may be admitted with advanced standing through the recognition of credit or the accreditation of experiential or certificated learning according to the University of East London Accreditation of (Experiential) Learning (A(E)L) policy. A student may gain admission to a programme, with advanced standing, with up to half of the credits associated with the award being achieved through accredited experiential learning, or up two thirds through accredited certificated learning. (Where a combination of experiential and certificated learning is involved up to one half of the credits for the award may be achieved through accredited experiential learning with further credits being achieved through accredited certificated learning up to a maximum of two thirds of the credits for the award). Students that apply to enter stages of the programme may be admitted through normal Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes, or through an approved articulation agreement. Therefore such applicants must be able to demonstrate and evidence that they have the required learning outcomes as listed in the modules for which they are seeking exemption. The University and CAT are strongly committed to widening participation and equal opportunity for all. In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. Tuition Fees (September 2014 intake) - UK / EEA Students £ 5,500 - International Students - £6500 Accommodation / Food / Service fees: £250 per module attendance week on site Thesis workshop days (2 days attendance on site): £100 [-]

Erasmus Mundus Master's programme (PLANET Europe)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Netherlands Nijmegen

A Master's programme with a focus on the European dimension of spatial planning, spatial and environmental policy and regional economic development. [+]

Masters in Urban Development in Europe 2016/2017. Erasmus Mundus Master's programme on European spatial planning, environmental policies and regional development (PLANET Europe) - a two year joint Master's programme – is for aspiring planners wishing to address economic, environmental and spatial challenges in an international perspective. The programme PLANET Europe is a joint Master's Programme of Radboud University, Blekinge Institute of Technology and Cardiff University that prepares graduates for a career in strategic spatial planning in Europe, and is designed for students who would like to better understand the influences of the European Union and international developments on space, the environment and the economy and who would like to address large-scale spatial challenges such as climate change or transnational river management in their future careers. The programme allows a specialization on either European spatial planning and sustainable development or on European spatial planning and regional economic development and leads to an internationally-recognized double degree (MSc) from leading European planning schools. Partner universities - Cardiff University (Wales, United Kingdom) - Blekinge Institute of Technology (Karlskrona, Sweden) - Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) Multiple Master's degrees - Master of Science in Spatial Planning - Master of Science in Social and Political Sciences of the Environment - Master of Science in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies, and Regional Development Specializations PLANET Europe is a collaborative programme taught over 2 years to a value of 120 ECs. You need to choose a specialization track during the application process: - European Spatial and Sustainable Development (RU/CU – track) - European Spatial and Regional Economic Development (RU/BTH – track) In both specializations all students start with a comprehensive introduction on the European dimension of spatial planning and the spatial impacts of EU policies in semester 1 at Radboud University in The Netherlands. In semester 2 students either continue at Cardiff University in Cardiff on sustainable development in policy and practice, or they continue at BTH in Karlskrona with a semester on innovation and cohesion in the EU. In semester 3, students apply their knowledge to planning practice and receive further training on cross-national communication and presentation skills. Students complete their studies with an individual Master’s thesis on a topic of their choice under joint supervision from experts from two of the universities. Depending on the choice of track, students stay at Nijmegen, Cardiff, and Karlskrona during the last two semesters. Erasmus Mundus Scholarships 2014-2016 - 4 scholarships of € 24,000 for EEA students - 7 scholarships of € 48,000 for non-EEA students ... [-]

MSc in Architecture

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Lund

Lund University's School of Architecture produces creative architects with the ability to identify and address problems within the field of architecture and infrastructure. The programme is both artistic and academic and provides comprehensive training in dealing with spatial design problems and theoretical issues. [+]

Programme overview

The world of today is growing more globally interlinked and connected, thus offering new challenges for architecture. These challenges concern everything from the densification of cities and sustainability, to threats related to extreme events and the environment. Lund University, located in the dynamic Copenhagen-Malmö region, is well known for its competence and knowledge, and offers superb resources for studying these matters in a broader context. The programme combines best practice with advanced research, thus educating students to become highly skilled professionals who are competitive at an international level.

Teaching contains both theoretical and hands-on projects aiming to find future-focused solutions to real-world issues. The programme features international collaboration, as well as locally active professionals. The process of working/learning consists of a mixture of workshops, crits, tutorials with invited guests (both international and local) and longer projects that will be exhibited to a public audience.... [-]


Master in Archi­tecture and Urbanism

Czech Technical University in Prague
Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Czech Republic Prague

The study branch of Architecture in the English language is part of the four - semester master programme Architecture and Urbanism. The master programme is intended for international students with a Bachelor [+]

Masters in Urban Development in Europe 2016/2017. Field of Study Architecture Entrance Exams NON Entrance Requirements - fully completed application form - portfolio of student's projects A4 - English language certificate Level of English - TOEFL score 550(paper based), 213 (pc – based) or 80 (internet) - IELTS 6.0 - First Certificate Scholarship not for the first year students [-]

Master in design (MDes) "Urban Design"

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique
Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 France Nantes

This MDes tackles issues related to the evolution of transportation of goods and people, the emergence of innovative services for travel, scenography, space adjustments, mutations of the city to facilitate mobility... Two research groups are offered: Mobility and Services and Public Spaces. [+]

This full-time 2-year Master's program is taught in English.The MDes "New Mobilities" tackles issues related to the evolution of transportation of goods and people, and the emergence of innovative services for travel, urban mobility...Headed by an industrial designer and an architect, the MDes "New Mobilities" brings together students from different design backgrounds to study new design solutions for the mobility of the future. Transport, services, architecture, living and work spaces, vehicles, communication, infrastructure...all these aspects are part of urban mobility design.Areas of application:- transportation of people and goods (equipment and vehicles),- mobility-facilitating services and alternatives to movement,- mobile information systems,- multimodal transportation, - communication,- infrastructure design...Prerequisites for enrollment:Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in design (spatial, graphic, communication, interaction, mutimedia, product or industrial design) or interior architecture). You may apply before having actually obtained the herforementioned degree.A level of CEFR B2 in English is recommended.... [-]


Masee. Master In Sustainable Architecture And Energy Efficiency (barcelona)

La Salle Universitat Ramon Llull
Campus or Online Full time Part time 9 months September 2016 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

The Master in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency (MASEE) of La Salle trains its participants in the sustainable design of cities and buildings from a practical and contemporary view. [+]

Masters in Urban Development in Europe 2016/2017. The Master in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency (MASEE) La Salle trains its participants in the sustainable design of cities and buildings from a practical and contemporary view. Des of 1998 and the beginning of the Master Control Building and Sustainable Architecture (MCEAS), La Salle is committed to the training of professionals in different essential for sustainable development of the territory and society disciplines. With this master, La Salle da response to growing market demand for different professional profiles able to provide energy efficient solutions, both urban approach as constructive and architectural definition. The Master in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency (MASEE) gives access to the Master in Integral Construction Management (MGIC), Energy Efficiency specialty. The La Salle BCN MASEE may be taken in Face or online format. Timetable: Mondays to Thursdays 19h - 22h GOALS Applying criteria of efficiency and sustainability in the development of architecture and urbanism, with a practical and concrete solutions to current character on cases and practical examples. Generate a reflection on the model sufficient city and recognize the use and good practice for urban sustainability Make a correct passive design and implement tools for verification Encourage appropriate use of materials and resources and water Make solar energy projects and efficient air conditioning systems and energy audits and certifications. Methodology The Master in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency (MASEE) of La Salle Campus Barcelona It provides technical training of high practice orientation and business vocation hand of the best professionals specialization. The MASEE is composed of two graduate degrees: the Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Environmental Architecture and Urbanism (PAMUS) and Postgraduate in Energy Efficiency (PEE). To obtain the degree of Master will need to complete both graduate and make a final draft of the Master. The learning methodology is based on a balanced combination of a base of theoretical knowledge and practical application through work, debates. Presenters, practices and knowledge of actual software application references. [-]