Masters Programs in Urban and Regional Planning

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Urban and Regional Planning

A Master in Urban and Regional Planning is a comprehensive program that offers education and pertinent skills to prepare students for high-level positions in regional planning. Students who are interested in planning for urban development, regional development or industrial development are encouraged to apply for a Master in Urban and Regional Planning.

 

What is a Master in Urban and Regional Planning? A Master in Urban and Regional Planning is designed to teach students a variety of subjects and skills that will prepare them to hold high-ranking positions on urban and regional planning committees. Students will take classes in core subjects that focus on the theory and history of planning, analytical methods, dynamics of metropolitan development, and plan implementation. Students can customize their education in order to further specialize in fields such as transportation, environment, community development, land use, and economic development.

 

Students who receive their Master in Urban and Regional Planning learn very valuable skills that enable them to create well-designed urban development plans. Students who are equipped with the knowledge and experience offered in the program are better prepared to pursue high-level development planning positions.

 

The cost of a Master in Urban and Regional Planning depends on the location of the institution and its individual financial and tuition policies. Depending on the institution and amount of credits taken per semester, students can complete the program in as little as two years.

 

Students who complete the master’s program in urban and regional planning are qualified to pursue careers in urban planning and development, community housing and social development, transportation planning, environmental planning, economic development planning, land use planning, coastal management, urban design, public policy and management, historic preservation, labor force development, and many more related fields.

 

To begin your pursuit of a Master in Urban and Regional Planning, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The challenges of sustainable urban development call for professionals who can bridge disciplinary borders. Well qualified individuals with a holistic understanding of the various areas of this field will be able to successfully adapt design practices to the [+]

Master in Sustainable Urban Planning and DesignThe challenges of sustainable urban development call for professionals who can bridge disciplinary borders. Well qualified individuals with a holistic understanding of the various areas of this field will be able to successfully adapt design practices to the environmental conditions and societal needs of the future. This is a growing and highly relevant field, continually demanding new ideas and innovations from skilled graduates. Programme outlineThe programme brings together students of architecture, planning, civil engineering, natural and social sciences, who want to develop expertise for analysing, synthesising and co-ordinating complex planning and design tasks. Students will be equipped with professional tools that will allow them to serve as critical links –bringing different perspectives together in the process of planning and design for sustainable urban environments worldwide.The coursework encompasses a substantial share of studios and projects that aim to train the student’s practical skills and gain a better understanding of planning and design practice.The programme offers three key tracks of study:... [-]


Master of Design (MDes) Urban Environments Design

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time 1.5 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

The Master of Design (Urban Environments Design) draws on the contemporary Hong Kong/China urban experience to offer a unique postgraduate education in urban space design. [+]

The Master of Design (Urban Environments Design) draws on the contemporary Hong Kong/China urban experience to offer a unique postgraduate education in urban space design. In line with the School’s human-centered critical approach to environment design, this studio-based specialism integrates the design of multiple scales and typologies of urban environments. Urban Environments Design focuses on the analysis and design of hybrid and composite interior environments, urban public spaces and urban systems and strategies. Aims This full-time international postgraduate programme responds to the unprecedented urban transformations occurring during the past few decades in Hong Kong and China. Urban Environments Design aims at the development of a high level of intellectual and practical mastery of the analysis and design of diverse urban environments in the region, with broader implications for urban contexts worldwide. The approach of the Urban Environments Design is based on an understanding of socio-cultural dynamics of the regional context transferred into new design strategies and design interventions. Objectives This specialism seeks to unite practical approaches for innovation in urban strategies with formal aspects of urban environment design, through: Real-world project development Teamwork approaches to problem solving Socio-cultural and aesthetic considerations Reflecting critically and analytically on the urban environment value creation by design within the urban environment A critical understanding of contemporary urban transformations in China Definition of strategic approaches to urban environment design Entrance Requirement A Bachelor’s degree in a spatial design field or the equivalent in a related discipline (e.g. interior design, environment design, landscape design, architecture, urban design) is required. Candidates with other tertiary qualifications complemented with substantial relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Scholarships Scholarships for Graduates of QS Top Design Schools (2017) To off-set 10% or 15% (holder of a First Class bachelor’s degree) of tuition, regardless of which MDes programmes students are admitted to – applicable to graduates of QS world’s top universities for art & design - 2016. Scholarships (offered by MDes full-time specialisms) On a competitive basis, to off-set 25%–50% of tuition – applicable to all non-local students and PolyU Design alumni who accepted an admission offer. Admission Dates for September 2017 Entry Application Period Starts: 22 Nov 2016 First Round Review: 20 Jan 2017 Application Deadline: 28 Apr 2017 Interview: Mid Feb to May 2017 Announcement of result: 2 weeks after interview [-]

Online Master of Construction Management

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Online Full time 1 year July 2017 USA San Diego

As construction projects grow increasingly complex, so does the demand for specialized management level personnel. NewSchool’s fully online Master of Construction Management prepares students to thrive in this role and excel in various professions revolving around the built environment. Along with basic instruction around all segments of the construction industry, this program places particular emphasis on developing skills as a business manager prepared for the construction trade’s current and future challenges. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. As construction projects grow increasingly complex, so does the demand for specialized management level personnel. NewSchool’s fully online Master of Construction Management prepares students to thrive in this role and excel in various professions revolving around the built environment. Along with basic instruction around all segments of the construction industry, this program places particular emphasis on developing skills as a business manager prepared for the construction trade’s current and future challenges. [-]

Master in Color Design & Technology

POLI.Design -Consortium of Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time 1 year March 2017 Italy Milan

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. [+]

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. Examples of such production areas include industrial product design, interior architecture, communication, fashion, entertainment and urban planning. Particular attention will be paid to analyzing and summarizing utilization, control, ideation, organization and planning through the use of color. Consequently, color is not treated as a simple attribute of objects or surfaces, but as a means of expression and design underlying perception and interaction with reality. The Specializing Master consists of two phases. The theory and technique based phase aims to train students in the technical aspects of measurement, control, digital reproduction and comparison relating to disciplines such as physics, optics, colorimetry, chemistry, psychology and perception. The second phase focuses on the methods learned, which will be contextualized and experimented with in different color application and design areas such as interior design, urban spaces, industrial products, fashion and communication. Professional Outcomes The Specializing Master aims to produce an innovative professional figure, widely in demand by the market, with advanced technical and design skills concerning color use and control and color design in research and in several sectors such as interior design, urban planning, industrial product design, fashion design and communication. At the end of the course, students will be able to professionally manage multidisciplinary aspects relating to the study and management of color and will be able to work in a variety of firms and companies in the fields of interior design, urban planning, industrial products, fashion, communication, paints and dyes. Degree Awarded After completing the course and on passing the final exam, the 1st level Specializing Master "Color Design & Technology" certification will be issued. The Specializing Master grants 60 CFU, equivalent to 60 ECTS. Didactics Ten didactic units and the internship compose the didactic plan. The first four are dedicated to provide insight into historical, technical, cultural and theoretical knowledge related to the use, measurement and history, to the perception and management of color. The next five have practical nature, aiming to develop the student abilities in designing and using the color in interior, urban space, product design, communication, fashion. Empowerment supports the student's process of personal and professional growth by developing the ability to form relationships and to work successfully in a variety of dynamics. At the end is scheduled an internship in a company in order to transform the skills acquired during the course into practical experience in the field. Fundamentals: theories, methods and tools Didactic unit 1: Hystory and Perception of Color Didactic unit 2: Colorimetry and Color Systems Didactic unit 3: Digital color Didactic unit 4: Color Applications Project work Didactic unit 5: Project work: Color in the communication Didactic unit 6: Project work: Color in fashion design Didactic unit 7: Project work: Color in the interior Didactic unit 8: Project work: Color in the design of industrial products Didactic unit 9: Project work: Color in the urban space Practice Didactic unit 10: Empowerment Internship Admission The Specializing Master is open to candidates who have a university degree under the old or the new educational system or a Master of Science under the new educational system in Science, Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design (or equivalent qualifications under the law), or in other disciplines where the Master course is complementary to the candidate's previous experiences. For foreign applicants, the Specializing Master is open to students holding equivalent qualifications. The number of students admitted is 30. The selection will be made by the Commission. Candidates will be selected after an interview where application form, curriculum vitae and experience will be evaluated. Application forms have to be sent to formazione@polidesign.net by March 1, 2017. At the end a final examination is scheduled. Cost: the admission fee to the Specializing Master is € 7.900,00 VAT-FREE ART. 10 DPR 633/72, divided into registration fee at the Politecnico di Milano (€ 500,00) and fee for the Specializing Master (€ 7.400,00). The entry fee to the Politecnico di Milano will not be returned under any circumstances. The cost of enrollment in the Specializing Master entitle to deduct tax of 19% as falling under "university specialization courses". 10 partial exemptions of 4.000,00 € each are available for the second edition of the Specializing Master: for information visit the Financial Aid page of on the website or contact POLI.design Coordination and Training Office: +39 02 2399 7217; formazione@polidesign.net. [-]

M.Des. in Public Space Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The program fosters empathetic and reflective designers capable of engaging with theory and public policy. It develops the ability to deal with complexity and navigate the layers of physical and non- physical contexts that define public spaces. The aim is to use this holistic understanding for the design of dynamic, inclusive and sensitive interventions. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. M.Des. in Public Space Design Students displaying their work from a public space design course, which explored Urban Planning through mapping. Course: Making Places Public places are sometimes the sites for conflict of race, class, gender and economics. But they are also places of synergy and the collective where individuals and communities can interact with each other. In the Indian context where pastoral communities consider grasslands as common land that everyone’s cattle can graze in or streets that become make shift markets where street vendors have traditionally congregated to sell their produce. With emerging technologies such as the Internet of things and cloud computing we will increasingly connect everyone and everything in a seamless network, further blurring the boundaries between public and private. All of this adds varied dimensions to the word “public”. It is critical to understand this changing dynamic of public space. The program fosters empathetic and reflective designers capable of engaging with theory and public policy. It develops the ability to deal with complexity and navigate the layers of physical and non- physical contexts that define public spaces. The aim is to use this holistic understanding for the design of dynamic, inclusive and sensitive interventions. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Spatial Design Architecture Landscape Design Sociology Urban Studies and Design Environmental Graphics Sustainability studies Policy Studies and Environmental Law Cultural studies Heritage Conservation Urban and Regional Planning Ecology and Environment Research and Collaboration UNESCO Chair Srishti Films Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Design EARTH Learning Network on Sustainability (LeNS)-India Student interacting with Public Space Design Facilitator Key Values Postgraduates in Public space design are evolutionists at heart and imbibe these core values: Empathetic – As public space designers we value the “other” over the “self”. While we brings the self into the design it is informed through putting ourselves in other’s shoes and by having empathy towards all. Inclusive – We ensure that the spaces we design are inclusive and accessible to all. Sustainable – We strive for sustainable place making that balances ecological, community and economic concerns. Adaptable – We designs for change. We are adaptable to the ever-changing contexts and ensure our designs are resilient to changing social and environmental needs and issues. Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approach Learning is driven by engagement with theory/discourse, reflective practice and real world experience. This approach allows for a comprehensive exposure to possibilities across the world and creates an awareness of the contemporary context. Students on a field trip in the Banni Grasslands of Kutch, Photo Courtesy: School of Foudation and Prepatory Studies. Program learning components include: A theoretical and conceptual knowledge of approaches to public space design, current issues and discourses across the world Using design thinking tools to research the context, analyze and synthesize and conceptualize a solution. Understanding of methods and tools of comprehensive studies in project and/or discourse in public space design Collaboration among peers, practitioners and the community. Using live projects/opportunities to create and test interventions/participatory design in community spaces. Capability sets On successful completion of the course, graduates will have the following capabilities: Scholar Examine and engage in systematic enquiry of cultural, political, environmental and historical uniqueness of place and complexity of contexts Identify what is to be known in multifaceted contexts and suitably adapt discipline specific knowledge for problem solving. Critique constraints, question assumptions and limitations; think independently and strive for deeper engagement in the area of knowledge. Entrepreneurial leader Design, engage and manage safe, sustainable and layered engagements for people, with public space. Ability to understand, analyze and synthesize information, select and use appropriate methods of research & communication. Practitioner Identify, explore, experiment with real and conceptual frameworks and develop innovative practice. Make informed choices and expand ideas of art, design, policy and sustainability to make their own practice more informed and enriched. Global Citizen Use a participatory approach to engage with communities and effectively communicate their views to a wide range of audiences. Be sensitive towards regional perspectives, respect diversity and help design for just and inclusive communities. Opportunities Employment in creative industries such as architecture, landscape design, interiors and urban design Employment in research and development organizations, NGOs & social enterprises working in the urban sector Graduates can become contemporary design practitioner, entrepreneur, design consultant or an academician Graduates could work with and have an active involvement in emerging domains such as public policy making and public space design and planning Enquiries For further information, kindly email Mary Jacob Kuruvilla at maryjacob@srishti.ac.in [-]

Master in Urban and Regional Planning

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 18 months February 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The professional Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning is spread over 3 semesters, and encompasses all areas involved in urban planning and local development. [+]

OVERVIEW The 18-month Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for jobs as a professional planner. A habitable modern city is only successful if its different components are efficiently integrated and the residents and citizens benefit economically and socially leading to an improved quality of life. Regional and Urban Planners strategically link the complex components of cities and regions including budget, legalities, availability of infrastructure and land and visual appeal. Through intelligent planning, they create plans to build and organically grow dynamic and functional public spaces for small and large populations. Planners work alongside engineers, architects, law enforcement agencies, environmental consultants, legal advisors to create vibrant and sustainable cities and regions. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. STRUCTURE The degree in Urban & Regional Planning is taught in English and covers a total of three semesters across eighteen months, starting in September. The course schedule is carefully designed to accommodate working professionals by arranging classes over short periods, including weekends, in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

Master of Architecture Professional Degree Program

School of Architecture - Syracuse University
Campus Full time 42 months August 2017 USA Syracuse

The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit 3 year first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment, and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit 3 year first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment, and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. Research is an integral part of the M.Arch course of study, from first-year courses in design, theory, history, media, and technology, to the final semester’s directed research project. The program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and currently ranked #8 in the country by Design Intelligence. Our faculty members are recognized for their level of commitment to each student’s progress as well as their professional achievements. The faculty is comprised of published scholars, award-winning designers, funded researchers, and active professionals. Curriculum Studios in design and media, lecture courses and seminars in theory and history, and courses in structures and technology during the first three semesters of the M.Arch curriculum constitute the “core” of the program. The final four semesters, including a summer intensive term, offer distinct experiences. In the fourth semester, all students have the option to select from a range of studios taught by distinguished visiting professors. Students who have been awarded with advanced standing based on architectural study at the undergraduate level have the option of studying abroad at the University’s centers in Florence and London or at the University’s Fisher Center in New York City. In the summer of the second year, students can study at a summer intensive program in New York City or in one of our “Three Cities” global study programs. The design focus of the third year includes both our Integrative Studio, designed to synthesize knowledge garnered across the curriculum in a highly detailed building design, and a faculty directed research project defined and developed by the student in tandem with faculty advisors. A rich array of professional and history electives allows students to study specific topics in seminars and lecture courses. DIRECTED RESEARCH At Syracuse Architecture, the completion of a directed research project is required for award of the M.Arch degree. Students’ capstone experience in the M.Arch. degree embraces the complex multi-disciplinary nature of architectural projects in the 21st century by providing a framework for students to explore individual research + design interests around a series of topics supported by faculty expertise from across the university. Led by School of Architecture faculty, small groups of students working in these shared topic areas are given the opportunity to advance their work in the kinds of multi-disciplinary contexts and conversations that drive innovative practice today. Through the Directed Research experience, we seek to prepare students to seek, initiate, and lead these conversations upon graduation. Admissions The Master of Architecture is a first-professional program open to applicants with undergraduate degrees in any field. Students entering with degrees in architecture or environmental studies are eligible for up to one year of advanced standing in the program. Students in the M.Arch program are required to participate in full-time study and must enter the program during the fall semester. [-]

Masters in Architecture

Tianjin University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 China Tianjin

School of Architecture, Tianjin University is composed of four teaching departments, namely Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Environmental Design, and several research centers, e.g. Institute of Architectural History & Theory, and Institute of Architectural Technology. [+]

School of Architecture School of Architecture, Tianjin University is composed of four teaching departments, namely Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Environmental Design, and several research centers, e.g. Institute of Architectural History & Theory, and Institute of Architectural Technology. We have 157 staff members including 146 faculty members. There are 44 professors and researchers and 53 associate professors. Among them, there is one Academician of the China Academy of Science, one Distinguished Teacher in Higher Education National Teachers Award, and four foreign professors. After the assessment by the National Board of Architectural Accreditation of China in 1992 and 1995, the school obtained the first batch of National Excellent Teaching Qualification in Architecture undergraduate and master programs. Urban and Rural Planning program was assessed by the National Board of Urban Planning Accreditation of China in 2000 and achieved an outstanding accreditation in 2004. Landscape Architecture program was founded on the basis of landscape architecture institute in 2012. Competition awards 1st Prize, 2015 US D3 Housing Tomorrow Contest, “Nomadism Revolution, New Tank-dwellingof Sea Gypsies” 1st Prize, 2013 Annual AIM Contest, “Heal in The Rain” 1st Prize, 2013 D3 Housing Tomorrow Contest, “Life on the Ropeway” 2nd Prize, eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition, “Mountain Band-Aid” International Communications Our school has established teaching and research partnership with over 40 foreign universities through visiting scholar, joint studio, research cooperation and academic conference. Our partner schools include UCL, AA and TU Berlin from Europe, GSD, UCLA and Columbia University from America, and Tokyo University, Kyoto University and Seoul University from Asia, etc. There have been several hundreds of international visiting scholars from our school, spreading over USA, England, France, Germany, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong and Taiwan Area. Through a number of joint teaching, exhibitions and competitions, our teachers exchange new teaching methods with foreign and domestic colleagues, which contribute to the innovation and development of the school. Department of Architecture The history of Department of Architecture, Tianjin University, can be dated back to the Department of Architectural Engineering of Tianjin Institute of Industry and Commerce, established in 1037, where the famous architects SHENG Liyuan and ZHANG Bo, ever taught. In 1952, after the adjustments of departments of national colleges, the Department of Architectural Engineering of Private University of Jingu, Department of Architectural Engineering of Northern Jiaotong University and the Department of Civil Engineering at Tianjin University were integrated into the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Tianjin University and Prof. XU Zhong, famous educator and architect in China, has long been the director. In 1990, Architecture major was recovered to five-year-semester and the department participated in educational evaluation of architecture for the first time in 1991, and passed every evaluation with high grades hereafter. School of Architecture, Tianjin University, was established in 1997 on the basis of the original Department of Architecture. Discipline introduction The First-level Discipline of Architecture was granted by the Degree Committee of the National Ministry to award the degrees of MA and PhD, as well as establish a Post-Doctorate station. The School of Architecture at Tianjin University attracts a group of active-minded and academically-competent scholars. The teaching crew consists of a team of academics and professional tutors who are both active and creative, with a complete knowledge system and meticulous scholarship, which can be justified by their achievements in research, teaching and design practices. The graduates of the school are welcomed by the industry nation-wide, for their reputation of solid professional foundation, active thinking and surefooted working styles. Targets The training of Architecture professional degree of graduated students in Tianjin University emphasizes students' capabilities of engineering practice, design and innovation, which adapts to the needs of society, strengthens career-oriented and closely combines the architecture professional assessment and architect professional qualification certification system in order to cultivate high-level professionals in the field of architecture design. Students who complete related aspects of learning and training courses, get the necessary credits and meet the corresponding requirements will obtain the Master of Architecture degree from Tianjin University. Because Master of Architecture degree of Tianjin University has mutual recognition in all countries that signed the Canberra Accord, so the graduates can get professional qualifications in these countries, which will create a broader condition of employment for the graduates. Highlights Implemented curriculum system in English The courses in English teaching have been implemented for three years, which were taught mostly by internationally renowned professors who were invited to give lectures by the school of architecture. It made a guarantee for the education of oversea students. Specific design studio for professional training Design course was the compulsory course in curriculum, which were directed by teacher group with different research area. Students were required to finish design project by group or individual. In the practice of design, the knowledge of theory was exercised comprehensively. To meet the requirements of the compulsory professional courses, students have the opportunity to elective courses interdisciplinary, which could help them develop comprehensive professionals. Specific Opportunity of Design practice Tianjin University School of Architecture has close partnership with tens of domestic and foreign architecture design companies, which are all officially designated by School of Architecture Tianjin University as outside-school training bases for graduated students. In this period Tianjin University will arrange the overseas students to finish the 16-weeks practice in one of the companies. The urban construction tends to be saturated in the west countries, so that relatively few opportunities for students to practice, which can be compensated by the teaching process in Tianjin University. The School of Architecture has also co-established a professional experience base with several renowned architectural design firms in the country and appoints famous architects as professional tutors. The professional practice base for student: Tianjin University Research Institute of architectural design & urban Planning Tianjin urban Planning & Design Institute Tianjin architectural design Institute Chinese architectural design and Research Group Beijing Institute of architectural design Archiland International Curriculum Provision 1.Introduction of the Design courses Course objective: the design courses were the most important course to improve the students' comprehensive ability, the ability to analyze the question, propose the question and solve the question. According to the different design themes, the theory and design method of related professional knowledge were required to solve the practical design problems. Course organization format and teaching method: teacher group organized studio. Each design theme will be finished in about 6-8 weeks. Students in a group or independent completion of the form to carry out the design course. The related teaching methods included lectures of the related theory and method for base investigation and presentation, design conception and expression, design report etc. Course assessment: submit design drawings and presentation. Course content for architecture design(1)&(2) The design studios include but not limited to the following topics Green building design and technologies Urban regeneration and renovation of old buildings Parametric design and BIM related digital design Urban residential space and dwellings 2. Introduction of the theory courses 1. Design in Motion Course objective: animation will be done in 3D MAX. Techniques of modeling will be reviewed; related notions of modeling methods and procedures of animation will be concentrated in more detail level in the class. Course content: two components of digital media will be explored in the class. One is motion in design, and the other one is design in motion. Motion in design relates to the methods, impacts, and effects of putting motion into design, whereas design in motion refers to the design of motion and action. Course organization format and teaching method: lecture, interaction with students, students presentation commented by the teacher. Teaching Materials included: 1).ppt series by Chan 2).3D Studio MAX 2013 / 2014 system Course assessment: (1) There will be one proposal, one modeling, one stereoscopic image, and a final project to be completed. (2)Projects will be graded on the completeness of presentation, imaginations applied, and the creativity expressed. 2. Ecological Environment and Urban Development Course objective: the course introduces several key points on urban plan and architecture design base on the ecological environment Development background today, such as the origins and development of environmental impact analysis; the key stages of environmental impact analysis - screening and scoping, prediction, monitoring and evaluation; the ecological footprint and urban development; integrating the environment into decision making; integrating environmental and social aspects into urban infrastructure; European environmental policy integration; environmental limits; and finally an important case study of the climate change and governance in Wales UK. Course content: the origins and development of Environmental Impact Analysis;The key stages of Environmental Impact Analysis - screening and scoping, prediction, monitoring and evaluation;The Ecological Footprint and Urban Development;Integrating the environment into decision making;Integrating environmental and social aspects into urban infrastructure;European Environmental Policy Integration;Environmental Limits;Climate change and governance in Wales. Course organization format and teaching method: tutorials, discussions and reviews Course assessment: students presentation 3. Integrated building and urban design in a resource conservation Course objective: integrated designing methods of ecological, economical and social parameters are introduced with case study of international urban and architectural designing projects. With a case study in a historical urban fragment in Tianjin, the students are able to do investigation and data analysis of key parameters, and to apply them in analytical tools to support urban and architectural design. Course content: the course introduces the theories and methods concerning resource and environmental performance of the built environment, including sustainability, building LCA & LCC, spatial analysis, etc. Course organization format and teaching method: introduce trans-disciplinary theories and methods;combination of lectures and exercises; integration of urban and architectural designing and analytical methods Teaching Materials included: Koenig H., Kohler N., Kreisseig J., Luetzkendorf T. Lebenszyklusanalyse in der Gebaeudeplanung. Munich: Detail Green Books. 2009 Moffat S. Time Scales for Sustainable Urban System Design- Stretching the Boundaries of Standard Practice. Dissertation, Universität Karlsruhe (TH). 2007 Course assessment: field investigation and data preparation 20%,presentation on the class 40%, paper 40% 4. Managing Global City Regions Course objective: successful learning in the subject will involve an effort to get to know and understand the character and planning issues confronting metropolitan areas that experience global city development forces. Students are encouraged to read widely about cities and connect the theories and concepts to city regions which are chosen as case studies in order to capture the recent changes in economy, infrastructure, institutions and policies. Course content: this subject investigates the concept of global city region as a source of issues that require new approaches for urban development decision-making. Emphases of the discussions will be on the identification of global city regions, the economic and institutional forces that shape their formation and change, and planning and management responses to the dynamics of global city regions. Students will be exposed to international and Australian experiences in the development of the concept and in the illustration of outcomes. Course organization format and teaching method: lectures and seminars (4 hours per day for a consecutive 4 days. There will be two 2-hour sessions every day. One hour will be used for lecture and the other will be for seminar in each session) Teaching Materials included: a reading list will be assigned during the teaching week. Course assessment: Participation 40%; Quiz 25%; Group report 35% 5. Research Method Course objective: this course aims to survey research method in various areas in architecture. Course content: the content includes: how to choose research topic, how to make research plan, how to carry out the research, how to write and review scientific research papers, how to use different kinds of research tools and how to present research. This course will mainly base on lectures, combine with group discussions and students’ presentations, integrating homework and literature review. Course organization format and teaching method: lecture, interaction with students, students presentation commented by the teacher Teaching Materials included: 1)ppt series by Kang 2)Five scientific papers for students to review Course assessment: (1) Research proposal (individual) (2) Review of scientific paper (group) 6. Design Thinking and Cognition Course objective: how do designers think? What makes a designer creative and successful? In the field of design studies, research on the cognitive phenomena occurring during the design processes is ongoing in order to answer these questions. Course content: this advanced level of course will introduce all the current theories developed in this field. The factors driving the design processes that generate design solutions will be explored. The products of design cognition shown in style and creativity will be covered in some detail as well. All these phenomena of design cognition, individual style, design creativity, and the new area of user centered design; will be explored through a number of case studies. Course organization format and teaching method: lecture, interaction with students, students presentation commented by the teacher Teaching Materials included: 1)ppt series by Chan 2)Scientific papers for students to review Course assessment: (1) A few of in-class exercises (20 points) (2)Final project (80 points) 7. World Cultural Heritage and Cases Studies Course Introduction: the key function of this Course is to give a comprehensive presentation of World Cultural Heritage through the theory and social science approaches, combining with the cases studies in Asian countries. The Course will be divided into five lectures: (1)UNESCO’s World Heritage Programme (2)Case Studies of Asian World Heritage Prerservation & Management – Historic City : Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (3)Case studies of of Asian World Heritage Prerservation & Management – Cultural Landscape & Sites : Cultural Landscape of Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan; Lumbini, Birthplace of the Lord Buddha, Nepal; Bhutan Cultural Landscape (4)Case Studies of Asian World Heritage Prerservation & Management – Cultural & Heritage Routes : Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nominations (5) Homework students presentation - Q & A Teaching method: A、Lectures for theory and cases studies of World Cultural Heritage. B、Computer Presentation: PPT & Videos. C、Giving lectures combining the discussions and debates with student. Examination: final Report and Dissertation (Home work after lectures) Teaching Materials: 1. UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE MAP 2. Computer Presentation: PPT & Videos 8. Close readings of architectural writings & projects Course Introduction: the course aims to enhance students’ ability to engage with architectural writings and design projects, mainly focused on the period 1900 to the present. Through a series of close readings organized around a selected topic (or topics), the course seeks to build up a sense of intellectual orientation for understanding architectural preoccupations and, at the same time, promote a meticulous handling of texts and images. Presumed knowledge: an advanced level of reading ability in English, knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign. Teaching method: lecture,50%;discuss,50% Examination: assignments, reports and discussion in class Teaching Materials: 1. Peter Eisenman, Ten Canonical Buildings 2. Rafael Moneo, Remarks on 21 Projects 9. Metaphysic of traditional architecture. Symbols and meaning through West and Oriental architecture Course Introduction: the course aims at building the deep understanding of the traditional architecture in the metaphysical level, tracing the ideological and metaphysical connotation behind the architectural form. Through the course of learning, to enable students to master how to according to the metaphysical theory and knowledge reviews traditional architecture, thus revealing the deep reason of architectural form, structure, shape, by the sensibility of traditional architectural knowledge rise to rational knowledge, the breakthrough on the aesthetic significance of understanding as to the traditional construction of people's spiritual significance in the understanding and exploration. The Course Outline: the course will be divided into two parts: the metaphysical theory and the metaphysical connotation of the cultural symbols in the traditional architecture. 1. The theoretical part of metaphysics through the discrimination of the concept of metaphysics and philosophy, religion, doctrine, etc. related concepts and explanation, interpretation of metaphysical theory characteristics and essence, and schools of the theory, scholars and major theoretical viewpoints. 2. The second part to traditional architectures around the case, such as India, Nepal and China's traditional architecture, analysis of the characteristics of different cultural background and traditional architecture and metaphysical connotation, and comparative analysis of the commonness and spiritual essence. To help students more deeply understand the deep meaning and historical background behind traditional architectural form. Faculty Mark Dorrian - Professor, school of Architecture planning & landscape, Newcastle University,UK Lai Delin - Associate Professor,University of Louisville,USA. Phone: 502-852-0445 Chiu-Shui Chan - Professor of Architecture, VRAC & Human Computer Interaction,Department of Architecture, Iowa State University,USA Jian Kang - Professor,Vice President of Architecture College,the University of Sheffield, UK. A charted engineer (CEng); a Fellow of the UK Institute of Acoustics (IOA) ; a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Sun Sheng Han - Professor,Department of Architecture, Building and Planning,the University of Melbourne, Australia FengShida (FUNG, Stanislaus) - Associate Professor,school of architecture, the Chinese university of Hongkong Stephen Kendall - Professor, school of Architecture, Ball State University,USA. Registered architect, President at Infill Systems US LLC Roland LIN Chih-Hung - Programme Specialist, Francis Childe, Giovanni Boccardi, Feng Jing, chiefs, Asia & Pacific Unit, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO Daniel Bluestone - Professor and Director of Historic Preservation Program, the school of architecture, The University of Virginia, USA Andrew Flynn - Reader in Environmental Policy and Planning, University of Cardiff, UK Li Yu - Senior Lecturer and Course Director for MSc Eco-Cities. University of Cardiff, UK Niklaus Kohler - Professor at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. SongKun - Professor, Associate president of school of Architecture, Tianjin University XuZhen - Associate Professor, Associate president of school of Architecture, Tianjin University Chen Tian - Professor, Director of Urban Space and Urban Design Institute, Tianjin University Zhao Jianbo - Professor, Associate Director of Architecture department, Tianjin University Wang Jianghua - Associate Professor,Deputy director of the architecture department, Tianjin University Yang Wei - Associate Professor, School of architecture, Tianjin University Bian Hongbin - Associate Professor, School of architecture, Tianjin University ZouYing - Professor, School of architecture, Tianjin University He Jie - Associate Professor, Deputy director of Digital Design Research Institution,Tianjin University [-]

Master Degree in Architecture - Interior Design and for Autonomy

The Second University of Naples (SUN)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Aversa

The course represents the corresponding course in english of the second level degree course in Architettura - Progettazione degli lnterni e per I'Autonomia, and is offered as part of the initiatives for international promotion in accordance with Ministerial Decree 50/2010 which makes it possible to set up corresponding courses in English [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. The course represents the corresponding course in english of the second level degree course in Architettura - Progettazione degli lnterni e per I'Autonomia, and is offered as part of the initiatives for international promotion in accordance with Ministerial Decree 50/2010 which makes it possible to set up corresponding courses in English for the academic year 2012-13. The course, which will be held entirely in English, is open both to Italian and foreign students. lt is designed as part of the initiatives for international promotion with the aim of increasing numbers of international students, encouraged by the attraction of a geographical- cultural area of the highest quality both in terms of the tradition of scientific and disciplinary skills in the fields of architecture and design, and due to the fact that the Campania region has five UNESCO World Heritage sites and two area UNESC0 Man&Biosphere. Curriculum First year Structure Design Indoor Sustainable Technologies History of Architecture and Design Architectural Design Public Law Laboratory of Urban and Environmental Design and Restoration Urban Design Pedotechnologies and environmental restoration Computer Skills (qualifying examination) Training Course (qualifying examination) Second year Architectural Design City Design Design of Built Environment Control and Energetic Systems Evaluation Management Evaluation of urban plan Decision theory Restoration Design ESP (English for Special Purposes) (qualifying examination) Optional Exam (exam) Materials and Technologies to Design Sustainability (optional exam) Architectural Design II (optional exam) Interior Design (optional exam) Final Exam(qualifying examination) [-]

Master of Planning

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years

The Master of Planning provides a new career path for design, planning and property professionals, equipping graduates with a broad understanding of planning issues alongside the negotiation skills and creative thinking required to resolve them. [+]

Whereas planning has often been seen as an approval process, UTS approaches the discipline as a critical task, one that connects communities with governments, institutions and developers. UTS firmly believes the best planners don't just apply existing regulations. UTS graduates are creative problem solvers and negotiators, able to work effectively in teams and with stakeholders to deliver workable solutions to complex residential, commercial and infrastructure development problems.

Through this course, students proactively engage with policy, environmental and demographic frameworks to understand how planning decisions shape the urban environment over the long term. This engagement is multidisciplinary, spanning planning, urban design, property, architecture/landscape architecture, economics, spatial analysis, law and urban ecology. The degree has both a strong sustainability focus and an emphasis on the property development cycle. Students learn about land markets and feasibility studies, and acquire the technical skills to perform complex and evidence-based forecasting. They also learn how to conduct large scale structure planning and design master planned developments for communities. Students achieve these outcomes by applying theory to real-world scenarios in real-world learning environments, including peer-led, multidisciplinary teamwork and discussions, case studies and field trips, with opportunities to travel internationally.... [-]


Master in Urban and Regional Development

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Urban and Regional Development offers in-depth training in the areas of town and country landuse planning, urban development and landscape planning, in the North and in the South. The programme puts a strong emphasis on practical experience (through project-based workshops or internships, for example), allowing students to develop the expertise necessary to make territorial diagnoses and to design and implement urban planning projects or coordinate the processes and stakeholders involved in urban and regional development. Students also acquire in-depth knowledge of the technical, legal, and practical tools used by professionals on a daily basis. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. Master in Urban and Regional Development The Master in Urban and Regional Development offers in-depth training in the areas of town and country landuse planning, urban development and landscape planning, in the North and in the South. The programme puts a strong emphasis on practical experience (through project-based workshops or internships, for example), allowing students to develop the expertise necessary to make territorial diagnoses and to design and implement urban planning projects or coordinate the processes and stakeholders involved in urban and regional development. Students also acquire in-depth knowledge of the technical, legal, and practical tools used by professionals on a daily basis. The critical thinking aspect of these activities is another major focus of the programme: while students are required to master various tools and techniques, they must also develop reflective and critical approaches to urban and regional development in order to anticipate current AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS: Regional and urban planning Landscape architecture Regional development in the South Geographic information systems OBJECTIVES: The Master in Urban and Regional Development provides comprehensive training in the areas of regional, city and landscape planning. Training is provided via workshops which foreground the methods and tools used in urban and regional planning professions (diagnostics, projects, drawings, mapping, scale models, etc.). The aim of the programme is to provide in-depth initial training that prepares graduates for the job market. Curriculum Compulsory courses (40Credits) Specialisation courses (40Credits) Three research project workshops (40Credits) Thesis (40Credits) Mobility Students may go on an exchange for one semester, as early as the second semester. Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. No credits for the thesis can be obtained elsewhere. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Urban and Regional Development preparesgraduates for careers in regional and urban planning, landscape architecture and environmental management. Graduates find work in a variety of settings: specialised consulting firms, cantonal or municipal planning offices, local planning bodies, regional parks, development cooperation agencies, research agencies, etc. Admission Criteria Bachelor’s degree in geography, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental studies, law, political science, sociology, history, anthropology, ethnology or an equivalent degree. or an equivalent degree. Merit-based admission. Applicants from universities of applied sciences whose prior course of study is related to urban planning may be accepted for the Master’s programme if their application is approved and they pursue a complementary programme of co-requisites (between 10 and 30 credits). Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 for all graduates of foreign universities (30 April 2017 for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master of Architectural Science - Landscape Studies

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Masters of Architectural Science (Landscape studies) sets out the basis for a more integrated approach to managing (planning, designing, developing, conserving and caring) for the rural, fringe and urban landscape in Ireland and elsewhere. [+]

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) The Masters of Architectural Science (Landscape studies) sets out the basis for a more integrated approach to managing (planning, designing, developing, conserving and caring) for the rural, fringe and urban landscape in Ireland and elsewhere. The programme believes that the best postgraduate education takes place in an interdisciplinary environment. All disciplines are involved in designing, planning, making and protecting the designed environment will share core modules in the same lecture space and design studio. Students in Landscape will be educated by the leading researchers and practitioners in the Europe, and be exposed to contemporary theoretical, technical and legislative issues. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Career Opportunities A common challenge in the future will include the management of landscape resources and infrastructures. Those with advanced qualifications in this field will have a distinct advantage over others hoping to shape the future of the built and natural environment. Graduates of this programme participate in changing the way that local and everyday landscapes are perceived, designed, planned and protected, all over the world. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MArchSc Landscape Studies (T296) Full Time EU fee per year - € 7490 nonEU fee per year - € 23800 ***Fees are subject to change Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships. Entry Requirements A 4-year bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant programme. Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent. Testimonial Student Profile Dhivyaa Chelvan, India, Student I chose the MArchSc in Landscape Architecture in UCD as I hold a professional architecture degree (B.Arch) from India and I was looking for a one-year masters to enhance my knowledge on landscape. Additionally, the studio is multi-disciplinary combining all strands of Architecture. Overall, I have found the quality of the education and infrastructure outstanding in UCD. Initially after I graduate, I would like to find a job as a building and outdoor space design architect, but my long term goal is to omplete a PhD and work as an academic. UCD has given me a very good foundation to move in this direction Facilities and Resources The School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy offers dedicated studio space for its students, a dedicated architecture library and map room, access to fully equipped computer facilities, a building laboratory space with a wide range of equipment including laser cutters and CNC router, and access to monitoring and simulation equipment in the Earth Institute. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

Master Of Science In One Cycle In Architecture

Università degli Studi della Basilicata
Campus Full time 5 years October 2017 Italy Matera

The educational objective of the Degree Course in one cycle, in compliance with Directive 85/384 / EEC, is to create a professional profile that combines a specific design skills to architectural and urban level to mastery of systems for the building feasibility of ' work that has come up, so you can follow competently run properly from the aesthetic, functional, technical and economic. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. The educational objective of the Degree Course in one cycle, in compliance with Directive 85/384 / EEC, is to create a professional profile that combines a specific design skills to architectural and urban level to mastery of systems for the building feasibility of ' work that has come up, so you can follow competently run properly from the aesthetic, functional, technical and economic. Learning objectives Over the five years of study, the activities have a balanced spread between the theoretical and practical aspects, so as to enable students to achieve basic learning objectives as: the ability to design the scale of the building, the city and the countryside; knowledge of the history and theories of architecture; knowledge of the theories and techniques of restoration; knowledge of urban design and planning; the knowledge of investigation and preparation of the construction project methods; the knowledge of the structural design, construction and civil engineering; the knowledge of physical problems and technologies, for a building design that takes into account climate factors; the technical skills to properly design buildings both from a safety point of view (structural, plant, distribution), both from the point of view of the cost factor taking into account of in the field of construction regulations. The educational activities The set of activities is divided into three periods: the first cycle (first and second year) is oriented to basic training. The second cycle (third and fourth year) the scientific-technical and vocational training. the third cycle (fifth year) to the preparation of the thesis. Tuition is provided for compulsory attendance to be satisfied with the participation in all modes of learning provided in the teachings. The achievement of 300 Credits (CFU) provided, including exams, laboratory work and training, will allow students to earn the Master of Science in Architecture. traineeships Students must carry out over the course of their studies an internship at affiliated external parties with the University. This is an opportunity to get a first hands-on approach with the workplace and to develop a training activity oriented to objectives specifically related to the work context in which students are placed. The application for the identification of training activities to be carried out must be submitted to the Council of the Study Programme, according to the procedures laid down by it, which also deals with the assessment of domade and their approval. We remind you that the frequency of training activities is compulsory. [-]

Master's Degree In Architecture And Urban Design Projects

Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)
Online Part time 21 - 2 months Spain

Because of this, the Master in Project Development of Architecture and Planning, is organized under an innovative training scheme for the area, because not only goes on ... [+]

Master of Architecture and Urban Projects

The Project area has now taken a strong role in the professional development of executives from the most varied professions, for all involved, with different role in the development and implementation of a project. The area of ​​architecture and urbanism as a whole is no doubt that further development and implementation historically has had since its very conception, so the need to develop a program that meets current professional demands, specializing in Urban and Architectural projects.

Because of this, the Master in Project Development of Architecture and Planning, is organized under an innovative training scheme for the area, because not only runs parallel the three classical areas of the world of projects, such as: Design, Management and Administration but also makes it crosswise with the five relevant thematic area: ... [-]


Integrated Master's in Architecture

University of Minho - School of Arquitecture
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 Portugal Guimarães

MIARQ's main objective is the training of skilled professionals in the pursuit of professional activities in Architecture, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Rehabilitation and Building Maintenance. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree), Master's degree ECTS: 300 Duration: 10 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Azurém Campus, Guimarães Main Scientific area: Architecture INTEGRATED MASTER’S | 5 YEARS The Integrated Master’s in Architecture enables the exercise of professional activity in Architecture. In order to do so, it seeks to promote "integrated knowledge" and the formation of a design methodology, both essential to the practice of architecture in its various aspects: Architecture, Urbanism, Urban Design, Rehabilitation and Building Maintenance. The students’ creativity is encouraged, sensitizing them to the specific socio-cultural environment in which they operate and their ability to communicate the fundamentals of the work in progress. The students must demonstrate critical thinking, ability to work in a team, ethical values of citizenship and environmental awareness. Careers The architects graduated by the Minho University can pursue their professional activity in architecture, rehabilitation and maintenance of buildings, urban design, urban planning and management, higher education and research, working as independent professionals or as employees in public institutions and private companies. They are also qualified to teach at various levels of education. [-]